While I was visiting @mercurialmind, we cooked up this funny little headcanon about Shae, Dorian and some failed shapeshifting.
Short version: Shapeshifting is not a school of magic Shae is familiar with, but he’s ever so curious and wants to learn basically everything he can about magic. So he tracks down some knowledge on this said type of magic and tries it out. Problem is, he tries it out way too soon and can’t turn back. So then Dorian is tasked with helping him find out how to get back into his own form.
Am I the only one who gets quite annoyed when someone compares the reference pic to your art and goes “you drew him/her too handsome/pretty”????
LIKE????? IT’S HOW ILIKE TO DRAW???? ART ISN’T ALL ABOUT GETTING THINGS PHOTOREALISTIC???? (I’m not at all against photorealism, I’m just saying that’s not MY style)
Also, I’m against saying things like this to younger artists because it might hurt their desire to experiment and explore their own style. I mean, if it’s a commission or if it’s a class/job and the assignment is to get a certain style down, that’s a different story, but if someone is drawing just for fun, there’s no such thing as “too [adjective]” in art.