This ‘Opal Hearts’ corset is one of the most rewarding and difficult projects I’ve worked on. My client asked me to take creative freedom designing something inspired by opal gemstones. I decided to go over the top with hand painted lace, extensive beadwork, iridescent organza insets, and a challenging pattern inspired by the Kops Heart patent.
So I know Sanzu is based off of Stitch and everything, but I am curious about something. How did Stitch inspire you to make Sanzu? (And did you start making an au to fit around him? X3)
OH ᵍᵒᵒᵈ ᵍᵒᶫᶫʸ ᵍᵒᵒᵈᶰᵉˢˢ 🌀WELL, MY DARLING GIGGLE🌀
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Sanzu’s personality was more based on multiple characters I like such as Stitch, Spike from the Good Dinosaur, Zuko from AtLA, and this development actually came post his design.
When I first started designing him, @blesstale and I were shooting off random ideas about “OH, WHAT IF THERE WAS A PIRATE AU…” of which encouraged us to draw up multiple concepts surrounding pirate-themed UT guys.
However, I got rambunctious💦 and started coming up with concepts that was too far outside of what would make sense in this alternate UT universe, such as making Asriel alive and well, healed from his 🌼Flowey🌼 form and dicking around the ship as an understudy to CAPTAIN UNDYNE💪 or something.
I understood entirely that making an ✨official AU✨ to a pre-existing story meant there should be restrictions, but I couldn’t help feeling bummed out about it.💧
The only reason I made Sanzu was so I could have 🇺🇸total freedom with the design and personality of a crazy character.
This was where I started putting together concepts for pirate Sans,⚓️