gotta draw more hands and feet

I think the first thing you have to do to be a SU storyboarder is draw some hands. Like you gotta show you have a handle on hands, you gotta have that down. Because there’s so many hands, even more so than the normal amount of hands you got just by having the usual two handed characters.

Like you have regular character hands, but then you have fusions, most of which have extra hands

and then there’s characters who instead of feet just have more hands

and then one of the things is a hand, where all the fingers are also hands

thing used to activate stuff? In the shape of a hand

and a spaceship? Well that’s a hand too

even the dust is hands

Maximum hands


hands & feet assignment! not my proudest work… probably was a bad idea to do most of this assignment the night before it was due. gotta stop rushing this stuff, i can’t stand how sloppy it looks grr! however i’m trying to into the habit of posting more stuff to this blog SO

fine arts/ rendering/shading are not my forte so this was a bit of a challenge! not sure if the anatomy is 100% accurate… i was literally working on this until the very minute it was due haha i’m SO ORGANIZED

I take a few hurried steps backwards and she charges towards me. I manage to get my hands on her hips as she leaps from the ground and hoist her up over my head. She lets out a triumphant shout that is the unnatural love child of a battle cry and an excited dolphin. I try to keep her steady, shifting my feet to gain more balance. My right hand refuses to grip her properly and I can feel my wrist start to tremble.

“You…you gotta keep straight,” I insist as she drops her left hip.

“I am,” she says, squealing when I lose my grip and she rolls down into my arms.

quoted from ponacopuck’s Dance With Me

Any Apritello-themed activities did a lot to cheer me up when I’m in the middle of LDR again recently *sigh* and despite a lot of flaws in my recent (and first! after all these yearsss) drawing above (April’s hair details, April’s too long cat-eyeline, April’s uneven arms and ankles, Donnie’s face somehow a bit odd, Donnie’s smaller kneepads, and did I draw him too much taller than he should? the linings are messy, off balance of the shadows and lights, and so on), I’m quite happy during the process.

This is based on a particular part of ponacopuck’s fic Dance With Me (one of my fav TMNT fanfic writer indeed, you gotta check out her fics!) with a bit of modifications. Preceeded with her Click and Callous Logic, so that I showed a bit hypertrophic scar on Donnie’s right wrist and some jagged, broken plastron on the detail. I replaced the stars ornaments with snowflakes for winter, and I changed April’s updo hair into a simple backcombed hair, adorned with a shimmery gold headband and curled at the end, because that’s how I did my hair yearsss ago for my prom (except that I couldn’t curl my chin-length bob) because who doesn’t want to go to the dance and get a Dirty Dancing-inspired lift with Donnie?