Tagged by @belowtheraedar. Thanks so much for the tag. This was a pretty neat ice breaker of sorts. I feel like I’ve learned a little bit more about the artists I admire on here. I tried my hand at drawing the characters myself just as you did. It’s been a while since I’ve drawn anything other than fire emblem, haha.
1. Howl Jenkins Pendragon (Howl’s Moving Castle)
To be honest Howl wasn’t my first pick when it came to this challenge, but he was the first one that came to mind. I didn’t realize how much we had in common personality-wise. Like Howl, who has a talent for magic, I too have a talent with anything that revolves around art. I started off drawing Pokemon in 1st grade and even made commissions off of it at $1 each. I’m an adequate acrylic painter, digital artist, costume designer, hair/wig stylist and my little sister’s photographer for her fashion blog. Like Howl I have a horrible habit of jilting the girls I get too close to. It’s not something I’m proud of - I’ve had to sever ties with many great people - but it is who I am, a jerk. I have a slight fear of getting too close to those I take an interest in. I’m afraid I’ll get boring and predictable, or worst yet harbor emotional attachments that might be difficult to sever. Howl has a lot of compassion for those in need so much that he gave his own heart to ensure Calcifer’s survival. I’d say working in the medical field requires a lot of that, which is why I originally intended to become a nurse to help those who need it most.
2. Seishiro Tsugumi (Nisekoi)
Nisekoi would have to be my favorite manga of all time. Tsugumi and I share the “beautiful boy” trope and are often mistaken for our true female gender. To my luck, it’s a trait that helps me pull off male characters whenever I do cosplay. I’d describe myself a lot like Tsugumi; serious, focused (when I really need to be), and somewhat mild-mannered. The only times I reveal my femininity are once in a blue moon. I’m more of a jeans and jacket type but I’ll wear a dress if it suits my taste. I’m very open emotionally and can be read like an open book. Over time I have learned to voice out my opinions and can be frank and blunt, never hesitating to speak my mind. Like Tsugumi, I too am dumbfounded by the concept of love. More often than not, I will completely miss the cue when someone is hitting on me. I’m the worst at reading signals. Tsugumi’s unwavering loyalty to her master, Chitoge, is what makes her such an endearing character. My loyalty to my friends would have to be my best quality. I am always there for them if they need an ear to listen to their problems and/or need advice.
3. Hinata Shouyou (Haikyuu!)
The third was the trickiest to choose mostly because I was drawing a blank. I opted with Hinata mainly for our similarities with volleyball and academic issues. I played both basketball and volleyball in high school, but really enjoyed the latter even more. I woudn’t say I’m the best at the sport, but like Hinata I really had to work hard for improvement. Unfortunately I only stuck around during summer practice and never stayed on the official team because the coach was being a prick too much favoritism and the girls were too catty our personalities often clashed. I still play the sport whenever I can while waiting in lines at conventions or going to the park or beach with friends. You can count on me to dive for the ball no matter where it is. My greatest weakness would have to be my performance at school and academics. I can be lazy to the point when my grades suffer, but if I put my mind to it and study I actually do pretty well.
I’M SO SORRY FOR THIS BEING SUCH A LONG POST AAAAAA GOD I WISH I KNEW HOW TO FORMAT THIS BETTER.
Tumblr makes this look really ugly ew. They look better when you click on the images but then it’s too small to see >:T I really just figure out a better way ugh. Anyway this took me like almost a week to finish and I’m already late to the party lmao. I love how this works perfectly for the events in between Alone at Sea and Beta. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to wipe the tear stains off my tablet now.