Well, here it finally is! My huge af sketch dump for Maven that I’ve been working on for AGES now, just in time for their debut chapter! And honestly, I gotta say it turned out pretty great! It was a lot of fun to work on, since Maven is a pure precious sunshine child and they’re a lot of fun to draw! So yeah I’m honestly not gonna explain a lot about this since you can kinda get the gist of things just by looking at each of these and I’m really tired, but still, I’m pleased all the same. Now I just gotta write the damn chapter and then do all this over again for Stepper… woo boy…
Chariot hears music outside of her tower window one night. When she goes to investigate, instead of finding Croix holding up a boombox, she sees one of Croix’s roombas with a speaker and iPod attached to it floating outside
She looks down further and finds Croix smiling and floating a few feet below DJ Broomba.
What song(s) did Croix play to serenade Chariot with?
Daniel talked about being a loner in school in “Hello Counselor”. He was advising a girl (that everybody said she was uglier than her sister) with his own experience. He said that a teacher helped him and told him you don’t need to have a perfect body (? rough translation) and that he danced better than them (the bullies), and that was all he needed.
My translation is bad because I’m not fluent in Korean, but we can sense the bigger picture of this situation.
This is just a reminder that Daniel is human like all of us. He was bullied, he has his own appearance complexes but he works hard every day in what he loves and what he thinks that he is good at.
We should all keep our head up, fight our own demons and keep striving to our dreams.
Tim Drake retreating to the Manor to recuperate from an injury. On the tail end of his stay, he’s fed up with Damian’s snide remarks and attitude and dismissive manner and taunts. He wants to fight back but he keeps thinking of Stephanie Brown, can’t get her out of his head: “Kill ‘im with kindness.”
So he starts gathering pillows and blankets and dragging tables and chairs. The Manor has plenty. Damian, sure enough, notices, and hangs around watching.
“What are you doing?” he finally asks, when he can’t stand it.
“Building a fort. Want to help?” Tim says and offers.
A fort sounds warlike so Damian is game. Any chance to thrash Tim and get away with it. They build together, testing and reinforcing and adjusting.
Once finished, it’s huge and low-ceilinged and cozy. They climb inside with flashlights and Damian asks, “What are the rules of engagement? How is the winner decided?”
“Nobody wins,” Tim says, flopping back with his laptop to watch a movie. “It’s just for hiding in.”
Damian is torn. He feels cheated– this was going to be a battle, right? But no, Tim had never said anything about a battle. He’d just said 'fort.’
He doesn’t want to abandon it. He’d worked on it, too.
And it’s so comfortable.
So, with a low and quiet growl at himself, Damian slouches down next to Tim to watch a movie.
In their fort.
That they made together.
Tim feels like it’s a minor victory. He doesn’t realize how big it really is until the next time he sleeps over at the Manor and wakes to an armful of blankets dumped on his head and an insistent, but not derisive, voice saying,
“We are wasting daylight. Wake up. I have some ideas to improve our previous model.”
And it’s just the thing they do now, their white flag area, a neutral territory. It’s a safe place.
“The Inquisitor, she’s… She’s got one troubled soul.”
Sometimes I forget there is actually a canon version of Ela too, but look, there she is! :D
ALSo I spent like six hours on painting and rendering this one, for the purpose of comparing it to my absolute first painting of Ela I ever did, which was in January this year
That feels like a really long time but it isn’t really that long, but I can confidently say I’ve improved loads (I almost didn’t want to link it because I cringe when i look at it. It was a painful journey to go back and get it. Like even the caption I cringe at help me)