I wanted to draw these original characters for a very long time!The reason why I couldn’t show them is because they come from a personal story of mine,ever since 2013. It just makes me feel embarrassed to talk what the story is about.But I can still draw them!
So,from left to right,top to bottom,there’s Meadow,Callan,Makeo,Adrian,Lucio and then Amber!
another simple lil star dump, cause i dunno svtfoe is just,, rlly fun to draw for some reason? like im just in a star mood i guess. it was also rlly nice to work on these, there a lot simpler then i usually do stuff but it was actually kinda relaxing,
Right, so I decided he had a space in my Inktober “heroes of page and screen”. The new trailer makes me wonder whether there is a path back to the light for him. I’m really, really looking forward to December.
I had high-ish hopes for The Force Awakens. The new characters - Rey, Finn, Poe - looked nice, and I had a lot of confidence in J. J. Abrams, who has always had a knack to invest me in his characters (something that the prequels had utterly failed to do, even though I adore Ewan McGregor).
I was so afraid that TFA might suck that I watched it with such apprehension that I barely took in any of it. I remember us - hubby and both kids, our first Star Wars outing - leaving the cinema saying aloud, with a slightly wondrous undertone, “I think that was pretty good.”
After that thought had had time to settle, we went twice more. Again, with the entire family. Once with my parents over Christmas, and then again on my birthday in February (with the kids dressed up as Stormtrooper and Rey). By then, the transformation was long complete - from “I think that totally didn’t suck” to “OMG I FRIGGIN LOVE THIS FILM”.
What surprised me was that none of the wonderful, fantastic new heroes had made it for me - yes, Rey, Finn and Poe are all pure awesomeness, but I’d firmly fallen for the villain. That had never happened to me. There are a lot of women who love bad boys - I never did. I was always Luke, not Han; Thor, not Loki; John, not Sherlock; Remus, not Sirius. I thought I simply was that way.
In the build-up of the film, I had completely overlooked Kylo Ren in his mask. I’d put him down as the generic villain, and rolled my eyes as I saw him on the first boys’ pyjamas at C&A in November, my thoughts confirmed. I was totally surprised to see such a fleshed-out character in a Star Wars film, which had never been known for its deft handling of good and evil, especially not a mix thereof. It gives me high, high hopes for the conclusion of this trilogy.
And then, of course, there’s that face of Adam Driver’s. What an incredibly dorky face that somehow manages to get handsome-ish in costume. It’s so un-Hollywood, and such fun to draw.
i am genuinely crushed to learn matt furie had to kill off pepe in the comic… i cant imagine having a fun and positive character you created and loved hijacked from you by the people who stand for everything you hate in the world until its not yours anymore. especially after he tried to start a movement for “positivity pepes” where he asked everyone to draw as many pepes standing for peace and good as they could to drown out the alt right. but the character is better preserved dead
Obviously you can feel free to completely ignore this, but another thing that might help with same face syndrome is really exaggerating facial features when you draw. It's a lot of fun, and your style is more cartoonish (which I wish I could pull off that well). I think it would look good! You could try, like, exaggerating how pointy Lance is or something. Or you could even just make up characters! Or draw more fat kittens lmao I would love that. (Not sarcasm, by the way.)
i used to be like, "uegh my art is so dumb and squishy and cute and everyone looks five why cant i draw cool action scenes" but then i ran into your iggysitter blog and i was like, "woah, shes really popular and she has squishy cute art so in the eyes of the public squishy is ok too" and so you sorta helped me accept that not every good artist has to be able to draw in a non-cute and squishy way. :)
in my many days of posting my art here I have learned one thing: people like the cute.
granted I can draw other things besides the squishy stuff (although I do admit my nsfw still has that “soft” look to it) There is a difference between accidentally making a character look young and purposefully making a character look young. take my Keith drawings for example: I prefer drawing him cute and squishy (its fun) but I can draw him older and detailed as well
I started out with just the cute squishy art though, so you got this. art is allowed to be soft! but doing some things less “cute and squishy” will help you with your ability to draw younger looking characters better and on purpose! find a good balance!
hey!! do you have any tips for people who want to get into concept art/character design? i really want to get better at this and i really enjoy the way most of your designs are. thank you!’
hi! yeah, honestly what you should do is
look at character designs that inspire you. im usually inspired by a lot of video game concept art- dragon age and overwatch are excellent examples and inspirations!
think about what youre designing. is it for a comic/animation? will someone have to draw this in bulk? how do you make something simple still visually striking? on the opposite spectrum, is it a video game where it might be modeled once and can afford to have a variety of fun details? the medium changes the restrictions of the design!
think about functionality. make sure you know how the character is wearing the things they are wearing! know how the complex items you make are meant to work!
also use references for everything! like if youre designing a watch- really look at a watch. that way you can look at that watch and go , okay, ill draw this watch, but maybe the screen and buttons could be different shapes. maybe there can be stripes where the buckle is. approach everything that charaacter is wearing with the same weight! its all about analysis and study!! good luck <3
“I always think it’s so funny when people hate characters because they’re too stereotypical or because of traits that are because of those stereotypes. It’s Hetalia for crying out loud! It’s all stereotypes! It’s fine if you don’t like a character for their personality, I couldn’t care less what characters you hate. I just think it’s funny when people use it in their arguments.”
I generally agree with the above. However, the only one I’ll disagree with is Korea/Yong Soo. I don’t hate him myself (hell, I do like him, though to be honest, I do tweak his personality a bit), but I can see why people would hate him and why South Korea was so angry at his characterization.
Personally, I think Himaruya could’ve done something better with his stereotyping rather than use the taegeuk symbol as him claiming things or having a breast fixation (I seriously still don’t understand this one). I understand that that actually is a Japanese stereotype towards Koreans (Korea claiming things) but where exactly would you draw the line?
Hey, I was wondering, a couple of friends and i are making OCs based off Cakes?. it's set in like..A modern kingdom. the Princess is Red Cream *Based off Red Velvet Cake*. The Cliche of The princess who doesnt want to be a princess.. A butler *No name and is based off Cheese Cake* And the Jester. *No name again and based off Angel Cake* and we were wondering if you wanted to join in with us?
Idk if I’d have time to join in with anything proper, but a cake kingdom sounds fun!
The good knight Sir Battenburg, stepping up to the plate!
I'm at book two of the Raven Boys now- I see why you like drawing these characters so much!! It's fun to read the book and slowly see the way you draw them align with their descriptions :) I was wondering if you'd ever drawn Calla, apart form the little sketches on that one page. She's my favorite by far, and I'd love to see your headcanon for how she looks!
The Raven Cycle has so many interesting characters, its such a good series. I felt like drawing her so here you are, a Calla for you and all you other Calla lovers.
(did she have purple hair one time? I can’t remember, but she gets purple tinged hair here)