Fanart for @soupfulness‘s divine servant AU bc soup’s designs and ideas are so inspiring! I took some liberties with coloring… and Iwa has peaches just because it’s what I associate with Chinese mythology. Thanks for letting me draw in your AU, soup!!
In case somebody asks you why people ship McHanzo, you can just link them to this post.
1) Their personalities [ie, the rough and tumble, clever charming cowboy and the severe, noble, disciplined, dutiful archer] are extremely shippable (see: Han Solo and Princess Leia for similar personality types). Referred to as the “odd couple” phenomenon by Matthew Mercer, voice actor of Mccree.
1a) Matthew Mercer explaining the McHanzo ship and putting in McHanzo lines during his panels and his on the spot voice acting for Mccree
1b) Ships in which one character is “tsundere” are popular as well; where one is presumably more open than the other, who is more closed off about their feelings, though in the realm of fanwork this is often an inverted trope
2) The east-west symmetry; in which Hanzo represents the [stereo]typical anachronistic eastern warrior where Mccree represents the [stereo]typical western gunslinger (see: the popularity of interracial romances)
2a) Kurosawa Samurai films were inspired by early Hollywood Westerns; later Westerns were inspired by Kurosawa Samurai films. The “love affair” of Samurai and Cowboy films has gone on for decades
3) Visually appealing; both handsome, buff, middle-aged men–a fandom staple. Also both perfectly contrasting each other in color scheme; Mccree = Red (serape, ult), Hanzo = Blue (clothing accents, ult)
4) Interactions in-game: Junkenstein’s revenge in which Hanzo and Mccree share stories and drinks; followup lines referencing the drinks they shared, Mccree complimenting Hanzo on his shots, a recent addition of Mccree following up his drinks with presumably with Hanzo (
“the next one’s on me” )
5) Their similarities in age, personality and backstory; both with criminal pasts they’re trying to make up for. Both are about the same age and have the same background in stealth, assassination, unsavory dealings.Both are skilled fighters and sharpshooters who have dealt with the dark side of the world, who are seemingly unfit to be heroes but also most compelling in their (in Hanzo’s case, presumed) heroism.
5a) Because of their difficult pasts, the idea of them being happy is appealing. More so the idea of them being happy together, because of the appeal of romance to many fans. Which is why domestic headcanons of them are also very popular.
6) The sheer content generated and the popularity of the ship makes it more appealing to ship: the amount of good art, good fanfiction, and positive energy from both creators and many fans makes the ship appealing to those who are new to it.
7) LGBT ships are more common than het ones by virtue of wish fulfillment; because there is an extreme lack of LGBT content, let alone LGBT romance in media, LGBT ships are more popular within fandom. Also, because of the number of women in fandom who are by the numbers, largely straight, male/male pairings are often more popular than female/female pairings, unless the number of female characters is balanced or there are more female characters in a fandom (see: Once Upon a Time), or female personalities are made more compelling in the show (see: Legend of Korra).
Those are the ones I can think of right now, but there are likely a ton more reasons people ship McHanzo, and I hope people continue to enjoy the Overwatch fandom because all this creativity is amazing. Please do click through the links of the posted photos to reblog the original posts and support the artists!
Wanted has left us with many questions, and during The Trial we have an interesting exchange:
This occurs after Blue Zircon talks about how strange it is that Pink Diamonds pearl did not alert her to the rebels. This raises the age old question:
Who did Pearl belong to?
First off we know it was a diamond from this scene:
If you listen closely, faintly the diamond theme plays, we also hear from Peridot she is a ‘fancy’ pearl. Plot wise it makes sense too, having her be some Pearl from a random aristocratic gem is kinda boring. We already know Blue and Yellow diamond are not missing pearls so that rules them out, we are left with two mysterious gems we don’t know about, Pink and White Diamond.
The first hint of evidence we are given is a diamond on Pearls spacesuit.
A Pink Diamond is very evident on her chest, plus she has pink hair, and has been to the Human Zoo.
Another piece of evidence is from Bubbled, After Steven learns about the demise of Pink Diamond Garnet shares this quote:
“She had to. The Earth belonged to Pink Diamond. Destroying her was the only way to save the planet, For Amethyst to be herself, for Pearl to be free, for me to be together. For you to exist.“
It seems like she is directly referencing Pearl being owned by Pink Diamond, and shattering her was the only way Pearl could leave her.
This would also explain Yellow and Blue’s reactions, Pearl/Pink Pearl wasn’t in service to Pink Diamond because she was a part of the Rebellion. Of course she wouldn’t be there to warn her, she even may have had a major role in her own Diamonds shattering.
We see Yellow and Blue Pearl match their diamond, same gem placement, same general colors, Yellow Pearl is more snarky, more uptight, her hair is styled upwards exactly like Yellow Diamonds and her shoulder puffs are like Yellow Diamonds shoulder pads. Blue Pearl is quiet, almost somber, her hair falls in front of her face like Blue Diamonds veil and her hair is longer like her Diamonds. She also has a long skirt like Blue Diamonds dress.
We see from Pearls reformation at one point she looked like this:
She obviously has a forehead gem, white skin, light color scheme, and her clothing has shoulder pads. The only contradiction is her hair is more wavy and poofy, like Pinks. But in later reformations she has very spiky hair.
White Diamond has shoulder pads while Pink Diamond does not, Pearls gem placement also matches White Diamond’s gem.
The personalities of the Pearls also match their diamonds fairly well as I touched on before. Yellow Pearl is stern, snarky and down to business much like Yellow Diamond. Blue Pearl is quiet and reserved, much like Blue. The diamonds defiantly follow the four temperaments theory. Blue Diamond is Melachonic, prone to depression, deeply affected by grief, thoughtful and organized. Yellow is Choleric, ambitious, aggressive, good at problem solving, uncomfortable around emotion. Generally their followers match their personality. We don’t know Pink Diamond but we see for the most part her gems are Sanguine, outgoing, fun-loving and impulsive. From this we can deduce White and her followers are Phlegmatic, calm, rational, organized. Pearl loves organization, she murdered a bear because it was in the wrong place in Mirror Gem.
In The Answer we see gems generally match their main color scheme, Sapphire is Blue, Ruby is red, and Pearl? She’s white.
Another major point I’d like to make is how real life pearls get their colors. Often pearls don’t have a color one will desire so they will go through a number of treatments. One of these is pinking. In general America prefers pink pearls, so they go through a process called pinking which artificially extracts the pink color. Perhaps being around Rose brought out her pink colors. (I’ve seen someone else talk about this but I can’t find it for the life of me I’ve been searching for 3 hours.)
White Diamond also seems rather secluded, not once being mentioned, it would make sense if Pearl didn’t know the other Pearls, she wouldn’t be around them since White Diamond wasn’t around them. Or perhaps the reason she said ‘Not all Pearls know each other Steven’ is she did not want to mention her previous diamond because of the discomfort it brings her.
White diamonds in real life also show more colors than a blue, yellow or pink diamond, they are prism like and show many colors, like Pearl who has blue, yellow and pink hints in her design.
There is a lot of contradicting evidence for who was Pearls original owner. The pink diamond on her suit, the parallels between blue and yellow pearls, and their diamonds, compared to pearl and White diamond. The process of pinking and how that could be what happened, but the apparent absence of Pink Pearl judging from Yellow and Blue pearls reactions. At the end of the day we don’t have enough evidence, and right now all this evidence is completely up to fan interpretation.
The Devils’ investment includes providing rent-free facilities for Riveters games and practices in Newark, and assisting in sponsorships, ticket sales and marketing. The teams declined to discuss the financial terms of the partnership.
The Riveters, known as the New York Riveters in their first two seasons, will be rebranded the Metropolitan Riveters. Their uniforms will change from a red, white and blue color scheme to the Devils’ red, black and white.
As a part of the deal, the Devils will promote Riveters events on television broadcasts, arena displays and online media platforms, Rylan said. The two teams will also collaborate to develop girls’ and women’s hockey programs throughout the area.
“The Haunted”, Color Symbolism, and Co-Leadership Klance
Throughout this entire episode (S3E03), the color schemes were woven in with the plot in such a gorgeous way I probably won’t be able to do it justice. But I’ll still give it a shot because the symbolism in this episode was honestly amazing.
They enter this planet to a gray color scheme. Things are looking dull for the team as they struggle to adapt to their new positions. They’re heading into the unknown.
Almost immediately, red fills the screen as Keith leads them further and further into a dangerous situation that none of them are prepared to deal with. His fury and impulsiveness obstructs their mission and the team begins to fall apart. He’s still the red paladin and the colors in this scene illustrate that clearly. No matter what lion he might fly, he still fits under the red paladin’s description perfectly. However, in this case, that puts the team in danger.
This is emphasized when they all follow Keith into danger and the planet’s color scheme changes as well.
“Keith, you’re splitting up the team! Keith, don’t do this!”
Do you see where I’m coming from now? Red overtakes the screen and we can only see a little bit of blue through Lance’s POV.
And then Lance gets through to Keith and he falls back into the mist. Into the blue mist.
The red is slowly beginning to overtake the scene again, but it’s still predominantly blue.
Things are almost back to the way they were and Lotor attacks, easily catching them off guard.
Once again, red swallows up the screen and everyone is thrown into danger and separated.
Now, for what is one of the best Klance moments this season, blue once again begins to shine through the red.
“This is all my fault.”
The lions are lined up right between the red and blue and if that isn’t symbolism I don’t know what is. The blue is glaringly obvious here and it was one of the first things that caught my eye when watching this episode. Keith admits his mistake to Lance, and in doing so, allows him to give the next command.
“But now we gotta fix it.”
“You’re right, let’s go.”
They are working together now and the red is no longer overcoming the screen. Instead, red and blue both remain in the color schemes until they form Voltron and they fly up from the encompassing red.
Linseed Oil (ingredient in oil paint and also used to thin it): Beauty, Healing, Money, Protection
Acrylic Paint: Speed
Watercolor: Wildness, Looseness, Movement
Pastel: Depending on the color
Oil Pastel: Depending on the color
Charcoal: Banishing, Healing, Fire, Stealth
Ink: Wildness, Looseness, Formality
Scratchboard: Revelation, Aggressiveness
Clay: Grounding, Protection
Markers: Depending on the color
Printmaking: Chance, Revelation, Time, Patience
When creating an art piece it is important to consider these and your own associations, and of course what would work best with your idea. If you want to make use of color correspondences, consider using a color scheme based on color theory.
Complementary: Complementary or opposite colors from the color wheel - eg Violet and Yellow
Split Complementary: Three colors—the main color and colors from either side of its complement - eg Violet, Yellow Green and Yellow Orange
Triad: Three colors from equidistant points on the color wheel - eg Yellow Green, Red Orange and Blue Violet
Monochromatic: Different shades and depths of a single color
Analogous: The main color and the colors from either side of it on the color wheel - eg - purple, green, blue
Secondary: Green, purple and orange used together
Primary: Red, blue and yellow used together
These schemes help determine what colors work best together in an art piece. They are not the end all be all, and can be tinkered with to best reflect your intent and what you want your piece to look like. This basic part of color theory gives a starting point for your art.
This was a long time coming, huh? Welp, better late than never! Let’s talk about Chifusa, the iconic anime tiddy ninja.
(Yeah, I know she’s a samurai but she’s basically a ninja, alright? Learning secret techniques fro scrolls is so ninja.)
(P.S. Sorry about the linking in advance, Tumblr won’t let some gifs load in because their too big, guess they can handle all the boobage)
Her character design is simple yet strong, nothing too spectacular, but pay attention to her color scheme, red and dark blue with yellow eyes. The visual consistency here is important,using primary colors like this conveys a sense of importance in the story, which befits her title as main character. Other colors present in her design are not eye-catching or flashy, which is good since it keeps her design from coming off a gaudy or too busy. Using red as her komono color was also wise, keeps the attention on her body since red is an eye-catching color. The way her face is framed by her dark blue hair is another nice visual technique, as it brings attention her lighter colored face and yellow eyes. This is a great design to keep the attention on the main important parts of her body within the show’s universe.
Her figure is just a tad plump and well rounded, which is perfect for a character who’s main draw is her breasts. And speaking of her breasts, let’s talk about them, or more specifically, why they work so well at evoking a strong, sexual response where other ecchis and hentais miserably fail.
As i have talked at length before in previous AGCs, it’s not simply about having huge breasts on a character to make them attractive, let along sexual evocative. It’s all about making use of them in evocative ways, not just having these stiff, lifeless animation loops that any softness or bounciness. Ryouka is a great example of this, her breasts are as large as any echhi or hentai girl, but animation used to accentuate them is leagues ahead of what most studios are doing, not to mention instead of fitting them in the classic unrealistic way in her shirt, or revealing cleavage, she has her shirt completely cover her breasts in a natural, realistic way, allow our imaginations to run wild to she them unleashed. Remember kids, it’s not always what we see that is sexy, it’s what we don’t see as well. The human mind is a great tool to have people fill in the blanks or put their own twist on things, especially when you want to nudge them towards something, and that’s just good story telling advice!
But back to Chifusa, both of these apply to her as well, her breasts are well drawn and animated nicely, and she is often framed in such a way to ignite sexual desires since, and this may be a surprise to some of you, there’s nothing inherently sexual about breasts. Really, they’re just sacks of meat on women’s chests meant to supply to their child and that’s about it. They’re really no different than cow utters, to be quite honest, and if society was just slightly different, they wouldn’t be seen as a big deal, i mean it’s not an unfair thing to say that paizuri is basically rubbing your dick on a cow’s stomach region. That’s why it’s important to really sell the power of breasts, their softness, their bounciness, their smoothness, their firmness, because without that they’re just…there.
Thankfully the people in charge know how to get the mind rolling, take these gifs for examples, they’re just Chifusa’s breast bouncing up and down, but with the right framing it looks like she’s getting the ol’ western cowgirl. We know she’s not of course, but that’s what they’re trying to evoke here.
Or here when all these kids are ganging up on her to suckle her breasts as they once did to their deceased mother. It’s just suckling, but it’s framed as if she’s being gangbanged, especially with the climax at the end.
Breasts being pressed against tight clothes is a trope as old as, well, big breasts became a mainstream kink! I think it has something to do with the idea of having your member being inbetween them and feeling the tightness and growth around you, or perhaps the idea of shoving yourself so far deep into her chest she can contain the space.
This is all, of course, aided by the fact Chifusa is typically depicted as a more in-charge, in control type character, so seeing her lose that vinner being flustered and succumb to pleasure is especially gratifying.
Thank god Kaede is there to help her do just that, and thank good she’s androgynous enough for use to pretend she’s a guy if we want to. I’ve been requested to talk about the series as a whole as well so expect that soon. If you have a request for anime girls you’d like me to critique, just hit me up with an ask! I also do my own art available here or by looking under the My Art tag on my blog. Commissions are open by the way! In any case, until next time!