ALMOST almost done with this piece for @ml-disaster-relief-zine (I better be bc deadline is tomorrow aaaaah). I’m really enjoying coloring this though. So glad to see this project taking off and doing super well! Amidst the craziness of this world, this zine and you guys as supporters and contributing artists/writers/photographers are shining brilliant light!
I just need to gush about this character for a bit. She is my chosen fave out of the off colors (I love all of them, though).
She’s so blatantly a Ruby/Pearl fusion!
I don’t know about you guys, but the first thing that jumped out at me is the Pearl snoot. Every Pearl fusion’s got the snoot. She has a prefect combo of a Ruby and a Pearl’s face shape, making it kinda rectangular but not. She has the light Pearl eyes and the dark Ruby eyes, as well as light and dark hair. You can clearly see the thick Ruby arms and the the thin Pearl arms.
And her clothing! The sheer shawl, sweetheart-shaped top, and the right leg with the legging and flat is obviously Pearl, while the high neckline on the shawl and the left leg shorts with the short boot is obviously Ruby.
Plus, just look at their gem placements. The Pearl part is a chest gem, which could point to her being loving, joyful, or having inner peace (heart chakra). The Ruby is a belly gem, which is harder to gauge, but she could be caring, openly sweet (like Navy; doubt it), or loving to the point of being super emotional.
Whatever it may be, Rhodonite is one frazzled fusion.
I think it’s also important to note that she looks a lot like Garnet’s original look in the Answer, meaning that she’s a relatively young fusion (and that they haven’t poofed yet). These gems are still figuring each other out and getting used to being fused together. Love takes time and work, after all.
Honestly, the way Rhodonite freaks out about the shattering robots, the way she hugs herself about being an unforgivable fusion, says it all. She loves herself, her components love each other, and I love her.