I started a sketchbook weeks ago and did the thing where I didn’t know what to put on the first page. Tonight I figured it out. I’ve been drawing a lot of fan and gift art recently, and not my own characters as much, so what’s better than my characters begging me to draw them and me telling them ‘no?’
From left to right, top to bottom we have: A male satyr, Lawrence, Davey, Lia
Next row: Yago, Zenobia,
Third row: Alphabet, Skulby and Baxter
under alpha some eyeteeth and me
I’ve never done this type of stacked character image, I think it came out all right. There’s some dead space not filled in with implied bodies. There are plenty of characters and world I should have/could have added, but the one thing I wish is I had paid better attention to the gender balance because I do have more female characters I draw on the often than male, but I thought I had too many female characters and threw in Davey which threw off the even balance. When I started the pencils I was originally going to end up with like, 5 girls and 1 guy, but now it’s 4:5 female to male. And that’s counting me. I also have a lot of Big Myth Playground(formerly Lawrence’s Diary) characters.
All right, I think i’m going back to Festival in Animal Crossing, oh, in case you missed it, I’ve been doing Steven Universe fan art on my daily sketch blog, part of why I did Connie today, no where to fit her in with the 2 page character spread in the sketchbook, but I wanted to doodle her anyway. I can’t wait to see how she’s used later in the series.
I also just reminded myself I wanted to do some Bee and Puppycat fan art based off the resdesigns. I also wanna do SU art in my style and not (poorly) mimicking the show’s style.
All right, video games and listening to music! I love the idea that if I were to ever share my playlists of music it’s incongruous bands and styles. I mean, I’ve heard Adam Warrock, SNK theme, Eartha Kitt, Ella Fitzgerald, Parov Stelar, LCD Soundsystem and Billie Holiday while inking and posting this. It makes no normal sense other than having an eclectic taste in music :)
I just realized this morning that all the women are black. Skulby’s a grim reaper, Yago’s Hispanic, Davey’s half Italian, and Baxter is an undefined white guy. The satyr’s black. Huh, that was unintentional.