Cool, I’ve hit 150 followers here. Not a special enough milestone to draw a pic but what the hey.
Welcome, and thank you everyone! I hope you followed because you like cartoon girls and fanart cuties and not because of that silly Gordon Freeman comic I drew in 10 minutes, because I draw more of the former than the latter, lol.
Just a little something or rather. I really really couldn’t decide whether to hard or soft shade this so I might go back and do a hard shaded version too later.
So I feel I’ve been making decent strides lately in reducing my same-face-syndrome in my fanart, but it’s pretty easy to come up with unique faces for those by borrowing elements from the art style of the character’s origin. Meanwhile I never know what to do with my own characters because I have to come up with their faces on my own.
Anyway decided to give myself a little challenge here. Alice’s face is unchanged from how I normally draw it, but the rest of the characters were drawn with Alice underneath them as a guide on what NOT to draw so to speak. Venus had no changes, I’m happy with her design. Polly doesn’t look enough like Polly so I’m not happy with her. Her face is okay but I dunno, think I did her hair a little too short/not fluffy enough. Rani had only a couple of minor changes. Chrysan went against her usual style of me drawing her quite rounded and cute by giving her a slightly longer face and more defined nose to draw some more similarities to her brother Professor Chin. I like how she came out but I certainly prefer her previous look. Laura had the most drastic overhaul, and half of it is hidden by her new hairstyle. I feel she’s deserved a better hairstyle for a while. Her current fringe is so boring and is too similar to Alice’s original hairstyle. Laura had similar eyeshape to Alice previously, but I tended to always draw her with a slightly cocky “constantly pleased with herself for some reason” angry eyebrows-but-not-actually-angry expression as a trademark look for her. I applied that expression directly into her eye shape here. She also has blunter ends to her eyebrows than Alice and I gave her a slightly pointier chin. Overall I like this design for her, I feel it captures her energy at a little more.
Gonna admit, I’m kind of in an awkward place at the moment where I still get the occasional person saying I give everyone the same face despite my best efforts and I just dunno how much further I can go without going full western cartoon style and abandoning cuteness for the sake of diversity. I’m still just a tad too much a fan of anime-esque styles to make that jump.
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The thought of translating such a chibified anime into my own style was pretty daunting but I actually really feel like I got them spot on here.
Lucky Star was a nice show. In terms of waifus you could say these two are old flames of mine.
[d|p] [More Japanese Animation-related Fanart]
I finally got round to finishing the second sequence of my Kay comic. This one isn’t anywhere near nsfw as the first, with much more story/comedy, but it still contains adult content. You can read a (sfw visually, but mature tagged due to sexual themes) preview here on dA, or read the full thing on my nsfw art tumblr or pixiv.
Just a doodle inspired by eating dark chocolate orange rice cakes in jammies at 1am and watching the rain outside. Don’t tell Mollfie I was eating her ricecakes.
[d|p] [More: Alice | Phantasm Dyad | Animated Art]
(Full Size on dA/Pixiv)
A little bit early for Fanart Friday but whateveeeer. This is Demi from Cloudbuilt, a fairly cool indie 3D platformer with a focus on parkour and speedrunning (but fairly enjoyable just to casually play through too). I actually first played it at MCM just randomly and was a little intrigued by it there. When it reappeared in my life via the Steam Sale it became a no brainer to grab it. It is a ridiculously hard game but I sure felt good just about scraping through to every ending as a result, though no way I’d have the patience to get into the speedrunning scene. One of the final levels took me through a good 50+ lives.
But my thoughts on the game aside, Demi has a super cool design and I loved the soundtrack, and since I was desperate to draw the former while listening to the latter, huzzah, early Friday Fanart results. I’d like to draw a more dynamic pic of her some day perhaps, but I can never do such a thing with armour-clad/robotty characters the first time I draw them.
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As is the case with pretty much any picture I’m especially proud of, I didn’t record myself drawing this but thought I’d throw together a process gif via the layered/WIP files. The entire loop totals just over a minute and a half to watch.
As a small bit of trivia, in the first few frames you’ll notice she has an extra little detail of wearing a public pool locker key bracelet around her leg. I axed it before colouring because it was making the lower half of her leg look too short. Also, not shown here, at one point I drew her goggles at the correct size required to fit her giant cartoon eyes/head. The curse of such a style is that oversized eyewear looks fine when in use, but looks like a comically oversized prop when held. In the end I sort of went for something a little smaller than what would fit her but a little larger than reality.
Final Image here.
The missus and I have gotten back into swimming every week lately and last time we went I just got this picture in my head and it refused to leave. I kind of went the extra mile on it and I’m glad I did because it ended up coming out almost exactly as I’d hoped. Maui is my fave character of hers so this ended up quite a bit on the pin-up end of the scale. You could say it’s a gift for her in the same way buying lingerie for your significant other is a gift “for them”.
[d|p] [More Maui Art: Mollfie’s | Mine]
Venus for jezmm x
It feels weird putting a thank you here when I’ve already thanked Mollfie IRL lol. So yeah just look at this cutie Venus she randomly drew me!
I’m gonna be honest now I’ve discovered I can draw Daisy I kind of wanna just draw her all the time I am having such a Daisy obsession lately.
Another new dress design like I did with that one Peach pic a while back. Was sorta going for something that might be plausible in the actual games because it’s so boring that her dress is barely more than a palette swap of Peach’s. She deserves better. Turns out it’s hard to combine her rambunctious, sporty personality with a dress that is still befitting of royalty. Thanks to mollfie for suggesting the tulip skirt style.
[d|p] [More: Daisy | Mario | Nintendo]
AMSWS (Alice Making Strange Wobbly Stance)
It was JezMM's birthday some time so I felt like drawing him a thing.
Alice belongs to him. Original character do not steal.
Just totally being spoiled by all this belated birthday art. Thanks, this is super cute!
I was genuinely inspired by this post I reblogged on my personal tumblr.
A new test for character design: “The Babs and Kara Test.” Your characters only pass if the audience could still tell them apart if they were wearing identical bathrobes and had their hair completely wrapped up in towels
Named for the time DCAU had Batgirl and Supergirl hang out in bathrobes with their hair up in a towel and needed to make sure their hair was slightly visible so the audience could tell which was which: [Picture in above linked post]
So here’s six gorgeous individuals from Phantasm Dyad, with no colour either just for bonus no-seeing-skintones challenge. Can you tell em apart? Can people familiar with my characters already name them all?
I haven’t drawn for over half a week due to illness so this was very quickly done as an easing myself back in exercise… probably not the best time to be drawing something that depends on appreciating all the little details of your character designs.
There’s no answer sheet because if you need one then I have failed at art and must quit immediately forever until fanart friday tomorrow.