Still doing OC meme requests, because they’re fuuun (and a nice distraction from actual!work). I decided to cram two from solfi into one post, because they ended up being related. Not originally, but it just kinda happened that way. She requested Saffron with #14 and 15 (doing something she normally wouldn’t, and eating something), so… ’50s Stepford Wife Saffron with cake-eating!! I started with the cake-baking, because I was like “what does she basically never do… oh wait! Act like a housewife and make sweet things!” Have some more expository text behind a cut!
"Blind Date"-themed quick exchange for fi-di, of her Alan with my Rian. Things appear to be going fairly well… at least, so far. XD Or I hope, anyway. Alan is hot and I imagine they might have some delightful funtimes together.
(Also this was a really fun excuse to draw Rian again I love my sassy spacepirate lassie <3)
More OC meme! One of solfi's other requests was Blancheflor with #3, “in a school uniform”.
Ultimately I had to indulge in a little non-canon age-related stuff to get this Sara Crewe-ish result. School uniforms first came into use in the 16th century in charity schools for lower-class children, so I could’ve gone back as early as that. However. Blanche, having been under Claris’s affluent wing for a long time (and a nobleman’s daughter even before that), is pretty upper-crust, so I pictured her attending something more like a snooty Victorian finishing school. Alas, by that point in history in-story, she’s been aged up, vampired up, and is not living with Claris anymore. So let’s pretend this is an AU or something, where she gets to go to regular school, and interact with regular people, as if she’s not a creepy 400-year-old pubescent child. For all intents and purposes, she is still mortal, just… very, very old. I imagine this AU version of her would be frighteningly good at a lot of things (drawing… writing scary poems… playing instruments with seemingly effortless acumen…). Her schoolmates are suspicious yet intrigued.
Another OC meme request- solfi gave me a bunch and I ABSOLUTELY intend to do them all because they all involve Saffron and Blancheflor, whom I never draw (strictly lazy reasons). So this one: Saffron, #11 (with a favorite animal), for now.
Saffron actually has many favorite animals, but she has a particular love for arthropods, including arachnids and insects. Here, she’s having a moment with an Amazonian giant centipede; how she managed to procure one in the 1830s without the help of the internet or prolonged travel to South America, I can’t guess. Or rather, I might not WANT to guess. She has her methods, and chances are they’re unsavory.
Also, a note about the outfit; being a Les Mis fan I’ve looked at (and drawn, years ago) a LOT of 1830s fashion and I always thought it was unfortunately rather heinous, but for some reason I’m coming around now. Of course, this is HARDLY the height of ridiculousness from that time; the fashion plates of the day sort of make everyone look like they’re wearing a giant plate of fruit salad in their hair, huge stiff muttonleg sleeves, and a very unflattering hem length that cuts off right at the ankle and gives off the look of having grown just a little too tall for the dress. Reined in a little to realistic standards, though, and it’s actually fairly fetching.
And another one from the meme!
Lili - 9. Hit me with a char and number too if you wish ;) I like the idea of this for practice…
YESSSSSS LILI FACES. :3 Always fun! I have to admit I’m REALLY pleased with the first one because she just looks like such a smug pain in the ass. Which, in fact, she is. In her case, a super-Type A personality and a boatload of confidence also with comes a LOT of self-satisfaction, so I bet she’d make that first face far more often than is strictly polite. ;) The other two could be reactions to… any number of infuriating/saddening things, because she sees way too many of both.
Davina, for you, I’ll give you Falco and 12 (hanging out with a friend). :3
Another OC meme ask!
serenaverdeart asked you:
Dalton! 17! 8D
WELL HELLO it’s been about an age and a half since I’ve drawn this guy. <3 17 is “beaten up”, so I just had to go with it because… well… yes. >_> For those of you who aren’t familiar with this guy, he’s a bit (but no less fetching) character from Astral Arcana: Rian’s shipboard medic, who needless to say is highly able to patch himself up in the rare event that he should get in some kind of rough kerfuffle. Which, clearly, he has. ;) I gave him a slightly different outfit, since I imagine to get roughed up he’d have to be out in the world as opposed to on the ship, and his shipboard clothes are a little too unrefined and piratey to wear around in Polite Society. Also his hair is loose because yes.
Thanks for the request, Sere! It may have been a really REALLY long time since I’ve drawn Dalton, but he’s nothing if not obliging. Even in these apparent dire straits.
First of the OC meme requests… annnnnd of course I made a mistake anyway, lol. raquel-cobi requested Nemo with 8 (fancy clothes), 2 (what I’m currently wearing) and 18 (as a kid). I actually misread “what I’m currently wearing” as “what they’re (as in, the OC) currently wearing”. Whoops. So, I drew that, instead of putting her in my clothes. I’ll be doing more of these- I got some great requests that got a lot of wheels turning, and it feels like it’s been ages since I finished a sketch so I’m feeling pretty good about three in a day! :D
Have a lot of words about this! I’m going to try to put it behind a cut…
Send a number and I’ll draw my OC:
- In what they normally wear
- In what I’m currently wearing
- In a school uniform
- In swimwear
- In underwear
- With no clothes on
- In winter clothes
- In fancy clothes
- Making 3 different expressions
- Standing on their hands
- With their favorite animal
- Hanging out with a friend
- Sitting on the couch
- Doing something they don’t normally do
- Playing a sport
- Beaten up
- As a kid/adult
- Wearing a funny hat
Yeeeees I would like to do this in between doing actual work. :3 If you have a specific OC request, mention it in the ask with the number, but if not I’ll just go with whoever strikes my fancy. :3
Finished digital painting of temiel's character, Rian, plus process gif. <3 Rian's an awesome space pirate. :D
First four frames in the gif were done within the first hour, fifth was done the second hour, then the finished was done in the third, which I completed today.
I’m super pleased with how this turned out. I’d say this was a success for my first time seriously digital painting in a while. :)
Mediums for colors: Wacom Intuos 4 Small tablet, Paint Tool SAI. Gif was made in Corel Photo Paint X5, screencaps placed into Corel to make the gif.
(Still probably going to do a traditionally inked and colored version of this, since digital’s not much my forte! Also, I’ll upload the finished painting to dA tomorrow, a bit sleepy at the moment.)
RIAN GIFT ART from zeladanial! I woke up the other day to the first stage of this and it was just too cute- I’ve been really excited to see the final!! Thank you Mae, this made my morning- I love the colors you chose!! <3 Ffffff let me hug you :3 :3
scribbleymark said: I was gonna say, Claris’s boobs are crazy.
Blaming it on the corsetry! (Although in my defense, Belle Epoque decolletage is pretty durn low, so I rarely have need to draw this much cleavage on her- maybe it IS that wild all the time and the world at large just doesn’t know about it? XD)
Had some time today, so… a Claris personal sketch card, just for myself. :3 For those of you familiar with her gigantic hair: it’s back (and in loose bits) in this picture, not shorter. She also came out surprisingly buxom. I’m going to go ahead and blame whatever historical shapewear she’s got on. >_>
Per usual, 2.5”x3.5”; Copic marker, Micron pen and white gel pen on bristol.
Well. Assignments for the underwear quick round at Rogues Gallery JUST went out this afternoon, but I was ready and raring to draw some skivvies. So, for dfalcao-art, a Teresa in lacy slinky finery. :3
At last I get to share these! So exciting. :) Earlier this year I did 10 cards for Perna Studios’ Classic Mythology II set and these are my three preview ones.
The top one is Huginn and Muninn (with a bonus Wanderer!Odin in the background) from Norse myth. This one was among my faves of all the ones I did, because so much love for ravens.
The bottom two are both Greek myths: Demeter with Persephone (as Kore the maiden); and Orpheus and Eurydice at the door of the underworld (before she gets sent back due to errant glancing. Bad move, Orpheus.)
All of these are usual trading card size (2.5”x3.5”), done with Copic markers, Micron pen and white gel pen.
For more info on the set, and to check out more of the art: X
Kissies-themed quick round for art-of-monkan of her Azrael and Catta. :3 GOOFY FACE AZRAEL, because I can. >_>
Personal sketch card commissions! For some reason the preview is showing me super distorted views of all these files, so I hope they display properly when I actually post it. XD Each is 2.5”x3.5”, on bristol, done with Micron pen, Copic marker and a white gel pen.
Spider-Man; Storm; Invisible Woman; Luke Cage and Iron Fist; Captain Atom.
Commission info: X