I really liked the idea of this exercise but I'm finding that I work on it less and less. The more I work on it, the more I'm kinda dissapointed with how extreme I went with some of these expressions and sorta regret it. It makes me want to start over but I keep poking at this one. Eh whatever.
I've been poking around with this since Nov 2009. I think that's a long time. Then again, there's stuff that I've worked on longer that still ain't done.
Also, someone help explain to me what bereft means? I looked it up in a dictionary but I'm still kinda confused at it's connotation (however you spell that, you see I ain't great with words lol). There's a sketch for irritated but I didn't like it so I blocked it out. I intended to do every girl but seeing how long this one is taking, I might not. XD
Can we pretend that airplanes in the night sky are like shooting stars? I could really use a wish right now, wish right now, wish right now.
And it seems like yesterday It was just a dream but those days are gone they're just memories....
I've been real upset lately. Things going on, my family getting smaller before it gets bigger, shit just hitting the fan lately, it's all just getting to me. I haven't really been able to draw and that used to be the only thing that saved me when things were low like this. Even when I was a kid, I'd just find a star and make my wish, that I could grow up and run some famous company like Walt Disney and tell stories to lonely kids like myself. I'd wish that someday I could make a difference in someone's life, and that would make me feel better about mine.
But I'm realizing more and more how rediculous a wish that was. Or any wish really, like when I used to wish our family would be able to one day live together like a normal one. Then one day you grow up and realize there aren't any "normal" families. And your dad dies. And any speck of hope that something remotely close to your wish will come true dies, and you have to keep living, knowing everyday is going to feel more and more empty, because you grow up more everyday and it becomes clearer that all of your childhood wishes were stupid and will never come true.
Anyway I found this picture in a folder and fixed it up some, I don't remember what I planned to do with it but I know it was based on that song.
Meh I don't really like how this came out so I wasn't going to post it, but I spent a lot of time on it so .... here! XD I had planned to draw some type of background but I think the idea is silly and I don't like how the coloring was working mainly becasue I didn't like how the drawing came out in the first place. I liked the sketches prior to this more, since they showcased the costumes better... but eh.
Maybe I'll try again. The characters they are cosplaying fit them so well.
Crystal and Mighty as Princess Cadence and Shining Armor of MLP:FiM fame.
not exactly a "Happy Father's Day" pic but I decided to draw all the dads of my Sonic fan characters. I usually just draw Garnet, Emerald's father. But I figured I'd doodle the others. These might not be their permanent designs but they're pretty close.
Ok start at the top and go counter clockwise (and these descriptions are true to when the girls were younger, like first born).:
Garnet: Emerald's dad and the leader of the pack. He treats everyone like his children, working hard to ensure they all have a promising future. There are many that want to see him dead, as his ideas are a bit radical compared to what the powers-that-be have decided for the group, but his particular branch of JCs won't let that happen any time soon.
Diamond: Crystal and Jade's father and Garnet's right hand guy. He either lends encouraging words, or a back up fist. Whatever gets his point across in the end. He's not exactly hot headed, but he understands sometimes force is the only option. I imagine him and Garnet's relationship being a lot like Shigure and Ayame from Fruits Basket though >.> XD
Jasper: Sapphire's dad, he's shy and quiet but hardworking. He loves working with his hands and often dables in carpentering (is that a word?). He likes building things, mostly furniture. He doesn't speak much, but when he does it's probably wise to listen, he usually has a practical, open minded view.
The last one is Ruby's father and....he doesn't have a name yet T.T I was thinking of calling him a few things but nothing sticks. HELP ME! LOL (PS/EDIT: To those of you who suggested names, thank you first of all. Secondly, Ruby's dad isn't a Jewel Carrier, so he doesn't need a jewel name. That's why this is so hard for me LOL everyone else I either thought of or got from websites about gemstones lmao! I'm pathetic!)
Anyways about him: Ruby's father is by far the youngest father, only being 14 at the time Ruby was conceived. (Shush there's a reason). He's very girly but kind hearted and compassionate, he wants to lend a helping hand whenever he can. He's also very artistic, he's either drawing or playing his guitar. If you notice, he doesn't have a face mask like a raccoon, but that was caused by a medication he needed for a disease he had as a baby. It permanently bleached his fur white, causing him to lose his raccoon markings. Later on the sickness comes back to haunt him but the treatment he needs will make him sterile. (That's why he and topaz rush off to have a baby LOL but um. more of that will come in my comic. someday XD)
So that's it! Everyone's papa. I should draw everyone's mama at some point. XD