My second entry for *telophase
's AutoShoujo Cover Art
The trick is, you have to use this random generator
to come up with a random shoujo anime title, come up with a story concept to go along with it, and draw a DVD or manga cover for your idea.
I ended up with Sword of the Judo Mages, and for a while there, I was stumped. What the hell? Judo doesn't use swords. It's all bare-fisted stuff and throwing people around and junk.
So eventually, I decided that the Sword had to be a person, not a thing. But even then, I still had no idea what the hell I was doing. Even as I was drawing the picture and all these characters and junk, I was like, "I still have nooo idea what the story here is!"(Also, Jian and Gim are both Chinese words for "sword" cause I'm a loser like that.)
So, compared to my previous entry
for this contest, I think this one is a better picture and cover, but the other one has a more original story concept.This picture
used as reference for Jian Gim's pose.