A friendly bughat girl to make your week great.
I don’t have artwork to offer this St. Patricks day, so please do enjoy this video of Megan giving you Irish cheer instead. Stay safe out there!
This was a commission I did for someone off of Fiverr, for a sample layout of their poem book. This was a bit of fun to do, and I really got a chance to experiment with the background a little. It does look a tad bit wonky in my opinion, and that’s because I think my figures are now starting to take a more realistic slant in proportions. That’s a good thing, I would think; except when you’re halfway in between styles.
This is the comic page that got the most attention. With over 400 upvotes on Reddit, getting posted both in other subreddits and even a Facebook group, it obviously struck a nerve with people. If it was good or bad, I have yet to see.
Now there was a censored version with this comic, and it was missing two frames of action. The subreddit was in a bit of a schism and I didn’t want the comic to feel like it was attacking anyone; but from the feedback I received, nothing was the matter and it was welcome. So I did the uncensored version a few months later.
This came on the height of a wave of posts over there, mainly from reps telling various people that their oils would cure things. From telling parents that it’d make their disabled kid walk again, to applying them to large open flesh wounds, and even a nutty mom who tried to douse her teenage son in essential oils to “get rid of his rebellious and moody behavior.” The latter especially served as a template for the mom in the comic.
Not much explaining here otherwise, but it was fun to draw the squad in combat gear; took me a bit to figure out what kind of weapon Benthessia would use, but I kitted her with a shotgun as a nod off to Yorina’s armament. So please enjoy.
Now that I got a proper tablet to use, I’ve taken to coloring more readily. One of the things I did to get into things was participate in a lineart coloring contest. We’ll see how it goes but it was great practice if anything! Great thanks to Suiish for letting me take part.
Done with a Wacom Intuos 4 Large tablet and Photoshop CS6.
A few years ago, online dA buddy Skylanth was complaining how people would ask if she drew things while in public. “OMG did you draw that?!” they would exclaim. This began a repetitive question and she lost her patience in a journal one day:
“You know what? No, I ddn’t draw it. A man with a tuba on his head appeared, gave me this sketchbook and told me to PRETEND.”
That stuck in my head for a few years since I read it, but I was worried that I wouldn’t give it justice if I drew it out. I finally decided to just get it down as 3 years had passed since the idea was mentioned. Better late than never, I suppose.
In case you’re confused with this mysterious tuba-donning stranger, the face he’s making is the duckface. Just to help clarify things.