I gather you’ve heard about this already. Happy Root Day folks!
My OC Ruthenia, in clothes that don’t befit her. I’ve been experimenting with drawing styles :P it’s also for my price-sheet-in-progress. I never liked price sheets (I have waaay too many styles for them to be anything but messy) but it definitely makes describing my styles easier.
I’ll probably also be going back to tag all my art with their respective styles to make it easier to bring up collections for each style.
To make lineart-cleaning easier, put your layer on Binary mode
all the stray lines and mistakes immediately pop out:
and you can now proceed to eliminate them.
Ask and you shall receive.
I guess it was always inevitable anyway. Well here’s Hawlucha and Aegislash as magical girls.
our Hawlucha was once a popular luchadora. Together with her twin sister, the two built reputations as the most fearsome duo in the local championship, matched only by each other—until one day her sister took a serious injury that left her paralysed from neck down without any foreseeable chance of recovery.
When she was offered the chance to become a magical girl, Hawlucha first asked that her sister be healed, but was told it was impossible. So instead she asked that she find a way to fulfill her sister’s aspirations, and for that gained the power of flight. At the end of the hour a strange boy named D arrived in their town, tales of his adventures spreading almost as soon as he did. Hawlucha took the cue and joined him, and now seeks glory for both her sister and herself.
Aegislash is as tough as overdone meat. The apprentice of sword-master Joseph, she never truly wanted anything when the Incubator (Billbey, I’m told) came to her, so she simply asked to be as powerful as he could make her. The wish was granted to complete precision, and she became far more potent than she already was, with perfect focus and mastery of her weapon—but the selfishness of her request put a hard limit on her powers.
In time D, apparently driven mad by some unknown voices, appeared before Joseph pleading for help. He sent Aegislash to assist him, and she had no choice but to join.
It started when people started calling our Moondoge “Sailor Moondoge” on various TPP-related chats. Then Njike noted on the collab chat that Absol’s story was like a magical girl’s. And then I realised that Absol even has a built-in soul gem on its forehead.
So here is magical girl Absol. I didn’t reference Sailor Moon; this is essentially a PMMM AU. Brief story: strange, reclusive and obsessed with studying omens, Absol was shunned by all who met her, and led an excruciatingly solitary life—until one day, d came and offered her companionship in spite of her reputation.
Though she was glad initially, she quickly noticed that he was not all right: he seemed caught in the throes of some mental torment she couldn’t see. So when the Incubator appeared before her, the wish she made was to be given the ability to protect d from all misfortune before it could befall him.
Her power, as such, is that of prophecy and foresight. She wears a scarf that turns into a scythe when she wills it, and can summon flying daggers. I haven’t designed her witch but it will most definitely be death/misfortune-themed.
wowcakewow asked: What are your brush settings?
I change my settings pretty often (I vary Blending, Dilution and Persistence a lot) but these are my current settings:
Absol, specifically the Absol in TPPX (which the chat loves to call “Moondoge”). a.k.a. the Pokemon that brought me back to the stream. I get excited every time she’s sent out in battle.
I’m testing a novel style here, it sorta looks like stained glass? I’ve not refined it yet but I’m liking how it looks.