((WOW. I did EVERYTHING differently here, which took forever. But, I love the way it turned out, so I’ll start using this method more often when I have time to.))
My piece for a collab thing. :)
((Everything about this is full of win!))
So this is the first sheet I’ve come up with. The whole thing took me about 40 minutes and I do think it’s an improvement. I tried to stay consistent with the #1 sketch up top, because I REALLY like that one.
What do you guys think?
Since I haven’t been drawing much AT ALL for the past 4-5 months or so, drawing ponies has become very awkward. Admittedly, it has always felt a bit awkward because my style isn’t very solid. Now it’s even worse!
As a result, I’m going to be reworking my style from scratch (or close to scratch…) so that I can develop one that isn’t so tedious/time-consuming/awkward to draw.
I’ll be posting some sketches periodically for the time being, and I’d really appreciate it if you guys would leave some feedback in the reblogs!
I’m thinking… a 1/10 scale of how much you like the style of said sketch and perhaps a word on what looks good or bad about it. (Totally optional.) Even if you aren’t an artist, your eye means something, so any word at all will be extremely helpful to me. Hopefully, I can get this pone-drawing business down solid! Be brutal!
Hoping to get a Skype call going or something. See you guys there!
Real women make their own decisions about what to wear and why, and they are entitled to dress how they please for whatever reason they please.
Fictional women are subject to the whims, desires and biases of everyone involved in their production, and self-serving, gratuitous BS is often the cornerstone of the result. There are very few examples of female characters who are dressed in a revealing manner because it reflects their motivations and personality (this would be the ‘appropriate’ situation you describe); they are most often dressed that way because they are female, and female characters must be served on a platter to the heterosexual male audience’s gaze or else they’re just not worth the effort! (Here’s lookin’ at you, Mass Effect.)
I call it “honesty”. An honest character design is one where the presentation of the character is aligned with the motivations and personality of the character established in the narrative. The appearance of the character serves the character.
So many character designs featuring boob windows are dishonest in that the presentation of the character serves the viewer and NOT the character.
but on that: True, true but occasionally I see people taking your advice too far and dressing their characters boringly (they’re characters they should look aesthetically appealing some way, not saying they should be pretty but their design shouldn’t be bland or an eye sore.) The design shouldn’t be boring or hyper sexualized, without meaning.
What I’m saying is don’t dress characters (of course slightly depending on the style of writing but it still is) like you dress yourself, or how a real person would.
When you can’t make a design titillating for the sake of it, how do you make it appealing? That’s where the actual costume design skills come in, and those are hard to develop.
I am a firm believer that rising to that challenge is one way to improve one’s skills.
Aren’t everyone’s early attempts at anything rather boring? People learn. Gotta start somewhere.
Female characters that are fighters probably don’t care enough/prioritize showing as much cleavage as possible, and wouldn’t dress to that end. Disregard what YOU think would be sexually appealing on your female character and instead, get into their head and try to figure out what THEY would dress like.
Starting in just a few minutes! I’ll be playing a BUNCH of pony songs (a lot of which I haven’t even heard…) so let’s see how this thing turns out!
See you there!
Don’t mind me, just reading! feel free to ask me things!
Friend’s new blog! Give it a folloooow!
…We’ll talk about benzodiazepine addiction some other time.
All of the stuff.
((Good to be back!))
regards to http://goldscootaloo.tumblr.com/ for the dialogue!
Gonna try drawing a quick update to get back in the groove of things!
…but still full of hilarious potential!
You guys should know who/what Xanaxshy is if you’ve been following me or Stalkerloo or any blog associated with it.
Now, I haven’t plucked her from THIS universe or anything, so this is completely independent from the Stalkerloo canon/timeline, but here goes the pitch.
Follow Fluttershy through a menacing iteration of Ponyville as she fights for her life and her sanity with the help of her trusty Xanax!
(I know this has been done, but I’ve never seen anything from it, so any similarity is coincidental.)
Gonna have some fun with this for a while, since it’s been so long since I’ve drawn a damned thing. Keep in mind that AskSilentXanaxshy is grimdark as FUCK at it’s core, but I’m going to do my best to retain the hilarity of Fluttershy rolling around on ridiculous doses of Xanax. Now she has a REALLY good reason for it, right? XD
On another note, I’m starting to feel more inspired to continue Futureloo as well, so that could be something happening soon!
Because I’m sick of looking at them and having people think they’re a meter for anything important in life. They do not define you. They do not matter. If people like your stuff, it doesn’t matter if it’s ten or ten thousand.
The thing is people like your stuff.
I would even go as far as to say that you’ve accomplished something if YOU yourself enjoy what you create. Aphex is absolutely right. Follower counts are just arbitrary numbers and they do not define a person.