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This was a piece that I spent a good 2 weeks on, just because I wanted it to have all solid colors.
You see, most of the time I shade using a color pencil by giving more or less pressure, leaving more or less white space. but I wanted this one to be all solid, which meant using different color pencils for different shades rather than shading with 1 color. But this also meant I’d have to go over the same drawing over, and over, and over…It was tedious, but worth it. At least, I think so. What do you think?
Oh, how do I start this one?…
as I went through the long list of group submissions, I noticed a lot of people giving Sonic fur, but sometimes it seemed to be in the wrong place, too long, or whatever. Obviously that’s a design choice on their part, and weather or not they do that doesn’t really matter to me.
But it got me thinking: What if Sonic appeared to have REAL fur? or if there was a definite list between what was supposed to be fur and what as not?
So I pulled out my sketchbook and decided that this one was gonna require a full page. Obviously I went the hotdog way so that I could focus on the face more than the body.
The glove was shaded using cross-stitching (AKA, shading over an area twice, both at separate 45 degree angles) so that the glove appeared woven… or, at least not plastic. His belly, ears and muzzle I essentially pillow shaded. I believe those are basically shaved areas on his body, which is why it’s pretty simplistic. Obviously, the hair was the hardest part. I spent a bit of time figuring out which way the hair would go, where it would meet, etc. a majority of the lines where made only on the down stroke (although you’ll notice I rushed in some places… sue me.)
I think the biggest mistake I made was the eyelid. To be honest, I had no idea weather that should be fur or shaved, or if he should even have an eyelid. the result was a blend between the fur shading style and the shaved belly pillow shade style. Looking at the picture now, it looks out of place.
Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this one! I’ve got a more creative, DIGITAL work coming this Thursday, so don’t miss out. :)
So, recently I’ve been watching Season 3 of Digimon - for nostalgic purposes (I used to catch this show on TV). The writing is pretty good (Well, some of it is pretty advanced for kids anyways), the story holds up, and the animation is pretty good. However, at the end, something pretty sad happens, and than they show a montage about how they started to ignore what had happened in the past 51 episodes, but still longed for it. My beef here, is that at this point, they kinda ignore any lose ends or any questions that might arise. For example, did they all stay friends? Takato, the main character who happens to narrate the ending sequence, says something to that nature, but only Jeri, one of the 2 female leads, is shown. Which brings up another question, did Takato admit to Jeri that he likes her? How about what happened to the city destroyed by the emotionless D-Reaper? Did the families make up? What about the Digivices? or the Digimon themselves? Heck, where do those two Digimon movies, Battle Of The Adventurers and Runaway Locomon fit into this? I guess some of this might be explainable if I look it up, but it brings up an interesting idea: Sometimes, we watch a certain TV Show, or read a certain book, and it doesn’t end the way that we would have liked it to. Especially if your a fan of whatever it’s related to, you feel like something is missing… This is where the importance of Fanfiction comes in.
Fanfiction allows people to write about and express their unhappiness with something pertaining to anything with a story. It gives you and others like you an opportunity to amend that emptiness that you felt from whatever it was. It seems that, even though Fanfictions are clearly not real and don’t apply to the real source, it still helps both it’s writers and readers amend something out of their reach. I know this was something I did. Sonic X, season 3 also ended with a character passing away. I liked that character and wanted her to continue to exist, and the fact that she didn’t bothered me enough to actually write an over-complicated (and poorly written) fanfiction about her coming back. As with Sonic X, and Digimon, I can see this as a reason to write about anything that you see unfit, so you can share that feeling with others. It also helps this nagging topic get out creatively, and actually have some fun writing it.
Anyway, that’s my mini insight post for today. I’m gonna shut up before I say something stupid…. haha! :)
Also, no, I’m not gonna be writing a Digimon fanfiction.
…But that doesn’t mean I’m not still saddened by the end….