I had a couple of hours to kill in the bath and decided to try and answer the unanswerable question – and found out pretty quickly why it’s considered unanswerable. Nonetheless, I came up with my own crude answer, and I’ll try to summarise the key points of my reasoning here.
Disclaimer: I have not read anything at all on the subject. This entire train of thought has probably been conceived of and subsequently debunked a thousand times before! I’m just a kid with some time to kill and a few ideas.
I entered an art contest where you had to draw one of a set of characters. I chose this melancholy gentleman – it occurs to me that this might be the highest quality I’ve ever achieved in a drawing? In any case, I do feel like I’ve improved a good deal over the past year. For comparison, here’s the glowing goop noodle I drew back in October:
And lo, how far we’ve come.
#tw : the following imagery can severely creep people out.
Terezi, to complement the one I did of Karkat a week ago, which was so unbelievably terrible I won’t even link to it. Basically I did pretty much the same thing except without making the same mistakes I did with Kk.
I…I honestly didn’t intend for her to look this absolutely terrifying. I mean, I was shooting for a little creepy, because let’s face it, that’s who Terezi is. I don’t know how…this happened. Look, this was the image I was using as a reference. …She’s starting to creep me out a little, which is saying a lot since I’m the one who drew her. Eh.
So her horns look like paper tubes she stuck to her head, but overall I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.
In other news, happy 11/11 everybody! For both the reasons that I celebrate – the reason that makes today a national holiday and allowed me to take the time to make this freakish portrait in the first place, as well as the anniversary of the Alpha Kids’ entry into the game. Yeah yeah so long story short I love Homestuck probably a lot more than I let on blah, I was going to do a bunch of doodles celebrating both occasions plus a Skyrim-themed one because there’s that too, but meeehhhhh
Song is Bleed Like Me, which I can’t stick into this post directly because I’m a bankrupt hobo who didn’t pay for the space upgrade
My very first Lyricstuck! I’m so proud.
Sorry about how it only starts at the second verse, I only drew the relevant parts. So just sort of…wait out the two extra verses? Uh.
Song is paraphrased in some places for obvious reasons. Not much though, if I rewrote it excessively it would be like cheating. It would be cheating. You have no idea how much I wanted to write in “TG” instead of “JT”.
Anyway. Really pleased with how this turned out, I was basically messing around in Photoshop, having finally gained access to the latest version, and it kinda snowballed. This is…possibly the best thing I’ve painted, ever? *shrug* I’m not counting.