Tag: cute

Creepy Illustration: “Trick of the Light”

Creepy Illustration: “Trick of the Light”

The day after I originally drew my pumpkin girl, I decided to make another creepy creation. This one is a little more scary than the previous illustration, but it’s still in a cutesy cartoon style like most of my other drawings! I wanted to play around with a person and a shadow that had something “wrong” or “off” about it. While the discrepancy here isn’t exactly subtle, I still think this picture gives off a creepy vibe!

Trick of the Light
A spirit in the shadows, or just a trick of the light? I’ll leave that up to you. 😉

It was really fun going back and coloring this piece, the line-art for which I did a long time ago. I’m experimenting with cel shading techniques, which are a bit difficult with a mouse, but I think the shading on this piece turned out well! I’m really happy with the small details I added in the hair. What do you think?

It took a long time for me to be completely happy with this piece, but I think it’s worth it. If I could change one thing, I would have gone back and made the canvas size a bit bigger, because the composition feels a little cramped as it is. I probably won’t change it, though, because if I kept nitpicking and making little changes, I’d be at this for several more hours!

Going back and cleaning up/coloring my old art has been really fun so far, and I’m excited to continue this process. I’m glad I can finally show you all more of what I’ve been working on over the school year! If there’s anything you’d like to see me draw more of, leave a comment and let me know. Or, if you want something more specific, go ahead and commission me! Thanks so much for your continued support. ❤

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Higher-Res Sou Icons

Yesterday, I posted my updated commission page in preparation for this summer! In the upcoming months, I hope to spread out to other art and picture-oriented websites including DeviantArt and Instagram to increase my presence on social media. But all that is beside the point! With my new commission page, I included examples of different types of backgrounds and art styles I can do. For the subject, I decided to use my character Sourelise, who I had already drawn in my regular style a few months ago. Since the examples I included were rather low-resolution, I decided to re-post them today in case you guys want to see them more clearly!

Sou Icon - Paper Cutout Cutie
This is the first, in the style of a cute and simple paper cutout.
Sou Icon - Complex Style
This is the second, with a more angular and complex style of drawing!

I hope you guys enjoy these new versions of my old character icon and look forward to my increased activity this summer. See you again soon!!

Cute Character: Pumpkin Girl

WoooOOOoooOOOoooo! That was my impression of a ghost. I’m not very good at this “spooky” business. Speaking of spookiness, here’s a picture I drew around Halloween and colored with colored pencils later! I’m going back and giving some digital touch-ups to older pieces I still like so I can post them to my blog, and this is one of them:

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She’s not actually very spooky. She’s actually kind-of cute! But… what’s her face look like under her jack-o-lantern mask!?

This cutesy sitting pose allowed me to avoid drawing the hands, a part of the body which I and many other artists find difficult. However, looking back, I might have drawn her arms a little too long. What do you think of this playful Halloween-themed girl? And is it okay to post drawings like this so late after/so soon before Halloween? Let me know what you think in the comments – I don’t hear nearly enough from you guys! 😉

Hopefully I’ll be able to post more tomorrow, so stay tuned! …Scratch that, you can’t “stay tuned” to a blog. Uh, keep checking in. Okay, bye.

Shad – “Ow, the edge!” – hog

Shad – “Ow, the edge!” – hog

If you’ve been around the Internet, you’ve probably seen memes about Shadow the Hedgehog, or at the very least heard of him. He is Sonic the Hedgehog’s “edgy” counterpart, and is made fun of for this often online. Making his debut in Sonic Adventure 2 and soon having his own spinoff game, Shadow the Heghehog (which I have played, and confirm is not very good), he gained both genuine and ironic appreciation from fans and memesters alike for being a darker – and, to some, more interesting – Sonic character than most others.

Personally, while I’m not a fan of the Sonic series, especially many of the recent installments, Sonic games do hold a special little place in my heart. As a kid, I had the “Sonic Mega Collection” for the GameCube, a compilation of many classic Sonic titles and a few advertisements for the more recent ones. In addition, I watched several episodes of the Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic Underground, and Sonic X anime, along the way growing to love the characters and their unique designs. To this day, I still feel that most of the main characters in the reoccurring Sonic cast are well-designed, even if the stories they come with can be a bit lacking.

As I was thinking about the Sonic series one day, I considered the idea of each of the characters in the story being portrayed by actors, as if they were stars of a TV show. I thought that it would be a funny “alternate universe” concept to see behind-the-scenes of the Sonic stories with actors that didn’t really match their characters’ personalities at all. What if the person playing Tails was a lazy lowlife? What if Shadow was timid and shy? Because of this idea, I decided to make a silly illustration of the notorious “edgehog” himself being nervous to wield a weapon for his role in Shadow the Hedgehog.

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“I thought this was a franchise primarily aimed at children..?”

This illustration was made in a sketchbook with colored gel pens with some minor digital touch-ups and a background. I also put my name on the drawing so people know how to find me if they see it somewhere else on the Internet. What do you think of this cuter version of a normally-serious character? Should I draw more Sonic characters on my blog? Would you like to see more traditionally-colored pieces in the future, or should I stick with digital? Please let me know what you think of this cute doodle so I can improve in the future!