Greetings all. I just thought I'd do a quick update on where things are.
While I am nearly complete with the first wip of my trade with BigDead93
, I am still struggling to get it to a point where I could submit the wip for feedback. To be honest I'm feeling a little burned out on it and I'm worried it's stifling my creativity a little and I've been contemplating doing a "filler" piece consisting of one of my OCs to try and re-spark it. I discussed this with Megathom
earlier, mentioning that I'm worried I may come across as "slacking on my duties" when I focus on something for myself over a piece for someone else but he felt I shouldn't necessarily feel this way, pointing out I "have to do what as an artist you feel is a good approach
". I've been thinking a lot about drawing Snow again, giving her design a bit of an update. Both Megathom and ZAKKIDO have recently done a great Snow piece, offering some new design suggestions like making the hair a light blue or giving it a silvery, icey look as well as having it hang in a more natural fashion, giving her light blue lips (as in they'd naturally be that colour and I'd also make the nipples the same shade of blue) and some possible colour pallet suggestions for her clothes. In addition a chat with Reliusmax pointed me to the "Thirty Second Posemaniacs" site which I'm thinking of using to try and get some poses and ideas down to in turn help get me through this blocker I have on my art. As I said to Megathom, I do feel I may be "taking the mick" by focusing on something for myself first but at the same time, I do feel my wheels are spinning in the mud so maybe a change of passe will help.
Speaking of Snow (and her blue nipples ) I've also been considering giving her a warrior/barbarian look which consists of the impractical "fur loincloth over her waist and that's about it". I realise these looks can be nothing more than male power fantasies and potentially exploitative of my female character but it is an idea I've wanted to test out for a while. I may use the aforementioned pose generator to give me some ideas for such a sketch. I am hoping to spend this weekend drawing so I may end up getting not only the wip of my trade for BigDead93 and also a "filler sketch" done. I've also started watching my second Sentai series, Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger so don't be surprised if this leads to an influx of Sentai art in the future . Athena for Convolvolus - First wip done and uploaded for feedback
Meritza for BigDead93 - Pose revised and detail being added in
Cusirimay for CMBaggs - Nothing thought up so far
My interpretation/redesign of Red for Megathom - Nothing thought up so far
To Be Decided for toonartist - Nothing thought up so far
Illia Westwind for StaciNadia - Nothing thought up so far
The Elements - Water for ZAKKIDO - Nothing thought up so far
Lulu for Koimii - Nothing thought up so far
To Be Decided for Syo-11 - Nothing thought up so far