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jmlittle_art ([personal profile] jmlittle_art) wrote2010-09-03 12:51 am

Mar & Sil: And it's REALLY THEM this time, I swear!

First, an explanation for the potentially cryptic subject line: these two characters are ones I've been playing with off-and-on since I was a teenager. I've sat down to try and redesign them so many times by now that it kind of makes my brain hurt. They were never even supposed to be real characters. I designed them in the margins of my freshman year philosophy notes, because I was finally coming to realize just how much I loved to draw kissing boys.

(It's possible that doing this when I should've been taking notes on Descartes and Aristotle and John Stuart Mill was not my best idea ever... And it's also possible I traumatized a handful of my classmates over the course of the semester. But I digress.)

The point, I think, is that they became actual characters despite my best intentions. They've clung to my ankles with a stubborn voracity that I can't rationalize, and they've refused to be left behind. They keep trying to convince me that they deserve attention, that I owe it to them to at least get their story straight, and that we could be having so much fun together if I just looked their way more than once a year.

I think I've finally nailed down their designs. For real this time. And if that's not progress, I don't know what is.

Sil is the elf. Mar is the angry one:



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[personal profile] applepie 2010-09-04 02:30 am (UTC)(link)
It's so nice to see some more of your work.

Your lines are so strong and bold and crisp, I really like them.
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[personal profile] madamkerrington 2010-09-05 01:31 am (UTC)(link)
You did these with... pens? And then digitalized them, or...? Applepie is right about the italicized crisp. How'd you do it? Cleanliness is so far beyond me when it comes to art, seeing it always boggles my mind.