It’s been quite a while since I did a doodle update, but there was also a spell where I hated every doodle I made so I don’t really feel ok sharing them.
Right now I feel like I’ve gotten out of that slump and I am ready to show off the rest of the little bits and pieces I have made over the last month. As always it’s all Steven Universe. I will start with the completion of something I partially shared previously:
I’d drawn this before the slump, but I hadn’t known how to finish it off and I hadn’t colored any of it for fear of ruining the whole thing. But as you can see I finished it off and got it all colored and it turned out pretty alright, all things considered. Basically, it’s a short where Sapphire teaches Ruby how to stay calm and in turn Ruby teaches Sapphire a little bit about fighting. Luckily for the Ice Queen, Ruby is a Fire Princess.
Here’s another one I was drawing at and finally finished. Well, kind of. I scrapped the latter pages because it wasn’t working, but the first page worked out so much better than I expected it to:
This one is called ‘The Birth of Sardonyx,’ which is Pearl and Gernet’s fusion. I have this headcanon that Pearl was the first (besides Garnet, of course) to try fusion because she wanted to fuse with Rose. So Garnet taught her via fusing with her. There was supposed to be a whole bit after these where Rose finds them and they have to fight, but I cannot draw Sardonyx. at least, I can’t imagine what she’d have looked like during the war in a way that doesn’t make her look atrocious. Well, beyond atrocious. She looked like she was trying to literally eat everyone around her. It wasn’t ok. So I just kept the part that I liked and I’m ignoring the other part for now. I may re-visit later when I have a better handle on character design.
And now the definitely new stuff! Starting with the grainy one because it was so small. Also I posted all of these on the Amino group at one point but I forgot to save the pictures on my phone and I didn’t want to re-take them so some of them have the Amino stamp on them.
It’s literally what it says. Ruby reforms and for the first time has her hair from the show.
And last but not least are the two that I’m actually most proud of, partly because I’m incredibly surprised they turned out really well considering all the experimenting I did with them (I had new pens, I tried using a mixture of different pens, and I was playing around with perspective in a way I really haven’t before):
These are for, yes, a fanfiction I’ve been trying to write to get back in to my fictional writing groove. It’s not been going so well, though I did write an almost complete short asexual love story about two girls meeting at a club. Totally unrelated to this, but writing at this story helped me write that and that’s more fiction than I’ve written in almost two years so that is definitely something I’m proud of. I really actually can’t wait to finish this story just to have it finished.
(And yeah, Ruby is kind of odd looking in the second one. I know. Turns out the purple pen isn’t so good for making lines, it kind of bleeds after a while. The back of this paper is pretty pink at this point. Ruby looked a lot better when I first drew her and the ink hadn’t bled like that. But in good news I can safely say Bic makes surprisingly good drawing pens. That’s what almost all of my blue drawings are with.)
And now, because I promised, here are some pictures of my cat that I’ve taken since last we spoke of his super duper cuteness:
I recently had some bad news in my family and he’s been an absolute angel. Every night he’s been cuddling up with me to go to sleep and it’s really been helping me get through the nights. He also decided my new clothes hamper is the best playpen (seen above) until I got a new blanket from Sam’s Club and I swear if they want to sponsor me they can because that blanket is the softest most warm blanket – Ok, ok it’s their $15 Member’s Mark throw. I wound up getting a second one for my mom because I loved it so much. Anyway, I’m not the only one who loved this blanket. The first night I put it on my bed Conner spent an hour kneading it and purring louder than I’ve almost ever heard him purr. He never kneads anything that’s not me. I don’t know why but he insists on doing all his hard kneading right over my bladder. He loves the blanket so much he gave my bladder a break. He just always tends to curl up on it when I don’t have my camera handy so it’s been impossible to get cute shots of him.
And that is my August update!