|I'm not dead. Sometimes I draw things.|
|I'm not dead. Sometimes I draw things.|
Salutations, wanderers, creatures, deviants, wildabeasts, coconuts, etc! It seems you have stumbled on my lair. Well, now you are here, let me tell you something of myself:
I am a nerd, geek, gamer, writer, fan girl, and artist. I am very VERY obsessive about numerous things, and I am the definition of weird and (sometimes) creepy. I waste my life on youtube and live inside my sketchbook. You could say I'm an "Extroverted Introvert". I am also a mormon. Here are other sites where you can find me.
Also, credit to my avatar/profile pic goes to who is an amazing artist. You should check her out!
Well, I finally decided to do another artist imitation.. So YEEYYYY!!!
This time, I decided to do something a little different, which is probably the reason why I put it off for so long. (I was scaaared! XD) Anyway, today, as you can see, I decided to mimic and her unique artwork. Because her style is so unique, I couldn’t find a single character to draw, simply because her gallery is very diverse, and doesn’t generally focus on one character. So, to save time from racking my brain with ideas of a character, I chose to draw my avatar character, Choco. Not only was I less scared to use her because I feel less bad about messing up my own character, vs someone else’s, but she has very simplistic characteristics, and like I said earlier, I was scared to start drawing such an amazing style. Also, I did not end up using a single reference this time, so I won’t be linking to a specific deviation this time around. Anyway, let’s get started!
Krooked-Glasses, I have never seen an art style so unique as yours. As you can probably tell by my normal-boots obsessiveness, I discovered your work through the revival of PBG’s Hardcore series. I was caught off guard by how fun, stylized, and colorful your work was, and I’m pretty sure I spent the whole episode of Minecraft HC 5 fangirling over the art, instead of paying attention to what was going on. By the time Terraria HC 3 started, I knew I would HAVE to try out your style.
I discovered, through checking out your deviantart and twitter pages, that your art is very diverse, ranging from a great number of different styles and color schemes. This was probably the hardest part of your work, finding some references to go off of. I decided to stick with the idea of imitating the cartoony, geometrical style of the Hardcore series, and I got to work right away.
Sketching out my character was really fun, because your lines are so free and angular. It was nice to get out of all the circles I’m used to drawing. It was also nice to not have to pay as much attention to body structure, and still come out with something that looked cool. I feel like that has been limiting me a lot more than I thought it was. Outlining was a bit more tricky, but I have a feeling you have access to better software than I do, so I just did my best. It was tricky figuring out how you do the outlines for your faces, but also a really fun experience.
Once I was done outlining, it was time to get to my favorite part of your art, the colors. I started with the hair, and it was really fun creating shapes like squares, rectangles, and triangles in the highlights. I moved on to the face, where I discovered how fun it was to combine your simplistic shading style with my stroked style. I think the most difficult part of the coloring was trying to figure out the shirt, and eventually, I just had to improvise.
One thing I really like about your art style is the color. I love how bright blue shades the whites of the eyes and teeth. I love how the browns turn into purples and yellows. I love how you have a nice orange mixed with pink for light skin shading. I also love how you also use the colors of the outlines to fit the image together.
But I think what I like most about your style is how your characters all have different face shapes, and noses, and eyes, and even skin tones. Instead of picking one design and editing it to look more like a wide range of people, you make every single figure different. Even within the HC icons, every single member had something that made them different from all the others, and you can see that in the colors, shapes, and tints of each one. (As you may be able to tell, I sort of combined a bunch of the different designs from each HC member and mashed them together a little.) It was also fun to see how your designs for original characters had features that defined them by their personality and character.
Overall, your style is one of a kind, something I’ve never seen before. I think a good description of your art is “if google icons actually looked cool” but multiplied by ten thousand. So that’s ten thousand times cooler than google icons. It felt really free to try out this design, and I’m really happy with what you have unknowingly taught me. So thank you for teaching me, and have a great day!
Well, that happened again. I still have have some ideas for more imitations, so make sure to check them out when they're done. I actually have a few ideas of who I might do next. *evil grin* And if you want to try one of these yourself, check this out for more info: thechocolatearmor.deviantart.c…Also, If you want to check out the last imitation I did, It’s right here: thechocolatearmor.deviantart.c…
Fragments, Chapter 26
So you're watching me again, Mario? Do you like the entertainment? You think you're safe from me, looking through that window in the door. It's only glass, you know. You want a show, then? Watch me rip out this I.V. and pick up the bed and throw it against your fat face. I'm stronger than you think.
Ha! Did that make you jump? Does the bed spoil your view? A pity, you'll miss watching me take these walls out. The pain doesn't bother me. It's exhilarating. Soon these walls will tumble and then I'll be free to kill you, Mario.
Once I've ripped this I.V. out again. And blocked your view again with the bed. Let's see your face when the bed-leg smashes that glass into your eyes, Mario! Ah, the delightful shatter, the shouts for help! Let me move the bed away from the door. I have to see this! Oh, you're not there anymore, Mario. Are you scared, now there's no glass between us? No matter. I can reach through it now. Feel for a key. Agh, no luck.