mintywolf: (glasses lulu)


Hair Pets by DippyWerewolf on deviantART

This was really silly but it ended up being one of my favorite things I've ever drawn. There was some giggling on tumblr the other day about the tendency of Lulu's hair to move around like it's alive/some kind of eldritch horror and someone was like "LIL BABY SNAKES," which was the best possible explanation. I was entirely too entertained by this idea.

I like to imagine that everyone is so used to this that they forgot to warn Tidus in advance and he didn't know about them until they all reared over her shoulder and hissed at him for barging into the temple. And that they are very affectionate with Yuna, who pets and brushes them, even though snakes really don't need to be brushed.

Even if she didn't have Medusa hair I think this turned out really nicely too.

mintywolf: (moogle vickie)


Kicking off the second chapter in the same place the first one began.

I'm planning to keep returning to this pivotal scene in between chapters but doing so makes the change in my art style readily apparent, haha. I only started about eighteen months ago but I think the early pages are pretty embarrassing to look at already. (I don't know at what point it becomes obvious that I had NO IDEA what I was doing when I started out. The inception of this project was very sudden.) Who knows what it will look like at the end of this chapter.

Technically the beginning was last week, when I posted the cover:


Guardian: Part Two Title Page by DippyWerewolf on deviantART

In the beginning I thought it would be nice to have real-media covers and decided impulsively I should get some use out of the lovely watercolor pencil set I had been given but never used because I didn't know how. They are really nice pencils but frankly I still have no idea how to use them properly. (It is on my list of goals for this year.) But since I did it for the first chapter I had to keep it up.

I really prefer traditional media to digital for coloring but I usually don't have time and also my scanner frustrating refuses to pick up certain colors so it never makes it to the computer true-to-life. Sigh.
mintywolf: (skyrim lucy)


I stayed up until four in the morning working on this because I wanted to get it done last night.  (Knowing I'd have to get back to work on Guardian today and I wouldn't have time.)  Surely this was the responsible thing to do, haha.  I actually prefer working on art late at night though.  It was really peaceful sitting at my computer in the dark, nobody else awake, painting in all those blues.

But ughhhh it wasn't worth it.  I had someone ask me yesterday how to get her work more attention and my first inclination was to be like "Haha sorry you have come to the WRONG PERSON for advice on that."  *facedesk*  Keep trying, I suppose.

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