Haven't had much drive to draw for a good while so when I saw this style meme in my notifications I had to push to give it a go. I ended up having a lot of fun. Changed out some of the styles BECAUSE I CAN... and 'cause I like some of these styles more than the originals. Yay for diversity! From top to bottom, left to right:My own style - no real expression
. This was originally done for an outfit/character sheet so I didn't give much thought to her emotion. Colored in GIMP.Realistic - confident.
The style I did last. It proved the most difficult but I tried my best so I'm fairly proud of it, even if I think I made her look like a villain. I mean she's supposed to look intimidating, so...Scott Pilgrim - irritated.
I think this was the style I had the most fun with. Kind of blocky and lots of clean lines. Bryan Lee O'Malley's comic is, if nothing else, a truly wild ride with a terribly cuddly look.Moé/Cute - happy.
Very different from my regular style, even compared to my chibis and younger characters. Mostly I tried to keep round shapes in mind and include as many shiny parts as I use cram in (Full disclosure: I'm not a fan of rosy-shiny knees on moé characters).Old Video Game - drunk. Sonic the Hedgehog
is a style that's very recognizable to me, plus I thought it'd be more memorable and enjoyable than an old manga (of which I know very few. I think counting Cardcaptor Sakura
just shows my age, or lack there of). I got a kick outta making her a wolf-girl (shout out to Star Fox
's Wolf O'Donnell for that inspiration) and how I had to turn her hairpins into fur patterns.Ken Sugimori aka Pokémon - sad.
Why did I make the happiest childhood style cry? lol I have no idea. It just worked out that way. For some reason her nose reminds me of a snowman's.Shounen - pleased.
Another shameless callback to my childhood. Dragonball Z
was ALL KINDS OF AWESOME seeing it, Sailor Moon
, and Gundam Wing
on Toonami every afternoon. The ultra-pointy designs were challenging in the best way. (Android 18, Piccolo, and young!Gohan ftw).Shoujo - confused. Fruits Basket
made a huge impact on my teen years during its run, so even though I have older shoujo faves it still stands out to me. I never noticed how pointy their faces were, though I think Natsuki Takaya's art has changed quite a bit since then.Adventure Time - silly.
Never seen the show (heard good things) but it has such an unusual look and bouncy energy it was more appealing to me than drawing a Mii (which I largely find ugly as sin).Hajime Ueda - blank/hollow.
Ever since I laid eyes on the gorgeous visual acid trip that is Bakemonogatari
and the crazily stylized, creepy-cute ED I knew I wanted to draw something like Ueda. I didn't clean up the sketch at all in keeping with his messy style, which was an odd novelty for me. Left out a lot of details but still feel like I included more than I probably needed to.
Chose my long-time monster girl OC, Kaieira, for this exercise. May post more of her and some others from the same universe in the future.
Except for the realistic one I did all of these in full-body, so I'll post the originals later on if there's enough interest in seeing 'em.Original template can be found here