Oh dear it's Feburary
Today's blog thingy is kind of a small rant but before I go into anything here is your weekly dose of WIPs.
The top right image is a sketch I drew today for valentines, a lot of stuff needs fixing- The bottom right is just a doodle I drew for a role-play. While the left is Francesca cosplaying.
Before I introduce the Houjo siblings, I just want to say that art block has hit me like a bitch which I honestly didn't expect, at the beginning of the year I was so pumped to draw and I had a ton of ideas and stuff and I felt motivated to do stuff. However as I was drawing I could never seem to get the right pose or positions I was hoping for which a lot of artists struggle with, but since I also had work during Jan I didn't realise how much it eats away my motivation to do things and I just became lazy to do anything. I only finished two illustrations so far when I said I would draw an illustration once a week. After finishing the story of Ninja's Crush I couldn't feel motivated to draw the actual pages and I felt I just rushed into things. Basically what I'm saying is that art block and writers block is a meanie and it really doesn't help that I'm becoming more bitter now that it's reaching this awful day of the month. This bitterness is completely affecting everything I do and feel and I just wanna sleep it all away, this blog post is a day late so opps.
Anyway that's my rambles, I really don't want this blog to become a rant blog so here is some fun stuff, meet Frayer and Francesca Houjo.
These two are the Houjo siblings, Frayer and Francesca, even though they are siblings now, the two actually had a very different concepts and weren't related at all.
Frayer's character came into being when I wanted to design a prince like character, but when I was thinking of plot elements I decided I wouldn't include any sort of monarchy into either Mew-Ville nor Ruby City so the prince idea was scrapped. I've always wanted a story where the characters would weild many transforming weapons and be badass and dangerous, but I couldn't make it into a full story so I created only one character who would weild these weapons, and therefore Frayer was born. I had his last name in my mind for a while before I came up with his first name, Frayer isn't his real name and is actually a code name. He is a bounty hunter and assassin which ends up leading him to the Kingsley household. I decided to add him into their story because adding an extra character always helps with stories, he became the main character in fact.
His personality still needs a bit of developing as I don't think he's complete yet- Most of the time he is quiet serious and can sometimes seem like a bit of a heartless asshole, but he cares a lot for his sister and would protect her with his life.
His clothes were designed to be partical but also cool. I wanted him to be able to hide a lot of weapons so I gave him pouches, I also wanted his clothes to give off the "hunter" atmosphere I wanted him to have, his hair has grown quite a bit since his concept since he only had a short bob at the time, how he is long messy hair with a short ponytail. His cape was made by his sister.
I had a small idea of a character who was an unpopular cosplayer, and so I created Francesca (I've always wanted an OC with that name). I wanted her casual self to be very simple so I designed her with a simple sweater and shorts with thigh high socks, the sweater was slightly inspired from a fluffy sweater I saw. I wanted her hair to be different to other characters so I decided to have a low ponytail hanging over her shoulder, even though she has bangs she always has her ears showing. She is often sick and is usually at home all the time, so she spends a lot of her time with her hobbies and sewing clothes which leads her into cosplaying. I don't really have much else on her story yet ;; (well I do but spoilers).
I think a problem I'm having is that I stay at home too much, so I'm going to stay out all day and hopefully get some art done tomorrow.
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