I’ve been working on some new characters…
I posted this over on my rarely used sketchblog, a collection of design sketches for these two.
Now that the guy is in full color he feels like like Bikky from FAKE and a bit more like Link, from A Legend of Zelda. (For those not in the know, BiKKy was this kid adopted by these gay-but-not gay-but-for-real-gay cops from this old 90s shouneyaoi. It’s mostly barely shounen ai, then there’s boning in the last book so yeah… here’s another drawing of Bikky) I think FAKE was the first dirty manga I read. Possibly, I don’t think I had Level C until later, and sometime in high school I saw Boku no Sexual Harassment. I think I’ve moved onto a place where I can accept that I read and watched a lot of shitty anime and yaoi when I was a kid, but man, old censorship and everything America got was completed shit from the 90s, no near concurrent releases for us. I guess it was better than kids in the 90s reading really bad scans of things or having to learn japanese and somehow buy stuff from japan without the internet.
Childhood aside…Go check out that first link with other sketches of this duo. They’re some assassins and the guy is possibly genderfluid or genderqueer, I’m not sure which is a better term. Or he’s just a dude whose cool with wearing girly clothes. I don’t care, but i think it works in the weirdest way. I mean, he’s a close assassin, i don’t know how he avoids being caught and found out when he’s so damn flashy and attention grabbing. The woman is a sharpshooter, markswoman. She prefers not getting close to her targets, but also has issues getting close to people in her private life.
I’m not entirely sure what their relationship is. Friendly rivalry? Are they trying to kill each other in a non-married Mr. and Mrs. Smith deal? Are they friends? Co-Workers? I have no fucking clue I just made these characters in the last few days.
I’m not entirely happy with the art here. Her face is the wrong shape entirely, and there’s something off about the guy. I also don’t like how her hair came out. I wanted to try something different, but I drew it entirely wrong. Well, not entirely, just the bangs, they’re fucking ugly as fuck man.
I’ve hit that point of the evening and not eating real food for hours, it’s time for me to just fade away. Keep your drawing hand strong I’ll be back tomorrow with something new.