Concerns pretty much any topic though. Always have an open ear or two.
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There's people who want to get to Gen VI completely spoiler free.
I'm gonna try out some different art styles tomorrow, I think. If I can find and develop a style that works in a certain way...there may be something special coming down the pipeline.
@Drafo: Since you're here, you're next on my list of pseudo-commissions that y'all requested from about a year and a half ago. I have you down as "Pinkie doing random stuff"--if you'd like to change now, let me know before I start poking ideas. (Also bear in mind that I'm awful at drawing happy things.)
(Oh and Sasquatch is still technically ahead of you, but he's still hashing out his OC design, AFAIK.)
anyway have some refs. you can look at them and then choose if you wanna draw my oc or not
@Pend: All right, then...
Toasted buttermilk bread, spicy capicola, mortadella, salami, sandwich sprinkle (salt, garlic, black pepper, basil, oregano, rosemary, thyme, marjoram), and--yup--sliced Fuji apple. With a side of hot garlic shrimp chips.
I don't know what inspired me to put the apples in, but it was tasty as heck.
(Sidenote: The fish is a LoL reference/gag Christmas gift from Isrozzis.)
One - I can grit my teeth and draw it anyways--let's face it, if I ever get employed as an artist (that's a big if), not everything I have to draw will be stuff I want to draw. This is my ideal approach but not one I've been able to do thus far, because my skill hasn't reached the point where I can pound out a good-looking quick drawing in a few hours; I need that self-motivation and the concept resonance to fuel me past those hours, and I don't have those if I can't get behind the idea/theme of whatever I'm drawing.
In this case, this approach would require no further input on your part besides the references you linked.
Two - I can 'twist' the idea in such a way that I can get behind it. This requires a good bit of thought and lateral thinking, and also a healthy amount of consultation with the requester so that we can find an idea we both 'agree' on.
In this case, we'd need to talk over ideas and themes behind your OC until I can find something I can get behind, because I'll be frank; if all I know about your OC is that he looks like that, I'm not drawing him. If I know his backstory, where he comes from, his personality...maybe. Maybe.
Three - I can just start throwing different ideas at you, and you start throwing different ideas at me, until something clicks. This is (artistically speaking) the laziest way out for me and not something I prefer doing if I can avoid it. I just did it above by mentioning that I--pardon my language--fucking suck at drawing outright happy things, but it was necessary as anyone who wants Pinkie drawn generally wants her being happy, but...well, I'm just really bad at drawing happy things.
As it stands, I'm reluctant to draw your OC, but you're free to try and change my mind (by providing backstory/themes/why he appears part-dragon/personality/etc.), suggest different ideas, or just tell me to shut up and deal with it. I know these requests technically didn't cost you guys anything besides maybe 2 minutes to send a PM, but I want to treat them like they're paid as much as I can (apart from deadlines, because...well, those are already kind of in shambles, and I'm still growing as an artist).