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bastart13 17 hours ago
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[Drawtectives season 2 spoilers]
I called it episode one, baby!!
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bastart13 2 days ago
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You're into Twisted Wonderland?
That's a fun thing about accidently reblogging things here. Yep, I'm a bit fan of twisted wonderland. I came for the OP and cool character design, then stayed for great character writing and a collection of believed assholes
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bastart13 2 days ago
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Why the reblogs keep dissapearing? 馃槺
Because I'm deleteing them.
I keep accidently reblogging things off my main 馃槄Usually, I make sure to keep this a dedicated side art account because I don't want to bombard those following me for art with all my random reblogs
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bastart13 2 days ago
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I love your cinderella art where the prince realizes cinderella needs help and he knows he needs to find her and help her and i love you for everything you said. I hate how people are so quick to victim blame Cinderella for being in an abusive situation where her "family" has financial, physical and emotional control over her. I'd love to see a remake where the prince goes after cinderella because he knows she has a bad home life and wants to get her out and not love at first sight.
Thank you! It's been going around again and I love to see all the reactions to it. We appreciate Cinderella in this house and it's the best seeing comments along the lines of "I never saw the story in this light" because the propoganda is spreading
But one thing I love about it is that it is love at first sight for the Prince, but it's the love for another human being: to help when you see a stranger in trouble. There's so much potential for love and kindness in strangers that I'll always try to appreciate
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(Also I may or may not be planning my own short story to expand on the comic)
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bastart13 3 days ago
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I got the go ahead from @jilljoycearts to do an art analysis/comparison to how she approaches the Arcana style in comparison to the game and myself! She's been a really inspiring artist to compare and contrast during my art development so it's cool to write this all down. Go follow her on her tumblr or instagram (same name.) I highly recommend her personal art, looking at her patreon, or getting a commission if possible. She drew Abosede for me once and I still look at it.
Anyway!
In comparison to the game art, I'd describe her art as the Arcana minus my art. She nails the lineweight variation that makes it so iconic and there's a detail and cleanliness in her art that I aspire to. She makes sure her lineart and colouring is neat and rendered, with a lot of lines that accent the body seen in Dana Rune's artwork especially.
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(eg. the tapering of the fingers and lines for the wrists and forearm)
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Rendering-wise, one of the most iconic things in her style is how she renders shiny materials and hair. Out of all the Arcana artists, it reminds me a lot of Veronica Liwski, but even then extra attention is put into the specific interaction of light and shadow. This extends to the rendering, where she tends towards stark lighting with dark shadows and high contrast light. There's usually three layers of lighting for added depth to the figures.
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The anatomy of her style is where it differs most from the Arcana. It has less exaggerated proportions and posing; the eyes are smaller, the hair is drawn with smaller, more proportional curls/locks, and the faces aren't as sharp or long. The nose especially sticks out to me, having more of a blunt/squarish shape to how it interacts with the mouth in contrast to the drastic angles in the game.
One way I'd describe the overal compositional differences is that Joyce draws at more of a distance. The lineart is thicker and the characters are often drawn further away from the "camera" than the game (though this is in part to drawing more multi-character illustrations.) There's less texture in her art as well. I'd assume this is from the brushes she uses, but the neatness of her lineart and rendering gives it a very smooth appearance. The lineart doesn't have the same loose texture or opacity change, making it precise where the game art isn't.
My own art has less technical skill (I envy her ability to draw faces at angles) but it's looser in how I exaggerate the expressions and rough-in lighting with a low-opacity brush. It's always been a fascinating point of reference for art styles. She mostly drew Asra, Julian, and Lucio, with some Nadia, fitting her more angular art style where Muriel and Portia have some softer shapes.
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bastart13 4 days ago
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Another set of Fictif redesigns: Poe (Roadkill) and Calysta (For the Love of Gods)
Poe was a bit tricky to think of ideas for as I'm not well versed in the summer horror films his character is set in. I made him a little lankier to avoid being generically fit, and kept the academic aesthetic but with a bit more gothic elements and references to ravens for the Edgar Allan Poe thing
In contrast, I changed Calysta a lot. First, I had to give her bigger muscles because I love buff women. I also gave her stone skin and the thick leather belt to add to her title as the goddess of strength. I associate strength with stone, elephants and similar large herbivores, and gentle fortitude. Inhuman-looking gods are excellent as well, and it's why Astrellio is one of the best designs, so I had to go with that
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bastart13 4 days ago
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Another set of Fictif redesigns: Poe (Roadkill) and Calysta (For the Love of Gods)
Poe was a bit tricky to think of ideas for as I'm not well versed in the summer horror films his character is set in. I made him a little lankier to avoid being generically fit, and kept the academic aesthetic but with a bit more gothic elements and references to ravens for the Edgar Allan Poe thing
In contrast, I changed Calysta a lot. First, I had to give her bigger muscles because I love buff women. I also gave her stone skin and the thick leather belt to add to her title as the goddess of strength. I associate strength with stone, elephants and similar large herbivores, and gentle fortitude. Inhuman-looking gods are excellent as well, and it's why Astrellio is one of the best designs, so I had to go with that
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bastart13 5 days ago
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Casimir: is twink - bast: NO! *bear-ifies him* (thank you so much for this gift)
If the literal beast man can't be a bear, how denied are we?
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bastart13 5 days ago
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First two redesign sketches :D I like these two designs a lot, so I mostly went about giving them less skinny body types and slightly different outfit inspirations.
Casimir's waistcoat is more 18th century without a collar and added embroidery (butterfly weed embroidery for symbolism), and I gave him a beard because he's been alone, depressed for a while (and I like beards). Then Maeve's colours are tweaked a bit and given more of a heart-shaped/point theme with her hair, collar, and waist because her dress was a little plain.
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bastart13 5 days ago
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First two redesign sketches :D I like these two designs a lot, so I mostly went about giving them less skinny body types and slightly different outfit inspirations.
Casimir's waistcoat is more 18th century without a collar and added embroidery (butterfly weed embroidery for symbolism), and I gave him a beard because he's been alone, depressed for a while (and I like beards). Then Maeve's colours are tweaked a bit and given more of a heart-shaped/point theme with her hair, collar, and waist because her dress was a little plain.
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bastart13 6 days ago
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You all know me so well, suggesting so many female characters
Out of all the Fictif characters, which ones would you like to see me redesign/draw in my design style?
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bastart13 6 days ago
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Out of all the Fictif characters, which ones would you like to see me redesign/draw in my design style?
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bastart13 11 days ago
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I would absolutely support you if you made a picrew, but please prioritize your sanity!! 馃槄
I'm here to make art and preserve my sanity
and I'm all out of sanity
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bastart13 11 days ago
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I need to sleep before my 6am brain convinces me it would be fun to make a picrew
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bastart13 11 days ago
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In a final attempt to see if caffine will work its apparently mystical awakening powers on me, I tried an energy drink
I have never felt my body so immediately nope so hard
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bastart13 13 days ago
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I've ended the survey now! Thanks to everyone who responded. I'll be posting the results as soon as I can, but (spoilers) the power of GNC people is strong
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It'd be a great help to my curiousity to know what people thought of the ~12 stories and their ~29 love interests
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bastart13 16 days ago
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It'd be a great help to my curiousity to know what people thought of the ~12 stories and their ~29 love interests
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