This level of style takes time.
A Character from my comic, Adam.
Go to bed loser.
there’s a great post going around about comparing artists’ characters to other characters/people and how it’s not always as flattering as people believe it is
I don’t wanna attract more animosity to the OP so I won’t reblog it, but I’d just like to corroborate that yes, this is a thing, and yes, it can fall on the uncomfortable end of the spectrum sometimes
I don’t, personally, mind folks asking me “hey isn’t [X character] based off [X actor]?!” because most of the time with me they are. I love movies and I try to incorporate that into my art, and the fact that I got, say, Errol Flynn to look recognizably like himself is a sign that I’ve succeeded. but when I go into tagviewer and see art of Rosie tagged #pacific rim, or even as some kind of headcanon version of Frozen’s Elsa, well - it gets less funny every time.
[and I get that Rosie’s kind of messy because Sasha was one factor of inspiration for her design and all, honestly, I do. but for real. the sharp-eyebrowed platinum sensual slav thing has been around for a while. boss white rose and heather doerksen have completely different faces, and any creative person that puts the effort into their work that I do will be infinitely more pleased that you looked at the drawing long enough to spot the difference.]
I try not to express how much it annoys me to people but it does get rather weird at times.
"This looks just like my boyfriend except shorter and different hair color and he has glasses."
So it doesn’t look like him at all?
I wonder if some people aren’t trying to awkwardly start conversation or grasping for something to connect to you by. Or in your case, perhaps hoping you will do art for that thing.
Oh too add, it’s also weird when people try to speak for you as to how offended you should be. If you think the artist is being wronged, take it to them. Don’t harass someone. That’s rude and it could reflect negatively on the artist that had nothing to do with your actions.
I don’t know if my hands hurt less or if they’re too cold to feel. Whatever the case, I drew a thing.
Dumb faces every day.
If I have to copy paste the text from your blog into notepad to read it:
Tried to do one faster. Took bout an hour.
Big guys in sensitive poses: Saturation edition.
Catching up on comics day.
Naked breakfast face face face face