reluctantbrony [Profile] 2013/4/14 - 18:49:57
"Weep for yourself, my man,
You'll never be what is in your heart.
Weep, little lion man,
You're not as brave as you were at the start."
- Little Lion Man, Mumford + Sons
My fantroll, Electra Sol, after a pretty big redesign- new haircut, new clothes (not shown) and even a new blood colour. I don't even know if this is possible/plausible, but it looked good.
I think she just beat somebody up. Lotta red blood everywhere.
C+C welcome. Feel free to pick out any canon impossibilities.
bludrgn [Profile] 2013/4/14 - 20:1:38
hmm little things that might erk purists, but I don't think really matter...
the hair dye not matching the blood color; the use of the Leo symbol...
it can be hard for me to tell the two purples apart, I'll assume they're of the land-dwelling-purple class? otherwise they'd need fins/gills around the ear area.
You can draw horns, ears and noses how ever you want though.
Your art is still very good, and the three-quarters-from-behind view is pretty difficult to pull off. someone else might critque that though.
reluctantbrony [Profile] 2013/4/15 - 5:30:35
Is there a connection between blood colour and the sign? (If so, maybe I should bump her back down a few social pegs, back to orange... Hmm.)
The purple I used was just random. I wasn't aware that sea-dwellers and land-dwellers had different shades, that's interesting. They kinda look the same on most laptops I use, but I guess I haven't seen them side-to-side.
[anon]miles 2013/4/15 - 6:8:7
i wasnt aware of any connection to blood and symbol, either.. but there definitely is a difference between sea and land dweller shades of blood. if you;re referring to gamzee, however, bear in mind that he *could* have been a seadweller, on account of his lusus dad and how close he lives to the sea(he could have just hid his fins behind his hair, one theory suggests). while equius does state that gamzee has the highest blood colour possible for a landdweller, it could just be a personal choice or lack of knowledge on seadwelling on gamzee's part. correct me if i'm wrong, but utlimately it's pretty ambiguous and open to debate. theres still a lot hussie never clarified about the hemospectrum.
i really, really love the angle of the face here.. it looks just perfect. and that hair is so smooth.. the ear and nose are my favourite bits of this, i think. overall a really great job :^)
[anon]aaetha 2013/4/15 - 8:2:44
It looks great, and since she's a high blood colour it's actually okay for her to have a different colour of hair dye. However, if you bump her down to orange then you should probably change the hair dye as well.
Also, the colour used on the blood in the text looks like a land dweller, it's just the eye that looks seadweller-y.
The last thing is that using canon symbols is frowned upon by a lot of people. Maybe try looking up alchemical symbols to find something that matches her personality or theme?
Anyway, she looks really good, sorry for being nitpicky. Her horns are really cool and I love the way you drew here nose for some reason.
reluctantbrony [Profile] 2013/4/15 - 8:34:46
I only used Leo 'cos I'm a Leo. :3 (She was originally 'me as a troll'- Electra means Amber which is my name and a stone associated with Leo, and Sol is Sun which is the ruler of Leo. *shrug*)
bludrgn [Profile] 2013/4/15 - 10:32:42
"using canon symbols is frowned upon by a lot of people" yeah that's what I ment, but I don't think it's a big deal, since each blood type has a "huge alphabet of symbols." They could probably cross over sometimes. Hussie himself states that all fantrolls are canon, so you have a lot of wiggle room.
If it bothers you that it bothers others; you could just use a different fonted symbol [link]
as for the blood color... [link] this wiki page is pretty informative.
reluctantbrony [Profile] 2013/4/15 - 11:11:15
Thanks, everyone. This is a real help. :3
Now I just need to sort out a lusus, don't I?
lizziecat1279 [Profile] 2013/4/20 - 12:43:11
Pmuch what everyone else said, though the way the leo sign is here it looks like just a tattoo which could be pretty nifty. There are canon trolls in comic that don't have astrological symbols too, since they were from the kickstarter and junk, so any symbol (real or fake) would work if you want to stay away from canon junk.
The only troll we've seen with colored hair is Eridan, and his hair matches his blood color (which may be dye or may be some weird pigment thing). If your character dyes her hair then it should be just fine with whatever color, but if her hair is naturally that way then matching it up to her blood color may be a good idea. Personal preference will tell you what to do though there ^^
Also, a lot of trolls tend to have their typing quirks and their symbol/blood color match up somehow, but that is also a personal preference thing ^^
Great lines and stuff though, this is a really pretty picture.