I AM A DAY LATE LIKE A DUMB TRASH GOOBER but this was still hella fun to work on so I HOPE YOU LIKE IT APO!!! Mika is a total patoot and my first attempt at drawing him was really horrible so I’m sort of happy with the way this one turned out haha
By the time I was 15 I would describe my religion as “skeptic-as-fuck atheism.” This didn’t bode well with my Spiritual mother. She didn’t prescribe to one belief per se, but she believed there were unexplained forces all around us. However she didn’t stifle my world views either. In fact one of our favorite past-times was to engage in debates where we would challenge each other and she would try to convince me to accept her views and I would do the same to her.
She was convinced that reincarnation was a plausible occurrence, much to my amusement. It wasn’t until our last debate that I would find out why… Our usually good-natured discussion had turned serious and she tearfully told me about something I said when I was just 5 years old. Apparently I randomly turned to her from my stroller and matter-of-factly told her that this wasn’t the first body I occupied, that I had fought in a war against a wicked queen thousands of years ago, that my army eventually lost and that I and every other soldier were sentenced to die a fiery death over and over again until the end of time. Of course I laughed it off, teased her for letting me have free reign of the TV remote at such a young age, and didn’t think about it again.
…That is until that IED blew up under my humvee just outside of Fallujah. As I watched the flames engulf us, there honestly wasn’t anything else I could think about.
OoT Ganon (before puberty smacked him around with the bara stick)
I always picture him at this age as the most spoiled precocious shit baby. I keep getting reminded that the witch sisters Twinrova raised him, so I’m honestly surprised he turned out as pleasant as he did.
But seriously Ganondorf’s puberty must have been ridiculous
like it’s an anticipated event because it means he’s capable of giving the Gerudo children, which I expect is important due to this “one male every 100 years” thing. So being bodily ready is halfway there, being mature enough to do so is another matter but
this scrawny kid who looks a lot like his sisters doesn’t just get hit by the puberty stick. He doesn’t just get hit by the puberty tree. He gets the entirety of the possible puberty fucking rainforest ground up into woodchips and pelted at him at seventy miles per hour
his balls drop with the downward velocity of lead on Jupiter. His voice begins cracking so violently, is this child fucking possessed, he has to fucking learn to shave real quick because guess what that’s a beard and where is it??? everywhere
And he won’t stop fucking growing, like at first the Gerudo were pleased but now its like for the love of DIN stop growing why are you so tall, stop getting bigger, you eat so much fucking food what’s WRONG with you, Sand Goddess watch where you point that THING down there you’ve got you’re going to give us babies but FUCKING watch were you swing that tremendous man-log it’s like a steel bat at tit level
OH MY FUCKING GOD
White people asking questions about my turban. (Pt.1)
Jus Reign @ Vine
I’ve noticed that the way cr1tikal talks kind of resembles an Aperture Science Personality Core
I GLaDOS-ified his voice from this video and I have to say I think it works (aside from my own lazy editing)
sci you are a beautiful fucking human being
SORRY FOR RADIO SILENCE full time job + completely busted computer ain’t too great for art productivity, sadly
Drew this a bit ago to keep from getting rusty when I had Koopa on the brain
It’s been a whole week, have something… nerdy (I’m sorry). Chewing through backlog for the better part of the week, and this was my “reward”. You’d think that, in knowing that I would need to replicate these patterns every time Ludwig appears for BTWP, the question I would ask myself while slapping all this on would be “why am I doing this to myself”; but instead it’s “is this regal enough? Does it need more purple? Maybe orange.” Ludwig’s species is flamboyant in appearance; the men are very showy in a manner similar to tropical birds or fish. On the same token though, said flamboyance shouldn’t undermine his presence as a character (as in look ridiculous) - Ludwig is a nasty, controlling character with a lot going on behind the scenes. In terms of colour, too much going on will detract from his performance. Pattern-wise I’d like to do more than what I did with his younger self. The fan doesn’t really need any more colour, but it’d be nice to have more going on below the neck. Stripes don’t really seem to jive, and if possible I don’t want to repeat patterns amongst the Koopalings if I can help it (Lemmy is set to have stripes). Playing around with rose blotting might lead to some fun results but it may be too much to look at. If nothing else, repeating the black of the fan on the shoulders and elsewhere would probably be the least jarring (maybe, it could look awful).
The patterning too is meant to be some kind of reflection of character. Ludwig is, to a very small degree, all show and no bite when it comes to legitimate opposition. In terms of the narrative, this only really becomes apparent when Ludwig deals with his younger brother Iggy, who… really doesn’t take any of Ludwig’s shit. This is compounded by their personalities and differences in height:
Ludwig and Iggy share some bad blood that goes pretty far back, none of which they’ve been able to reconcile. The fact that Ludwig can’t control or otherwise sway his brother into doing what he wants is a constant irritation.