Hellooooooooo, pplz! What's up? Karalee here!
I've been busy researching writing stuff with Mom. NaNoWriMo tips and worldbuilding techniques and character profiles... I've also been designing a new species of "monster" for a story. ("Monster" in quotes because they're really a kind of creature... the word monster is rather ambiguous and derogatory in definition.)
They've got lots of joints (so they're extremely flexible), and they have mantis-like heads, and very long claws! (They were supposed to look quite creepy, being intended as antagonists, but I'll admit I'm starting to see them as a little cute. Oops.)
There's a lot to think about when creating a species! So many directions and possibilities to explore! I hope to post some sketches of them another time. 😊
(A lot of what I've got so far is little, silly cartoons of author-vs-creation shenanigans. Generally me'n'them driving each other batty. 😜)
ANYway! XD Let's get to the real purpose of today's post -- Flora Cutegirl's Blogger Portrait!
Here's her comment requesting a portrait!
However, I completely messed up on the username when gathering the reference photo, and accidentally looked on the wrong account!
This Deer's animal name was close to the one requested... and I accidentally ended up with a rough sketch of a sweater-dress-wearing chibi with a pizza on her head before realizing my mistake. (No pics of that, though -- sorry.)
Here's the REAL reference photo -- and here's the finished Blogger Portrait! *insert the customary fanfare* Ta-daaaaaaaaa!
Flora's form only listed the color of her hair, not the length or style... so I tried to wing it. 😬 I hope it's okay, Flora! 😯
One of the most complicated pieces of clothing for Flora's portrait was the Straw Crown, but I'm very happy with how it turned out! 😃 There's not much to say about the Worn Blanket (converted into a Worn Dress) or the Silver Chain.
For the background, I used a dusky green background, then used the pattern brush called Victorian in a slightly lighter shade, then created a sort of hazy spiral using a reduced-opacity Wood pattern brush. (Why I used Wood, I don't know.)
That's all for now! I'll see you guys around! 😁 *waves* Bye!