The Near Hentai Monthly Lady for July 2021 is Charlotte Smoothie from One Piece. This is much further into the series than I ever got, so I had to do some research on her. It seems like her Devil Fruit power is an ability to wring people out (like a dishrag) to get juice from them, which she can use a variety of ways. It seems like this power is kinda sexual, at least in the clips of it I saw, as she was always using it on a pretty young woman, who moaned as liquid dripped from her body. It wasn’t really my thing, though, so I opted not to use it for her NHML pic. Instead, I found her sister, Charlotte Cinnamon, and I thought she was pretty cute. She has a third sister she’s also affiliated with, but her design was a bit much for me (the way One Piece portrays rotund women’s bodies is a bit off-putting), so I stuck with just the two. I put them in a desert land I see them in often (I think a good chunk of this arc takes place there), but ironically it makes them look like they might be tiny. In actuality they’re both giantesses with very long legs (Smoothie in particular), but I digress. With the pose I went with, I was forced to choose between covering Smoothie’s eye (due to her hair) or obscuring her rose tattoo. I ended up prioritizing the tattoo, just because I was pretty sure I was gonna draw her with her eyes closed, anyway.
With this post, NHML nominations for the month of August are now open. For those who don’t know, I’ll run down the rules real quick. Nominations are limited to one per person. You can nominate any female character you want, provided I have not drawn her within the past calendar year (though I prefer characters I’ve never drawn, period). Previous NHML winners are not eligible for a second time. Nominees must also not be from the same franchise as this month’s winner, One Piece. If you violate any of those rules, I’ll let you know, and you can nominate someone else. I know it can be hard to keep track of these things. You may nominate by either commenting in the cBox, commenting on this post, or emailing me (Nearphotison2010@yahoo.com). I’ll compile a list of the nominees in the sidebar of this site, and then on August 1st I will use a randomizer to select the winning character who I will proceed to draw sometime that month. I look forward to seeing who you all nominate this time around!