I see this Ask as a sort-of sequel to the Mini Commission I did of the orange sisters not long ago. I see Blackfire as taking a lot of personal pleasure in domming Starfire due to their relationship from the cartoon, but I do think she’s also the type to enjoy controlling anyone who would let her. While I don’t see Princess Bubblegum as a complete sub (honestly, she’s got “switch” energy to me), I do see her as someone who could enjoy slipping into that role, letting go of pressures and stress, even if she finds Blackfire’s rudeness a bit tough to swallow. Mostly I just thought it’d be funny if Blackfire was drawn to another woman whose voice scratches that itch for reasons she can’t explain.
I usually try and avoid answering Asks with negative answers, but this was one case where I felt I could still have a bit of visual fun with the response. I know some artists have had some fun leaning into Starfire’s more dominant side, as it can be fun to see characters go outside of their usual roles. Starfire’s alter-ego of Starfire the Terrible from Go! can be a good avenue for that sort of thing, but it just didn’t feel right for how I tend to view the sisters (at least in my work). I’ve never seen Blackfire dominating Starfire as a forceful or power-based thing, but more a result of their personalities. Blackfire’s sadistic side and manipulative talents playing into Starfire’s eagerness to please and naturally submissive tendencies. In the series this is a toxic relationship Starfire has to grow out of, but for my purposes it plays more into a balanced dom/sub dynamic. With that in mind, I’m not sure if I could really see Blackfire willingly going into a role reversal with her sister… If I wanted to do that, it’d probably need to be its own story, and not an Ask, so for now instead I thought it’d be fun to see Starfire suffer some light punishment for bringing it up to her at all.
Here’s a little Mini Commission featuring a return of Blackfire domming Starfire. I’ve actually been meaning to get back to this pairing for a while, but the last pic with them I started just kinda stalled out and I’ve had trouble picking it back up. So hopefully anyone who likes these two in these roles will be able to enjoy this pic instead! Since it’s a Mini Commissions, only one character can really appear, and the subscriber who submitted this idea wanted it to be Blackfire. I tried to angle it in a way where I could pull it off while still having it fall within the scope of what a Mini Commission is, and I think it worked out alright.
So, New Year’s may be past (especially by the time this post will go public), but a subscriber commissioned this little pic to commemorate the start of 2021. They wanted to see three couples from the Teen Titans having fun, so we got Raven with Cyborg, Starfire with Robin, and Terra with Beast Boy. It’s been a very long time since I’ve done anything with Terra, but she seems to be enjoying herself alongside the other girls.
I mentioned before I’ve been in a good mood for Raven lately, so even though I just did a pic with her I decided to take on this Ask as the last from the December batch. I didn’t really see a good option for B.B. just picking from what was presented, though, and rather instead liked twisting the answer to Raven’s tastes. I think this approach fits their dynamic a bit better, personally.
I’ve been in a Raven kinda mood lately, so you might see a bit more of her from me in the near future (no pun intended). The first thing I wanted to do, though, was ink and color this older sketch from almost a year ago. I don’t remember why I started this one back then, but I always liked how the perspective turned out and made a point of wrapping it up, even though Raven’s less of the focus in this one.
So here is the image for “April” on the first Near Hentai Studios Calendar. For those who don’t know, the premise of this project is to create twelve random pairings out of the Studio’s top performers (which just means the characters with the most appearances in my work). This is a great example of a crossover that I think would only happen randomly. Raven and her mother were put into the randomizer as one entry, and collectively they ended up paired with the Space Emperor Slut himself, Frieza. I kinda like this pairing aesthetically, Frieza’s white and purple color palette pairs well with Raven and Arella, I think. Outside of that this pairing is complete nonsense, of course, but that’s part of the fun of a project like this.
So this is the One-Shot comic I did for October, submitted by one of my SubscribeStar supporters. This is another one with a variety of pairings in each panel, though this comic has the theme of superhero boys to tie them together. The script listed which pairings should appear in which panels, though the overall posing and such were left to my discretion. I hope you all like the final result.