So, like the last Ask, I needed a it of a simple one to do while I’m working on the monthly comic pages for SubscribeStar. This one stood out to me for a couple of reasons. One is just that we’ve never had a Steven Universe Ask, and I wanted to change that. Also, answering this one’s allowed me to give us our first good look at my version of Amethyst’s body, as her past couple of appearances haven’t really been full-body shots like this. Amethyst is fun to draw, and I enjoyed revisiting her here. As for her answer, it’s always a little awkward balancing a series own canon with my own version of the story, but I tried to have her answer reflect what I thought was reasonable and believable from what we see in the series. I’ve always liked the idea of Rose asking Pearl, Garnet and Amethyst to help her figure this sex thing out in preparation for Greg, and the way Amethyst and Greg interact in the show makes it very easy to extrapolate there might be at least a casual sexual tension between them. However, since Character Asks are limited to just who is in the Studio, Amethyst could only recollect on these exploits, rather than demonstrate them.
So, funny story, I actually was already planning to draw this pairing for a random encounter in the Studio Tour game at the pool. Since I had a poolside pairing for Uruka already in mind, I figured I’d go ahead and work it into this Ask. I’ll still do the event in the game, too (though not in the next update, but maybe the one after that). Also I decided to give the Ask Room a pool for just this one, since I don’t do unique backgrounds and locations for Asks but still wanted them to be poolside.
I wasn’t originally planning to tie this to the Pearl pic I did a while back, but when I realized I’d ended up doing another Crystal Gem POV shot I figured that the title would work just fine. Vidalia is an old friend of Amethyst’s in the show, and I think their dynamic is pretty cute. We see Vidalia’s love for Amethyst in her art, as her garage is filled with paintings of her old friend after they’d drifted apart. I thought it’d be a little kinky to have her eating Amethyst out in that setting, so that’s what I tried to do here, though I’m a little concerned I was too subtle with the background and you can’t tell that those are paintings of Amethyst back there. At any rate, I wouldn’t be opposed to drawing more with these two somewhere down the line. Amethyst’s not my favorite Gem, but she is cute, and Vidalia’s absolutely my type.
I don’t remember what first got me thinking about these two as a pairing, but I do recall being immediately interested in them. At first I started writing one of my AI-assisted fanfics pairing them up (those fics I’ve done a couple of where I write prompts and let an AI tell the story), and maybe someday that fic will go up on my site. However, I found myself more and more wanting to draw them, so I did this Studio Tour pic to bring the pairing to life. I might do more with them in the future, I’m not sure, and I do have another character I’m tempted to put in a role similar to Pearl later, too… But for now this is what we have, I hope y’all like it. 🙂
So I found a very talented voice actress uploading scenes to PornHub by the name of Lalalexxi. She does some good voice impressions, and one scene she recorded featuring Garnet and Pearl particularly got my attention. It’s titled “Double Trouble” (https://www.pornhub.com/view_video.php?viewkey=ph5e643c4c86897) and features a two-dicked Garnet fucking Pearl. There’s cute little edits of the show’s artwork that accompanies her voice acting, and one such shot was very similar to this pic. I wanted to take a stab at drawing a pic of the concept, rather than a screenshot edit with a censor bar to imply a cock, and this is what we got. I also decided to strip down Garnet since the “action” portion of this pic is so small. I had fun with this one, though, and I hope y’all like it.
So the other day I found myself really wanting to draw Pearl again. I did a couple sketches at the time, and liked this one enough to try and flesh it out. Since I was really feeling this one for whatever reason, I decided to use it as a sort of cool-down between some of the obligatory work I’m in the middle of before getting back to the commissions and such. I dunno if other people will enjoy this pic, but I had fun making it and I’m feeling a bit better about adapting the Steven Universe style.
My supporters voted for Connie and her mother Priyanka to star in the next MomSwap entry, and here they are. I’m worried I may have chosen too odd of an angle for this one, as the perspective warps Priyanka’s body a bit, but ultimately I’m happy with how this turned out. Working with more simplistic styles like the Steven Universe one is always a bit of a challenge, but I feel like I’m getting better at adapting it while still keeping them recognizable.
I’ve been a big Steven Universe fan since early in the first season. For me the show has a great balance of drama, comedy and really effective pathos, and Lapis Lazuli is a great example of those elements in one character. I don’t want to say too much for the sake of those who haven’t seen the show (I highly recommend it), but Lapis is one of my favorite characters. It seems many of you agree, as she spent a lot of time on top of my recent poll focusing on the gems of Steven Universe. I don’t expect this is the last time she’ll show up here, but I wanted to do a quick picture involving her cute little feet as a way to introduce her to the blog. I have other ideas for Lapis I’d like to try out eventually, as she has potential in a lot of pairing with other gems. There’s also a baseball outfit I’d like to try drawing her in at some point.
I’d like to draw more of the gems in general. Like I said, I’ve been a fan of the show for a long time, but for some reason it rarely comes to forefront of my projects. I have several half-finished SU pics in my work folder, many of which will probably never see the light of day. Hopefully I can get around to doing some more SU stuff, especially if people seem into it. I may even be able to dust of and finish some of the more salvageable pics I’ve got.
Some of you may remember way back in June of last year my drawing of Steven Universe’s Garnet that used heavy referencing to create a slightly more photo-realistic version of the character for a sexy montage. At the time I said I wanted to do similar pics for Pearl and Amethyst, which I’m still working on (just slowly, and in the background). I have images drawn up for both pics, and this one here is one that I couldn’t quite get to fit into the collage. I liked it, though, so here it is.
This is how Pearl will look in my final collage picture, a little thicker than her show counterpart and with an attempt to show a realistic interpretation of her face. I’m pretty happy with the changes, though I do think I’d like to take a stab at drawing a more cartoony, on-model version of her somewhere down the line.