Ersatzverse – Tsukinosagi’s Journey, Page One

So here’s page one of a project I’m calling “Tsukinosagi’s Journey”. I wanted to tell some stories set in the Ersatzverse, but I didn’t want to do a full-blown comic or anything, as I thought that would take up too much of my time. I settled on this, a sort of half-way between a regular comic and prose, which will hopefully be possible to update with some regularity without interrupting my normal comics work too much. I’m considering trying a few different approaches with this Ersatzverse concept, possibly there’ll be just regular fiction set in this universe or standalone one-page comics or pics, I don’t know. For now, though, Tsukinosagi’s adventure will be chronicled like this. In this page we also get to meet the mother and father of Tsukino and her brothers. They’re also both knock-offs like everyone in this universe, with the dad being named Inamo Maimuni and the mom being Furumi Maimuni. This is probably the only time we’ll see either of them, their death and haunting really just serving as the genesis to Tsukino leaving her home to search for her brothers. I have a number of misadventures planned for this young lady, hopefully you’ll get to see them all eventually.
I don’t know when the next page will be, but hopefully it won’t be too far off from now. There will probably be other Ersatzverse stuff dabbled in by then, but we’ll see.

Venti Character Ask 1

As you might be able to surmise by the answer here, I didn’t really know how to respond to this question. I don’t think a feminine appearance is something calculable or scalable, it’s just kinda up to your own impression of someone. However, I thought people might like seeing these two pigtailed boys side-by-side, so I just worked with that as an excuse to draw their butts.

Ty Lee NHML

Ty Lee won this month’s NHML raffle, and I decided the best way to go with her would be to 1) Do something showing her flexibility off and 2) Get Mai and Azula involved. These three are probably the last of the main TLA characters not to be featured in the Studio at some point, and this was as good an excuse as any to bring all three of them in. I don’t know how much they’ll show up in the future since, despite loving Avatar porn whenever I come across it, it’s almost never on my mind as something to draw. At the very least we have this threesome, though, and I do think it’d be fun to try something else with this trio eventually down the line.

With this post, NHML nominations for the month of March 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, which in this case includes all versions of Avatar (TLA and LOG). 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 March 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!

Sable Able

So I’ve been into Animal Crossing for almost a decade now, but I’ve never really drawn it. There’s been some attempts, but usually when I tried the pic was too ambitious and (combined with my inexperience drawing the characters) lead nowhere. I do really enjoy a fair bit of Animal Crossing art put out by other artists, though, and decided to do a simple little pic of one of my favorite non-villager characters in the series, Sable. Sables a shy hedgehog you can get to open up by talking to her every day. I really enjoy her dialogue, and in my current New Horizons game I still make sure to talk to her every day despite wrapping up all of her content progression months ago.
When it comes to Animal Crossing characters, I’ve seen a lot of different approaches. Some people just give them full on human proportions, sort of like what I do with the Near Pokédex series, while others try to match the proportions of the game to varying degrees. I decided to try this middle-ground approach, where she’s a bit more human-shaped than in the game, but not quite as chibified as her canon appearance. I’m not sure if it turned out well or not, I guess I’ll rely on people’s response to this pic to see if I should return to this franchise later. There’s no shortage of cute characters in Animal Crossing, and I have my own favorites, but we’ll see how things go.

Bulma Briefs Character Ask 5

I’m not sure, but I don’t think I’ve ever drawn Bulma with Goku before. However, I don’t think it’s out of character at all for the version of Bulma I’ve presented over the years to have slept with Goku since pretty early on, and so that’s where the idea for this answer comes from. Goku seems pretty complacent with this arrangement, though I think Vegeta’s a little less happy about it. Bulma gets what she wants, though, and right now it looks like she wants a double-stuffing of Saiya-jin.

Christmas Creampies

So I feel like this pic needs some explaining, ’cause it’s a crossover of sorts that is probably not readily apparent. So, of course, the two girls here are Olive and Maps, who attend Gotham Academy in, well… Gotham City. That part’s pretty straightforward. The guys here are two goons of the Joker’s, taken from the Batman: The Animated Series episode “Christmas With the Joker”. In that episode, Joker takes over the radio waves while his two basic goons, nicknamed “Donner” and “Blitzen”, do his bidding. So what we have here is Joker rewarding these goons with two girls he nabbed from Gotham Academy (nevermind timelines or continuity stuff, this is for fun), and the crackling speech bubble is him narrating over the action like he does in much of that episode. Hope that conveys the concept well enough for everyone, and I hope y’all enjoy the pic.

Young Link POV

This Mini Commission features Young Link getting it from Ganondorf. Personally, I prefer the older link (which is rare, but Link is a character I think got cuter as he got older), but here’s this version thanks to a subscriber of mine. I don’t have too much to say about this one, other than this pose (or similar ones) has proven quite popular for the Mini Commission system.