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.
So the other day it occurred to me that, of the Steven Universe core group, Amethyst was the only one I hadn’t drawn yet (if you count Lapis and Peridot as part of the core group, then I also need to do Peridot). I’d started a few pics with her (I have a lot of dropped SU pics in the ol’ work folder), but nothing finished, so I did this quickie as a side pic while working on comic pages. I wasn’t thinking about Amethyst’s gem placement when I started it, but when I realized her gem was being covered up by Steven’s peen I decided to add some dialogue to go with it.
I have a lot of reservations when it comes to doing shows in the CalArts style. It’s why, despite loving Steven Universe, Gravity Falls and Star vs. the Forces of Evil, I rarely/never draw them. I think it mostly stems from my habit of trying to imitate the art style of the source show, and that just not working well with these shows. I can nail the CalArts face pretty easily, but it looks weird on the types of bodies I usually draw. When I try and simplify the bodies, I feel they end up looking weird for different reasons, and I run into all sorts of other problems. I’ve tried finding a middle ground in the past (and here), but I’m still not sure how well I’m doing it. At least I know those three shows I listed (and others like ’em) are getting a lot of content from other great artists who don’t have these same issues I do. ^_^;