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’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.