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Rubbing Her Gem

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. ^_^;

Lapis Lazuli Footjob

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.