Allister is one of those characters who I like, but mostly in passing, but is also really well-received whenever I draw him despite me having no real ideas for him. So, like the other characters who fit that specific criteria, I try and fit in Asks for him every now and then for the people who like seeing him. I had a different situation in mind for him at first, but it wasn’t working as well as I would’ve liked in the Ask dimensions, so I retooled it into a simple full nelson pic, which I think is always fun.
I feel like this Ask was likely looking to see Allister pair up with another character. I spent a lot of time thinking about who would be a good fit, maybe someone else connected to ghosts or the like, but I just wasn’t connecting with any of the ideas I was having. The whole time, though, I was picturing this image, which I really liked. I wanted to do this Ask, partly because I needed a yaoi one to break up the straight and yuri content I’ve been working on, but also because people seemed to really like his debut pic and I thought they might like seeing him again. So I went with my gut instinct, showing Allister connecting with someone but not necessarily making friends with another named character in the Studio.
When Allister was first introduced for Pokémon Sword and Shield, I knew I would probably be drawing him eventually. The only question, really, was when and under what circumstances. Turns out, the answer is: Now, and for a Mini Commission. The instructions for this Mini Commission were just for him to be showing off his butthole and the soles of his feet and, well… Here ya go! I hope y’all like it.
I knew how I wanted to answer this one pretty quickly. A big part of Aqua’s character in KonoSuba is how, despite being a goddess, nobody sees her as one or treats her like one. Even in a city devoted to worshiping her, nobody recognizes her divinity. I don’t see any reason why that would change in the Near Hentai Studio, and I think it’d be a little weird to see her running a church to herself or something with a bunch of followers. However, I thought it’d be a good chance to illustrate a water-themed character still being innately drawn to her, the only question was who to use. I ended up settling on Nessa, someone who got to debut around the start of the year but hasn’t appeared in anything since then. Funnily enough, her one other appearance in my work also has her working alongside a KonoSuba character, though a different one.
Here’s the One-Shot I did for December, selected from nominations sent in by my supporters. Of course the holidays referenced in this comic have now passed, but it was more timely for my supporters. ^_^; This one presented a couple of unique challenges. First, was that I have very little experience working with the Fairly OddParents style (I’ve drawn it before, but it’s been ages). I did my best to find a compromise between my more realistic approach I usually use and the uber-stylized designs of the original characters. Also, the last panel was left completely open to me (except the dialogue). I decided that, since the pic was presented as a message from the Studio versions of characters, I should use Siat Wildstar, who’s sort of the mascot of the Studio. Since her panel is all about looking forward to the new year, too, I decided to work in a “look forward” theme, with her training three new characters (or, in Kefla’s case, a combination of two characters already in the Studio). Darkness is the last of the main KonoSuba girls for me to bring in, and Nessa’s a popular new character I’ve gotten a few requests for. Seras in the first panel is also new, though she’s been nominated for NHML maybe a dozen times. It’s also fun to bring in Mrs. Claus from the comic I did with CCat for Christmas 2018, paired again with her favorite boys, Mace and Jackie.