Saturday, December 31, 2011
A very Zeon Christmas
This is the rest of my little brother's Christmas present. He's a huge Gundam fan (with Zeonic leanings), so I brought him a bunch of Zaku stuff from Japan, and drew him as a Zeon officer to round it out. I'd considered doing the traditional salute, but decided it was a little too "Hail Hitler" for me, and thought that having him stand at attention would be a better choice. My younger brother's a bit on the plus size, so I waffled between drawing him 'as is' (which has the potential of coming off as offensive) and slimming him down a bit. Fortunately, the Zeon officer's uniform forgives a lot of sins, so while he'd be the huskiest officer in the bunch, he wouldn't come off as being too fat. When drawing commissions, there's a fine line between being too honest and being generic. A major complaint I've received from family (brother excluded) was that I'd drawn him too thin, but Devin really liked it. I'll probably add a bit of shading around him, so it's not so stark, and mail it off. It's always very gratifying when you can draw something for a family member and they appreciate it.
Vigilante comic artist, illustrator, and comic craft blogger at www.nattosoup.blogspot.com. I have an MFA from SCAD in Sequential Art, which means I'm highly educated in the art of drawing funny picture books. I specialize in comics aimed at young girls, and enjoy the finer things in life- seinen manga, whiney autobio graphic novels, and science fiction.