The Dark-Eyed Mistress of Sweet, Sweet Pain (jenni_the_odd) wrote,
The Dark-Eyed Mistress of Sweet, Sweet Pain
jenni_the_odd

On Megatokyo, bishonen, and my art style...

When I first met Kelsey, she told me my art reminded her of Megatokyo. While I was somewhat flattered because the art is of fairly high, fairly consistent quality and somewhat amazed to find someone else in summer school who read online comics, it did then and continues to disturb me that if someone draws anime online, it is usually automatically assumed that they love Megatokyo and want to be another Piro. (Kelsey did NOT assume this, btw, merely saying that most people I've talked to online do... yeesh)
I don't want to be another Piro. Or the next Poe. Or a new Tycho or Gabe. I want to be the first Jenni. I want to have my own, recognizable style. I want to have people trying to be the next me. I want them to love my characters and empathize with them as much as I do.. which means I want my audience to suffer, but that's another story. While I'm at it, I'd also like a pony.

Michael is complaining (loudly) that I'm drawing Kaen too girly.
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Michael, dear... have you seen the majority of the men I draw? Many would think they're women... Even the ones with short hair are disturbingly pretty. I've tried to get away from this, but it's difficult. Very, very difficult. *sigh*
A lot of it is merely in the translation of the character... Michael has a very hard, sketchy, angular style to his drawings.. and I can't draw a straight line to save my life. all my lines are curvy and flowy - which tends to lend itself to the characters also being curvy and flowy. Kaen is suppoesd to be good-looking, but not pretty. >_< problem is, with me, it tends to be one and the same... urk!
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