Another stress-reliever piece, sequel to fav.me/d9lffkr . More practice in this style. I know the composition is very similar to the previous piece, but I didn't mean to achieve anything extraordinary with this "spiritual sequel". Just to relieve stress.
I've been thinking of giving Berura a bandana/neckerchief to make her more iconic. I almost settled for the neckerchief for its gender-neutrality (which is the entire point of Berura - she's female but isn't feminine), but decided to go with the bandana because the neckerchief wouldn't be visible in headshots (her neck is looooong). Also, so many other anthro protagonists wear neckerchiefs Though, this bandana does make her look a little more... demure and vulnerable (which is NOT her personality). I dunno, maybe it's her facial expression here. Might switch back to the neckerchief maybe. The neckerchief might portray her strong-headed and determined personality better. Should really get around to uploading that bio up on dA so I don't keep portraying her out-of-character like this...
Spent 3 hours on this instead of illustrating for school. I know I'll suffer later... but I just needed to let the tension out. Back to work /_\
Berura the Swan, "Big Swan" comic (c) JemiDove (me).
Time taken: About 3 hours (30 mins touching up).
Date: 5 Feb 2016
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I'm focusing on people's descriptions instead of their artwork again, aren't I. I love the art piece. Very pretty. Berura is a very nice character.
But anyway, thanks for the feedback, it's much appreciated!
And I like Berura. She's cute. I know I meant to say that before, but I never really got round to it for some reason or another.
Berura's cute? Heheh, you've only seen her demure side so far... she's usually quite strong-headed in the old comics I drew of her and her friends. In fact, this is what I have typed out in a word doc for her bio (yet to be uploaded on dA):
Strong-headed, determined. Strong sense of justice. Values fairness & equality, strives for it.
(flipside: Stubborn, or reacts without thinking through)
Great willpower and determination (a.k.a. tenacity), doesn’t give up easily.
(Flaw: Her tenacity (determination) in doing things might be viewed as stubborn and inflexible)
Direct & straight to the point, expressive. Unafraid to voice opinions.
(Flaw: her brutal honesty & rashness seems insensitive of others’ feelings at times)
Can be unsophisticated in mannerisms, contrary to species’ & gender’s expectations/stereotype.
(E.g. she laughs loudly, isn’t lady-like, but yet isn’t a tomboy)
Can be a goofball at times.
Likes to be viewed as androgynous - neither feminine nor masculine.
(disllikes stereotyping & generalisation, especially regarding gender and species)
Is seen as the leader of the group by her friends, but she views everyone as equals, and repeatedly emphasises this.
Flaw: Her “angry state” can be triggered by people with worldviews/ethics/beliefs that polarise hers. So she isn’t always cranky, just a little two-faced. When she is angry, she usually can’t think straight and becomes very closed-minded (refuses to take in suggestions or be consoled) Twist to this flaw: Her anger sometimes fuels her with determination and passion to get things her way (though she may hurt the feelings of others in the process. Otherwise, it can be a good thing)
OH HEY this just gave me an idea...! What if wearing this bandana calms her down but restricts her abilities or something? 8D *notes down*
And I still think she's cute. Having personality, being independent and the like won't mean someone can't be likeable. On the contrary at times.
Just out of curiostity... Do you plan to do more things involving her?
also the undertale quote xD