I did one of these last year, so why not do one for this year! Despite all the bad things that had happened to me during the year, I still used drawing to help take my mind off things. I had to do something while waiting for that life-changing phone call. And I made sure I did at least one picture every month so that when this meme started floating around, Iíd be ready for it!
I started out this year with a bang, and with a cosplay manipulation at that! This one comes from my friend
. She wanted to have the Mirror of Twilight in her original photo, but stated she didnít have enough time to add it in the picture. I was more than happy to lend a hand! She loved what I did with her picture, and it later paved the way for future manipulations with her (and it ensured we would be friends)
I normally donít like Valentineís Day, but there was a person here I had developed a thing for:
I turned her into a princess, and added an image of myself kissing her hand. I usually donít draw couples, but this was a challenge Iíll have to try again sometime in the future.
It had been ages since I had last drawn Pokemon, and I had to draw my favorites that were introduced (to me anyway) in Generation IV. I was training both of them at the same time in Platinum, and Iím preparing to do so again in Heart Gold. Iím even going to name them Link and Zelda.[link]
Spoiling my princess on Valentineís Day wasnít enough. When her birthday came up, I knew Iíd have to draw her something else. I turned her into a mermaid, because of Arielís influence on both of us, and had her emerging from a shell just like Ariel was supposed to during the opening of the Little Mermaid. She loved it!
ís adorable OC, which I turned into a sailor girl. She was the first sailor girl Iíve drawn in ages, and little did I know she would end up inspiring me to make more sailors based on my dearest friends! I made this for her creatorís birthday, and I wanted to make her something to help her celebrate! The irony is that I never was a fan of Sailor Moon, but I do like their outfits.
Like he needs and introduction! Iíve been wanting to draw my favorite video game hero for a long time, and it wasnít until Marioís latest installment (Super Mario Galaxy 2 in this case) before I was given the inspiration. I drew Mario using my favorite powers from the series: the Fire Flower and the Cape Feather. Interestingly, if you pause Super Mario World while Mario has the star, this exact color palette will flash by briefly. This was a gift for the amazing
, who does awesome Mario art.
Princess Zelda is my favorite video game princess, and I found possibly the most beautiful Zelda cosplayer on here:
. I listened to Zeldaís Lullaby throughout the creation of this picture, because itís my favorite melody in the game (next to the original overworld theme). I swear, this girl is Zelda in the flesh. If they ever make a Zelda movie (keep M. Night away from it), I nominate her to play the princess! She loved this picture, and I look forward to doing more with her!
One of my friends at school says sheís the cutest thing Iíve drawn, and the model I used for her was equally cute. This is Kake, one of
ís mermaid OCs, and in my opinion her cutest OC! To honor her creatorís birthday, I turned Kake into a sailor. It was well received by the birthday girl, and she says at some point she wants to draw this! I look forward to drawing Kake again.
After a long delay, and lack of inspiration, the Seven Heavenly Virtues were finally added to my gallery. The Sirens I drew last year were getting to strong to control, so I had to create their counterparts to contain them. They donít have the defining physical features the Sirens have, but they have different types of arm gear and unique weapons, which are all based on weapons from Dragon Quest 9, whose guide has detailed drawings of each weapon.
Drawing the picture wasnít enough. Seeing the comment left behind by the birthday girl (in this case,
) made all the work I put into this worthwhile. I never imagined how much she loved this picture, and Iím sure if I handed this picture to her firsthand, I likely wouldíve been bombarded with hugs, kisses, and glomps. I had to reward one of my biggest fans on DA by turning her into a sailor girl. Since she loves the Sailor Moon series, it seemed like the appropriate gift! And according to her, it was the best gift she was given!
Technically, I drew these pictures in mid November, but I wasnít able to post the second one (Power Suit Samus) until recently. Those following me here know the reason why. Having played the original game, the SNES masterpiece, Zero Mission, Fusion, and Other M from the Metroid series, I was inspired to do fanart for the series, and the other inspiration came from an amazing cosplayer named
, who was given a dedication when the Power Suit version was posted.
Tangled is a wonderful movie, and Rapunzel was rendered so beautifully, from her signature golden hair, her emerald eyes, her gorgeous figure, and that pretty face! She doesnít compare to a certain mermaid I adore, but she comes very close to matching Ariel in terms of beauty. After seeing the movie twice, I had to draw Rapunzel.
Here's to another creative year for 2011!
Original meme: [link]
*color edited in Photoshop*