I'm not going to try and hide anything about this page, and this little box down here will probably be quite full. I say probably because this is not planned in advance. It's my thoughts as they are as of the tyme of tiping.
This whole collection has caused me quite some thoughts about myself. I revisited an old style of not using pen, but I'm not terribly much of a fan of it, as I feel like I blur out some details while shading. I may go back to pen, but I need to do other artistic ventures as well. But as for what lies in front of you, I think it's best to go through it step-by-step. Or picture by picture.
The first one, on your left, is Beetle Man-ia. As it so happened, I started a series of concepts of insect-human hybrids, first starting with Moth Girl, then Bee Boy, and now Beetle Man. The whole series is supposed to be sex appeal, there's no way I can lie about this. The tricky thing is appealing to those who prefer males, as I, wonderbread of the USA, am a straight white male (guess my social class!). This means I don't know how to appeal to women or gay men. However, I feel it is my duty, as a prospective artist, to be able to appeal to as many groups, on however low a level, as possible. So, a tricky situation has occurred. How to I appeal to anthrophiles (prefers male) of the world while being my gynophile self? And I hope those words mean what I think they mean, otherwise we are in a whole room full of awkward.
The middle picture is Jaguar Amazon. It came as a product of me being slightly more than peeved at an aquaintace's drawing of an anime catgirl. Pink hair, pale skin, able to see both the tops and bottoms of her breasts, belts in chafing locations...one can surmise the picture. Though it may work its way here. Anywho, I wanted to try drawing a feline-humanoid, because I have never done that. Yet to do a spider hybrid, but that will also happen invariably. I just don't think this worked out at all. I mean, this was my first time drawing quilted armor, and that worked okay. Ish. And the legs aren't that bad. I think. But there's a weird lighting angle that made shading interesting, and the armor is all wrong, and the weapons all wrong, and the accessories...blah blah blah. It just don't work. And It's supposed to be female. This may be the picture that suffers from the clean lines normally afforded by pens the most. However, it is highly clothed, something your average catgirl don't exactly do often.
Finally, Secretary Harpy. A harpy based off of a secretary bird, with a few proportional changes. I counted, this one is tall. She's, like, 8 or 9 heads tall, absolutely towering! And oh so skimpy on the costume. Less clothing than anything public I've seen. And I'm beating myself up over it. I am not fooling anyone with this picture, this is exploitative artwork here. I don't normally do this (to this level, at least), and I don't think I should. It is ultimately pointless, and I feel like I'm backpedaling on feminism here. Yeah, might as well say it, I support gender rights. Call it my affiliations, or call it uncanny common sense, I am. And this level of non-dress will be quite controversial. ...But I kinda like the idea. More clothing next time, methinks.