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29 April 2012 @ 10:37 pm
The tempestuous whims of my right brain  
So I wanted to focus hardcore on novel outlining, and then my Department of Visuals whacked me over the head with an idea. And then it demanded said idea to be used as fodder for style study. Three weeks of grumbling and headscratching alternated with the blissful downhill slide of form and volume falling into place, and here we are. That's the sound of me leveling up as I perform the Done at Last Deskflop.

KOEI went joyously apeshit with fun anachronistic costumes for Dynasty Warriors 7. First came the school uniforms - more recently, fairy and folk tales. I imagined that Huntsman Lu Meng and Robin Hood Xiahou Yuan would have a friendly rivalry over the merits of bullets vs. arrows, and there you have it.

Also on deviantArt as usual, and named after a New Wave song that I unironically love, awkward dancing and gold lame suits and floating geometry and all.

This took on a storybook illustration feel that I like very much. I pushed the value range and line weight further than my prior inclinations, which was also fun when I figured out how to beef up outlines to enhance the form instead of smashing it flat.
Current Mood: relaxedrelaxed
Current Music: ABC - Poison Arrow
Skurtchasorskurtchasor on April 30th, 2012 04:28 am (UTC)
I'm very grateful that you posted your awesome drawing, because my brain needed a thorough scrubbing after clicking the other link. Does it bother you that they turned Lunchbox into a GIANT FUCKING GOLDEN ROBOT BEAR?
The Heavy Metal Matador: Huang Zhong Damn Kidsrydain on April 30th, 2012 04:44 am (UTC)
Thanks - glad you liked it! As a special brain bleach bonus, enjoy some cosplay of Lady No in her alternate SW1 outfit. You might also be happy to know that she is game-breaking in Warriors Orochi 3 because she can be set up for infinite musou invincibility. Motochika Chosokabe is the only other character who can do the same. I was boobtacularly assassinating and San Dimas High School Football RULES!ing through chaos until I got bored with not being able to die, well, ever.

There's a lot of LOLWTF in that collection. Got to love Burger King Nutcracker Pang De, Puss in Boots Zhang Liao, Flava Flav White Rabbit Lu Xun, and Cheshire Cat Gan Ning. I had to wait for official comments from the KOEI Twitter to learn that Buster Bearbot is a bunbuku chagama - a tanuki transformed into a teapot. I guess the legendary nutsack manifested itself as a pair of industrial size infusers. You can only see the bottom half of his horrible DW7 failface, so I actually consider it an improvement. I can also blame the perma-scowl on this:

Edited at 2012-04-30 05:00 pm (UTC)
Skurtchasorskurtchasor on May 2nd, 2012 02:12 pm (UTC)
I am a man of pantsless might!
Don't you try to trick me with more photos of that particular cosplayer--I am a serious man!
The Heavy Metal Matador: Son of MacGyverrydain on May 6th, 2012 04:29 am (UTC)
It's dangerous to go alone! Take this!

/BRB, running to the hills