This is me/my SI, Sha Pris Amaranth, formerly known as “Sha Aria-Ann Agate” as you can see on my notes I wrote when I was 18 and first drew this sketch of my SI with her pet bird, Falco, named after the StarFox character, and also inspired by a male friend I had at the time. I woulda erased the notes, but none of them are canon anymore anyway, so it doesn’t really matter, and is fun to see the differences there were! Sha still adopts Grace, and still receives Falco as a gift from The Howard. We will probably rename Falco by the time we get around to publishing our webcomics, though. This is just a prototype, hehe. So, yeah, I did this sketch when I was 18, and Rob was saying to me, “Did you imagine you’d be colouring your hair blue all these years later?” since the blue hair/wash out dyes are a recent addition to my SI, heh! I want to thank my dear friend, Miriam-chan, for hanging out with me on my livestreams when I worked on this yesterday and today. I decided to colour this old sketch of my SI with her pet bird cos of the Biweekly Art Challenge on PaperDemon’s prompt being your OC with their pet . . . I’m a day late though, but oh well – I did get the item to re-visit an old Biweekly Art Challenge from the PD Birthday Sale anyway, so I can use that to get points for the PaperDemon Art RPG! =^.^=
My SI, Sha, being playful with one of her boyfriends named Jokul Frosti. He’s a Jack Frost type sprite, so the ice cream doesn’t actually affect him – they’re both cold, heh. Still, Sha teases him anyhow, and makes a lot of cold-and-ice jokes around him before he realises she likes him – he’s slow like that. This is supposed to be a Summertime scene inspired by The Notebook, one of my favourite romance movies, while the background comes from Clip Studio Paint Pro. I did this between taking an old sketch from my sketchbook to colours in Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0 to shading and the background in Clip Studio Paint Pro. I also livestreamed this yesterday, and my dear friend, Miriam-chan, showed up to support me, which was nice. Sha and Jokul are a cute couple, but have a complicated history before they do date later on. Jokul is supposed to appear in The Runaway Shadow by Micky first, before he reappears in MQ (or whatever we’ll re-title it to) with Sha and her brothers.
This is my second OC for the PaperDemon Art RPG (she’s me as a cartoon character).
Character Name: Alexandria “Sha” Pris Amaranth.
Character Age: 30.
Character Species: Human-faerie hybrid.
Hair colour: Changes colours with wash-out dyes; however, the base colour is bleached blonde with dark roots.
Eye colour: Amber brown.
Sha was born to Donna and Heath Amaranth in Ireland before moving to the East Wood Island of the Wood Islands archipelago, where fae folk are common among humans. Sha herself is descended from Irish faeries through her mother, inheriting a healing ability that has led her to become a nurse at the police station where her two brothers work. Her long-time suitor, Steven Gayle, a former boyfriend of hers, is forever by her side, even through her various relationships with bad men, which seem to be her preferred type. Sha eventually marries Leopold Florel, unaware that he and his adoptive daughter, Amy, are vampyres. While Sha is one of three stars in our main story in our upcoming webcomic universe, here she joins her stepdaughter in the Paperverse!
I saw my good friend, Alexa, was open for art commissions on Twitter, and decided to commission her to draw my SI, Sha, and my fictional stepdaughter, Amy. I’m very happy with them! Alexa has an unique and gorgeous art style, as well as is an absolute doll to work with. =^w^= 💚
(This is actually my first time commissioning someone to do artwork for me, before this has just been art requests and trades, etc.)
Here are the sketches and line art WIP pieces:
And the time lapses of Alexa working on each piece!
I put this together three years ago (September 5th, 2018 according to properties) … My brothers are right – my artwork looked much better in the past, before my depressive psychosis fully developed, and I lost concentration on the simplest of tasks. I just need to discipline myself to make more art, and actually spend more time on each art piece as well, instead of doing everything at the deadline, or in a couple of hours before I can’t focus anymore. 😅