I came out to my mom for the second time

utter_insanity's picture

Weeeeell, I told my mom that I want to become a vegetarian today. I finally worked up the guts to do it. It was kind of like when I came out to her, only less difficult. She nodded and said that was okay. I told her that I got a book from a library called Vegetarianism for Teens, and she said that she'd like to read it when I was done with it. I guess she's okay with the vegetarian thing, although it was kind of hard to tell.

She just cooked lunch for my siblings and I. The meal included chicken strips. I ate the chicken, because how else am I going to get any protein until my mom buys me some tofu products and such? Mom asked me if the chicken was good while I was helping her clean up afterwards. I said it was, even though it tasted kind of funny to me.

But enough of that. On a different note, I have made three more drawings for everyone to look at! I drew them all yesterday and today. I'm on a drawing roll, I swear. :D The drawings are of three characters I just thought of yesterday. Yesterday I got an idea for a comic book, and the three characters I drew are the main characters. There's one more main character that I haven't drawn yet, but I plan to soon.

This is my main protagonist, Kassandra Caesar. She's a tomboyish lesbian with a big chip on her shoulder. She's a mama's girl, though. (Not that she'll admit it.) She absolutely loves her mother. Her mom's really spoiled her, I think.

In this drawing, I tried to draw jeans properly. I just bought a book on how to draw manga from Barnes & Noble, and it shows how to draw jeans, so I tried to draw some realistic-looking jeans. Did I do well, or is there something I need to improve?

This is Kelly Kimura, Kassandra's sidekick-ish person. She's gay too, and to be honest, she's also kind of a ditz. She's curious and always sticking her nose into things. She's also really hyper/chipper, like she's on a constant sugar high.

I don't really like how I drew her skirt in this drawing. I have no idea why. Can anyone give me some feedback on what I did wrong? (If I actually did do anything wrong, that is.)

This is my villain, Libitina. I named her after the Roman goddess of corpses, funerals, and the dead. You can find the goddess' page on Wikipedia here. It might give you a little more background on Libitina (the goddess, not the character). I think she's my favorite character so far. She's actually a pretty tragic figure. I think she's the kind of person you want to hug and make her forget all her troubles. She acts mean and bitchy all the time, especially towards Kassandra and Kelly, but she's really screwed up on the inside. I like how I did her face. I think it really shows her vulnerability when she's alone and tears off the tough mask she shows around others. I should draw a picture of her when she's around Kassandra and acting mean to her. I don't know why, but it's been forever since I've drawn an angry person.

What does everyone think about how I drew the folds on her dress? I don't know how well I did it. (I resorted to my new book on how to draw manga in order to get some tips on how to draw folds.)

Any feedback on the drawings would be appreciated! Also, if anyone on here is a vegetarian and has some tips to give me while I'm becoming one, that would be nice, too. I mean specific meat substitutes that I can buy, how to help my family get used to my becoming a vegetarian, and pretty much anything, really.

Toodle-oo!

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nydolls1973's picture

grammar police

Me siblings & me not my siblings & I.
Now then. First of all make sure there's not a lot of additives because those are worse than red meat. And I know they put additives in natural foods too these days.

Next of all, where's your pictures? I see none!
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you always condemned me and your lovers condemned me
i stood speechless
reality's jovial

Mikki's picture

did you click the

did you click the links?

"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass
it's about learning how to dance in the rain"

nydolls1973's picture

oh crap.

I didn't even see them.
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you always condemned me and your lovers condemned me
i stood speechless
reality's jovial

Mikki's picture

lol

don't feel bad, it took me a minute too :)

"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass
it's about learning how to dance in the rain"

Toph's picture

The first one. The direction

The first one. The direction of her feel make it appear as if she’s floating or standing awkwardly on her toes. Make them more level and horizontal with the ground. It’ll give her stance one of confidence. The right arm which is left slouching down, the shoulder doesn’t match it. The shoulder is pulled up as if her arm is up on something. Slump it down more casually. It’ll look more natural that way. And her arm kinda looks a little disproportionate. Our upper arm comes down to kinda to that curved exposed area where the ribs are. A little distance under the breast. Adjust that, and when you come down to do her forearm don’t put it too far out to the edge of the paper. Right now, her arms looks a little strained. Now, to the breasts. What I consider one of the most difficult body parts to draw. I think her’s are too far up. Bring them down a little. Fill them in a bit because we want her to be hot ;) What I usually do for my style of drawing is I start the breasts originating from the armpits. Then I round them off, and then I let the rest of the chest and stomach come out from that. Also, her hair is too “stiff”. Hair isn’t exactly straight lined like that. Where are the whisps? The depth? Add more lines to it. If not on the inside, then to the outside. Add a stray strand here and there. It’ll give it a better look. I really like how you did the jeans. I wish I could do clothing.

Now, for Kelly. Make her breasts more round and full. Sure, it’s not the way it’s supposed to be in real life, but it looks great in animation. Same tips with her hair as they were for Kassandra,. And where’s her ear? If it’s covered by her hair, show it. Show a few strands or a chunk of hair gently coming the the side of her face. The left side of her face seems a little too wide. If you’re going for the anime style of drawing (which I do), then her face is just a little too long. Just make her chin smaller. If the raised hand is revealing the palm, then show a few of the outlines. How is she supposed to get her fortune read if she doesn’t have any palm marks? ;) The webbing (or whatever it’s called) between our fingers isn’t exactly straight. They’re slightly curved. Just look at your own hand. Using your body to help you draw is very useful. I do it a lot of the time. When you do it though, make sure you’re doing exactly the same things your character is. Like when using your hand, make sure you’re hand is relaxed or tensed as much as you want her to express it. Is it just a casual wave? Or an enthusiastic one? Depending on your answer, her hand will be relaxed or tensed/stretched. Skirt. Well, I don’t want to be mean, but something does look off. I can’t quite tell you how to fix it since I’m not good at drawing cloth/clothing. Maybe it’s because the lines originate right at the top? Wouldn’t some be at different lengths and such cuz cloth is just weird like that? I dunno. Just try looking at other drawings.

Okay….Libitina. AHHHH, side profiles! Those are so hard! I like the folds of her dress. And where’s the other half of her hair? Is she shaven on the other side? I hope not. Well, show her hair coming down from under her chin and continue it until you get to her neck. Apply the same hair advise I gave you for Kassandra. Make the breast a little more full and rounded. Her chest coming down from the breast should be a little curved (inward) and them come out a little for her tummy. Okay, now for the side profile of her face. Well, I don’t think it would come just straight up like that. Kinda from the part by the tip of her nose, start to gradually curve it in. That’s all I really know what to do to help. Like I said, side profiles are really hard and confusing. Add an eyebrow to go with her eye.

And that’s pretty much all I can say to help. And depending on your desired style of drawing, my tips may not help. I draw using the anime style, so that's what I based my suggestions on. If you do go with my tips/suggestions, I'd like to see the new drawings.

Here's some of my drawings just so you can see and also get an idea of the way I draw: http://www.oasisjournals.com/2007/05/digital-camera-pics and http://www.oasisjournals.com/2007/06/gay-drawings

I like the first ones better. The second batch were done during an all nighter when I had trouble sleeping, so they pretty much suck :P

~I love goodluck rubs ;P

utter_insanity's picture

Muchas gracias, amigo!

Sorry, I was having a Spanish moment when I wrote that title... *sweatdrops* But anyways, thanks for the tips! I'll definitely use most of them, if not all of them.

Oh, by the way, I like your drawing style. :D


"Women in rubber will ALWAYS be flirting with me!" --Maureen in the musical RENT

gaynow's picture

*prod* Amiga. (Or is Toph

*prod* Amiga. (Or is Toph trans and I missed the memo? ^^'') *is Spanish-nazi*

Megan: "Cheers are supposed to be simple, make people feel good."
Graham: "Cheers make girls do stupid cartwheels. Orgasms make people feel good."
-But I'm a Cheerleader

utter_insanity's picture

Whatever... :D The weird

Whatever... :D The weird thing is, I'm usually a grammar nut whenever it comes to the English and Spanish language. It drives my friends nuts. It's weird being on the receiving end of the grammar police... And two comments on this entry corrected my grammar, too... AH!! I'M SLIPPING!! Must improve grammar skills FAST. :D


"Women in rubber will ALWAYS be flirting with me!" --Maureen in the musical RENT

yep_im_a_stalker's picture

BE VERY CAREFUL WHAT YOU

BE VERY CAREFUL WHAT YOU EAT!
I've been a vegetarian for a little over 2 years now, and I've found the best way to eat is to cook it myself. I suggest the cook book La Dolce Vegan: Vegan Living Made Easy! by Sarah Kramer (although you should still eat fish and dairy products to stay healthy, this just happens to have good recipes that are easy to make)

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Toph's picture

My comment from earlier

My comment from earlier disappeared! What the heck?! I don't think I deleted it..

~I love goodluck rubs ;P

utter_insanity's picture

Wow, that's weird... It's a

Wow, that's weird... It's a good thing I printed your comment out before that happened, though... I'm going to guard that paper with my life!


"Women in rubber will ALWAYS be flirting with me!" --Maureen in the musical RENT

Toph's picture

Whoa, it's back o.0

Aw, you printed it? I feel special now ^.^

~I love goodluck rubs ;P

utter_insanity's picture

That was weird...oh well, at least it's back now

Yeah, I printed it... *blushes*


"Women in rubber will ALWAYS be flirting with me!" --Maureen in the musical RENT