I promised changes, and here they are!
First and foremost, if you saw my Doctor!Steve
redraw, you probably noticed it's not signed the same as I've always done it. In an effort to move away from my old name, I will not sign any new art pieces with that name and they will instead be signed as "Sgt Leppard"
Next I'll address the literature section. You may have noticed that a good chunk of stories are no longer in my gallery. Effective today, I will no longer be posting new stories to deviantArt.
This is not for a significant reason related to the site. This is due to the fact that posting stories on my AO3 account takes precedence over posting anywhere else, and so I've decided to only post them there. The few stories that remain on the site are those that either aren't posted anywhere else or I felt like leaving them up. This may change in the future, but this is where I currently stand on this matter
Next on the agenda is the style changes. Some time ago, I began to experiment with a new hair design that would result in a definite hair shape for characters, minimise the amount of ink I use on the hair alone, and give the hair a proper visible colour. Before uploading Nightmare
, only a few characters were given this special treatment, as their hair was way too light and extra lines would make their hair come off as a lot darker than it should be. With how I drew hair in the past, it was really hard to tell a character's proper hair colour through the black Sharpie pen ink. Hopefully now it'll be much easier and won't make anyone's hair look like a huge ass bush [I'm looking at you, Night Guard Steve
And on that note, this can only mean one thing: REDESIGNS AND REDRAWS! I've already uploaded my Doctor!Steve redraw, and in the scraps section is a new doodle dump with previews of Steve and Sav's redesigns. Other assorted characters that aren't attached to an art series will likely get redraws as well
Now I'm going to address some art series/sets and their futures
Some years ago, I began drawing characters for a story I was intending to write about teenage witches in England. I eventually decided to scrap the story, but I kept at it with drawing the characters. However, I never got around to drawing two of them, leaving that set unfinished. I will be redrawing these characters [Steve and Sav are a part of this, so that's a given already] and possibly more new characters will join them
If anyone remembers, when I first joined the site, I primarily drew anthro characters. However, I eventually stopped and drew proper humans. Let's face it, that was pretty much in the middle of my furry phase and I'm now pretty far out of it. That said, the anthro set will be discontinued. And honestly, the "differences" I mentioned for them are really so minor that they might as well all look the same. I'll still leave the ones I've got up, but I will no longer be drawing them
A very long time ago, I started a series called the Paint Art series. Basically I'd spray paint a rough image in MS Paint, then take that image to a photo editor and mess around with it [mostly smudging, dodging/burning]. This series is on hiatus as I'm busy with plenty of other shit, but that doesn't mean I won't revisit this series in the future
Is it sketch time? I think it's sketch time.
It's been quite some time since I've done just regular pencil sketches. That's also currently on hiatus, but hopefully I can revisit that as well. That sketchbook has a lot of empty space waiting to be used
That should just about cover it!
- Sgt Leppard