“I’ve seen numerous fanarts of Velma, depicting her as some über curvy and sexy and geeky fantasy material… and for some reason, I wanted to draw the opposite - a tubby Velma, an out of shape Velma, a having-finished-with-the-mystery-squad-letting-herself-go Velma… I mean, that happens, right? People get done with what they think are their glory days and kind of just… exist instead of living.
So here we have Velma that’s been stood up on a date. I picture this being her first date with that particular guy, but not the first time she’s been abandoned like that.
Instead of distress, I wanted to show her as being used to this sort of thing by now - she’s gotten into a habit of bringing a book along with her, even. I would say she never held out much hope for succeeding with the date tonight, but, nevertheless, tried to make herself look nice. She’s not grieving much, as her outlook on the whole situation is rather removed and philosophical after so many failures.
This is for Dustin. I saw your attempt at drawing a rose in Illustrator, and thought I’d share this with you since you’re also a photographer. This stunning piece isn’t a painting; it’s a collection of photos blended together to create the flower. The artist, the absolutely amazing and talented Pr3t3nd3r, took roughly 200 photos of various water splashes he created and then used about 25-30 of them to create the flower. If you’re not familiar with Pr3t3nd3r, I’d suggest checking him out since he’s so amazing, but another group to check out is The Luminarium. They are an international art group that does everything (digital art, traditional art, photography, music, etc.).