EYYY here’s a thing based on official art. i’ve decided i like manami’s weird yellow hair streaks a lot.
i’ve actually been drawing a lot, it’s just all shitty ballpoint drawings so i don’t post 90% of them. here’s some that i liked. i’ve been thinking about an actual-bird-birdsona. in case it wasn’t obvious, no, one persona with four fucking wings is not enough bird for me. i decided that if i was a bird, i would be some kind of kinglet, and probably not a raptor.
also river would never actually be able to wear a shirt like that for contextual reasons, i just wanted an excuse to draw a really terrible cliche
ps. i haven’t updated fireflies in a while for a lot of reasons, the least of which not being a depressive episode. i basically was having a crisis where i wasn’t sure if one of the biggest parts of the plot was Extremely Offensive, so i was frantically thinking of gutting out all those parts and retconning everything, which resulted in two years of world building quickly unraveling before me. i talked with rox about it though, and he assured me that it was worth keeping in, so i’m going to keep moving forward according to plan. crisis averted.
annual redesign ho (or well, slight change more like)
i can’t draw for days but i start drawing white with a birdier looking snout and suddenly i can draw again, wow,
sketchessss (and partial lineart)
these are two of several adoptables i am designing right now, because i need money to have my laptop cleaned (by a professional who will not accidentally destroy it). so if you ever wanted an adoptable from me, or if you happen to like deer, flowers or faeries a whole lot, keep your eyes peeled.
i am going to price them by time spent ($10/hour) so they aren’t going to be like dirt cheap, but also not completely ridiculous. it’s sort of like paying for a commission you didn’t realize you wanted until you wanted it.
on a semi-related note: i’m un-abandoning my FA to maximize exposure for these, and actually get them sold. so if you have an FA, feel free to watch for them there (or on weasyl, i’ll be posting them there too).
there were a few other things i finished, but i didn’t like them enough to post them. this is what was left. (i’m not super happy with these either but w/e i guess)
i hope yall aren’t tired of angel manami yet because I Will Never Be Tired Of Angel Manami. me and rox briefly talked about an au/headcanon where they’re actually an angel who fell to earth (i can’t decide between seraph or cherub, v. hard to choose, but i have designs for both lmao), but can’t remember, and that’s why they have a hard time feeling “alive.” they don’t feel things the same way humans do. and cycling is a lot like flying. (i’m sorry , this is embarrassing, but there it is, wow)
changed little’s hair cause they looked too much like kaiba, ended up drawing a whole bunch of littles
also attempted to draw them in kaiba style to do so (thumbs up)
here have some immensely shitty doodles of my sylestia HA and exploration party because i’m petsite addicted trash.
seraph manami because i wanted to.
i spent hours on this god damn drawing trying to get colors to look even PASSABLE but (loud continuous grunting) so i gave up on that.
i’m so unhappy with this but i TRIED SO HARD. DAMN IT!!!!! I’M PUTTING IT ON THE INTERNET, I DON’T CARE
i drew this last month for valentines but never finished it so i finished it now. i have no idea what i want forrest’s face/muzzle thing to look like, it’ll probably never be consistent, Whatever
sorry about the boring ass static poses of characters doing Absolutely Nothing
no backgrounds because fuck it who cares
inspired by recent real life events between two giant shitnerd babies ((((me and rox))))
sometimes i worry that the dialogue between these two is going to feel unrealistic or unnatural, because, idk? maybe i’m just used to being able to speak frankly about my feelings with my best friend. it might come across as a bit hammy to other people. but i don’t think it’s a secret that, like, these two have a relationship that is very heavily influenced by the relationship i have with my OWN best friend. because there’s nothing i can imagine that’s more inspiring than the person who helped me figure out who i am, what i’m worth, and how i want to spend the rest of my life (with him and his boyfriend). they’re not self-inserts, but they tell a story that’s definitely ours.
(also it should be known that river’s personality is based partly on rox’s, not mine. forrest, the moody, angry, insecure and needy one, is more like me.)
really off the ball edit: forgot to mention river’s hair is longer/scruffier cause this is meant to happen like two or three months after the start of the actual story.
manami, Literally An Angel, sangaku and their princess girlfriend onoda are the only thing i can think about rn lmfao. :’^)
i’m probably projecting on these two way too much
ps. these are not genderbends i’ll slap your ass if you tag it with that
this took much longer than it should have because i had to force my way through the entire drawing. imagine wading up river through a torrent of frothing apathy. anyway.
i’m really invested in these two being gender buddies…… i like to imagine manami probably initiated a conversation after admitting they’re not a boy (probably a good length of time into their friendship), but they wear a binder to present as one, and they find it a hassle to keep up appearances. because… they’re actually an angel, which is weird to admit or even talk about. how can a person be an angel??? but that’s how it is.
but onoda is like, HEY!! I TOTALLY GET IT!! she says that most of the time she feels like a girl, but sometimes she’s something else entirely? she thinks it would be strange to say being a princess is a gender, but she understands how manami feels. and they talk about biking up mountains and wearing dresses and watching anime and are generally a pair of giant nerdlord shit babies
yeah… yeah……. hhbbbffff
(and then they kiss)