Woah okay so this week…I finished not one…not two…not three…but FOUR fanart pieces?!? Across three fandoms?? This is unprecedented for me, I swear.
‘Heartstopper’: Tara and Darcy
‘Heartstopper’ is a YA contemporary webcomic/graphic novel by Alice Oseman, following the adorkable gay romance between Nick and Charlie. Tara Jones and Darcy Olsson are two secondary characters who are in a lesbian relationship.
This one started out just as a pencil sketch-plan of a much larger, pen and ink version, but everything just started flowing and I was really happy with it! It was the first time I’d drawn Tara and Darcy and it’s pretty rare for me to actually successfully draw characters how I see them in my head. What really blew my mind though was that ALICE LIKED AND SHARED IT!! AHH!!! I wasn’t even expecting her to SEE it! I was having such a crappy Monday and that brought the light back.
‘Heartstopper’: Charlie Spring x ‘Everywhere’
I’d struggled with Charlie for a bit (sketched like 6 different versions of him here) but in this one he just seemed to materialise. I made a little thought bubble with lyrics from ‘Everywhere’ by Fleetwood Mac, a fab song included in Alice’s own playlist for ‘Heartstopper’ (find it on Spotify here!)…and I have big plans for a ‘Heartstopper’ fanart series relating to this song!
‘Six of Crows’: The Dregs
Now this one I’d started way back in 2018, and had inked all the outlines already, which meant that when I ended up finishing it a couple days ago, there were a few things I wanted to change about placement and proportions but alas. I’m still mostly happy with it though! I added glitter that sadly my scanner cannot quite capture. (Though if you’re curious, I posted the glitter shots here.) This piece was inspired by ‘What’s Up Danger’ by Black Caviar and Blackway.
‘Carry On’: Baz Pitch – ‘Make Way For The King!’
This was left over from Inktober 2019’s ‘RIDE’ prompt! Based on a pretty emotional scene in ‘Carry On’ by Rainbow Rowell – I can’t say too much without it turning into a spoiler, but basically Baz Pitch (the main figure in this) is not a happy boy in this bit of the book. But luckily(?) he’s got his PAL, his BUDDY, his no-homo, absolutely NOT enemy-turned-lover Simon Snow to support him!! This one was done with alcohol markers and glitter pen (I just add glitter to everything at this point).