MY GREED KNOWS NO LIMITS!!
Aaanyway this is going to be a list of the many, many options that my Secret Santa can draw for me. But before I get down to typing out the good stuff, I gotta clear the air on a few things.
1. I don't actually celebrate Christmas. So why am I participating?
Refer to the first sentence of this post. It's actually because my birthday happens to be the same day as Christmas. You don't have to include anything birthday related, though.
2. Without naming names, I've noticed that this year there are certain participants who regularly trace, use bases, use anime screenshots as backgrounds, et cetera. I don't want any of that. I'd rather have a piece of work that is 100% yours (no matter how good/bad you think it is) than something halfhearted that includes the things I mentioned above.
3. A lot of this list will be copied and pasted from last year. I will add and subtract parts as necessary.
Now, the fun part!
Anime and manga that I love (favorite characters in parentheses, and in no particular order):
"Fullmetal Alchemist" (I really like all of the major players in the manga, so you can't go wrong there. My two favorite characters are Alphonse and Greed [traditional form].
Yeah, like you couldn't tell I'm a Greed fangirl.) Note: I'm not as big of the first anime, and I have yet to see "Brotherhood" (I'm saving for the DVDs), but I have read the whole manga. Since the manga and "Brotherhood" are so well aligned, you don't have to worry about including characters that I haven't seen animated.
"Death Note" (L, Ryuk, Matsuda [I'm serious about this, guys], and I kind of like Light, even though he's so corrupt.)
Gurren Lagann (Kamina, Simon, Yoko, Nia, and Viral [the last of which seriously needs more love].)
I'd prefer characters from one of these, but If you're not familiar with any of them, I'll list some other series that I know pretty well, too.
Anime and manga that I like (favorite characters in parentheses):
"Naruto" and "Naruto Shippuden"(Hinata, Sakura, Chouji, Lee, and Deidara. But I wouldn't want a picture of Deidara with the others unless they're battling or something.) Note: I am not up-to-date with the series. I just finished the part where the Ninja Alliance is formed.
"Sailor Moon" (I like all the Sailors, but my favorite is Sailor Saturn.) Note: I have not seen all the episodes in the series and I haven't started on the manga yet.
"Fushigi Yugi" (Among the eight main heroes, I don't have a preference.)
"Azumanga Daioh" (Sakaki and Chiyo-chan.)
"Inuyasha" (I like the core cast members, but my favorite is Shippou.) Note: I have not finished the series. I am only up to the part where Koga is introduced.
Trigun (Vash, Meryl, and Milly.)
Cowboy Bebop (I'm OK with any of the core cast, but I especially like Radical Ed.)
Serial Experiments Lain (Lain-- to be honest, I don't think anyone draws fan art of anyone but the title character.) Note: This is certainly the most obscure title on my list. I just want to give an many options as possible.
Please keep all characters as in-character as possible.
"Pokemon" characters I like:
- Chikorita (or any of the Kanto or Johto starters, for that matter.)
- Porygon!!!!!!! ('Cause Porygon needs love, too.)
If you notice, I'm more about the Pokemon themselves, rather than their trainers. I prefer the real thing over a gijinka.
I'd be THRILLED if you drew my OCs. (I linked to a picture and included a physical description of each character. There are more OC pictures in my Portfolio, and they might contain tidbits about each character's personality.)
"The Rebels of Planet Aadau"
Meh-Eh-Au: I usually describe him as a lion-monkey, but he has human-like, brown eyes. He walks on all fours. He has unruly, long, brownish-black hair and a long tail of the same color. His fur pattern is similar to that of a monkey, but it's hard to tell because clothes (dunno why-- I just picture him like that). Specifically, he wears a white, sleeveless shirt and black pants that kind of look like sweatpants. His front and hind legs are wrapped in white bandages. His skin color is a dark beige with a hint of grey.
Meh-Eh-Weoa: She is very small and rabbit-like. She has plant-like qualities represented by her light green fur, stem-like tail, and ruffle of vines around her neck. Her eyes are large and black with big highlights. Her legs are wrapped in white bandages. If it helps, her design was inspired by Pokemon-- specifically what would happen if a Leaf Stone actually DID work on Eevee.
Conus: He looks somewhat like a dog that stands on its hind legs. He's kind of short (Meh-Eh-Au would be a head taller if he were to stand on his hind legs). His eyes are ice-blue and angry-looking. His fur is dark yellow, but not a dingy sort of yellow. He has long ears that drape down his back. His tail is thick and has electric sparks that run up and down it. He wears those same kind of black pants that Meh-Eh-Au wears. He also has white bandages wrapped around his legs, but it's hard to tell because his pant legs almost cover them up.
Naomi: She is a 14-year-old girl with a small, skinny frame. She has light skin, but since she spends a lot of time outside, he skin is slightly tanned. Her eyes are innocent and hazel. Her facial features are small. Her hair is long, sandy-brown, and is usually covered in a hair scarf. The scarf just wraps around her hair-- not her neck or anything. She dresses very modestly in a skirt that goes down to her ankles and a cardigan with a shirt underneath. She also wears black flat shoes. When drawing her, keep in mind that she is a delicate, reserved, kind character.
Marshall: He is a 16-year-old boy with an average build-- maybe a little short, though. He has light, peachy skin. His eyes are medium blue and boyish, but not cute. His hair is brown with hints of red and parted on the left. He wears loose clothing like a t-shirt and baggy khaki shorts. He also wears sneakers. Though he is a basically good character, he has a tough exterior and doesn't always make eye contact.
Dice: He appears to be a man in his 30s, but he is actually not human. He is tall with a bit of muscle on him (but not too much). His skin is beige-ish. What gives away that he isn't human are his light-yellow eyes. His eyes are lazy-looking-- the top lids are flat while the bottom lids droop. He has thick eyebrows. He has a flat nose and a wide mouth. His hair is black, short, and untamed. He wears a burgundy t-shirt, blue jeans, and black boots. His posture isn't the best, and he almost never stands straight up.
Keba: She is a 16-year-old fox demon. Think of her as elfish from the waist up and fox-ish from the waist down. She has a tail and her legs are like a fox's. Her hair and tail are reddish-brown. Her eyes are light green and innocent. I haven't figured out a costume that looks good on her, but she wears a lot of pastel pink and blue colors.
Jon: He is a 39-year-old man. His hair is goldenrod-colored and his eyes are light blue. His nose is slightly rounded at the tip. He wears a grey shirt with a red star on the chest, blue jeans, and brown boots.
I'd add Sir Calvin from "Sir Calvin the Great", but that would be cheating because he's a stick figure. Then again, you could include him in a big OC mash-up. Like this picture here.
If you, for some reason, want to draw me with any of the characters I mentioned, please respect my principles and don't ship me with anyone. I don't want any established characters to go out-of-character for me.
Just for kicks, here's some musical artists I like, in case you want to add lyrics... or draw the artists themselves:
- Bon Jovi (Preferably '80s, but anything before 2005 is fair game.)
- The Goo Goo Dolls
- Linkin Park
- Green Day
- 3 Doors Down
- Black Lab
- Red Hot Chili Peppers
- Vertical Horizon
- The Calling
- Sarah McLachlan
- Rise Against
- The Script
- Florence + the Machine
- The All-American Rejects
- Against Me (I have just started getting into them.)
I can't wait to see what you draw for me!
Told ya it'd be a long list of options.
Merry Christmas to you
and jovial Keba-mas to me.