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Unseen Jill Off - Part 2 
17th-Mar-2008 11:32 pm
Continuing my post-study of the art I did for Dessgeega's acclaimed new indie video game, MIGHTY JILL OFF!  
 


 Dessgeega had told me that she preferred my drawings of Jill that had more realistic proportions, so above, left and below you can see my attempts at hammering out a more final version of that design. The Jill I settled on is between about 3 and 3 1/2 heads high. I think the one to the left is probably the definitive Jill. You'll notice I'd started drawing her with the more benign, wide eyed facial expressions she has in the final images, as I'd decided Jill should be an innocent, and look eager-to-please.

By this point I'd realised that if I made Jill's suit any other colour than black it wouldn't look like a rubber fetish outfit. Above, you can see the moment I realised that even breaking the suit up with light grey would just make her look like Batman! What! Again, on the left you can see the design I settled on.

This was all well and good, but I realised that at some point the following conundrum would rear its ugly head:

1.) Rubber fetish gear is very shiny.

2.) Gross lolicon manga porn is very shiny. 

It was clear that it was going to be hard to make it look like one without making it look like the other! A delicate balance would have to be struck! 

I tried pretty hard, but to be honest I think there are certain scenes where that equilibrium isn't achieved. Mostly, though, I'm pretty happy with what I ended up with. 


Below, the ONLY preliminary drawing I did of the Queen, excepting the ones in my rather loose storyboard frames. I think I pretty much nailed her straight off, but I gave myself room to improvise and improve upon the design in the final drawings.  I added spikes and stuff to her crown in the final drawing, and changed her face somewhat. The final drawing you see in the game is based on an amalgamation of every lesbian friend I've ever had who I've also secretly been attracted to. At least one person has told me they are in love with her! Result!



That's it for another installment! Next, my storyboards and discarded final drawings! There's no stopping this train, sucker! CHOO CHOO  
Comments 
18th-Mar-2008 01:35 am (UTC)
I think you did a great job on Jill design. When I looked at the picture of her and the queen (the first one I saw of this project) I instantly saw her as
A. Someone wearing an S&M outfit
B. Someone wearing a medieval adventury outfit
C. adorable & likeable, eager to please & benevolent, and adorably butchy

And it looked totally natural. Now I realize that it was no easy feat! Kudos! Does Jill channel you, in a way, in that she too is attracted to the queen? Is Jill an accurate representation of your spiritual self as you wistfully restrained yourself from striking out with your babe-loving babe friends? I ask because that's how I've felt in those situations -- tiny, chubby, eager and not entirely unqualified to be there c'mon give me a shot.
18th-Mar-2008 01:53 am (UTC)
I dunno! I'm not entirely sure that Jill became an avatar for me when I was drawing this stuff. I might even have been the Queen? Sometimes when I'm attracted to my lesbian friends it's coupled with a sense of me wanting to be like them. WEIRD HUH.

I didn't think about it, really. I was sort of mechanical in my methods and I'm not a hundred percent sure I really 'inhabited' the characters when I drew them.
18th-Mar-2008 07:45 pm (UTC)
So neat to see how the process works! I thought Jill was instantly likable, so good job there.
15th-Feb-2010 05:43 am (UTC)
It's weird going back over this post, because your user icon was the whole basis for the 'Queen' character
15th-Feb-2010 05:43 am (UTC)
('s face)
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