I swear, I heard about this news via people sending me “Are you happy NOW!?" messages on Deviant Art. Apparently, a few people seem to think that I had a hand in this because I wrote some scathing reviews of Sanzaru's sexist revision of the Sly Cooper series. LOL
And here's the old B&W doodle
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First up, here's my attempt at a Steampunk Electro-Gun. I'm actually REALLY happy with how it came out!
In case you're wondering, this pic is a redesign of this character:
She's Carmelita Fox from the Sly Cooper series. And she was a great character before the forth game went and fridged her. :(
And here's some more attempts at Steampunky designs....
( "Steamy" pictures under the cut.... )
Anyhoo, here's my latest attempt. Coloring one of my dopey Sly Cooper romance pictures!
You can find the rest of my Sly Cooper/Talespin crossover doodles at this link.
--I used a Talespin comic book as a reference for Don Karnage (I've never tried to draw him before) and the background.
--I drew Karnage and Carmelita in pen at work and then did the background in pencil after I got home to my T-square and drafting table.
[Deviant Art link]
First up, here's a re-draw of the first game (I did it from memory, so it's a little off):
And here's the end of the third game:
For those of you who have never played a Sly game....I swear, I'm not exaggerating here! The differences between the original trilogy and the sexist abomination that was Sly 4 really is THIS EXTREME!!
Seriously, when you actually sit down and compare how Sly is characterized in the Sucker Punch trilogy vs Sly 4, the difference is....pretty stark. Mainly regarding the way he treated women.
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First up, random Inspector Sly Cooper AU series (because I've been neglecting that poor thing)
Next up, a "how it should have ended" comic for the China level of Sly 3.
I decided to try my hand at doing a "How it should have ended" AU in storybook form instead of a comic. Basically, I just put in random scenes and images and accompanied them with text descriptions. It was pretty fun and it allowed me to be less self-concious about how polished the drawings look. Since most of my art gets done at work (where I can't use my fancy light box and T-ruler), I can't really do a lot of polished things these days.
First up, the surprisingly non-awful scratch/brain-storming scribbles:
( brainstorm! )
I adore the original Sly Cooper trilogy. However, one of it's few flaws is the fact that there aren't many female protagonists (though Sly 2 has one of the most awesome female villains EVER). And you rarely see two female characters interact. So I thought it would be fun to re-write one of the storylines in the third game to give the girls stuff to do together.
( Scribbly semi-comics under the cut... )
And here is Naga's most likely reaction upon meeting Gourry:
( Slayers under the cut.... )
Next up, more Sly Cooper AU comics to ease the pain caused by the-game-that-shall-not-be-named. This comic could fit into the Sly Cooper AU that earthstar_moon and gullwhacker are helping me with. But it can also stand on it's own as a "this is what should have happened" comic
THIS is what their reunion in Sly 4 would have been like if that game hadn't been written by fanboys who cared more about inserting fuzzy T&A in the game than they cared about writing half-decent female characters (and good stories to go with them).
( More scribbles under the cut.... )
Bad News: The packages only came in wacky colors (no plain black ones). So expect some rainbow colored sketches for a while
More random test pics:
First up, a scene from the Sly Cooper AU I'm working on with Jo & Stu...
( More rainbow scribbles under the cut.... )
For those who don't know, I've been collaborating with earthstar_moon and gullwhacker to make an AU-version of Sly Cooper 4 because the actual Sly Cooper 4 was sexist and horrible. So far, we've just thrown together short stories and random doodles. But it's a very fun and cathartic way to vent some steam and imagine how good a forth game could have been if it wasn't written by perverted furries.
Onto the brainstorms!
( DOODLES! )
I think it came out pretty good considering I didn't use reference pictures (I did this at work)
Yeah, I had no choice but to change up Rebecca's hair. But the Betty Paige bangs still kinda work for her. And, hard as I tried, I couldn't keep human-Wildcat from coming out looking like Shaggy from Scooby Doo. LOL
Oh, and Becky/Baloo was one of my first OTPs. Anyone who watched the show knows why.
And I did another design page later on because I had different ideas regarding Baloo and Shere Khan:
( Alternate designs.... )
I felt this warranted it's own post (even if only two people are really interested in it ~_^)
First up, the drawings inspired by this exchange:
( Ancestor drawings under the cut.... )
BONUS COMIC: SLY 2 EPILOGUE!
I was on an art roll yesterday and drew this while at work. Basically, it's my idea of how Bentley ended up in the prison hospital after Sly 2.
This comic is a rough outline. I normally don't post outlines because they tend to be ugly and hard for anyone who isn't me to follow (since I use them to brainstorm how the comic should be laid out). But it turned out surprisingly good for something I drew while I was on the phone (plus, it might take me a while to draw a polished version because I'm working 7 days a week now ^_^;). So I decided to post it anyway:
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Basically, I believe that Sly Cooper 4: Thieves in Time perfectly encapsulates what is WRONG with the current gaming industry and culture vis-à-vis female representation. And this essay explains why.
FYI, The essay contains MAJOR spoilers for all four games. So if you want to play the original trilogy before reading about how Sly 4 took a steaming dump on it & locked the female characters in the fridge, go do that now. The essay will still be here when you get back.