Me: "YAAY! My new graphics tablet arrived! I can finally draw all the pictures I had in my head, without relying on my wimpy scanner or having to painstakingly scratch them out with a clumsy mouse or touchpad! So, brain, what do you think we should draw first?"
Brain: "How about some Undertale fan art? I don't think you've sufficiently convinced your inner circle that you're obsessed with Undertale yet, but a good piece of fan art should do the trick."
Me: "Like a post-Pacifist Ending fluff comic?"
Brain: "Yes. Something far more elaborately shaded and extravagantly detailed than the joke even remotely requires."
Me: "...That is an excellent plan."
And so, the comic below was born. Obviously, stop scrolling down right now if you fear Undertale spoilers. ;)
Sans was a challenge to draw - especially in the bottom panel, where he's supposed to look happy and friendly, but it's really hard to make that effect when his battle eye is glowing. :/
There was also the fact that the light in that panel was hitting him from two different directions - the ceiling light and the fire - which initially threw off my shading.
Papyrus, on the other hand, needed relatively little tinkering to turn out just right. The drawing style I used makes it difficult to keep things from looking like plastic, but his battle body looks kind of plastic-y to begin with, so that was just fine.
I'm pretty happy with all the little nerdy touches I put in the last panel. The Delta Rune angel, Papyrus' overly tall sink, the spaghetti and socks on the Christmas tree, the Christmas-colored sprinkles on Sans' pet rock... and, of course, the Annoying Dog, stealing Papyrus' stuff yet again while Papyrus follows in his mentor's footsteps by setting the kitchen on fire.
Speaking of fire, note to self: draw the stuff behind the fire first, THEN draw the fire. Thank goodness for Photoshop's Erase tool.
My next art project will probably be some concept art for the cover of Catgirl Roommate, now that I've had some practice with the graphics tablet and indulged in a fit of extravagant nerdiness.
Brain: "Psst, Stephanie... if you're almost done writing this blog post, you know what you should do?"
Me: "NOT obsess over the tiny details of this picture, tweaking every little thing that isn't close enough to being perfect?"
Brain: "Obsess over the tiny details of this picture, tweaking every little thing that isn't close enough to being perfect."
Me: "Brain, no."
Brain: "Brain, yes. Sans' head in the second panel might be too tall."
Me: "I'm not going back to edit it."
Brain: "And also, he's using the wrong hand. Sans is left-handed."
Me: "AAAAUUUUUUGH." *edits*