I'm Tim, or "Melee," if you prefer.

I draw stuff and sometimes post it here. I also talk about other things; typically video games, but other things come up, too.
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Alright, last sample pic for a little while. Almost forgot to upload this one, actually. This time it’s a flat color pic of Neveko’s dragon hybrid character, Bottan! I’m… not as pleased with the outcome of this picture, and I think part of the problem was because I wasn’t %100 sure on what to do with the character. I would like to try my hand at drawing this character again, though I don’t think I’ll get a chance to anytime soon; I have one more sample to work on, and Lord knows where I’ll go from there (I have a few personal projects revolving around my own characters that I would like to work on).
I didn’t have a great to say about this one when I uploaded it on deviantART, just that I drew the character because I really like her design. There was also a self-hating bit where I accidentally saved over the original PSD file when I meant to save it as a PNG, resulting in me losing all of the layers and thus preventing me from easily shading this. So, if Nevie wanted me to shade this… um, sorry.
On a side note, for something that’s meant to be a flat colors sample, I sure spent an awful lot of time trying to get the transition from her dragon parts to her human parts looking even remotely as good as they are. What should’ve been a simple coloring f=project was made significantly harder because of that.
Bottan is entirely Neveko’s property. She’s got a few other accounts here and there, but her dA is the only one I ever really follow.

Alright, last sample pic for a little while. Almost forgot to upload this one, actually. This time it’s a flat color pic of Neveko’s dragon hybrid character, Bottan! I’m… not as pleased with the outcome of this picture, and I think part of the problem was because I wasn’t %100 sure on what to do with the character. I would like to try my hand at drawing this character again, though I don’t think I’ll get a chance to anytime soon; I have one more sample to work on, and Lord knows where I’ll go from there (I have a few personal projects revolving around my own characters that I would like to work on).

I didn’t have a great to say about this one when I uploaded it on deviantART, just that I drew the character because I really like her design. There was also a self-hating bit where I accidentally saved over the original PSD file when I meant to save it as a PNG, resulting in me losing all of the layers and thus preventing me from easily shading this. So, if Nevie wanted me to shade this… um, sorry.

On a side note, for something that’s meant to be a flat colors sample, I sure spent an awful lot of time trying to get the transition from her dragon parts to her human parts looking even remotely as good as they are. What should’ve been a simple coloring f=project was made significantly harder because of that.

Bottan is entirely Neveko’s property. She’s got a few other accounts here and there, but her dA is the only one I ever really follow.

Another sample that I previously uploaded to deviantART! This time, I wanted to show off my inking skills and do something with more refined outlines, and my test subject for that was Danny Paint’s character.
I’m sure you all know the drill by now; I’ve already given my reasons on dA (I wasn’t good to him on Skype, and this is partly a means of apologizing, though I realize I’ll need to do more to really make up for it), so I’ll spare you all of those details. Admittedly, I kind of played it safe with this one with the simple pose, as I don’t actually have any experience with drawing feline characters (this is the first), but I think it didn’t come out too bad. Personally, I’m rather proud of how I was able to implement the characters emblem and how I managed to get it to function as a border for the character’s name. I felt so clever when I did that.
When I open commissions, inked works will most likely have black outlines. I just went with a colored outline here because the character seems to have a strong association with the color green (I know what that’s like; my Melee has a strong association with purple).
Danny here is total property of… um, Danny Paint, of course. Don’t know if he has any accounts beyond dA, though. Nothing that I know of, anyway.

Another sample that I previously uploaded to deviantART! This time, I wanted to show off my inking skills and do something with more refined outlines, and my test subject for that was Danny Paint’s character.

I’m sure you all know the drill by now; I’ve already given my reasons on dA (I wasn’t good to him on Skype, and this is partly a means of apologizing, though I realize I’ll need to do more to really make up for it), so I’ll spare you all of those details. Admittedly, I kind of played it safe with this one with the simple pose, as I don’t actually have any experience with drawing feline characters (this is the first), but I think it didn’t come out too bad. Personally, I’m rather proud of how I was able to implement the characters emblem and how I managed to get it to function as a border for the character’s name. I felt so clever when I did that.

When I open commissions, inked works will most likely have black outlines. I just went with a colored outline here because the character seems to have a strong association with the color green (I know what that’s like; my Melee has a strong association with purple).

Danny here is total property of… um, Danny Paint, of course. Don’t know if he has any accounts beyond dA, though. Nothing that I know of, anyway.

As a means of getting some extra money, I’ve been very interested in taking commissions lately. However, since it’s been so long since I’ve drawn anything proper, I realized I needed to make some sample pics showing off what I can do. This is one of them - the drawing being of Dizzie-Dog’s Doolah character; I don’t entirely recall the specifics of this characters, other than that she’s hybrid creature and also a pirate.
Like the previous drawing I uploaded here, I’ve already talked a lot about this drawing over on my deviantART account and I’d rather not repeat myself here. Besides, most of what I talk about isn’t so much about the drawing as it is why I chose to draw a character for Diz. (long story shot: she helped encourage me to finish a drawing I simply wasn’t having fun with and was causing me great grief, so I wanted to express my gratitude in some way). Aside from the fact that the character is fun to draw (and I did have fun with this one), it also gave me a chance to try my hand at a different body type.
Truth be told, I don’t know if this character actually drinks. I just assume she does because of the whole pirate thing. If she doesn’t, well… I dunno, just assume the tankard has some other sort of beverage in it. I’m not entirely sure what can and can’t be plausible in Diz’s world.
Doolah is entirely Dizzie-Dog’s character. I’ve already linked to her deviantART, but here’s a link to her Tumblr, as well. Recently, she’s taken to making plush characters (no, she’s not open to commissions, so don’t bother asking). You should check her out, she’s worth visiting.
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This drawing is intended to be a digital sketch. Something that I could get done quickly and wouldn’t be too much strain on my left hand, thus explaining the scratchy outlines. If I was commissioned to make such a thing, I would probably sketch it out in a color of my choosing unless told otherwise by the client.

As a means of getting some extra money, I’ve been very interested in taking commissions lately. However, since it’s been so long since I’ve drawn anything proper, I realized I needed to make some sample pics showing off what I can do. This is one of them - the drawing being of Dizzie-Dog’s Doolah character; I don’t entirely recall the specifics of this characters, other than that she’s hybrid creature and also a pirate.

Like the previous drawing I uploaded here, I’ve already talked a lot about this drawing over on my deviantART account and I’d rather not repeat myself here. Besides, most of what I talk about isn’t so much about the drawing as it is why I chose to draw a character for Diz. (long story shot: she helped encourage me to finish a drawing I simply wasn’t having fun with and was causing me great grief, so I wanted to express my gratitude in some way). Aside from the fact that the character is fun to draw (and I did have fun with this one), it also gave me a chance to try my hand at a different body type.

Truth be told, I don’t know if this character actually drinks. I just assume she does because of the whole pirate thing. If she doesn’t, well… I dunno, just assume the tankard has some other sort of beverage in it. I’m not entirely sure what can and can’t be plausible in Diz’s world.

Doolah is entirely Dizzie-Dog’s character. I’ve already linked to her deviantART, but here’s a link to her Tumblr, as well. Recently, she’s taken to making plush characters (no, she’s not open to commissions, so don’t bother asking). You should check her out, she’s worth visiting.

This drawing is intended to be a digital sketch. Something that I could get done quickly and wouldn’t be too much strain on my left hand, thus explaining the scratchy outlines. If I was commissioned to make such a thing, I would probably sketch it out in a color of my choosing unless told otherwise by the client.

Since I intend to use this Tumblr account more often, I guess it would also be good to start uploading new drawings here. This one has been available on my deviantART account for a little over two weeks now. That said, I’ve been hesitant to bring it over here because 1) despite all of the work I put into it, I’m just not happy with the results, and 2) because I’m unhappy with the results, I wanted to make some edits to it to make it a little more appealing. While I have been able to make a few minute edits to it since I uploaded it to deviantART, I would like to go back to this one and fix up the character’s face slightly (namely, fix her left nostril and right eye). I would like to do that once I’m done with my current pic.
I’ve already talked about this pic a lot over at dA, and I’d rather not repeat myself here, so here’s the general gist of things here:
- I wanted to get back into drawing, since it’s been a long time and I wanted finally put this fancy new Intuos tablet I got last Christmas to good use.
- Thus, I decide to draw something simple: a bust shot of one of my characters. The original goal was to make just the character, her emblem, and maybe set it up so it resembles a playing card (an idea I got from, of all things, a notoriously bad video game that was released last year).
- The playing card setup wasn’t working out, and the picture felt pretty barren and plain, so I decided to give it a fancy border. However, that only did so much and the picture still felt very bland.
- Eventually, I kept adding and adding to it - fancy stuff on top, heavy background elements to the sides, even some additional elements on the bottom. this was the final result. It went from a simple bust shot to a fancy one that also tried to paint an image of my character and her homeland.
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While I’m ultimately unhappy with the final product, and it really was nightmare to work with, I am happy with the knowledge that I managed to finish this drawing and thus am able to move onto newer projects. Hopefully, I’ll have more fun with those than I did with this!

Since I intend to use this Tumblr account more often, I guess it would also be good to start uploading new drawings here. This one has been available on my deviantART account for a little over two weeks now. That said, I’ve been hesitant to bring it over here because 1) despite all of the work I put into it, I’m just not happy with the results, and 2) because I’m unhappy with the results, I wanted to make some edits to it to make it a little more appealing. While I have been able to make a few minute edits to it since I uploaded it to deviantART, I would like to go back to this one and fix up the character’s face slightly (namely, fix her left nostril and right eye). I would like to do that once I’m done with my current pic.

I’ve already talked about this pic a lot over at dA, and I’d rather not repeat myself here, so here’s the general gist of things here:

- I wanted to get back into drawing, since it’s been a long time and I wanted finally put this fancy new Intuos tablet I got last Christmas to good use.

- Thus, I decide to draw something simple: a bust shot of one of my characters. The original goal was to make just the character, her emblem, and maybe set it up so it resembles a playing card (an idea I got from, of all things, a notoriously bad video game that was released last year).

- The playing card setup wasn’t working out, and the picture felt pretty barren and plain, so I decided to give it a fancy border. However, that only did so much and the picture still felt very bland.

- Eventually, I kept adding and adding to it - fancy stuff on top, heavy background elements to the sides, even some additional elements on the bottom. this was the final result. It went from a simple bust shot to a fancy one that also tried to paint an image of my character and her homeland.

While I’m ultimately unhappy with the final product, and it really was nightmare to work with, I am happy with the knowledge that I managed to finish this drawing and thus am able to move onto newer projects. Hopefully, I’ll have more fun with those than I did with this!

Replacement Cart & Label Review (Lotsa Pics)

Let’s talk about something that should be fun; Video games! Who doesn’t like video games!? I mean, besides all of those pro-censorship turds who hate my favored medium and want to censor it despite not actually playing the damned things themselves and wouldn’t play them anyway even if they were censored (i.e., Jack Thompson, Michael Atkinson, Anita Sarkeesian, etc.)? But whatever! Video games! Today, I want to talk about one game in particular…

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The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past for the Super Nintendo. I bought this game many years ago… I don’t exactly know when, but I do know it was when EB Games still existed in this country. My copy was bought for about $6 (quite bargain when you look at prices online!), and even back then it wasn’t in the best of shape; both the front and back labels were heavily worn, the contacts were very dirty, the cartridge itself had become discolored, and - most damningly of all - the battery back-up had died, meaning there was no way I could save my progress. It was heavily worn and dirty… I surprised it still worked.

Eventually, I decided I was going to fix it up a little and learned about the battery trouble. Unfortunately, it called for a solding iron, which I had no experience with at the time and a new battery. The instructions I had followed also decided I should use the original prongs that were holding the battery in place. A big mistake, since the original prongs suck and are pretty much welded onto the old battery, meaning that using it for a new battery is… not recommended. Long story short, the prongs snapped, leaving two metal things that I couldn’t get out and, due to me not knowing how to properly handle a soldering iron, this happened:

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See that hole in the gray cart? That hideous pock of brown-tinted melted plastic and a wee bit of solder? That’s from a soldering iron accident that happened while I attempted to (unsuccessfully) replace the battery. So, not only did I fail to replace the battery in my copy of Link to the Past, but now I had permanently damaged the cart. Haunted by my failure, I shelved the game and hung my head in shame, refusing to even touch the game again for years to come.

Since then, I’ve since learned of a better technique for replacing batteries in these old games, and that when doing such, it’s best to just replace the battery holder altogether. This battery holder in particular is ideal; it doesn’t require you to modify the cart itself to fit AND when the replacement battery eventually dies, I’ll be able to easily replace it without any soldering. So, it’s win-win.

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Something funny about seeing a Nintendo product using something from Sony…

Having successfully replaced the batteries in a number of my other games, I eventually decided I would going to try and fix my copy of Zelda again. Getting the metal prongs out was a pain, as it required both a solder pump and some tweezers… and even then it took an hour to open the holes, but I finally did it! I was able to replace the battery successfully and for the first time ever, I could finally play Link the to Past without fear of losing my progress! As I type this, I’m actually nearing the endgame… fun game, it is. After playing Skyward Sword, I almost forgot what it was like to play a Zelda game that was actually good (okay, so Skyward Sword wasn’t that bad, and I’ll even concede it had a few good ideas, but it’s so bogged down with amateur mistakes and a borderline patronizing partner… fuck Fi).

Anyway, this is beside the point. After deciding I was going to fix my copy of Link to the Past, After cleaning the cart and replacing the battery, I realized I needed to do something about the cartridge. There was no way I could fix that hole without it looking like ass (and I’d probably just make it look even worse), I began to take to the internet, hoping to find a replacement shell (I could’ve cannibalized a sports game and used its shell, but I really hate the idea of destroying games, no matter how forgettable they may be). It took a little searching, but lo and behold! I found a place: Retro Quest. The site seems to specialize in making reproductions of homebrew games and translated games that never saw release in the States (such as Mother 3 and Terranigma). They also sell authentic licensed SNES games. I’ll have to head back there some time and browse their inventory.

Anyway, the site also sold empty SNES shells. Interestingly, these shells are newly made and don’t require screws (they can snap shut), thus sparing your copy of Madden NFL ‘95 or whatever from a damning fate… have I mentioned I don’t like seeing games get destroyed? Regardless of what game it may be? Anyway, what really caught my eye was that they sell in a number of different colors. I chose to go with gold; Zelda games have come in gold carts before, and even games like Wind Waker and Skyward Sword heavily utilized the color gold in their boxart (though I felt Nintendo missed the chance the give Skyward Sword a gold case… it was the 25th anniversary and if NSMBWii can have red cases…). I took this not only as a chance to fix up my copy of LttP, but also to give it the proper “Zelda” treatment it rightfully deserved. The site even provides a picture of what the gold cart looks like, so how does the cart I ordered compare?

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Yep, that totally looks like what the site advertised… :/

Annoyingly, my replacement cart is more of a copper hue than what was advertised. I guess it’s still a Zelda treatment of sorts, but… compare my cart to gold cart editions of other Zelda titles and one can’t help but feel a little let down and bothered. Part of me feels like I may as well have ordered the standard gray cart. Also, in case you haven’t noticed, these replica shells are all also based on later-day SNES carts, which have a large indentation below the label, compared to the older design, which was more boxy. I actually did know about that, since I had contacted Retro Quest and asked them about it before ordering. While I would’ve preferred the older boxy design (simply because the original cart came in such a design), I can live with the “ramp” design.

Another thing I should note is that the replacement also has a bit of a rough texture to it in comparison to the original cart. After giving the replacement a thorough cleaning with some soap, water, and a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, it was noticeably less rough to touch, but still rougher than the original cart. I think part of that may have had to do with the “gold” color job; it seems Retro Quest uses gray plastic to make the carts, then goes over it with some “gold” paint (seriously, this is not fucking gold). I mean, I guess that’s the only real way to go over it, since I’d wager gold-colored plastic is probably super pricey, if it even exists. I’m kind of naive like that. I do think they should’ve sanded it over a little more for a smoother finish (and use a paint color that’s actually colored gold… I’m still a little annoyed by that), but the roughness isn’t too bad…

As for the quality of the plastic itself. it does feel a little lighter than the original cart, but not by a great deal. And aside from the color scheme, it does look very authentic. The grooves and markings don’t appear any different from the originals, with the exception of the back; authentic carts have an engraved Nintendo emblem on the back, but the reproductions just have a blank oval. I’m guessing it was either done as a cost-cutting measure or for integrity purposes. Probably both. Despite the fact that it doesn’t require a screwdriver to open, I do like how they even included markings in the corners that strongly resemble the original screws (not big on them also being painted “gold,” though). There are minor imperfections on the cart, but they required a keen eye to see and even then weren’t that big of a deal.

So… the reproduction carts are fairly solid and I like how they’re available in a number of colors (including blue, red, orange, black, and gold copper), though anyone looking to buy their own cart should be aware that they might not have as smooth a finish (especially if you buy a colored cart). That roughness is why I can only wholly recommend them if you have any games with a damaged cartridge shell or if you want give your game a little more color and don’t mind if it feels a little rough. Also, be prepared to wait, especially if you requested a paint job; I had to wait a whopping three and a half weeks for mine to arrive. I don’t know how long you’ll have to wait for a regular gray cart, but… that’s an awful lot of time. So don’t expect it be show up in your mailbox right away.

All of this said, I give my reproduction cart a 6/10 (if it was actually a proper gold color, it would’ve been at least a 7). Good for replacing any damaged shells you have, that’s for sure.

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Actually, I haven’t talked about the labels yet, have I? While Retro Quest apparently does make reproduction labels, I bought mine from elsewhere; Retro Game Cases. These guys seem to specialize in game cases and replacement labels. I don’t have any of their cases (though they look fantastic!), but I did get a few labels from them - aside from LttP, I also got labels for my copy of Paper Mario, as the labels were in bad shape and had a huge Blockbuster sticker over it (sadly, I can’t find a good picture of that, but it was pretty bad). It’s also important to note that they sell those rear labels that you see on the back of carts, too, and they’re available in 2-packs and 5-packs. I like that.

So, the label quality… well, when they arrived, they were already pre-cut, saving me the trouble of pulling out my boxcutter, and they look pretty darn professional. They had a nice glossy finish and the paper used was definitely high quality stuff. All I had to do was peel and place. As for how convincing they look? I’d say they about %95 identical to the originals; the finish, while glossy, doesn’t quite sheen like the original labels and the colors look slightly different. Go take a look at those two LttP carts again; notice how the repro’s colors aren’t exact? The colors are richer (especially noticeable on the shield), and the Zelda text doesn’t have the fine white outlines on the letters like the original… wonder what’s up with that?

Other things to note is the gold background is a little more subdued on the reproduction label, it also doesn’t reflect light as well. The SNES logo on the side is much more noticeable, and the Seal of Quality is easer to read, although it’s a wee bit blurry. Not a lot, but it’s very slight. The back labels look pretty authentic, but the gray background is a bit darker than the originals, which does make the text a bit easier to read. Oh, and one more thing to make note of is that these reproduction labels actually are marked as such - it’s hard to see with these pics (and indeed, it’s a little hard to see on the actual labels), but beneath the tiny text on the left hand side of the Zelda label (center bottom on the Paper Mario label), you can see the words “REPRODUCTION LABEL,” which the seller states is done specifically for integrity purposes on the used gaming market or something. I don’t know, but I don’t really care since the text is tactfully placed and doesn’t detract from the rest of the label. the back labels also have this text on them, as well, and is also tactfully placed so it won’t detract from their general quality.

If I was to score them, I’d give the labels a 9/10 - they aren’t perfect replicas, but they’re still very ideal replacements for anyone looking to spruce up their collection. Hopefully, they won’t fall off anytime soon, but given the quality, I don’t think that’s gonna happen.

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Now if you excuse me, I’ve got a game to beat. Just two more dungeons to go!

What’s Stopping Gender Equality?

My Twitter inbox recently had an influx of feminist-related tweets from a friend of mine. I was going to make a few tweets of my own with my own two cents on the issue, but I felt a blog entry of sorts would be better for that. The tweets in question talked about gender equality, a noble goal that I support. Sadly, I also feel it’s a goal that’s not going to be achieved anytime soon, and I personally blame two parties for this: Radfems and MRAs.

To me, both groups spew a hateful agenda. The radfems are by-and-large a bunch of misandrist evil matriarch wannabes who seem to think the best solution to oppression is to become oppressors or, to put it bluntly, replace the so-called “patriarchy” with a matriarchy. Cuz that’s somehow better (no, it isn’t). On the other side, we have the MRAs, an over-entitled bunch with some rather… antiquated views on how society works and a belief that women somehow “owe” them. Their logic can be described as, at best, “separate but equal" (we all know how well that worked out when we appled it to minorities) and at worst, misogynistic.

What makes both groups problematic is that they both have audiences willing to listen to them. People willing to buy into the radfem’s talks of “da patriarchy” and how women (or “womyn”) are somehow inherently superior to men, or people willing to give attention to the MRA and his fearmongering about female uprisings that seek to instill a blatantly sexist regime that will regard men as second-class citizens. Both groups are, of course, constantly at odds with each other, and their existence only serves to justify their hatred.

Both groups are, of course, deluded fucktards who largely blame others for their problems, be it real or perceived. The day we stop paying attention to either group, dismissing them as the extremists they are, is the day we can start making real progress towards gender equality. I would like to go into more detail about my thoughts on feminism, gender equality, and how I see the two as different ideals, but I think I’ve spoken enough about sexism for the time being.

So, I’ve just about finished the front and rear poses for that Melee reference I’ve been working on (actually they were finished last year, but over the weekend I went back and fixed up the shading a little, as well alter the shape of his legs so they look more like actual legs). I’m uploading it here because I’m tired of this thing sitting on my computer and I just want to be done with it and move on at this point.

Except… well, you know how these are meant to be for a reference? Also, do you know how I’ve been pretty troubled about what to do with Melee ever since I decided to keep him this way? Yeah… it won’t be much of a reference without any real information. Oh, sure, I could just make just a basic color reference with a few character notes, but I still want to add some basic personality notes…

So, I’ve been trying to brainstorm for ideas. I want him to enjoy being girly and to enjoy wearing girly clothes, but there should be more to him than that. I want to give him traits that would be fitting for his time period; since he’s supposed to live in a psuedo-Dark Ages (a largely conservative time period), I’ve thought of making him timid, insecure, and downright afraid of talking about himself out of fear for being “exposed” and persecuted for his behavior. But it seems conflicting with the “loves to be girly” bit; after all, if he didn’t want to attract attention, he wouldn’t be wearing such a short skirt (and I’d rather not ditch the skirt)… maybe I should instead make him flirty, but afraid to enter a relationship with anyone? Gah, it’s so confusing!

May as well upload this while I’m here.
Thinking about Sharon also got me thinking about how she’d feel about Melee’s newfound feminity. While I’m sure she’d be disappointed to know her “knight” is a lot less manly now (though he was never all that manly to begin with), I think she’d still get along with him and be his friend (albeit for mostly different reasons now). This drawing has her helping Melee out with his makeup… poor Melee, he looks so ashamed to be seen like this in front of her. She seems to be taking it pretty well, though. I’m sure he’ll get more comfortable over time… I hope.
Unlike most of my drawings, I drew this one in landscape form (i.e. the width is greater than the height), primarily because I wanted to catch both characters well, though I really wish I had more space to do their bottom halves. I’ll have to remedy that if I ever decide to ink this (and I really would like to). While I’m at it, I’d also have to fix Sharon’s left hand there (her left, not ours).
Gave Sharon a modern outfit here, since Melee was wearing his modern outfit (I’ll have to make that his alternate outfit when that reference is done - I really like how it looks on him). Fun fact, when you have two fairly large wings on your back, your wardrobe is really limited, though it is kind of funny how between these two, the female is the only one that’s wearing pants.

May as well upload this while I’m here.

Thinking about Sharon also got me thinking about how she’d feel about Melee’s newfound feminity. While I’m sure she’d be disappointed to know her “knight” is a lot less manly now (though he was never all that manly to begin with), I think she’d still get along with him and be his friend (albeit for mostly different reasons now). This drawing has her helping Melee out with his makeup… poor Melee, he looks so ashamed to be seen like this in front of her. She seems to be taking it pretty well, though. I’m sure he’ll get more comfortable over time… I hope.

Unlike most of my drawings, I drew this one in landscape form (i.e. the width is greater than the height), primarily because I wanted to catch both characters well, though I really wish I had more space to do their bottom halves. I’ll have to remedy that if I ever decide to ink this (and I really would like to). While I’m at it, I’d also have to fix Sharon’s left hand there (her left, not ours).

Gave Sharon a modern outfit here, since Melee was wearing his modern outfit (I’ll have to make that his alternate outfit when that reference is done - I really like how it looks on him). Fun fact, when you have two fairly large wings on your back, your wardrobe is really limited, though it is kind of funny how between these two, the female is the only one that’s wearing pants.

Poor Sharon; I’ve been drawing so much Melee, that I never really paid her much mind. I think it’s time I paid her more attention, but before I do that, I think she’s due for a redesign. Don’t worry, unlike Melee, her personal tastes nor her wardrobe will change. This redesign is solely based on her physical traits.

While Melee descended from the large fire-breathing dragons of his homeland, Sharon actually comes from a completely different breed of dragons (a smaller breed that can’t breathe fire, but have a highly venomous bite and a strong resistance to poisons and disease). However, she doesn’t really look all that different from Melee… let’s fix that.

Aside from the ideas in the upper drawing, I also provided an example featuring the traits I liked the most (slit pupils, different fin and underbelly design, and longer fangs). For the eyes, I’m also contemplating on whether I should keep her sclera white or make them a light yellow (FYI, the sclera is the name for that white part of your eyeball). I’d really like to hear your suggestions on it.

May upload these my dA scraps later.