Took me long enough to finish the flat colors for these - why do I have to get so lazy about doing digital artwork?
It’s amazing how much a character can change over the years, be it internally or external - they might change their taste in clothes, there could be personality shifts… or, in Melee’s case, they could suddenly turn into crossdressing girly guys. For a lot you, the decision and my announcing my contemplation to shift Melee in such a way may have seemed like it came out of nowhere, but it’s something I’ve been pondering about for a long time (about a year before I finally made the announcement). I just… never said anything about it… I guess I should’ve at least said something in advance so it wouldn’t seem so jarring… sorry about that.
Thinking about trying something different with the shading here. When I did that collab awhile back, I had an idea that I wanted to test with a “real” drawing - if it doesn’t work, I’ll just revent to my normal shading technique.