Moving the Smash Bros. post aside. They have revealed more characters since then, and you can look up what they're about at the official website.
So right now I'm trying to work with some new tech to do drawings a little more frequently, but it's been getting harder to sketch something I'm really happy with. Some things I've made recently were ... well, passable, I guess, but I think only one or two I actually liked. They're the pieces of art regarding myHP, coincidentally.
The first featuring Big Ben was somewhat accidental, as I don't think I was necessarily trying to draw him at first -- it somehow became him, and with a fairly decent new look. I can't seem to fully escape the "Charizard" look, but in Big Ben's case I'm giving it a pass. It's Kazuya that I'm having more difficulty with, but that's something else...
The second was of X Harvard, one of the minor characters of myHP, whom I've only made one other drawing of. I've claimed that the artwork was meant to be a slight updating, but it's really *so* slight that I doubt people could see the differences without really studying things for a few minutes...it's definitely not as obvious as Big Ben's updated look.
With that said, I'm trying to see if I can follow up on this budding "streak" with another myHP minor character, which was given a design while myHP was still a side-story offshoot from DT-Fox
's original "Lv. UP!" project. During that time I seemed to construe all the characters as being shorter, so my own characters followed that assumption. This included a minor character idea that I pitched, known as Avalon Balryx.
Avalon is a tough, bitter individual; despite being an orphan, both deaf and mute, and having only one arm all her life, she doesn't like to be viewed as weak or "handicapped." As such, she fights to overcome these assumed "weaknesses" -- she is one of the strongest students in the school (definitely the strongest of the girls), and she developed a fascination with technology and machinery. This led to a number of inventions that she herself uses, including a speech-to-text transcriber lens, a neural cipher, and the Flex Cannon -- a powerful mechanical arm which can telescope and utilizes powerful lasers. These technologies were integrated into a special outfit called the "Copper Crow," which also included sturdy "wings" used as potent shielding. With the Copper Crow, she acts as a neighborhood bounty hunter, aiming to use her funds for further development of her engineering ability.
I don't think I represented that very well in her original artwork. But currently I'm having trouble making an updated look. Maybe I'm doing it wrong by trying to go the Copper Crow angle first...?
In any case, that's what I'm currently up to.
I'm also looking into what I might do if I were to open up commissions, but I won't go into that until things are set in something close to stone.-- Malamite Ltd.