Comic for Thursday, Oct 16, 2014


Posted October 16, 2014 at 1:00 am

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Requested by Robert Green - Sarah, but ten years older and in a sixties outfit

Robert is the same patron who requested Draconian Pirate Justin (and Otter girl Ashley), and at the time, I wondered if he genuinely had a randomizer to choose his requests for him. I asked him about it, and there is genuine randomization involved, so... Yeah. That explains a bit about these fun, interesting requests.
The tricky thing about THIS sketchbook, however, was making Sarah ten years older. 28 year old Sarah doesn't look all that different from 18 year old Sarah in my style, as the simplified nature of my style means any subtle details meant to indicate a difference during that time would wind up making them look older than they're supposed to be.
My solution was basically just to give her really long hair (presumably grown naturally), and tinted sunglasses. Neither of those things necessarily say "older", but she still sort of looks older to me? Maybe? I dunno. I tried, Robert. I super tried!
Her dress is inspired by one worn by Felicity Shagwell in the movie Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. I'm not a huge fan of the character, but I do like her outfits in the movie. And it's not that I dislike Felicity, but she felt insincere to me, like her dialogue was trying a little too hard when talking to Austin?
Granted, that may well have been what she was supposed to be doing as an Austin Powers fangirl, but whatever. It's possible I'm putting too much thought into an Austin Powers movie (particularly one that, while amusing, decided to basically throw everything from the first movie into the garbage in a fairly horrible way that I'm only sort of willing to let slide on account of the whole thing clearly not taking itself seriously at all).
Note: Requests are paraphrased for clarity and brevity