A while ago, I promised to show off some of my TLC fan art as a treat and today is reveal day!!
I have been working on these character portraits for almost a year now and it has been so much fun! Don’t get me wrong I don’t work on them everyday…but when I can I add a little something something here and there. So today is the day, finally. After a final count of votes three characters were tied, so I ended choosing one randomly by picking out of a hat!
And the winner is…..
Cinder was the very first portrait that I drew, obviously! She was the first character of the series that I fell in love with (Kai being a quick second). I’m going to get a little deep here, mind you. Growing up (and today) I have been ridiculed for stating that Cinderella is my favourite Disney Princess. I have been told many times that Cindy’s story is just one that demeans a woman back down into the damsel in distress trope. Which is kind of true, until you dissect her story and realize that living with an abusive family and continuing to be compassionate and kind takes a lot of humility and courage. No, she doesn’t wield a sword. No, she doesn’t defeat the Huns. No, she doesn’t have a sassy attitude. Yeah, she waits for mice to come to her rescue. Yeah, she marries a guy she met on one night. But this is Disney, after all! (What do you expect!)
So coming across this book many years ago, I thought “Cyborg Cinderella” and responded with a big fat NO. Thus, making the worst financial decision of my life by buying Ender’s Game. Anyways, a year later I would give Cinder a try and let me tell you, I went off. Just pure gush.
Not just a Cyborg Cinderella, but a Sassy Cyborg Cinderella Mechanic.
I was in love.
So in drawing her portrait I wanted to stay true to her features, which you can find listed on Marissa’s website: A Guide to Lunar Chronicles Character Traits! I tried to do a full body drawing too…but my proportion skills need a lot of work. (It was very, very bad)
I wouldn’t say that she came out exactly like I wanted, but I am pretty damn proud of my work!
Without further ado…I present Linh Cinder
Eep! I hope you like it! And if you don’t…I’m sorry(???)
Let me know what you think! Do you draw fanart? Should I reveal the next TLC character sometime soon? (I guess I would just go in order from here!) Take your time to just gush about TLC, please!