Lunar Chronicles Character Art Reveal!

Greetings readers!

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…..

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Linh Cinder

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

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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!

Happy reading!

~ Rendz

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45 thoughts on “Lunar Chronicles Character Art Reveal!

  1. From a fellow fanartist to another fanartist: OH MY GOODNESS, RENDZ, THAT IS AMAZING! ASDFGHJKL I’M IN AWE! In awe of how dang realistically you can draw (I can only draw anime~), how fantastic your coloring is, in awe of- I’M JUST IN AWE OF EVERYTHING, OKAY??? PLEASE POST MORE ART SOMETIME (HOPEFULLY SOON), OKAY???

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  2. OMIGOSH, RENDZ.

    THIS IS EVERYTHING.

    EVERYTHING.

    EVERYTHINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG.

    SO SO SO good. I’m so impressed. So much talent. I love it i love it i love it. It’s so Cinder. It’s basically everything that I had in my brain. SO SO SO good and I will be eagerly awaiting anything and everything you post for the future with fanart because you’re just so talenteddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd.

    WONDERFUL, RENDZ, WONDERFUL.

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  3. OMG I LOVE IT!!! That is incredible! I totally admire your fan art skills! And I would LOVE to see more of your drawings! As an artist (sort of?) I appreciate all the detail and care you put into that drawing. I have never attempted garnet because I’m just not that great at drawing people, but maybe I’ll try it someday. Also, I think I’m afraid I won’t do the character justice, but you definitely did! Again, an amazing representation of Cinder!! 😄💙

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    • Thank you so much! This definitely took a lot of work, and time (not to mention how many times I had to erase and start again!) Trust me faces I’m okay at…but hands and pretty much the rest of the body are more difficult for me to get right 😉 I would very much encourage you to try! Youtube and Pinterest are great places to watch people draw and follow along with guides.
      I hope to one day see what you create, I’m sure it will be fabulous!!!

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  4. Oh man THIS IS TRUE TALENT. This is so so cool! You should definitely post more (but only if you feel like it. I don’t want to pressure you).

    Also I love your point about Cinderella. This is something I actually talked about in my Literature class but a lot of times when people talk about strong female characters, they talk about females wit traditionally “male” characteristics. Like Mulan and fighting in an army. And Cinderella takes traditional “female” characteristics such as compassion and kindness and turns them into strengths, which I think tends to get overlooked. Take this for as it is, I know this theory also has some problems in it because of the “male” and “female” characteristics but I thought it was interesting and applicable to characters like Cinderella or Aurora or other classic Disney princesses that are just demeaned to damsels in distress.

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    • Thank you!!!!!! I will be posting more sometime in the future.

      Thank you for that lovely bit on Cinderella. Women and men of all types of personalities and characteristics have their strengths. Their ability to lift something or fight back should not be the only factor of strength. I completely agree!! 🙂

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