OKAY SO. MY SERVER IS DOWN. And so none of my arts are currently available! Today's doodle is being temporarily hosted by the gracious renay
, but everything else is dead, dead, dead. I apologize! This should hopefully be fixed tomorrow!Daily Doodle
: So anyway, Nami! I've not really gone into it, but I have an unofficial theme week going here, of females kicking butt. But one of the things I have been trying to do with this theme is eliminate, to the best of my ability, the gratuitous sexualization of the action girl. It has actually been a very disappointing experience -- when I go to look for stock reference photos for various action poses, I have had to use male ones pretty much every time. This is because the female ones are either (1) passive or (2) nominally doing something actiony but involving a lot of gratuitous hip-cocking, boob-heaving, and ass-sticking-outing.
It makes me very sad, honestly!
So this week, I've been trying to (a) draw full figures and (b) make them female and (c) make them as non-sexual as I can. I think is worked out especially well with the Rosa one.
But here is Nami! Now, those of you who know Nami know she is really hard to not
sexualize. But I tried. I also find Nami really hard to draw, period -- from her face to Oda's crazy female anatomy. But I think this turned out pretty well, all things considered =)Time: 45 mins or so ( Daily Doodle: Nami from One Piece )