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MSPA: Village Two Wheel Device by smilefortyeight MSPA: Village Two Wheel Device by smilefortyeight
... When it comes to auspisticing.

Simple bit of fanart. Basically I just googled a bunch of symbols related to Kanaya's associated astrological sign and went to town. (And I know what you're thinking--scales are associated with Libra, aren't they? And yeah, Libra is, literally, "the scales," but rigorous research spanning minutes upon minutes has revealed that both are associated with the myth of a virgin demigoddess of justice, or some such thing. Long story short, Virgo wielded the scales. And Terezi is definitely not the first character I would associate with balance.)

Kanaya Maryam was created by and belongs to Andrew Hussie.
Little hand-gesture-thing, and some posing cues, taken from the cover of this single.

Comments welcome, critique appreciated.

EDIT: Someone needs to kick me in the teeth once in a while and remind me that vaguely shape-ish gradients are no replacement for a background. Have some solid lines, instead.
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anthrop Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Why no, I totally didn't just try and attempt to make a club out of my hands, what are you talking about?

But seriously, your Homestuck fanart is always quite awesome (if, uh, two or three pieces can be called "always"). The detail on the scales is frankly amazing! I actually quite like how you shaded her eyes, but I'll agree that something is a smidgen off with her face, but we can blame that on weird troll anatomy.
It's possible, I swear. At a particular angle, anyway.

Aw, thanks! My main goal is to do something that hasn't already been done to death with my fanart. (If that isn't some kind of oxymoron.)
The scales are sort of... shamelessly fudged. They do not make the least amount of sense. And I think I could get away with her face, if it were slightly less detailed (as in shaded), but telling for sure would require actually fixing it. Which.... I have the time for now. Hm. I'll get back to you.
medusa3139 Mar 25, 2011
I actually laughed a little when you wrote about the scales thing, because the first thing I thought when I saw this in my newsfeed was, "BUTBUTBUT TEREZI" And then I read your explanation, and everything made sense again.

The lack of a nose is really throwing me for a loop. Dumb trolls. I want to say her eyes look too large, but it might just appear that way due to the nose-not-being-there-bit. Also, her neck might be a little too long, but that might just be a style thing.
Scales really do fit Kanaya a lot better, I think. (Also I am astonished that I haven't done any Terezi fanart. She's my favourite troll.)

The lack of nose and the size of the eyes are both a style thing--if you follow the link, it's to the OST of an anime. I probably shouldn't have shaded the eyes the way I did, though. Cartoon eyes aren't really supposed to have that kind of dimension to them.
Scales fit Terezi! Her lusus is a dragon!
I think you and I are talking about two different kinds of scales. (I mean definition number two on this page.)
*should srsly start taking everyone's advice and read this webcomic*
Perhaps. Just remember to pace yourself.
Or yanno just watch this, always helps me.
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