I agree with another commenter, we need more pics of these three being chill and happy together. Not that I don't like the angsty sad, because I do, but we need the happy parts to balance it out, you know?
I agree!! I think in fandom we tend to see all the implicit sad things and we roll around in them--angst is fun, but gosh, sometimes we need to remember this comic is written mostly in a humorous and lighthearted tone. I wish we could hear more about the ancestors so their story isn't ALL sad xDD instead we can make things up, I guess. Thank you so much ;w; <333
Very true. I mean, yeah HS is incredibly depressing if you strip away all the humorous prose and wordplay, but it's still supposed to be humorous, and so it's fine for the fandom to be humorous too sometimes. And yes, I do have a few "Ask the ancestors" askblogs that I follow, and most of them manage to strike a nice blend between serious and funny that I really enjoy. ^w^ And you're welcome.
And I love your style. It has this kind of... classic poster art feel? And so many little details and hand-poses and wonderful facial expressions!
It's so rare, too, to see these characters being... simply relaxed together and not angsty or anything. (I say with a folder full of angst art bookmarks.) -- Maybe what I mean to say is that it's mostly easier to draw or tell something truly memorable via angst than via positive emotions, and so when I see something that captures a positive moment that is just as evocative as any of the angsty pics, it really sticks in my mind.
Thank you so much! Especially your comment on my art style, aaaah, it's so nice to hear it's not ANIME like I've been struggling with getting away from for years. Not that there's anything wrong with anime style, I just hoped I was expanding my repertoire of styles a bit!
Man, I agree about the relative lack of happy artwork of these characters. I love angst as much as you do, probably, but I just imagine these three were adorable twenty-somethings together when they weren't running away from pitchfork-waving mobs.
Oh wow! This is yours! Saw it go by and forgot to look at who it belonged to! You've got their expressions all bang-on! The eyes (even/especially Psiionic's) are what really do it for me. Great work!!!
Gosh, I know, right? I love these babies way too much for them only to have had like 4 pages in canon. xD thanks lovely!!
I like to think of them as being somewhat more mature versions of their respective descendants, rather than anything like their pre-scratch versions. xD I imagine Signless to have a much longer fuse than Karkat does, but to be a pretty brash and cocky rebel regardless; Psiioniic to be pretty snarky but at the same time a little more submissive than Sollux thanks to his previous enslavement, and to practically idolize the Signless; and I think of the Disciple as being impossibly pretty and charismatic, but at the same time kind of quirky and socially awkward when she lets down her guard but the boys love her anyway. xDD