Imaginary Skies Art by Carina Bruce-Kadow

Fanart Friday: “Off the Hook” – Splatoon2

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"Off the Hook" - Splatoon2's announcer duoEvery Friday I stream on twitch for an hour or two, making fanart of whatever interests me most currently. And when the picture’s done, I post it here.  So, here’s Splatoon2’s announcer duo “Off the Hook” – or, for some reason, “Tentacool” if you play the game in German.

I do love their designs. Both Marina and Pearl are full of character I love their animations and interactions, and even their voice-acting, such as it is. Splatoon2’s such a well-made game.. However, the thing that gets me is they have the facial proportions of Sonic the hedgehog characters – but that they make it work better. Come to think of it, they even do Sonic’s “I’m too-cool-for-school, but in a parental-approved way” shtick way, way better, too.

Poor Sonic. Getting outclassed in his own attitude these days.

Progress Shots

Just like Theo’s Vignette, this one started out as a rather rough procreate sketch, which then got refined in Clipstudio Paint. I did a lot of work on the expression and anatomy during inking itself – that seemed to work out quite well in this case. I managed to capture what I was going for without the characters ending up too stiff.

Imaginary Skies Art by Carina Bruce-Kadow