finally done, Rose Quartz *:･ﾟ✧(✪㉨✪)*:･ﾟ✧
btw everyone should totes watch Steven Universe
damn that hair, cbf
We were talking last night about Bill in the MonsterFalls AU. What if being a demon disguised as a human messed up the whole transformation process? And now he can’t stop shifting, sometimes painfully. Object head would be the easiest to maintain, but still prone to some unsettling little blips.
ahhh, I love body horror, I really don’t do it enough.
SO HEY a few days ago I got this ask about making a drawing tutorial for human Bill, so I went ahead and doodled this up! It’s a little silly, but it gives you the basics of how I draw. (I don’t use guidelines very much. DON’T BE LIKE ME, ASPIRING ARTISTS. LEARN WITH GUIDELINES FIRST!!!)
The biggest point with drawing Bill, though, is to remember that his visual language is made up of triangles. Triangular shapes inform his entire design, and I’ve marked particular triangle shapes to pay attention to in red here. And even though I didn’t draw his body, triangles inform that, too - his chest is essentially an upside-down triangle shape similar to his head. His limbs are thin and straight because that’s how they are in his normal design, but even they can have a slight taper to them that makes them wider towards the hands/ankles. (However, his feet and hands are NOT strictly triangular, and have very few sharp corners! Look at Gena’s art of him to get a feel for how they look.)
Gena, please feel free to tack whatever guidance you have onto this, since you’re the one who designed him! It’d probably be helpful to have your input on this too <3
Wow, you got it perfectly! I don’t have much to add, but I figured I’d just go ahead and give a quick ref of his full body.
Check out all these triangles!
Some bonus notes:
- As Nakki previously pointed out, his design is based on Hirsch himself! If anyone would look like him, I figure it’d be the character with almost god-like powers and knowledge of the town. Of course, he’s already made a cameo in the show…
- The suit matches Stan and Gideon's!
- I imagine his posture would switch between disturbingly stiff and inhuman, to extremely expressive and animated. Just like his triangle self!
- There actually isn’t a separation between his pants and shoes. Whatta dork.
I HATE PHONE PHOTO POSTS
But yeah this is inspired by Gena tagging my last pic with things about how Bill’s grody empty eye socket is great with the kids. The best party trick!
THANK YOU NAKKI
I’M SORRY I KEEP ENABLING YOU WITH THIS MADNESS
OH FUCK IM IN TOO DEEP I GOTTA GET OUTTA THIS MEAT SUIT AND BACK TO BEING A DORITO
Assorted doodles from the beach today!
Bill bedecked in floaties was inspired by some asks, and then it kinda snowballed into that little comic. LOOK AT THE POUTY DORITO AND POOL PIGGIES.
Ahhh I love that first one! AND THIS COMIC IS SUPER CUTE<3
Deer teeth! For you, kid!
Humanized Bill, because why not! What a great character. He was definitely worth the wait.