Pg 59: Not going back

This week in Epic Fail: Martin asks if half-demon Yoru is returning to the Guan-Yin Temple. Tinuvielle insists he is coming with the party for their upcoming adventure despite the potential risks.
Creator’s Commentary: Sorry about the wall of text in this one, but it’s pretty concise compared to what it could have been. I actually drew this page with only a vague idea of what the dialogue was going to be; I was a little worried it wouldn’t fit or gel.

I hate Tinuvielle’s face in the last panel. Hate it. I will probably have to redraw it later.

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Sunday Sketch #15 – My Little Pony Yoru


This Sunday sketch is of Yoru, the half-demon boy, as a My Little Pony. With it I complete the task of drawing all Epic Fail’s characters as Ponys. I drew him as a Pegasus because he’s different from all the other characters, and I hadn’t done one yet! He doesn’t have a Cutie Mark yet because he is too young and has not yet discovered his destiny.

Look out for Mondays update where I’ll post a picture of all the Ponyized characters together.

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Yoru Plushie


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I made a Plushie of Epic Fail’s character Yoru! I made it using the ‘sit pattern  tutorial‘ by BabyLondonStar on Deviantart. It’s made mostly out of Felt with a short-shag fur fabric for the hair. I had trouble finding a light-grey fur for the fringe so I had to sacrifice a stuffed shark for it. Overall Plushie Yoru uses 12 types of fabric and 4 types of tread. The clothes are all made as separate pieces. The horns are just little felt cones.

It took a while, probably because I have never made anything like this before and he’s entirely hand-stitched, but I am really proud. He’s devilishly cute! I kinda want to make all the characters now!

BONUS 06: Christmas Special 2010

HAPPY CHRISTMAS FROM EPIC FAIL

Have a good one. I hope you enjoy this Christmas bonus, perhaps it’s not quite so sexy as last years but I it is more traditionally Christmassy: Clodin is giving Yoru a Warhammer as a pressent (yes that’s what it’s supposed to be – hard to tell I know).

The tag says: To Yoru, don’t tell your Mum. C/

Sorry the background is a bit sucky – what I’d like to do is lift that curtain and put a whole armory back there with everything wrapped up in christmas paper!

Pg 50: Overlooked

This week in Epic Fail: The party go to see Simone, a Magic-User with a job for them. Clodin says that as the leader he should do the talking, but as soon as the door is open she goes straight to Martin much to his chagrin.

Creator’s Commentary: I started and re-started this page 3 times, I was mostly done with the second version when I decided to bin it. I’m glad I did because the third and final version tuned out so much better. It can be such a temptation just to draw characters from straight in front or straight sideways, because it’s easy and there’s not a lot that can go wrong like with tricky angles and foreshortening. Except it’s flat and boring. That’s what I couldn’t accept; I guess I’m demanding more of myself.

I ran into some difficulty with height, specifically Clodin and Yoru. I still have a bee in my bonnet about a workshop I attended a while back, during which I asked for advice for drawing midgets, i.e. people who are proportionally smaller, as per the dictionary definition. I got jumped on for ‘using an offensive term and being discriminatory’ and therefore never received the help I still sorely need for drawing smaller characters such as (fantasy) Dwarves, Halflings and children. Harrumph! I guess it was just a misunderstanding but wish it hadn’t gotten in the way. If anyone can give me advice on drawing, to use the longer, less controversial definition, proportionally smaller characters it would be greatfully received!