I’ve posted these Vaguely Unromantic Fandom Valentines all over my social networking sites, but I kept the messages simple so the jokes could be the main focal point. But!- this is my artblog so I get to ramble on about making them now!
Moriarty was my first one and his took a very long time because I was out of practice with drawing. I had a hard time capturing his likeness in my simple little style, but I think I succeed in making him look somewhat recognisable. The “quote” I used is really what sells the character though, so I think I got off easy on that one! Drawing-wise, his is my favourite.
Watson was the last one I did, so his took the least amount of time since I had already established a style and process to finishing these quickly. The text for his was originally longer(!) and more awkward sounding, but I couldn’t fit it onto the card properly without messing up the composition, so I dialled it back. The most important part was the “platonic” statement anyway. Also, Martin Freeman- I can’t draw you with any other expression but grumpy-cat, what the heck?
Dean Winchester…ehhh I actually have only seen the first two episodes of SPN- and just a few days ago too- so I wanted to make one with my favourite brother, but I didn’t have much to work with so I used a situation from the pilot episode. It doesn’t look much like him, but I started to notice all the guys I picked to draw looked the same (I had originally planned a Shawn Spencer [Psych] one and a Neil Caffery [White Collar] one but they look too much alike!)
And finally, Ulfric Stormcloak, the number one person in Skyrim I love to hate! Except for the “mostly ego-fueled” part, the rest of the text are direct quotes from the man himself. I can’t imagine him being very romantic, ever- but his complete lack of compassion for anyone just makes him a more amusing character to me. Text-wise, his is my favourite!
(I’m not tagging this post with the characters names or series because I don’t want them to wind up mixed in with all the other fandom tags!)