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Sign of the Crab by Oreramar Sign of the Crab by Oreramar


I've been hooked by Homestuck.

It started with the fanart. Over time, I started noticing more and more of it on DA - trolls with grey skin and zodiac-themed shirts, humans in nifty hooded outfits, etc.

A few days ago I finally decided to check it out myself, despite having some misgivings about language (some of the fan-made short comics I ventured into featured a great deal of casual swearing).

Initial thoughts: "Hahaha, okay, a little weird, and some of the characters and situations are a little off, but nothing I can't handle. Gintama's so much worse..."

Then it hooked me. In spite of the bad language and such, it hooked me. I can skim the stronger words in favor of the story beyond.

((Time travel. I love time travel...particularly when the theories of time involved approach my own thoughts and theories on the subject, making a great deal of logical personal sense to me. ))

But enough rambling.

This here's Karkat...or it's supposed to be. I've no doubt I messed up, as usual, on my rendering. I know I failed pose-wise; it was supposed to be a slightly crab-like crouch, to match the zodiac sign he embodies (cancer), but it just looks sorta awkward instead.

Karkat may well be my favorite troll, though I've got a soft spot for Vriska as well, and Tavros was too adorable (RIP - TT.TT)...

This is in spite of the fact that he's fully capable of swearing the air blue, or at least of making a very valiant attempt at it. I just love many of his reactions to things. Too funny.

And his ancestor's something else as well. I'd do some Signless art if I didn't think that every single theme I could attempt hadn't already been done much better than I could ever hope to manage.

But enough of that. I'll just add this to the bottom of the pile of Karkat fanart now.

Homestuck (C) Andrew Hussie
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draxys22 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
looks cool
topios Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks lovely to me, that is some terrific glowyness, and I like the reflection of it on, well, everything. It's things like that I always forget. That is one awesome hand as well.

Karkat is a good choice to draw too. He seems generally popular. Hard to mess up with him as well what with the relatively simple design. And it's fun seeing different interpretations of him.
9tail-Naruto Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
Never thought I'd see any Homestuck art from you! You've improved a lot! :D I absolutely love the lighting in this. The glowing irons, just awesome.
Oreramar Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011   Digital Artist
The comic just came out and grabbed me. I gave it a try out of boredom and BAM! Insta-trap.

So now there is Homestuck fanart.

Thanks! I'm glad it seems to be working for people - and you know, you're the second person to comment on improvement so far. I guess I must've done something right...
9tail-Naruto Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
It's like a black hole, if you can get past the oddness of the first act, it just sucks you in!
Karkat's pose works for me. It's evocative of a crab without being too awkward looking. I don't know anything about art though, so you shouldn't act like my opinion means anything.

I'm also happy that six contestants in the final eight (as far as I can tell) are Homestuck fans.
s-iRON Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
wow! I see a lot of improvement in this. Really nice work!
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December 21, 2011
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