As mentioned below, Ubu Roi credited me with a drawing of Lyar Von Ertiana which I didn’t actually do–I clipped her from some other website somewhere and stuck her into another environment (which I did draw). I’m scrupulous about not taking credit for another’s work, which is why I keep mentioning that. But it started me thinking–could I draw Lyar? Well, why not give it a shot?
I’ve always wanted to do portraits of the Divergence Eve women, and perhaps this is as good a time as any to start.
Anyway, here she is, take one. This drawing was sketched out in around a minute or so, and looks it, but things have to start somewhere, right? I should also point out that I drew her from memory, so maybe not every single syllable is exactly where it ought to be.
The sharp-eyed will note that I didn’t draw her in manga-style, which is what I ought to have done if I just wanted to duplicate her. But I didn’t want to duplicate her. What would be the point of that? She’s already been drawn manga-style and very well indeed. I was curious what she might look like if she was a real person.
So let’s clean the sketch up a bit. Again, we’re talking maybe two minutes work or so, again withough looking at any source drawings.
I see Lyar shaping up in this. It’s by no means even close, but I see a great deal of steely determination in that face, and that’s how I think of Lyar Von Ertiana.
Another observation that some may be wondering about–why didn’t I draw them? Because they would be what they were in Divergence Eve: a distraction. I think the character designer made a serious misjudgment when he decided on them. “Serious” as in, “How retarded was that guy?” I sometimes wish someone would come along and Lucas the series and make them normal, but I suppose it wouldn’t be the Divergence Eve we all know and love, would it?
More as it comes. Thanks for popping by!