Here’s a little boy with glasses and a missing tooth. If I did it right, he should look to be somewhere in the 4-6 age range.
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Next up: Age 10-12. She’s a little young for a hijab, but we figured in the interest of diversity to give her one anyway. Plus, it works well with her outfit.
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Representation of queer, or at least non-traditional, gender expressions was an important part of this project.
So far, we’ve had some characters that were deliberately ambiguous on gender, presenting as more-or-less androgenous. Today’s character is a little different. They’re wearing traditionally female clothing, but their hair and facial features are drawn using visual cues that typically read as masculine. However, I tried to make it ambiguous enough that it still wasn’t entirely clearcut. Personally, I’d hesitate to guess how this child identifies. I’d have to ask for their pronouns.
I’m not certain I got the age to read quite right. They may look a little older than they should.
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This little guy is happy, isn’t he?
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Cool purple hair on this one. I started this one with ALOHA in a varsity font on the hoodie, but the client wanted the sea turtle design instead. I think the heathered texture makes it look soft and comfy.
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Glasses and a checker-printed shirt. I think I tried to give him a Hawaiian shirt, but the client didn’t want to overdo those in this batch.
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Here’s our first one with glasses in this batch. And, I think, the first one wearing a cammo print in the project.
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This is the first of three age 9-12 in this batch. I like the pleated skirt on her dress. I had a little trouble getting the angle right on her glasses.
My hair isn’t usually that curly, but it’s fun to draw curls.
I was thinking about the Monster High idea. This is Monster Middle School, I think. A private school, by the looks of those plaid skirts. I tried to draw them with goat legs and cloven hooves, but I was having trouble making them look cute that way, so they got standard human legs instead. The saddleshoes were fun to draw.