Every summer I draw and draw and draw. I draw when I wake up, I draw when it’s too hot to go out (so all the time), and I draw before I go to bed. Through sharing my art/thoughts/appearance online, I’ve gotten to meet some really wonderful people around the world who actually want to share ideas with me!
Let me introduce you to Pippa.
We are quite the similar people that are miles apart from one another. She’s a sweet gal who lives in Germany but we clicked on the fact that we both have a passion for creating art and sharing it online. We’ve done an art trade in the past and we’ve actually become pen pals, but Pippa came up with the idea of creating a character together to go along with an OC (original character) of mine.
I created this little cloud lady a couple months ago during art class. I had no idea what to name her then but I now settled on the name Nimbus, as in the scientific name for a very big and fluffy cloud, Cumulonimbus. I thought it would fit her well since I created her to be the ‘master’ of all clouds and such.
Why the detached heads?
I mainly started to draw the majority of my characters like this because: 1) it is SO EASY to draw when you don’t have to worry about abnormal neck length or posture and 2) it gives my art a little accessory for when I feel it can be a bit plain. I also stuck with it because sometimes you can feel mentally detached from everything that you’re doing, and since I like to draw my characters with quite the ‘unamused’ face, it worked quite well. It’s my own little artistic touch (:.
Our finished product!!
Ta-da!! This was my final drawing after we put our heads together to create the coordinating character! Pippa mentioned the OC we made, which we decided to name Bora, after the cold and strong wind that blows near Italy, should be a wind character which would work fittingly along with Nimbus. We created Bora as the darker character since wind can either be a comfortable thing or very brisk and in your face. This is only my second attempt at doing digital art so I’m sure that I have much to learn in terms of making it look more ‘professional.’ Creating this with Pippa was such a cool concept and we’re even considering building on this idea and creating even more similar characters to make an entire ‘weather cast’ (((((;;;;.
Thank you again Pippa for always supporting me and being such a wonderful friend to me and I only wish to be the same for you. Please check out Pippa’s art account on her Instagram. She also her own YouTube channel as well where she will be making an art trade video on us as well!
Hasta luego all you creATEors out there!