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08 November 2012 @ 08:39 pm
Would Anyone Complain if "Spring" was Trans...?  
Okay, let me explain, but I would really like some opinions.

I started working on "Spring," to match Winter and Autumn, and I had something of an idea of I wanted: dark blond or brown hair, green, maybe subliminally message some pink (cause what's more manly than that, right?) I wanted him to look happy, and maybe a little flirtatious. Then I started playing around with hair, and I wanted it long, since the other two had long hair, and what if I made it wavy?


Yeah. Turns out that long, wavy blond hair is actually very feminine. And I know that people could have told me that before I spent three hours playing around with it.

Then I started to think about it; first and foremost, it's just so pretty, and why should a man only have wavy hair if it's not thick, long, and well taken-care of? And Spring is traditionally associated with femininity, anyway. Finally, it struck me that I have a number of transgender friends, and while I've made a number of characters that are gay, straight, bi, and undecided, I've never had a transgendered one. Even if all this is only in my own mind.

Anyway, opinions? Am I right, wrong? Should I just redo the whole thing? Am I over-thinking this? Don't care one way or the other?

Alexanderashmedai on November 9th, 2012 04:48 am (UTC)
I wouldn't re-do it, I really like this one - his face is really well proportioned, more so than the previous two, and that gives him a lot of "personality" as well as being attractive.

Um...wavy hair is feminine? Mine is long and a bit wavy, but I don't consider it feminine - that's just how it grows. If you want him less feminine, maybe take out the bangs. I wouldn't, though, I'd leave the hair exactly as is.
MissTeacakesmissteacakes on November 9th, 2012 12:15 pm (UTC)
It wasn't so much that it was wavy as how it waved. It's thick and gorgeous, in a way a lot of women around here strive to get.

But basically, what I'm getting is that I'm over thinking it; you know, I stare at a drawing for hours on end, and either don't see any problems or I see ones that don't exist at all. It's part of the reason I post them online--so I can step away and maybe have someone with fresh eyes look at it.

Edited at 2012-11-09 12:15 pm (UTC)
Alexanderashmedai on November 9th, 2012 12:38 pm (UTC)
That's how I am with writing. :)
aaa_mazing: art is resistanceaaa_mazing on November 9th, 2012 12:32 pm (UTC)
I like it! Him. I like how his hair falls on his forehead. The thing that makes it more feminine is...what's it in his hair above the ear?

Do NOT redo it. He is hot.

And the hair color is great. Not too fair.
MissTeacakesmissteacakes on November 9th, 2012 12:53 pm (UTC)
It was the beginning of his hair-piece, although it needs a little help still. It was going to be a celtic knot thing.

Yeah, I didn't want to make him super fair the way Winter was.