Hi, it's been a long time. More to say than can be said but basically grad school and all that has me very busy. I am currently studying abroad in England and having an awesome time.
I figured it was about time I drew the Strawhats post time skip so here they are. I can't say I'm pleased with all of the designs:
Luffy: unchanged, so whatever, that's cool.
Zoro: badass, two thumbs up.
Nami: fitting for her confident personality, but sort of unimaginative and overly fanservice-y, duh. : /
Usopp: GREAT! I love it, probably the best of the new designs.
Sanji: other than the reverse eyebrow, pretty lame and lazy looking. Boo. >: /
Chopper: almost unchanged but I like how he has grown in his natural form so yay.
Robin: it's criminal that we ended up with this when almost all of the other designs in the concept sketches looked much more refined and Robin-like. Waaay lame. Bad form Oda. >: /
Franky: as a huge fan, this was disappointing. He looks very toy-like now. No good. >: / but nipple lights? Hell yah!
Brook: doesn't really match his image, I expected better. Oda's strategy just seems to be to layer on more absurdity which isn't necessary for Brook obviously..... NAY! >: /
Okay, I've said my piece. Will probably color this eventually. Some issues, Sanji seems incorrectly sized, at least relative to Franky, and no, that is not Chopper's current horn point. This is like some kind of horny jumping point, haha, but let's just assume Chopper is infinitely mutable within a certain range. Yay. I will try to update again within the year this time.
Also, We Go is a pretty nice theme song.