This is a requested “Costumed Shantae” drawing for
Hi-hi to anyone who is reading this!
So, this is Shantae, the hair-whipping, belly-dancing, half-genie guardian of Scuttle Town and the game developer WayForward’s overall mascot.
When I'm feeling depressed
or unmotivated, my love for drawing tends to vanish with my feelings--but after coming across the Shantae: ½ Genie Hero
Kickstarter, it felt like my artistic skills were breathed into with a new sense of enthusiasm, and so I wanted to try my hand at some fan-work of the character.
So, the fourth drawing in the "Costumed Shantae" gallery, has her dressed in an outfit consisting of jungle leaves tied together using thick and durable vines while padded with fern leaves for cushioning. I don't know what the flower I placed in her hair is called, but the flower adorning her leaf bra is supposed to be a lily; maybe at some point I'll change it to something else. Do roses grow in the jungle--or the Amazon for that matter?
(Reference image used for the flower in her hair: www.ourlatestvacation.com/mons…
(Reference image used for the flower on her top: 4.bp.blogspot.com/_julUEE5Zcsc…
(Overall reference image which the outfit is loosely based on by
Drawing leaves is sort of hard--drawing flowers is way harder. Hopefully I won't have to do something similar for a while, but at least this drawing here gave me the opportunity to draw greenery. "Practice makes perfect!", an old quote which might or might not hold some truth to it, but it never hurts to keep on improving...
Other than that, it was still fun!
Until yet another upload,
Bye-bye!Shantae (Character) © Matt Bozon / WayForward Technologies
Jungle Outfit (Loosely Inspired) © SailorBomber / deviantART (sailorbomber.deviantart.com/ar… )