shitty background on this one because i’m saving that effort/energy for other things but here
And Sego is younger than her and smaller- there’s a good reason for that actually-
It’s because irl, emikochan is older than me by about five or four years.
You’re free to come up with your own reason why Sego’s acting like this. In fact, go right ahead and come up with your own stories for what’s likely to be happening here
Also because I wanted to do this, and felt like I NEEDED to do this, actually, because I am feeling really terrified and shitty right now.
Why? Well, it’s because of a couple of things. But mainly the existence of Islamophobia, the very real fear that I can be a victim of anti-muslim violence if I ever leave my home country (which is something I WANNA do really badly), and the existence of #JeSuisCharlie (and artists making shitty drawings involving #2 Pencils as part of it).
So in order to vent some of this frustration and fear i decided to make this.
I should probably have done it when #JeSuisAhmed was trending or something but I wasn’t feeling it then, but am now.
I am not a #charlie. I will never be a fucking pasty-ass #charlie. I am an #ahmed. I’m not a hypocritical shithead who only cares for freedom of expression when my privilege to make fun of oppressed groups is threatened.
and I don’t care what the “cultural context” of your bland racist-ass cartoons was, they were still fucking awful.
I decided to think about what would happen if Sego could evolve like a digimon or pokemon and tried to draw it out.
It looks like a Chnoubis? or perhaps like Yaldabaoth and deliberately so. Because such a resemblance feels sort of apt because both me and Sego have issues involving like self-righteousness and shit.
The sword is just there because i know people are gonna think of like Homestuck when they see this, also because there’s plenty of mythical (specifically biblical) things that are wounded yet somehow still alive in a similar fashion.
I like how the indigo/blue and black/green colorscheme of this is sort of the inverse of the white and gold colors i use when drawing malachim, though really they’re only like that because they’re Sego’s pallete.
listened to a shitton of Witch House music while making this and i think it manifested in some of the feel of this painting
Also, on a side-note, I like to imagine that this thing can use it’s wings as limbs and thus walk around on it’s four back wings like a fucked up centaur when it needs to
The space backdrop and space overlay on the character was painted in PS and then spruced up with a bit of databending/Audacity magic, the first time I’ve ever touched that in ages