Sunday, May 26, 2013
Not long ago, I was commissioned to redraw one of my earliest feminization works.
I often wish I could go back and redo a lot of my older work, but then I wouldn't get anything new done, and I already accomplish so little as it is. I've certainly improved since I did the original version of this piece. However, unlike a lot of my older art, this was one drawing I didn't especially dislike. It's cartoony, but one could simply call it a stylistic choice.
Speaking of which, I used to bristle at seeing any given thing I did being described as a cartoon. I mean, I'm a big fan of cartoons and a cartoonist is something I always aspired to be, but sometimes the word can seem to take on dismissive connotations, such as, "Oh, I like your little cartoons." I'm probably too sensitive.
It feels a bit weird to be making this post so soon after Bea's recent announcement. While outpourings of sentiment tend to make me uncomfortable, as I said in the comments section, I am very thankful to Bea, both for the many, many outstanding stories and for granting me wider exposure of my art, which has led to some interesting avenues. Being as picky as I am, it's often difficult to find fiction within this genre that hits the right buttons for me, but for over a decade now, Bea's work is something I could always rely on. I do believe this blog can carry on with or without its founder, though it of course will not be quite the same without her... uh, him. Geez, after all this time, I still get tripped up by pronouns.