#Starglass Zodiac Tumblr posts

  • Felt like drawing more swords!!! Though really that’s a constant mood for me. xD

    I’ve done a few versions of Virgo’s sword before, but I was never totally satisfied with them, either from an aesthetic or functional standpoint. Obviously there’s a bit of leeway when it comes to functionality in fantasy weapons, but I also want my designs to suit the wielder as best as possible, so I took another swing at this one (ha).

    I think I finally matched the balance of elegance and power of Virgo herself for the sword’s design, as well as finding ways to better incorporate her symbol. What you’re seeing here is essentially Virgo’s “battle mode”, where she cinches her dress for better mobility. She always fights while blindfolded, borrowing from the phrase “justice is blind”.

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  • This week hasn’t been the best for my emotional state and therefore my art, but I’m glad to say I got this done at least! I’ve been meaning to update Centaurus’s design to incorporate his symbol like the others, but I took it a step further.

    I wanted to lean in more on the concepts that I already established with him two years ago, namely his role as an astrographer, which is why I gave him a constellation-like pattern on his outfit (it vaguely resembles his own, actually). His palette is still similar to Corvus, but I think the addition of blue aids in the separation and building of this concept, as if his clothing mimics the night sky he’s mapping.

    When he is first introduced in the comic, it’s possible that he will be mistaken for Sagittarius, as that constellation is usually depicted as a horse centaur with a bow, but I’m honestly not too bothered by that idea. Rus looks up to his mentor a lot, and took up archery as a means to learn more from him, so I don’t think it’s necessarily a bad idea to have his design take after Sagittarius in some way. I’ve got some tweaks to Sagittarius’s design that I want finish up as well, so I’ll see how they look together.

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  • Coloured Sketch from January 15th, 2020

    “I’m not gonna colour this” she said, like a fool

    Going through more stuff, drawing my kids helps a bit. In the industry we call this “projecting”

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  • drew some kiiiiids

    I’m way behind on design tweaks for the Earth squad in Starglass Zodiac, but this is a start! Ellie and Leena, with Cassie making the trio. ^_^ I’ve changed their last names so many times but I think I finally settled, lol.

    I find that if I draw expressions for characters that I’m not totally sure of, I’ll immediately fall in love with their designs afterwards. That was definitely the case here, these were so fun. ;u; My strength as a designer has always come from fantasy, so I’ve struggled with making “normal” characters in the past, fearing they’d be too boring by comparison. It’s comforting to know that I can do both now! :)

    Out of the three Ellie is probably the most cowardly, but that’s not to say her fear isn’t justified once the space shenanigans start happening. xD Her hair makes no sense and I love drawing it. Leena enjoys scaring her a lot, though I think we all had that one intentionally creepy friend who was always two steps away from world domination at some point. Just me?

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  • Hey all, Happy New Year! Apologies for the delay, January is always a slow month for me in terms of uploads. I’ve been posting a lot of WIPs for other stuff elsewhere since the start of the month, but I finished this enough to post it here. I’ve been meaning to finalize this for a while, so if you’ve ever wondered what Cancer looks like without her armour, here you go. xD

    Knights used to wear what’s called a gambeson, which is basically a padded jacket under their armour that sometimes had hand / arm guards, so that’s pretty much what I’ve given her here. I wanted to give it a less contrasting colour scheme so it didn’t seem like another set of armour underneath. The colours were hard to figure out but the pose was fun at least!

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  • Coloured Sketch from December 27th, 2019

    that feel when you try to draw something to emulate how exhausted you are, only to have it become so complex that you can’t finish it because of said fatigue

    anyway have some sleepy monster kids

    #i call this a sketch but that's probably a lie #hey kids don't do sketches that end up taking 7 hours like i do #art #artists on tumblr #sketch#coloured sketch#ocs#Orion#Perseus#Starglass Zodiac
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  • Coloured Sketch from December 19th, 2019

    Recent news compelled me to make this today. Not that I need a specific reason to yell “TRANS RIGHTS” from the rooftops, but the timing seemed relevant.

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  • Coloured Sketches from December 18th, 2019

    Oops I doodled Cassie again. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    #happiness is stored in the star child #i love her so much #these make me giggle every time I see them so they're doing their job lol #art #artists on tumblr #doodles#sketches#expressions#oc#Cassie#Starglass Zodiac
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  • WIPs from October 17th, 2019

    hi life is still terrible so have some space bunnies

    As I’ve mentioned before, the Sun and Moon spirits in Starglass Zodiac change their forms based on the year in the Chinese zodiac, in this case the rabbit. I’ll probably draw all 12 because I can/want to, but these and the dragons are the only ones that are relevant to the main story. Might even do the cat as the honorary 13th zodiac too, who knows.

    Since the dragon designs are where I want them to be, I had to reverse engineer these to make them seem cohesive based on that. As in, make sure they look like part of the same set rather than something different entirely. It reminds me of the spirits from Okami in that regard, as they had to match with Amaterasu’s general aesthetic despite being different animals.

    It was interesting to distill the designs of the dragons into a much smaller frame like this, as a dragon has a lot more space to fill as far as complexity goes. I wanted to make sure I added the most important elements with what space I did have, and matched the colour placement for the same reason. (and yes I realize I used the word space haha)

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  • Sketch from August 31st, 2019

    This is super vent art-y but I don’t care anymore

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  • Okay I promise I’ll talk about the pre-existing designs I have eventually but talking about new ones is just too fun. xD This is Scutum! He’s the laid-back and optimistic companion to Scorpio. 

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    If you’d like to share this art without the talk, go to this post from my art blog. Alright, on to the discussion! :D

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  • Finished another comic page today, the second one in a row that I was actually able to finish on time (as in, for Sunday). I am happy about this, but the tradeoff is I’m not too happy with the art overall. At least it matches with the other pages so far, but I wasn’t really feeling it today. Ah well, on to the next one. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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  • This appeared on my dash again at like 3am and I really couldn’t help myself this time 😂 This was 2 hours well spent.

    I know the month is almost over but happy pride y’all

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    This was a silly idea I had and wanted to test out now that I have all of the new art for my SGZ cast. :’D This took me way too long to make fhdghfjdgsfjhgdsjs

    Descriptions/reasoning below if you’re so inclined. I finally got the chance to play the hell out of Ultimate and I love it :’D

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    #this was fun :'D #now i'm off to make more with my other characters jfhdkjfhjkshskfsk #Starglass Zodiac#SGZ#my OCs#my art
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  • So @eleanorose123 found this hilarious stock photo and went on to suggest I draw Cassie with it, so naturally I did exactly that x’D

    That feel when spirits are attacking and you can’t find your sword

    #clearly this was time well spent #Cassie#Starglass Zodiac#my OCs#Akysi #Art by Akysi #Katie MacKenzie #Katie MacKenzie Art #art #artists on tumblr
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  • Whew, just made it! This has been about 2 months in the making but I wanted to finish it before New Year’s. Updated artwork for all of the zodiac cast! :D

    I’ve been meaning to do this for some time since second year, and while I still put a lot of time and effort into the art I made back then, it was still under a massive time crunch. This time I could take all the time I needed to properly structure everything, get the lines just right, and make any detail changes I wanted. Overall I’m super happy with these! Not only do I have more high-res art of my characters, but I’m planning on using these for the Characters page on the comic site. :’D

    Aries got a colour scheme change as I felt it needed more contrast. Sagittarius got his costume changed to break up his shapes a bit more and distribute his colours better, and Cancer got new legs to better support the rest of her body. Otherwise it’s pretty much minor cosmetic changes, along with them being better drawn overall. 

    First Row: Cassie, Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn, Aries, Taurus, Virgo, Libra
    Second Row: Leo, Gemini (Solana & Luna), Cancer, Sagittarius, Scorpio, Ophiuchus

    I have a speedpaint video lined up for this poster that I’ll upload when I’m done editing it, but I wanted to at least post the art first. Happy New Year everyone! :D

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  • drew the ever so lovely Cassie from @starglasszodiac!!!

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  • Got to do a freaking AWESOME collab with my friend @sweet-star-cookie of some poster like art for the protagonists of our series’! I did Derek from “Derek the Grave Register” and she did Cassie from “Starglass Zodiac” and gosh darn I am honored she did freaking amazing on her part.

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