Heyyy! Sorry about the slow reply, I’ve been ridiculously busy this past month! This is a bit hard for me to answer though, so I will give you some general advice that I wish I’d known at that age. To be honest, most of this is super-generic, but I know that I DEFINITELY wish that I’d been doing these earlier on in my artistic path;
I don’t really have any formal artistic training (I have an education in graphic design) so I don’t have any cool techniques to pass on really! I honestly just draw things that I am passionate about and that I find aesthetically pleasing. I’ve found that much of the work that I put the most heart into has been the most beneficial to me! :’D
I tried to think of a way to describe Oxley’s hair using just words but I couldn’t, so… I’ll do it with the assistance of images. :’D But yeah they KIND OF do, though it isn’t that obvious because of how they tend to style their hair. It’s very short at the back/sides, while on top it’s feathered/layered to reach maximum length right in the middle. They also have a little bit of a fringe, which is cut at differing lengths. I don’t draw their hair longer on one side in particular, because Ox can flip it onto either shoulder.
They have naturally wavy hair, and because Ox (and Zac) are buggy aliens, I like to imagine their hair feeling different to ours, probably more… fluffy and feather-like! Ox would style their hair with a lot of hairspray to get that perfect 80’s popstar floofy hairstyle going on (though I imagine it would take some effort to tame it regardless of what they want to do with their hair).
Oh my gosh today was so much fun, what a great first time tabling?? AHH <3 Thank you so much to everyone who stopped by, and especially to those who bought my book, you make all of the hard work put into it worth it! ;; <3333
I still have around 10 copies of Higher Love left for tomorrow, but I will definitely be reprinting them soon so if you’re not able to make it to SMASH, I will be taking preorders for another print run in a few weeks! I still have quite a few stickers and prints left, and I will be taking traditional sketch commissions tomorrow as well!
I hope to see you guys there tomorrow! I’ll still be at table 19, and I’m happy to chat! c:
(Now I’m going to collapse into bed because I am EXHAUSTED)