At a later point in chapter 1, on Adam and Kate’s second date, they both play a roller hockey game with their friends at the roller rink Kate manages. Unfortunately, Adam is terrible at roller hockey and Julianne got a penalty (“I’m ‘too aggressive,’ or whatever,” she says), so they both sit in the penalty box.
I took some steps out of my comfort zone again, by drawing this gentleman with long hair and sideburns, as requested by my friend Sean.
I’ve drawn guys with long hair before, but never shoulder-length hair.
An even larger step out of my comfort zone was with animals.
I drew these two because they are characters in my genderbent Swan Lake story (I talk more about it here). The swan is what the prince becomes cursed to turn into, and the tiger cub is allied with the Princess, who can talk to animals.
The third thing I drew out of my comfort zone was not a subject matter, but an emotion. It’s one I don’t tackle very often.
I drew this in honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance yesterday.
Speaking of trans awareness, though, I’m still running the KickStarter with my little sister to get our new webcomic (co starring a trans man as romantic lead Adam) off the ground. Info is here and here.
Trans people deserve positive visibility. Trans folks deserve to be heroes while they are alive, not when they are dead.
…Sorry for the morbid end line there.
On a more positive note, I’m here for you if you need me. My contact information is under the Contact tab above, if you ever need to reach out to somebody. I’m not a health care provider, but I’m willing to listen.