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Crappy sketch time!

I'm in the middle of making some minor changes to some of my characters' appearances and one of them is cutting Hollys hair.

Actually, I've been thinking about doing this for quite some time now and I'm happy with her new look! The long hair was adorable and I'm probably going to miss drawing it but honestly - this was long overdue. I've been kinda sick of it and also, this new, flowy cut suits her overall personality more and there's a lot she can do with it. Her hair is also lighter now! I always wanted it to look more "obviously bleached" but then, I had too much fun with the yellow-deep-pink colour combo. xD

If you hate me now - go ahead! Guess I can't do anything about that. ;D And I actually understand that some of you might be dissapointed now. But also keep in mind that Holly isn't only hair. She's a character! I rather want people to like her for who she is than for long, shiny hair only. :D Real people change all the time, too! And you don't like them less for doing so. Why shouldn't this apply to fictional characters as well? :)


Art and character (c) by me.
Drawn in Photoshop CS2 with a Wacom Bamboo Fun tablet!
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:iconherzeleid31:
herzeleid31 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Student Writer
I have to say I really love her with short hair. It changes the look of her face so much, too, especially the overall shape. Nice decision.
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starsandpolkadots Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012   Digital Artist
Aw, thank you! :D I'm glad people still like her this way. Even if they didn't - I'd still be super happy with my decision. :D
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yesterdayzchild Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
Wait, people can't seriously be like REALLY upset about this, can they? I hope I'm having a Sheldon moment of not getting sarcasm. o_O

Anyway, I totally love it! Your characters have so much personality and are so real already, this (changes like this) just add to that! It's not like you're making a super-drastic change like replacing Jodie Foster with Julianne Moore. ;)
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:iconstarsandpolkadots:
starsandpolkadots Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012   Digital Artist
Haha, well. I have only gotten positive reactions so far but I already experienced so much on this site that would be funny if it wasn't so sad/terrible. People being personally offended by artist's interpretations of existing characters ("OMG, she's supposed to be pretty, you know?! You draw her too fat/ugly/whatever!" and whatnot), people interpreting all kinds of stuff into artwork that isn't necessarily the case and then going batshit about it (someone uses a slightly lighter tone for a skin --> "EVIL WHITEWASHER, THE WORLD SUCKS BECAUSE OF PEOPLE LIKE YOU!"), simply stupid and meaningless comments that are not about having a "personal opinion" but are just annoying/hurful/tactless/whatever.... DA can be a nice place but since I've experienced some of the crap myself, also with my own characters ("No offense but this Holly character totally looks like a man."), I've just become very, very cautious, you know? I just like to mention some things beforehand because I'm already slightly paranoid. I just wanna be safe. xD
But well, only awesome reactions so far, so everything's fine! :D

Annnnd... thank you! :heart: And... exactly! Only minor little tweaks. All their appearances are supposed to stay the same! Not counting possible style/drawing/character improvements right now, etc that might still happen in the future, but still. Overall, everyone's supposed to stay the same. :)
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BeastlessBeauty Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Would you mind if i used this as a cross reference? O.o
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:iconstarsandpolkadots:
starsandpolkadots Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012   Digital Artist
Guess not, go ahead! :) If you upload it later, credit would be nice, though. ;)
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BeastlessBeauty Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes definitely!! <3
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snapdragon76 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Personally I like her new hair. It's short and sassy like she is. :D
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:iconstarsandpolkadots:
starsandpolkadots Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012   Digital Artist
Exactly! :D Glad you like it! <3
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lndzbrdn Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have to say I'm sorta delighted by her haircut XD She's still gorgeous--hair's just hair. It grows back! :lol: But urhmm, yeah, I really like the cut c:
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starsandpolkadots Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012   Digital Artist
I'm so very very glad you like the change! :D
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Fefe1414 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012   Digital Artist
SOOooooo very CUTE! I love it! :)
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:iconstarsandpolkadots:
starsandpolkadots Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012   Digital Artist
Aw, thanks, I'm glad! :D
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Axel-Fan007 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;7; She looks so cute!
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:iconstarsandpolkadots:
starsandpolkadots Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012   Digital Artist
Yay, she does! :D
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WinchesterCookie Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I LOVE IT! She looks gorgeous! I approve of this! :heart:
The colours are so soft, and this sketchy look is really nice (:
also, I love her nose...seriously.
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:iconstarsandpolkadots:
starsandpolkadots Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012   Digital Artist
Sooo glad you think so! :heart:

And yes, her nose is adorbs. Sometimes I fail at drawing it right but I love me some strong, angular noses! :heart:
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shermonsinmango Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YOU'RE BACK! Welcome back :tighthug: Or maybe it was just me. I rely way too much on your drawings for ANYONE'S good.
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:iconstarsandpolkadots:
starsandpolkadots Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012   Digital Artist
Aw, you! :heart: I'm not really back back but I AM trying to get back into the swing of things. ;D
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shermonsinmango Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And Holly looks B-E-A-utiful!
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Animeluer3008 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh! :iconloveloveplz: Holly looks fabulous! But how did the rest of your gang react to the new 'do?
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:iconstarsandpolkadots:
starsandpolkadots Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012   Digital Artist
I'm pretty sure that the gang at least noticed. xD No, seriously, don't think it was that much of a big deal. ;)
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Animeluer3008 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay! :D
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Gabs37 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Student Filmographer
I actually really like how it looks! :la: and changes are good :D
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:iconstarsandpolkadots:
starsandpolkadots Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012   Digital Artist
They are! :D
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Kirk0625 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I love Holly's hair either way! It looks great short or long, and it still has the trademark pink tips! Hopefully the cane still stays <3
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starsandpolkadots Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012   Digital Artist
Oh, the cane will most definitely stay, unless Holly finds a way to magically and quickly recover from a permanent injury. ;D
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honey-pi Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
don't know why anyone would hate this, she looks awesome with short hair!!
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:iconstarsandpolkadots:
starsandpolkadots Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012   Digital Artist
Well, I think so, too! :D
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YoraRaids Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like it. I really do like it when characters are changed over time, it gives me the feeling that they are real.

And frankly I love that. :heart:
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:iconstarsandpolkadots:
starsandpolkadots Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012   Digital Artist
Exactly! That's what I love about having characters so much! They grow, they evolve, they change... it's so much fun! :heart:
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blackCat331 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I MUST FAN ART NOW.....OH SWEET JEEZUZ
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:iconstarsandpolkadots:
starsandpolkadots Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012   Digital Artist
SDFSDFSDF FANART!? :iconrlyplz:
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blackCat331 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
YES WOMAN, I MUST. I HAVE OFFICIALLY FUUUUUUU-ED IN MY SEAT....
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Whisperwings Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well I LOVE her new look, it's really fitting!!
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:iconstarsandpolkadots:
starsandpolkadots Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012   Digital Artist
Yes, I think so, too! *U*
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TalkyMeat Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
I really like what you've done with her facial structure :D
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:iconstarsandpolkadots:
starsandpolkadots Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012   Digital Artist
I love me some strong facial features on girls! :)
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TalkyMeat Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
Mmmmm totally :D
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swanny1 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Student
very cute and sporty!
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:iconstarsandpolkadots:
starsandpolkadots Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012   Digital Artist
Yep! :D
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paper-tree Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Ich mochte ihre lange Haare immer aber die neue Frise sieht einfach super aus! Ich kann ihren optischen Wandel einfach nur voll unterstützen. :D
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starsandpolkadots Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012   Digital Artist
Das find' ich doch toll. :D
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QuestionableWhimsy Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Student
It's definitely more Holly-y. I kind of adore it.
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:iconstarsandpolkadots:
starsandpolkadots Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012   Digital Artist
I'm glad you do! :D
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Captain-Black-Rose Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It's adorable! I love it! She looks less like a doll now, in my opinion, and more like a person - something I didn't even realize until you chopped it. Mad props for good change!
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starsandpolkadots Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012   Digital Artist
Yes, you're actually quite right! I liked the long hair a lot and I had loads of fun with it but over the time Holly evolved to be 'someone else' and I just couldn't see it fit anymore. I'm far happier with her now. :D
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Captain-Black-Rose Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm glad! Viva la evolution!
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Elyan-Dreams Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Why would we hate you for that ! She is really cute whit this new hair cut *_* And as you say, people like to change in real life too, so that's normal that our fictionnal characters do the same !
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:iconstarsandpolkadots:
starsandpolkadots Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012   Digital Artist
Yeah but I always felt that people REALLY loved her hair most and I was a little scared of cutting it. xD Anyway, glad you like. :D
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