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ch-ch-changes by starsandpolkadots ch-ch-changes by starsandpolkadots
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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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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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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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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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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