Fanart for Pearl84's Dawing of a Sun.
Time: ...way too long. I have no idea how others can be so friggin fast.
But I don't think she'd be a potential bride.....
Okay….. where to start…. There’s so much… Gosh. It’s just so pretty!! Ehem, expect for Prince Phantom. He’s just handsome…. I have another world in mind, but maybe it wouldn’t be appropriate… You know what? I’ll just say it. He looks hot. There I said it. *blushes* Haha! I’m terrible!
Anyways, if a Prince had a specific look to him, it would be THIS. I mean, everything about this drawing screams royalty! I love it. I love how you have made Prince Phantom so real to me! And I don’t mind at all that this isn’t from a scene in the story—Yet! Haha!
I just love that you’ve taken the time to present him to us for who he is. It’s like, he is our Danny from the show, but he’s also a new Danny that fits the story so well! Ah. I’m not making any sense; but I am just so blown away by the picture.
Okay, so let me focus my thoughts, and see if I can make some sense of them. Let’s start with the background. I can work my way to Danny, and hopefully I can stop squealing like a fangirl! Epp!
I really love that background, and what’s funny is that you said you spent very little time on it! Wow! That’s pretty impressive. I could just picture this as being part of the royal throne room. I love the designs and décor in the back. The pillars are a nice touch. Definitely gives it the palace feel.
The staff Danny is holding is very captivating. It’s an amazing piece with the fire at the stop and the intricate design. I am curious to know your thought process on it. Why did you decide on it? I’m just curious. The idea is wonderful, and it gives Danny this feeling of power. Perhaps the staff is connected to him, and the energy at the top is coming from his own body. Heh. Maybe not. But it’s the vibe it gives.
The clothing… I don’t even think I could imagine something as beautiful. I’m actually quite happy you like fantasy clothing, because it has really given you an amazing imagination. The clothing you drew are just perfect. I love that cape on him. The detailing at the bottom is so neat to look at. Then, his pants! I would definitely like to hire for myself our Prince’s clothing tailor! lol! I could just picture Danny with his royal designer as the ghost dresses him up in different royal attires every day! Ahem! Anyways, I see you didn’t forget his belt with the green gem! It fits nicely with the silvery white pants. The design is perfect. His attire just compliments him so well.
Danny himself looks like a Prince through and through. The hair is amazing, and I love that little detail with the braid. It’s cute. The color you picked for his hair is beautiful. It’s so silvery and white, and shiny. I think it would even make the girls jealous how beautiful his hair is. The bangs are just… wow. They frame his face so nicely. I love how you have made him look his age, yet he retains that regal and masculine appearance. Abs always help, though, huh?
I think what captivates me most though are his eyes. Again, you do an amazing job with his eyes. They are so bright and alluring. Sammy… You got yourself a looker! LOL! His eyes have so much depth in them. It’s amazing at how real a drawing can seem.
Forgive my incoherence, but you have just left this writer at a loss for words… *blinks* Thank you for bringing Prince Phantom to life for us! I am currently working on DoaS chapter, and all I can see in my head is this picture! It’s so motivating! Thank you!!
And like I said, I don’t mind if you draw something that isn’t a scene in the story. Haha! Knowing Vlad muse, he’ll probably make it a scene somewhere in the story! Heheh! Actually, it’s lovely that you drew this because… ahem. Prince Phantom’s birthday celebration is coming up… What better time to dress up? *winks*
Thank you again. I’d love to hear more about the design on Danny’s cape, if you have the time. How did you get such an intricate pattern on it? It’s just so cool.
I leave you with a pretend scene with Prince Phantom:
Danny sighed as he looked around his dresser for his jewelry.
“Where the heck did it go? I left the bracelets here…”
The Prince frowned in confusion before glancing down at the ground. He instantly frowned as he found Cujo staring up at him.
“Cujo… have you seen my wrist bracelet. You know, the one made of pure silver?”
Cujo shook his head.
“Cujo, I’m serious. I know you’ve seen it,” Danny insisted as he placed a hand on his hip. “Do you really think I am going to step out with a bracelet on my wrist and not the other?”
Cujo barked before he hiccupped.
Prince Phantom pressed a hand against his forehead as he muttered, “Dora is going to kill me…”
Wah, thanks for the long comment O-o Finally I have time to write back!
Soo, right Danny. You think he's hot, huh? *wriggles eyebrows* No, I know the feels. It's only really depressing whenever you remember how young a character is. And yeah Sam is generally a lucky one XD I mean, let's face it even in the orignial DP cartoon Danny is pretty much the best looking guy around. I don't even have to try and make him good-looking, he just IS. (Ah, and now there is that depressing 'I feel like such a pedophile' feeling again...T-T)
Oh gosh, the background. Well, when I say 'not much time' I usually mean 'when compared to the time I took drawing Danny'. It still took me a couple of hours though. I know there are other who manage something like that in 20minutes but not me. I'm slow... But I'm happy that it turned out palace-y. It really gave me a hard time.^^
My thought process concerning the staff pretty much went like this: “staffs are awesome. Staffs are fancy. Danny is gonna have a staff!” Yeah, very deep isn't it? ;D But naw, naturally, while drawing, I did think up some story about it. Mostly because it's impossible to spend hours drawing something and NOT think about it. And you're right about the energy - it's Danny's, which is why it's green. If Vlad were to hold it it would turn red and so on.
Since the basic idea behind the picture was some kind of ghostly ceremony the staff and fire are mostly a symbolic thing. Like the Olympic fire or something. But in mind I imagined the staff's original purpose to be that of a weapon. I was inspired by Skulker's suit and that scene in Checkmate where Vlad teaches Danny how to condense his energy. So I though, what if there was something that condenses your energy for you? That way a ghost wouldn't have to concentrate in order to form a strong ecto-blast. Which I though would be kinda useful in a fight. That's why there is actually a small ecto-ball-thingy floating over it- it's where the energy is being pushed together The fire just comes out if there is more energy in the staff than needed to form a blast of its maximum power. Which is why the fire thing sort sort of a symbol of power. In the “Look I'm so strong I can waste my energy and still beat you” sort of style you know? So yeah, weapon became power symbol, became tradition. Or something.
And man, I just realized how much of my time I spend thinking about weird stuff... O-o
So, the clothes. They were fun t draw! The patterns were made by a cheat that most digital artists use.^^ You put a design on a different layer and then change his normal mode into another like 'overlay' or 'shade'. There are different methods and modes for this and you still have to manipulate the design but it makes things a LOT easier. Basically it goes like: Copy pretty pattern from internet- manipulate it – overlay it. (If you look closely the round design in the background is the same as on the upper part of his coat)
So yes, definitely cheating XD
And wow, I'm rambling again.
I'm really looking forward to the next chapter of DoaS! Just noticed you updated Endgame! I hope I still have time to read it today. And there are chats too! I'll try to be there for at least one, but sadly I'll be traveling in the weekend and can't be sure, so some good wishes in advance! Maybe I'll manage to finish one more fanart before I leave as a thanks for the new Endgame-chap. ^^
Oh, and I love the mini story! This is so cool. Now I can just refer to 'canon' whenever someone mentions the bracelet! XD
So thank you and have a nice week!
Btw, it's not a cheat! (omg, can you imagine actually painting a pattern in? *shudders*) You actually did sorta do it the hard way, I mean, I just use layer properties to put in patterns, that's about the easiest and laziest way xD you actually transformed the patterns to fit the terrain which makes them look all the more believable.
I laughed at your reply about danny being too young. Well, just to be safe I'll keep mah eyes on the LEGAL other ghost boy, Gregory! Now you know why I like him so much
*Stares some more*
Vlad muse: *sighs* Don't worry. She'll be fine. Ugh. Hopefully she'll stop drooling soon, too.
Oh, my gosh! This is just... wow. Okay, I'm going to have to open up Microsoft Word for this one! I will return tomorrow with my semi-gathered thoughts.
But in one word:
I was worried because I'm shamelessly misusing your Danny for random fantasy-pics here. (Is shamelessly even a word? Spellcheck says no.)
I think I just love his describtion in your ff too much, with the long hair and the symbol and stuff.^^
And I currently have too much free time and am therefore spaming the internet with pictures. XD
So thank you Pearl and uh...Vlad muse?
I'S ALL I'VE EVER WANTED TO SEE AND MOREE.
I actually am tearing up ;___;
You draw Prince phantom so beautifully! I'm very impressed. His eyes are so deep and captivating, his hair is very organic and soft. I love the braid <3
The background is amazing as well. I hate doing backgrounds because they're so hard so I can only imagine how hard this must have been to make. It turned out marvelous.
What I'm most impressed with is the clothes. I'm a t-shirt and shorts girl so I don't know much about clothes and fashion and all that jazz. This outfit here is so original, so thought out and well put together, it's outstanding. Lari is going to be so exited, I just know it. She and I had been talking about ghost fashion some time ago, how because they've been so separated from the humans it has probably evolved to be very different. Now that I see your drawing I think I have a new headcanon. This is so different but luxurious, it definitely looks like something a prince should wear.
This would be awesome to cosplay.
Ahhh, I'll probably leave another comment later when I'm more calm. I can only take so much beauty at a time!
ps: I'm with dannyFANtomKA, WE DON'T TALK ABOUT DESIREEE *sobs*
Well, I have to admit I hate backgrounds too. They always drive me nuts and I want to get done with them asap. I think I concentrated 99% of my time on drawing Danny and next to nothing on the background.-_-°
I don't know much about clothes either. Without the intervention of friends and family I'd probably run around dressed in rags XD I think I just spend too much time on the Internet and generally not having a life, so I'm very much into the whole fantasy-themed clothes stuff. I'm glad you like how they turned out though. I tried to make them look princely, aka: expensive
And I'm getting the feeling the word with 'D' is forbidden in this fandom :`X
So thanks again for commenting!