...It's been like, two years since I've drawn this kind of stuff. Wow. And looking back at my old work and especially the old bio of this character... *cringes*
Seriously, though, she was gonna die at a young age to make more room for Taro to take the spotlight. Taro was my little baby and then I was a bitch to my other characters.
Of course, that is no longer the case.
Anyway, for those who don't know me so well, this is Camellia (now spelled with 2 l's because I've already made so many changes to her so why not), one of now four children I gave to Grandma and Grandpa Longneck in addition to Littlefoot's mother. I haven't changed the names of any of the others, but I've added 2 boys. And before anyone calls me out for bad maths skills, I am aware that adding two boys makes six. One of them is not the offspring of Grandma and Grandpa (or Tosa and Thunderfoot as I like to call them). I'll explain who he is when I draw him... he is the OC I want to draw next, although I'm not sure when that'll be.
So now there's Linnaea, Camellia, April, Taro, Ren and Alistair.
So... as you have probably guessed, Camellia has had a lot of changes done to her, although not so much when it comes to her looks. Well, she has the same markings on her skin as she did before, but I just realised that I have made her lighter and more of a bluish-grey. She is no longer ill, weak and shy... In her childhood now, she was really sarcastic, and liked to embarrass her parents whenever they had a tender moment. As Taro's twin sister, she's very close to her brother and the two tend to wander of and cause trouble together, although she is a little bit less reckless than he is. Here she has grown up, although she is no longer with her family for reasons I might explain another day. As an adult, she is still quite hard-faced to some, but she has grown more compassionate and is happy to offer help and protection to any smaller and weaker dinosaurs - including sharpteeth, as long as they promise not to eat her or harm another leaf-eater in front of her.
Anyway, enough about Camellia, let's talk about the drawing!
This was sketched at some point last week, but I had to fix quite a few errors such as on the tail and the eyes and then I wanted to write so I left it for about five days and then carried on with it last night and today. All in all, I'd say I wasted about 12 hours doing this... although most of it was experimenting with doing eyes that are now too small to see if I've done anything different, and multiple brushes that I downloaded for Photoshop (no credit for those goes to me, of course). The background was pure experimentation with the brushes, as my BG's usually are.
I've been wanting to draw something LBT related since I found out about LBT 14, but with exam stress and then being too busy in the summer holidays I just couldn't find both time and motivation at the same time. Well, eventually I did, and then I drew something that wasn't even canon.
Next LBT related thing I'm going to draw will be for a contest over on The Gang of Five forum so I'm sticking to purely canon characters for that. Then hopefully I'm going to draw that new OC of mine...
Well, now that that huge block of text is out of the way, I hope you're all doing well, and I'll see you guys next time!
Camellia (c) Me
The Land Before Time franchise (c) Universal