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Stay Away


Octavia will not tolerate any shitheads around her dove, they better stay the fuck away!

Layla is just surprised at her BFF's odd behaviour and is wondering if Octavia's neck got a little longer or her eyes deceive her xD


Been a while eh?

I actually didn't expect I'd draw Layla again (the short one Via's holding). But one day during a break at work I came up with idea of Octavia being all protective towards her and quickly sketched it. The drawing sat in my sketchbook for a while, then my muse came back, so here you have it, the full version.

Working on it was kinda baffling. First off, for some reason I had troubles recreating the sketch digitally (it's my usual M.O.), so after several failed attempts and endless string of curses I scanned it and then touched it up in Krita. Second, after doing lineart and flat colouring for Octavia I realized I have no idea what Layla's colours are supposed to be x'D I ended up randomly splattering her with colours late at night, went to sleep, then fixed it. Her eyes were the biggest problem... Third, when the piece was finished I realized somehow I coloured Octavia's feathers darker than in her character sheet x'D Tried to change it, but it looked glaring compared with the rest of the drawing. Ultimately I left and saved the darker version. OMG... In the end I feel colouring on this one is different than on my other pictures.

I feel I'm awkward when it comes to drawing hugs. Here, the hug is supposed to be a little awkward (with Layla pressing her hand to her chest), but I'm not sure if I conveyed it well enough. Then there's Octavia's expression. I was aiming for protective over Layla/threatening to whoever the fuck. Buuut... I feel it comes out more possesive. And it gave me odd feeling, similar to one Angel Dust picture I worked on before - that someone is glaring at me. Weird. Extra weird, because I literally made Layla, so calm your feathers Octavia >_>

That's enough of my babbling. Comments/redlines are welcome :)

Octavia Goetia (c) Vivienne Medrano

Layla is mine

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Aug 13, 2021
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