Art request meme! I’ll do sketches (and sometimes more than sketches) for the first 15 people who comment with a Leif & Thorn ship, a prompt from column A, and a prompt from Column B:
Character profiles are listed on the Leif & Thorn wiki, in case you want to double-check somebody’s name.
I’m not taking prompts for blood relatives, but other than that, feel free to pick any 2 characters in the strip. (Or any 3+ characters…) Whether their in-universe status is established couple, budding romance, just friends, just enemies, or total strangers — as long as you think a sketch of the romance would be fun, go for it.
Honestly, the canon romances are going to get plenty of art anyway. So if you have an off-the-wall crack ship that’s probably never going to get drawn otherwise? Now would be the time to ask.
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- Del/Stanczia, starry formal wear
- Olive/Kale, first-date game
- Pascentia/Violet, autumn reading
- Leif/Thorn, wedding dance
- Bram/Laceleaf, summer game
- Kale/Delphinium, vacation handholding
- Archie/Rowan, first-date eye-gazing
- Lepida/Quince, late-night costumes
- Archie/Rowan/Violet, mealtime comfy sweaters
- Hyacinth/Hazel, late-night reading
- Ivy/Kallie, summer game
- Leif/Thorn/Kale, wedding comfy sweaters
- Stanczia/Imri, autumn hand-holding
- Vine/Cedar, holiday comfy sweaters
- Leif/Kale, late-night costumes
Leif and Thorn wedding dance,
And if I can be cheeky
Hyacinth and Hazel, late night reading
Not sure what’s cheeky about that second one…?
Anyway, let’s start with the wedding dance =)
I read it as “cheeky because I already suggested a prompt”.
Exactly what I meant
This one’s the kind of thing I would draw without prompting, so late-night reading it is!
Kale Romarin and Olive Romarin (unless I missed something and they are blood relations). First date game.
To be clear, I don’t have any real non-canon ships – but there’s so much that’s canonical, that I took this as a fascinating puzzle. And I do want to see Kale and Olive interacting!
They are not related, no! Have some first-date bowling =)
Archie and Rowan, first date eye-gazing
Delphinium and Stanczia, starry formal wear.
Why not both?
…but one at a time, because I spent the whole evening on this one: starry formal Delphinium/Stanczia
Circling back to do that first-date eye-gazing.
A6 and B13 please!
Going for some of my favorite side characters: Laceleaf, Bramble and Bramble’s kids.
Is it a regular kids activity day at the aquarium? Are they all out to the beach? You tell (& show) us!
Out to the beach it is! Playing volleyball, or trying to.
That touched my tarnished soul. Thank you so much & looking forward to see the rest of the prompts come alive! 😀
How about Thorn, Kale and Leaf: wedding in comfy sweaters (plus Tiernan and Niahm in matching sweaters caring the rings/flowers?)
Not exactly a crack pairing, but a off-the-wall scenario instead. 🙂
Adapting the Wedding Aesthetic to sweaters was weird for sure, but fun!
Agent Del + Kale Handholding on a holiday.
or, if I may be cheeky
Unless this counts as Blood Relative: Main Universe!Kale and Magical Thorn AU!Kudzu Late-night tears. Those boys deserve some self-care in a thematically dark moment.
Gonna say drawing two Kales in a romantic scene is a little too out-there for this prompt series…but holiday handholding is a go!
Even cuter than anticipated!
Quince/Lepida, Late night+costumes. (The “We are also here!” ship. Essentially the thought was hey, what if they’re having a romance in the background of the Kolpovision party while the camera is focused on… basically everyone else.)
And, if you still have space, Moss/Marula/Juniper with mealtime+kisses. (Moss deserves more art about her and could be a good peacekeeping influence on the otherwise tumultuousness of Marula/Juniper, so I think the three of them could balance each other out.
…look, I’m a sucker for very dangerous and scary people being soft for exactly one (1) or two (2) people and for stable triads.)
Marula is unfortunately not soft for anyone, but here’s Quince/Lepida in costumes!
Pascentia and Violet, autumn reading! They can be reading to each other, one reads the other has head in lap or on shoulder , reading together, dramatically reading, or reading via Crystal device. Soooooo hot!
Autumn reading you shall have!
I was right! The reading is sssoooo hot!!! *swoons into a nearby pile of leaves*
Archie, Rowan, and Violet, mealtime comfy sweaters, please.
Comfy sweaters plus autumn snacks.
Ivy Muscade and Kallie Neineikura summer game, please.
They would have fun with Ivys water magic and Kallie did say she liked being tossed around.
I wonder if they are likely to meet in-universe. Ivy would go “kyuuuuute” for sure, and Atarangi would not approve. 😀
I don’t have any pre-existing plans about them meeting, but now that you mention it…
Awww, even better than anticipated.
I love it and I’m happily running in circles right now.
Not sure if I should post this, so if I’m overthinking this please ignore my wall of text. I just want to get it off my chest.
When I first saw Erin is taking prompts I got all excited. You can do this, I told myself. Not like on my first and so far only con. Then I was virtually paralyzed when an artist whose book I bought asked what he should draw for me with the signature. Absolutely not a single idea at that moment.
I can do better than that and show that I understand the characters of my favorite comics and prompt something that makes sense. Though I don’t have any real ships I wanted to come up with something.
So I started thinking about Kallie, would be fun to see more of her. Considering what we know of her she’d be thrilled to interact with a giant. Kallie x Violet is canon and we got plenty of Violet anyway. Who else would like to juggle a Tamaputian? Tansy probably would, but she had her fun at the party carrying Mata and Pato. Ivy had briefly met them in Landslide Bring Me Down. For her reaction to the Tamaputians I suppose she would like the interaction as much as Kallie would. Also, we got this surfing sketch (which I didn’t find until later).
Guess what, at this point I totally forgot about the words romance, shipping and not sure if I grasp what #OTPober actually means. Not blood relatives, but I didn’t consider their age difference. So when I realized I accidentally shipped a teenager with someone twice her age I started to worry. Nobody mentioned it so far so I hope it’s not too awkward. If so I’m sorry, especially that I didn’t say anything before the sketch was done.
Thanks for reading and have a nice weekend.
The only type of ship I said I wouldn’t draw was incest, and I meant it! Prompts with people from different ages is totally fine. I mean, this isn’t even a May-December couple, it’s more of a June-August couple.
I drew Ivy in the sketch a little older than she is in canon, but wasn’t going to make a big deal out of it. (Canon has time travel, there are established AUs where characters are older or younger, and most importantly: this is just…how normal aging works.)
I was pretty sure I was overthinking and despite that I felt like I could share my thoughts. It’s like a safe space for me to practice thought-sharing, I do this so rarely.
Thank you for all the emotional support fiction! 🙂
Stanczia (it took me way too many times to spell that right), Imri, and Financial Advice.
I don’t think much financial advice managed to happen this evening…
‘Tis a shame. Financial Advice is my favorite person in the ship.
I don’t have any OTPs that haven’t already been hit, but seeing this prompt list has given me the somewhat mischievous desire to see Vine in a comfy sweater. So maybe holiday comfy sweaters with Vine and…eh, let’s go with Cedar?
Now there’s an adorable opposites-attract couple. Holiday sweaters it is!
Ha! I failed to expect Soul Masquerade to be the holiday. And now I kind of want Vine’s sweater for myself.
Kale in a grim and gritty vigilante superhero costume, together with his new sidekick Leaf who chose a very colorful and somewhat revealing costume.
Love it. Approximated as late-night costumes.
Thanks for doing these, Boss. These were all so much fun!