Hello! Long time, no see! I fell off blogging for a bit—had a small depression period—but I’m ready to get back into it! Luckily, I already have the perfect post idea. Last year, there was a (very) small event started by frownatic on Tumblr called Verosika Maymay where you draw Verosika every other day to different prompts! I decided to do it again this year, and did the art ahead of time, so I’m actually proud to show off my work.
Here’s the original prompt list! Keep in mind, I did skip the genderswap and species swap prompts; I’m not a big fan of swapping things in canon, haha. But everything else has a full colored illustration made by me!
First is the mermaid prompt, since May is also Mermay! I really like the coloring of this one. It’s simple, but the shading and highlights really make her pop out. I think next year, I wanna try giving Verosika way more colors and make her tail complex—I really like the idea of giving her a green tail. But for this one, I wanted it to be like “original, but mermaid”.
I’m always drawing Verosika looking hot and kickass—sometimes I wanna draw her silly! So I used this as my chance. She’s having a cheat day to stuff herself with marshmallows!
Verosika is iconic because she’s a popstar in Hell and the living world. Last year, I drew this prompt with her demon form, so I decided it’s only fair to do her human form this time! I’m super happy with the background. I love the colors and how the shapes form a vague audience~
She’s reading a magazine! I was excited for this one, because I knew that I HAD to give her double buns. I can’t believe I hadn’t thought of it earlier. I do think I lost track of the shading a bit, so that’s a little hard to look at. But, ya know, they can’t all be hits!
Who has a human form? Verosika! Who also has a human form? Barbie Wire! Obviously, they were meant to be.
This one, I kept really simple! I think I was tired at the time and knew if I tried to make this too complex, I would burn myself out haha. I like how Verosika kinda reflects my blah mood at the time. Anyhoo, here she is petsitting for Fizz!
I did so much research for this. And by “research”, I mean scrolling on Pinterest to find the best collection of photos for the vibes I wanted. The outfit, the background, and the lighting were all inspired by three different photos. This took a lot of effort, and I’m super happy with how it turned out! Very nice on the eyes after the simplicity of the previous one.
Verosika is hot AF, but she can be cute if she wants ta be, dammit! So here ya go! A super cute, curious Verosika with big cat eyes. You’re welcome.
Instagram really like this one, for some reason! I think it’s my most liked post on there. I’m not complaining, of course! I had fun with the lighting on this one too. Not only did I have to try to reflect a flames like, but also have a totally different lighting set in the photo. This was the first time I had two different colors work as highlights and I love the effect soooooo much!
This is another one where I had to lower the effort for my sanity. I had wanted to do a whole background with all sorts of clothes, but…that would have been a lot. So I settled for an ambiguous background with V and Kiki trying to pick an outfit.
THIS ONE IS MY FAVORITE! It’s just, it’s filled with so much LOVE, you know????? They’re so excited and happy to see each other and all the hearts in the background and their outfits and UGH
The girl that Verosika is hugging is, technically, herself. That’s the beta version of Verosika! But I loved the design so much, I kinda took the design and made it into a fan character, Verosika’s sister named Jezzika Mayday! So yeah, here’s two sisters hugging it out~
Yeah, I just used this prompt as an excuse to dress Verosika up in whatever outfit I wanted. It will happen again.
Finally, we have the album cover! This one, I also did some research on. I had to look up a lot of pop star albums to get inspo for this. I can’t remember the exact covers I drew from, but I know the biggest inspiration is Billie Eilish’s WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?
And there we go! That’s all the Verosika art I did for the month of May! I’m excited for next year; I’m already getting some ideas for some of the prompts :3c