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Fan Art Friday – Keith (Voltron) Birthday 2018

 

Fan Art Friday – VLD Keith Birthday (2018) Art!

This kid from the Netflix series Voltron Legendary Defender is one of my spirit paladins! I never realized until recently how much I resonate with this character.

Keith’s birthday was on October 23 so I decided to do a belated b-day art of him.

Regarding the actual art, holy moly this took waaay more time than usual, partly because it’s been a while since I last drew and a long while since I’ve done any fully digital drawings. I had to start over about 3-4 times before I was happy with just the rough sketch! (This is what I get for not doing some warm up doodles before jumping into a full on art piece…) I’m also in a pretty rough place right now with my mental health (due to external factors that are apparently beyond my control) so I think that also has to do a lot with me having trouble bouncing back into the art swing of things. I don’t know, man.

But the end result is worth all the hassle!

I experimented with the background by using royalty free stock photos and blurring them out. I didn’t know if it would work with my hard line art style but I think it fits in pretty well! Of course, I had to add my signature swirlies in the background and on whatever Keith is sitting on as well.

His little ponytail (it’s not his cannon look though it should be!) and the baggy sweater and scarf were some of my favorite details to draw.

Look at the cute little paladin, just chillin’ away 🙂 Happy Birthday Keith!

Till next time, friends!

Peace ^.^