SPOILER ALERT, sort of. I’m laying out Sexy Polybius right now, and because I’m going to take photographic reference for it (mostly hand reference) I had to lay it out on paper to take it into the room with a mirror in it in our apartment (the bathroom). So yeah, it’s up to you to imagine a swarthy, unshaven person doing ahegao faces or not.
Some development images for Meghan Andhi. Her hair and jewelry are designed to resemble a storm cloud, so her name is a pun on “storm cloud” in Hindi.
This character has a bit of contention behind her. Originally the comic she was created for starred a former-friend’s character. After small joke about that character being of questionable age, I mentioned that the idea made me uncomfortable, and that I don’t know if I could shake that idea while drawing the comic. I told him that I wouldn’t be using his character, but told him at the wrong time (he was having an extremely bad week – his dog got cancer, I think? I don’t quite remember, it was months ago) so he got mad and cut all ties with me. Then the redesign I used looked too much like Connie from Steven Universe, which, when pointed out to me made me uncomfortable again.
That said, I think this character is way better than the other ones. People are welcome to disagree (somewhere else, away from me.)