I was asked to draw King from 'The Owl House' ...so I did, :p
And before anyone asks: gift art is NOT the same as a request. Gifts (from me) are initiated when I come to the intended recipient, and I ask them if and what they'd like me to draw. I may offer out of obligation, or as a thank-you, or because Jupiter has 79 moons---any reason whatsoever that comes from my free will.
'The Owl House' (TOH) is a new cartoon ...and because I mostly don't watch anything produced after some undefined point in the 2000's, I know effectively nothing about the show.
(fun fact: when I first saw King, I thought he was a modified Cubone). ^^
Since I was asked to draw King, I've seen only one episode of TOH: 'Separate Tides'. I'm sure fans of TOH will tell me that's the worst episode to start with, but ...it's likely not the worst to end on, so I'm gonna end my TOH experiences with it. :3
I don't outright dislike TOH, I'm just not the demographic for it. I'm old, and I prefer cutesy stuff like Under the Umbrella Tree and Blinky Bill. ^^
That said, TOH was surprisingly well animated, esp. its action scenes. I cannot say I was expecting that, as I have a bias against its art style in general, albeit, the software used to animate these seems to've improved ...kudos!. :3
...OH! I do have a question: where are all the owls? I want owls! D: D: D:
I've a feeling that question is akin to asking why Apple Jacks don't taste like apples, but the question did come to mind more than once. Anyway, I guess Hooty counts as an owl, so I'll try to be satisfied with that.
(I know, I know: by 'house' they mean something within the context of a college or some other institution---but if I don't ask these silly things, who will?). :P
For further viewing, I watched a compilation of King moments via YouTube, to get an idea how the character moves and what they're like ...so I could draw them as off-model as possible (I think I somehow made King look sexy-pouty lol).
As a character and ACO subject, King's fine; he's kinda cute in his way. :3
I will say I had a bit of difficulty believing King's voiceovers were actually coming from the character (I experienced this more during my viewing of the compilation than from the actual show, but still).
I dunno---maybe it's the fact that King doesn't move his mouth when he talks, but all I could hear was a voice (a very caffeinated voice) in a studio. The audio wasn't the problem, it was just my experience. I equate it to the ineffectiveness of voiceovers given to live-action animals, such as Wishbone or the animals from Homeward Bound---I know what I'm supposed to believe, I just don't. :p
I drew King via my 'Zephyr' pencil by Wallace Pencil Co., and delineated him via this unbranded, WWII pencil advertising Baugh's Pure Animal Bone Fertilizers ...because it's October, and bones are scary, right?
Ooky-spooky animal bones! *raises arms and wriggles fingers menacingly*
Anyway, this pencil represents those poor beasts whose bones were ground for plant food. I imagine some of the original owners of those bones are still seeking revenge (and Halloween is their night to do so)! D: To add, given this pencil is a WWII specimen, it's likely the animals were consumed by soldiers---soldiers who saw things (that adds to the creepiness, right? Right?) D:
Ok, ok; it's just an old pencil ...but it was a nightmare to use as it does NOT erase very well (understatement). :p