RealmgArt: Sally, Ride

With apologies to the real Sally Ride…

Matilda Lyte giving sally a piggyback ride.

Full disclosure, Sally Lyte is not named for Sally Ride (first American woman in space, in case you need to brush up on your astronautical history), but the whole inspiration for this picture was the opportunity to make that pun.

Now, I’m not really sure how Matilda let herself get roped into this, but I feel like Sally is more than capable of weaponising her cuteness to get her way, even if it’s not entirely deliberate on her part.

This is the first time I’ve tried to draw Sally and she definitely needs refinement. For one thing, she looks to much like Lucy from Peanuts. For another, I think her skin is the wrong shade.

Admittedly, I’ve been having trouble getting good skin tones using RGB colouring (maybe CMYK will be better with that?). Also, members of the same family can look pretty different, but they definitely don’t look read as sisters here. Things should improve once I get a better mental image of Sally.

However, that is exactly the perfect expression for her to be making.

Also, I am loving Matilda’s face here.

But, seriously, hands.

They are just the worst.

Luckily, I draw pretty stylisedly and cartoonish to begin with, so at least I don’t have to worry about drawing realistic hands…

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