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9th-Jun-2009 02:35 pm
Green Forest
the theme of this update is 1) WATERCOLOR and 2) BEN. There are however no watercolor Bens. Sorry.

Metas! The scanner kind of destroyed all my nice subtle colors (the other watercolor pieces got the same treatment :'C ).

Did this one in watercolor pencil, then just sprayed the paper, so it got all smeared, lol....I got some really nice bright colors out of it though.

I just wanted to paint tan line boobies, I can't lie.

lol oh god I suck at landscapes. GO JASON GO


Ben, looking....more black than usual.

hey bro
Hooray, Ben cleans up and becomes a semi-normal person later in life! He also gets handprint tattoos as a remembrance to Lino bawwww (hey Ben he's not actually dead you know)
There is some FANTASTIC drama about all this involving severe beatings and drug use but that might kinda be tl;dr :1
I really do like that pic in the bottom left of him in the hat, though some of the others kinda suck. lol sorry Ben

cleaned up!Ben and younger!Ben. Really I should say "Basil" since he actually starts using it again after he calms the fuck down but whatever. Maybe he's sulking about hating his name over there on the right.

I like the chibis better than the other pic but oh well :1
The other one came out...not really looking like Ben somehow but I am too lazy to fix it :1

Later I'll try and get around to updating with some of my older stuff I never got around to posting up here. :D
I'm also actually gonna try and draw some Ben/Lino smut...I've been meaning to but I keep accidentally drawing lesbians instead, lololol
9th-Jun-2009 09:23 pm (UTC)
Such a shame watercolors don't scan the way they should. :( I think the coloring looks great, though, even with the kinna faded/washed out look watercolors seem to suffer with being scanned! Tan line boobies girl is absolutely faboo, too, and I want that popsicle to drip down alllll over herrrr.

You weren't kidding when you tweeted that Ben keeps coming out blacker and blacker, lol. The first color pic is really amazing. Scruffy scruff scruff. The way his eyes stand out is awesome.

Tell us Ben backstory. :( I like drama.
9th-Jun-2009 10:21 pm (UTC)
hokay time for the condensed version of Ben and Lino's general story!

OKAYS so first is the setup, I guess. So Reccan is a pimp of sorts to a bunch of underaged male prostitutes (oh boy great start) and he hires Lino as a personal doctor after Lino gets kicked out of med school. The prostitute setup is a little weird in that there's a lot of blackmarket shit going down and so Reccan works with a gang (not really a gang but for lack of a better word...) that helps them cover up all of their illegal...ness. The gang does a lot of different things - they deal drugs and help get boys to work for Reccan and steal a lot of shit, so they have a bunch of different people doing bunches of different things and a lot of them are just plain old thugs. Ben is one of these guys.
SOOO Ben is a really clumsy retard so he gets hurt a lot, so because of the connection with Reccan he goes to Lino whenever he fucks himself up. He's really aggressive and after a couple of encounters he has sex with him, mostly just to be threatening, but Lino ends up being all "wow that was good for some reason" (he enjoys super rough dominating sex) and so they kind of end up fucking around. Ben is a total retard when it comes to people though and doesn't trust men at all, and he kind of flips out when him and Lino start actually getting close rather than just having sex all the time and starts becoming really self-destructive and violent and spirals out of control over the course of a couple years. He's totally addicted to heroin and he drinks and smokes and all of this other bad shit, he lives out on the streets, etc etc and he gets to the point where he's beating up Lino whenever he feels threatened.
Lino ends up finding his stash and throwing it all out, and Ben beats the everloving snot out of him to the point where he thinks he actually killed him and then runs the fuck away because he knows Reccan will kill him if he catches him. He spends a couple of years just being way fucked up and overdosing and etc etc until his eldest brother (Benjamin) finally finds him and helps him stop being so fucked. :1
Ben gets tattoos to remember Lino by and....finds out he's alive a few years later, then they hook up again because Lino is a retard who will always take Ben back no matter what, and then they GROW OLD AND HAPPY AND HAVE TWO BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN TOGETHER
~happy end~
9th-Jun-2009 10:39 pm (UTC)
bravo, bravo~

What got Ben into this "gangsta" lifestyle?
9th-Jun-2009 11:09 pm (UTC)
I haven't thought about it too much to be honest (I have like...a period of time, from when he's like 18 to about 25, where I have no clue what he's doing. XD). He probably got himself into a dickload of trouble and had to bail himself out somehow, found "gangstas" to help him out??
The setoff what that he killed someone kiiiind of on accident when he was 14, which Benjamin took the fall for and went to jail for, and then he goes and makes all sorts of trouble mugging/raping people so his mom kicks him out even though she feels like she's responsible for his behavior. Then....I'm not really sure what he's doing up until when he meets up with Lino. XD
9th-Jun-2009 10:45 pm (UTC)
Boy I always knew explaining Lino's actions would be hard but it's only when reading this that I'm like "ohhh boyyyy he sounds like a bright one" :| :|
9th-Jun-2009 11:10 pm (UTC)
he likes being abused, that pretty much explains it all. XD
sorry I know I really summed up his actions without explaining them at all so he sounds stupider than her really is D:
9th-Jun-2009 11:30 pm (UTC)
well this was ~Ben's Story~ not Lino's so you're forgiven :>

also it's not like he isn't dumb anyway

Edited at 2009-06-09 11:31 pm (UTC)
10th-Jun-2009 02:58 pm (UTC)
YAY HAPPY-END DRUG ADDICTS (I am guilty of this as well oh lols)
9th-Jun-2009 09:33 pm (UTC)
I feel this imaginary pressure on me to draw Lino a frillion times 'cuz of your BEN!collection here

also I don't think I mentioned it but sulky!basil is the cutest little thing :>

9th-Jun-2009 10:23 pm (UTC)
10th-Jun-2009 03:00 pm (UTC)
I FUCKING LOVE BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEN and I love his design and I love how you draw him

10th-Jun-2009 03:10 pm (UTC)
11th-Jun-2009 05:54 am (UTC)
Because EVERYONE IN THA WOOOORLD IS A CUTE KID oh wow that's such a lie but it's TRUE IN ~HELEN WORLD~
11th-Jun-2009 06:24 am (UTC)
I am not terribly good at drawing kids but yours are always so ADOOOOORABLE so drawing ugly bbs would be a waastteeee but he looks fine so no worries

also FOREHEAD WRINKLES I kinda fell in love with them recently woooo
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