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Ugh, she’s lewding Megumin. That one 14yo loli character when the other two female leads in Konosuba are older and actually inherently lewd. Darkness (18yo), who is turned on by humiliation and ahegaos constantly, or Aqua (hundreds of years bc goddess, but physically ~20) who is a beautiful goddess that wears a short skirt and canonically doesn’t wear panties... but she chooses Megumin. The youngest and least lewded of the show. Watch her “age her up” which at this point is just synonymous to inflation. Not that this preview looks aged up at all. Also, she can make her money how she wants, but I couldn’t be happy making money catering to weeb pedos. She keeps blatantly ignoring canon older version of characters and other older characters of a group to lewd the younger ones. It’s a yikes from me.
I only know of these characters by appearance alone, so I don’t know the context of them in their respective universes, but I can’t imagine the context would justify why they look like straight up kids in a sexually suggestive position. She didn’t even bother with her “age up” crap. It also didn’t help that her comments section was a bunch of grown ass men saying things like “fapped to this” “confused boner”, when, like... these are two very, very young looking boys (who look like young girls, no less). Jokes or no, I’m uncomfortable. Maybe I just don’t get it, but I personally don’t fuck with this at all.
This one actually hurts... it's like all these pin-up pieces are burning her out, I mean, I'd get bored drawing the same body, same pose, same face every week knowing damn well I can do better and be more creative... she's buried her talent in boobs, thighs and ahegao. It's tragic. Either that or she's just getting straight up lazy because the horny fanboys are going to pay up regardless. But truly, this one just... really is the cherry on the cake of god-awful. I almost pity her.
I think you're all mad because your adult pony tail hasn't grown in yet... don't worry you late bloomers, yours will come in too, eventually /s
for real though, what is her thought process when she slaps on a pony tail? I'm dying at Toga having the buns AND a pony tail? It makes her look YOUNGER if anything, because I feel like an adult would be more organised with how they style their hair? It looks like something a fifth grader would try to do. Why not just turn her buns into Usagi buns? Or give her a sock bun/high messy bun, because that seems more "adult style" to me. Sakimi really gave her a rats tail thinking it's cute ajhgsgs
We all know the answer though, it's all just a hack to get away with lewding underage characters.
The key difference here is that Sakimi works with semi-realism, which is a much less forgiving medium when it comes to anatomy and stylistic choice. I don't believe we can really compare Sakimi's art to the ones provided above, as we don't see two-dimensional drawings with exaggerated proportions quite as "off" because they can't really cross into uncanny-valley like realism or semi-realism can. If Sakimi worked entirely in 2D, I'm sure her proportions wouldn't be criticised nearly as often, as I believe 2D allows us to be more liberal with our stylistic choices. If you're working with realism, people viewing your art will likely be comparing it to what is real, and her proportions miss the mark, sometimes by a landslide - making them stand out more and receive heavier, more frequent criticism than 2D artists drawing "off" proportions.
I searched big titty anime girls to provide an example, sorry if it's insufficient to support my point, I am just NOT about to spend an amount of time looking through the depths of balloon breasted hentai women, not today LMAO Basically, my point is, exaggerated proportions (i.e "stylistic choice") are much, much more forgiving in 2D. Her stylistic choice appears to be realism/semi-realism, so it just looks weird to the eye more often than not. idk
Wow, I am so relieved to find a thread about Sakimi! I was beginning to feel alone in thinking her quality of work dropped when she started pumping out exclusively NSFW works (which I wouldn't mind half as much if she included different body types, worked more closely with the characters canon proportions, incorporated personality/emotion into the images and chilled out with lazily "aged up" minors. She is capable of doing so as we have seen in older arts). I like to use this Lux x Miss Fortune art for example. She stayed true to Lux's smaller breasts (which she wouldn't these days - see K/DA Akali, Mercy, D.Va etc.), and even MF (who has the biggest titties in the whole League roster) hasn't been ballooned up and made into something comical. This is when her NSFW works were appealing, because it stays true to canon form, looks like they have mass - like you could squish them, but her recent arts look like the breasts and thighs will burst with the prick of a pin. They look inflated, it's so off. Like many of you, Sakimi was my go-to artist when anyone asked who's art inspired me, but these days? Not so much... I knew she had fallen from grace, but having her old art compared side-by-side to her recent art throughout this thread really illustrates just how far she has fallen. Her potential seemed so great, but she is severely limiting herself by pumping out dull, lifeless NSFW to the masses. I'd also like to bring this Xayah x Rakan piece back up, because no one else pointed out that it kinda looks like she's passed out... I don't see passion and pleasure between two lovers, I see some slimy dude who spiked a girls drink and he's pleased to see the drugs taking effect. It's uncomfortable... especially when you know the characters personalities and how they interact... this ain't it.
I don't think so... she shoops her head to be disproportionately smaller in selfies, too, where her body/height isn't taken into account. When she wants to appear taller, she manipulates her body, not solely her head. I think she just warps her head to be the size of a pea because she's insecure to hell and back. Interesting theory though...
They did a good job making her look slimmer. At least, IMO, they did well styling her overall... she absolutely looks different from her edits, but she doesn't look as bad as she could have. Kudos to the stylists.
Yeah, the name change definitely strikes me as a transition in path/goals. I miss her chatty/personal/laidback videos; these days she seems so robotic and polished, like she’s a mannequin, rather than someone with that out-there personality of hers. Interested to see where this goes, none-the-less.
I agree! I see so many “clones” of Kina! Same style, same make-up, same face! Which reminds me of this girl I found (one of those IG girls who follows you so you follow back then unfollows you), her name is Ksenija Valentinova (IG: here) she seems to really want to be Kina (and she does follow her), but fails IMO... Here is Kina: