I love this photoshop brush. It feels so natural.
Anyway! This is one of my very first characters, Krastry. Originally, he was a ripoff of a semi-famous aisha on Neopets called Krashark, who was this gothic character. Naturally, when I was in fourth grade, I loved said character.
The original Krastry (who was named Krashark5 on Neopets) eventually developed into a sort-of kind-of parody of Krashark. Instead of being a teenage gothic character, he was a little kid who pretended to be gothic and tough and wot-wot, and who couldn’t pronounce his Rs correctly. Eventually, I got rid of the whole gothic aspect of his character and made him into a normal kid who happened to be very naughty. (And he still can’t pronounce his Rs that well.)
At this point, I decided to pound Krashark5 and create a new Neopet, called Krastry. (My sister was not found of this decision, for some reason.) I decided to keep the “Kra” in his name as a reminder of his roots, as well as a kind of tribute to the original creator of the real Krashark. She inspired me to begin creating characters, after all.
Eventually I quit Neopets, and I realized that Krastry could not be an aisha anymore. The ears had to go. So I drew him with small, pointed horns instead. He was a red cat anyway, and it matched his devilish personality. Plus, it made him all my own.
Now I’ve recreated Krastry on Neopets on my side account, for nostalgia’s sake. I won’t do much with him there, but it’s nice to have him again. So I drew him with his old aisha ears to bring him back to his roots.
The only problem with this image is that he looks too damn old. He’s supposed to be about six or seven, eight at the oldest. I think it’s the size of his nose and mouth.
I should really post a comprehensive history of Krastry. He really reflected the changes in my hobbies and interests as I aged. He even went through a brief Third-Reich obsession while I was a sophomore in high school. Time to break out the old sketchbooks!