Comic 1082 - Smile for Isabelle

18th Sep 2018, 1:06 PM in Summer 2018 Hiatus
Smile for Isabelle
Average Rating: 5 (6 votes)
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Jocelyn 18th Sep 2018, 1:06 PM edit delete
Okay, real talk: I'm not even into Animal Crossing. XD

From an outsider perspective, I always thought that Isabelle was a really adorable character. But beyond that, I just never got into those games. I am, however, very much into Smash Bros. And after last week's Nintendo Direct announced her inclusion to the roster of the upcoming Smash game, I just had to draw her.

This was a weird one to draw though, but in a good way. As someone who is otherwise not into the character's original source material, and tends to shy away from drawing non-human characters often in general, Isabelle here was actually a lot of fun to draw. There are a lot of characters in anime/games I'd want to do fanart of, but I struggle sometimes if they clash with my style in some way. To my surprise, I didn't feel that here (although doing this certainly pulled me out of my comfort zone a little). I wouldn't say she was super easy to draw, but I am really happy with how she came out. ^_^

Anyway, I've been pretty down lately, so when I drew this last week for Patreon , it was mostly meant as a little bit of a pick-me-up. Being honest, I'm still not doing much better right now (got a little worse in the last day), so I felt it was time to share it here. I wouldn't say the piece is making all my woes go away, but I find it hard to frown when looking at this. So, I hope Isabelle's charming smile can bring a little cheer into your day as well.


Also, I hope it doesn't sound like I'm fishing for sympathy and attention. That's not the point. Rather, I just want to be open about how I'm feeling right now. There's been things going on and I've been hit with some emotional punches to the gut very recently. If I've been kinda quiet lately (or if you're wondering where Rain is), this is a part of why. I'm a big girl though, and I will get through this. So with that said, I don't really want pity. If you want to offer some encouragement, share your thoughts on the drawing instead; that would mean the most to me right now.

As for Rain, it's still coming. Probably very soon. Maybe with two updates a week for a little bit while I deal with some things, but I want you to know I am now and will always be doing my best. For me, and for you all. <3
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PanicAtTheRainbow18 18th Sep 2018, 1:19 PM edit delete reply
She looks adorable! I love that you took the time to do this! wishing you a nice day!
Sammi 18th Sep 2018, 1:24 PM edit delete reply
You somehow made an already adorable character even more adorable! ^_^
IdrisInTheLightroom 20th Sep 2018, 3:24 PM edit delete reply
Adorable² (IMHO)
doombird 24th Sep 2018, 1:57 PM edit delete reply
Queen Wolfen 18th Sep 2018, 11:14 PM edit delete reply
Queen Wolfen
Number one waifu is number one.
Guest 18th Sep 2018, 11:34 PM edit delete reply
She turned out awesome! All of your work is so amazing, Jocelyn.
Kestrel 19th Sep 2018, 11:00 AM edit delete reply
Sorry you're feeling down. We love you!
zophah 19th Sep 2018, 1:03 PM edit delete reply
You did a very good job with this drawing. It's good to stretch your comfort zone like this!
IdrisInTheLightroom 20th Sep 2018, 3:27 PM edit delete reply
I love Isabelle! And your artwork! And the two of them combined are just awesome! Also I really like your current profile picture, I might be late to the party on that but it is super cool. Have a nice day! :D
dee 20th Sep 2018, 9:14 PM edit delete reply
this is so precious! looking forward to rain’s return whenever you’re/she’s ready
Logan 21st Sep 2018, 2:13 AM edit delete reply
Hi jocelyn i just read all of this web comic and i think it sends a good messege and has givin me a lot to think about keep up the good work
Bananafish 21st Sep 2018, 10:29 AM edit delete reply
Me too, and I can't wait to see what happens next!
Lelabella52 21st Sep 2018, 3:06 PM edit delete reply
I don’t even play animal crossing, and I think she’s adorable!! The cutest little outfit also!!
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