More progress on (belated) 七五三/shichigosan piece ✨ baby aiori ft. tatsu(nya)🐾. I wanted to finish it already but I've been so insanely busy this past week, I've barely had time to sleep, let alone draw rip. This semester been highkey brutal... i've been going to bed at like 3-5am regularly lmfao (my earliest classes are at 10, so I try to be up by 9...). I've gotten far behind on my commissions,
raffle prize, & zine submission drawing schedule bc of school + work too (I work a p low commitment part time job on campus but, it's still taking up time in my schedule...). Anyways... it's just 3-4 weeks until the end of the semester so I'm trying my best not to die 😿😿. -
So... more about this piece - Aiori didn't actually have any pets growing up, but I wanted to add in tatsunya just as a bit of an faint unsettling touch... 😅😅
It's unsettling in the sense of thinking about actual tatsuya at the same time period as Aiori here since he's much older than her... I didn't want to draw him as a human obviously. it's not like him and Aiori knew each other at this point in time anyways... (he's friends with her father tho, but let's not get into that LOL).
So to avoid drawing human tatsuya, I decided to use convenient cat-form tatsunya; remember it's non canon, just for aesthetic.
I do like to imagine (adult/present day) tatsuya would be amused if he ever got his hands on baby photos of aiori. there probably aren't many photos, but... it's a weird feeling, maybe even for him, to see such pure & innocent photos of her.
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