Will probably digitally recreate the book design, inside and out. I love it that much and I want it to be colored so people see the colors.

How faithful am I in my ZipCoats? I literally made a compendium IN UNIVERSE for these damn monsters. I’m a huge nerd, okay?

(First picture text: The Guide to ZipCoats Vol 4 By Sister Muyo (Surname)

Encyclopedic guide to all known zipcoats. Unknown publisher. Has a light gray/grey “jacket” that can be zipped up. 99% accurate.)

Small note: Each volume is an updated version, vol 4 being the most recent. The second second picture also is missing something I decided to add later: If they’re in groups (pack mentality), where they can be found, possible encounter rate, and chance of survival (thanks to modern science, this has been added due to holding cells with indestructible glass with “willing” test subjects (humans only. Animals aren’t affected/ main target of zipcoats.))

Project Just Another Zombie Story

So, for awhile now I was writing a story. It takes place during a zombie apocalypse, and it’s from the perspective of a young adult dude who you wouldn’t expect to be a hero. It’s rough, but I’ve gotta have confidence in my writing, ya know? Prologue maybe later for context if people actually like this. Critique in asks, reblogs, I don’t really care.

Chapter 1: The First Step

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So I’ve had Happi for maybe 5 years and he’s changed drastically. Lovina came to be when I took a random pixel I did and someone joked that Happi should adopt her and I went along with it. Elena was just a random cyclops I drew because I didn’t have enough female characters, and every time I’ve draw her initial design, I’ve received fan doodles from folks. That’s cool, I guess.

I’ve actually expired two character I can’t see bringing back now; I have Geoffrey “Graffiti”, who was one of my old avatars who was a dog boy. He’s changed a lot, but now I have no idea how to bring him back. The other one was a slime girl I made forever ago. She was lime green, so I named her Anna Lime. Someone who does slime characters and I liked drew her, and I was psyched, so I kept her (she was drawn back before I realized I can’t do nsfw period). I than changed her from a frontal skinny character to a chubby, shy character who is basically always seen with Geoffrey. I made them back when I was just make original characters for fun. I’ve gone through many self inserts, but now I have Happi, who has changed so much but I can’t get rid of him as I’ve grown attached.

I wonder if I should bring them back, give up drawing all together (I’ve lost the will to draw), or just do sketches and expect fan art (Elena was just a massive accident twice). The biggest issue I suffer is that their immediate creation, they have no personality. It’s not until recently I started doing legit character development because I feel like it’s needed. I don’t know. I’m always surprised to find out people like them, because I legit just make characters I love, take parts of myself or my ideals, and just make them. Ironically, it’s the females who have no personality when I make them. But if people like them, tell me. I like it when people actually do.

Bored, fleshing out Elena a bit since she has next to no character. If you can’t read my handwriting:
Works in a bakery? (favorite desert: Angel-food cake with whip cream and strawberries)
Strawberry obsession (Jam, juice, popsicles, ointments, her fridge is just full of the stuff)
She enjoys spending time with Happi’s daughter, Lovina.
Single, prefers it that way.
Adding a bit not written out on the paper:
Surprisingly strong (cyclops genes)
Suffers from minor insomnia due to eating so many sweets
Friendly
Competitive when it comes to cooking
Has hips for days

Bored, fleshing out Elena a bit since she has next to no character. If you can’t read my handwriting:

  • Works in a bakery? (favorite desert: Angel-food cake with whip cream and strawberries)
  • Strawberry obsession (Jam, juice, popsicles, ointments, her fridge is just full of the stuff)
  • She enjoys spending time with Happi’s daughter, Lovina.
  • Single, prefers it that way.

Adding a bit not written out on the paper:

  • Surprisingly strong (cyclops genes)
  • Suffers from minor insomnia due to eating so many sweets
  • Friendly
  • Competitive when it comes to cooking
  • Has hips for days
This is old and dumb. I can’t remember when I lost the ability to actually sprite something, but this is the “Pre-Lovina” before she had a name and I just called her “Sweater Loli”. I still find the little pixel cute as buttons, though.

This is old and dumb. I can’t remember when I lost the ability to actually sprite something, but this is the “Pre-Lovina” before she had a name and I just called her “Sweater Loli”. I still find the little pixel cute as buttons, though.

So… He how has normal arm-length arms. Old arms got busted, his replacement arts were designed to be normal length. For the first time since he was 10 he’s had short arms. Said arms also also have noticeably smaller hands. Excited can’t even describe how he felt.
Long story short, I’m keeping this design. Long arms were becoming a pain in the ass to draw. What a cop out, amirite?

So… He how has normal arm-length arms. Old arms got busted, his replacement arts were designed to be normal length. For the first time since he was 10 he’s had short arms. Said arms also also have noticeably smaller hands. Excited can’t even describe how he felt.

Long story short, I’m keeping this design. Long arms were becoming a pain in the ass to draw. What a cop out, amirite?

Trying out something new: a more casual look for Happi and bring back an old oc. Meet Elena, a cyclops who enjoys strawberries. Her original design was a bit…heftier in the chest area. She’s now a little taller, some wider hips, and a new sunhat, along with bouncy, fluffy hair. No relation, they’re merely neighbors, she occasionally babysits Happi’s daughter.
Since Happi is roughly 8’9”, she’s kind of tall. Not as wide as he is though. This is really rough, but I enjoy it. I like having another female for my cast.

Trying out something new: a more casual look for Happi and bring back an old oc. Meet Elena, a cyclops who enjoys strawberries. Her original design was a bit…heftier in the chest area. She’s now a little taller, some wider hips, and a new sunhat, along with bouncy, fluffy hair. No relation, they’re merely neighbors, she occasionally babysits Happi’s daughter.

Since Happi is roughly 8’9”, she’s kind of tall. Not as wide as he is though. This is really rough, but I enjoy it. I like having another female for my cast.

I’m not used to actually drawing backsides of characters, I decided to use it for world building. The main problem Happi faces are his hands, which are able to hold a basketball, possibly? This was a rushed sketch I did when I was tired, so it’s kind of crap. Also, attempting at a stepladder of sorts, trying to keep a consistent size for Lovina.
Since he’s clumsy, pizza is an average dinner in the Smiles household. Lovina learns how to cook thanks to her sitters, merely to help her handicapped father.

I’m not used to actually drawing backsides of characters, I decided to use it for world building. The main problem Happi faces are his hands, which are able to hold a basketball, possibly? This was a rushed sketch I did when I was tired, so it’s kind of crap. Also, attempting at a stepladder of sorts, trying to keep a consistent size for Lovina.

Since he’s clumsy, pizza is an average dinner in the Smiles household. Lovina learns how to cook thanks to her sitters, merely to help her handicapped father.