This is quite possibly the nerdiest thing I’ve ever drawn.
Before I talk about why I drew this, I figure I should talk about the drawing itself. This was so fun to draw, trying to think of all the little details of Karkat’s apparel and equipment. I simple yet still somewhat flashy jacket for the small amount of flair he has, a red undershirt to represent his blood color, basic grey utility pants, a blaster pistol as a backup weapon, a basic Han Solo-esque belt with pouches and shit, heavy black boots with armor plating. Most important; the Lightsaber. I immediately thought of Karkat having a very basic and utilitarian saber design as Karkat is a very practical person, and a blood red crystal once again signifying his blood color and a small d-ring belt clip because cover-tec clips are fucking dumb. (http://www.replix.eu/lichtschwerter/covertech.jpg) The thing I hate the most about posting things on tumblr is that I always notice the problems right before I click “post”. His legs are too short/his torso too long, his stance/posture is doofy looking, his proportions are kinda janky, but all-in-all I’m very proud of this drawing.
Some time ago, I decided that I should think of some sort of long term drawing project to help me practice defining my drawing style and get the hang of drawing a variety of new angles, perspectives, anatomies, etc. After some deliberation, I settled on an idea I, personally, was surprised I’d never seen before (though I’m sure someone else has done it before); “What would Karkat, or Terezi, or Dave look like as a Jedi? What would they wear? What would their Lightsabers look like?” and with that last thought it was decided, I’m going to design Jedi versions of various Homestuck characters. I’m not sure who yet, but I going to try to do at least the Beta Trolls. I’m very excited to do this as I like drawing the trolls, and I LOVE designing Lightsabers. Like I said, his is very basic but I’m sure with the others I’ll be able to get pretty creative with the designs. I think next will either be Terezi and I’ll just do them in no particular order, or I’ll do them in the order of as they were introduced in Homestuck which I believe would make Gamzee next. Either way, expect to see more Jedi Trolls in the future and thanks for checking out my garbage!
(also included is a design for Karkat’s Lightsaber I made in the Custom Saber Shop MHS Builder, check it out! http://www.thecustomsabershop.com)
Now that I think about it Karkat would be a very borderline Jedi since he can’t control his temper worth shit. Eh, I’m sure he’d do fine.