First off, I'll just say that this picture was entirely for my own self-indulgence. Az playing the cello is one of those funny little things that I make up about him, and generally accept as being true in casual conversation, but don't actually put in the story. Kind of like his fondness for Patsy Cline. I fear that it's a bit Gary Stu-ish for him to play the cello, because it is my very favorite instrument, as well as because there is really no reason for him to play it within the context of the story aside from gratification of my own silly romanticism. Plus, since he's already a painter (a fact that does
play a part in the story), the Gary Stu-ometer is going haywire already, so I might as well not push it.
NOW. The picture itself. While I was painting this, I realised something: Az is, by far, the hardest
character of mine to draw. He has all the worst elements: black feathered wings, a complicated system of roots, a skeletal torso, excessively long fingers...I swear I'm not a masochist, but you'd think otherwise looking at Az.
Also, before anyone says anything- I realise that things about the cello may be off. The cello itself, the way he's holding it, the way his fingers are positioned...I don't care. I don't play the cello. I used a couple of reference photos, but I didn't get really nitpicky about it. As I said before, this is mainly just so I could see Az with a cello because I'm a crazy person with no life. Technicalities mean shit to me. YAY! Az with a cello. See?
And while I'm on the subject of Az with a cello: "Don't Fear the Reaper" with female vocals and a motherfucking cello.
It's like magic.
Wait. Am I a total fucking nerd for having this picture as my desktop wallpaper? WHO CARES IT'S AZ WITH A CELLO