"Oh god, there's two of them!"
Over the course of Louis Despatis's character development, I've been receiving several comments from people on DeviantArt pointing out similarities between my dandy pirate Captain from 'Honour Amongst Thieves'
to the characters Dorian and Klaus from Yasuko Aoike's running manga 'From Eroica With Love'
. At my friend ~Alasse-Tasartir
's prompting - who's been dying to see me attempt to draw in a Japanese style - I finally caved and drew the thing.
... Never again. That hair just about killed me.
I'm sure every artist who has ever produced an original character can sympathise with me when I say that it gets very tedious to constantly have that character compared to others. Unfortunately, it's always going to happen, because it is almost impossible to come up with something entirely new and novel in this day and age. In my case as well, I am not a fan of manga and anime, mostly because of aesthetic reasons but also as a result of cultural barriers, I'm sure. To have Louis compared to a character from a manga such as Dorian was a little unnerving at first, but this picture is an attempt to laugh at it and take the piss at my own circumstances; it's the only way to deal with these sorts of things.
Besides, these two would probably get along very well.--Sak
Louis and Co.© Myself, Shamine A. King
Eroica and Co. © Yasuko Aoike