Ariana Dzerchenko! Tim Drake’s Russian immigrant original puppy love. She was in 58 issues, but is probably best remembered for one particularly afterschool special moment. I’ve been in a productive/artistic slump. When that happens, I’ll often do fanart of characters I don’t have as much emotional investment in (this way, it’s not as disappointing if the results suck, haha).
Oh my god! I actually remember that story! Yeah, not the best… very PSA. The art is great, though!
I remember Ariana!
I was about to ask why they never did anything else with her, but… yeah, she wasn’t really that interesting.
Oh man. Do you take requests? I’d love to see Dani Garrett, the original Blue Beetle’s granddaughter in Blue Beetle (2006).
@Batwing52 Thanks! Ariana moments I’ll always remember: the PSA announcement, and the time when Gotham was pretty much collapsing in on itself (either during Contagion or Cataclysm), and she was home dying her hair. @BatJamags Yeaaaaah. She essentially existed as a plot device to give Tim grief about maintaining his secret identity. I vaguely remember the breakup being out of the blue… Like, one minute they were determined to survive going to different schools, and in the next, I think they decided it wasn’t worth it? I was team Spoiler, so I didn’t cry over the loss, haha. @HubCityQuestion - for sure!
If you’ve read Strangers in Paradise, would you mind doing a Katchoo or David (or whoever your favorite character is, those are mine)? I’m sorry, I know @HCQ just gave you a request, but I think your art style would work really well for that cast. It’s strangely reminiscent of Terry Moore.
Batwing52 - I haven’t read it, but I’m always happy to give new titles a try! For the sketch request, could you maybe name an issue or two that can help me get a feel for the characters? And hopefully someday I can be in terry’s league! Im kinda floundering around when it comes to style. Hopefully, the more I practice, my style will find me.
Aaaaaa thank you! One of my favorite DC characters nobody remembers.
Thank YOU for giving me something to work on while I sludge my way through this art block
I’d recommend checking out the second trade (or issues 1-9 of the 1994 series), which I believe was called I Dream Of You. It’s a much better start to the series than the first trade and will give you a really good feel for the cast of SiP as a whole and Katchoo and David very specifically.
And also, thanks! I feel like I should have said that…
Yw, Batwing! And I’m two issues into volume 2. This story’s addicting.
Glad you’re enjoying it!