Progress shots……I promise I won’t post anymore sex.
Hayze then immediately throws up after this followed by passing out onto the floor. When he wakes up from the nightmare he buys Siren cigarrettes and to take her out for drinks. When Siren asks why Hayze will say:
"I-I don’t know, man. I just feel like I owe it to you"-Hayze
"Owe me? For what?"-Siren
"I-I-I don’t want to talk about it. Just let me do this for you, please."-Hayze
No but in all seriousness “EW! Fuck, man!” and “AHHHH! Stop!” are not in the comic. I added that because I couldn’t complete the page with a serious face.
This does happen in the series. Like I said in my other post it’s a nightmare-ish scene that Hayze is a part of. There’s more than one page to this that I drew, but I posted this one because Michelle asked.
Basically what is happening in it is:
A Prince, that looks EXACTLY like Hayze (With scars and all) obsesses over this woman, that looks exactly like Siren, and her “cursed locket”. The woman is mute and unless the prince “finds the key to her collar” won’t be able to marry her. And then he can “finally be happy forever”.
And the symbolism is very subtle. It almost punches you senselessly across the face yelling “I AM A METAPHOR!!!!!!!”
So I like how I draw these pictures and they look really good, but then I scan them and they look like poo gas. Cause my scanner sucks.
ANYWAY—there’s this scene that happens later in VACANT that I really wanted to draw, but unfortunately I won’t be able to draw it in the comic form for a while. So I said fuck it….I’ll draw quick concept art images since I like their outfits.
This isn’t a spoil by the way. Hayze, himself, never actually does this to Siren. Don’t scroll past this thinking that they get together and have beautiful babies or something. This whole scene is a nightmare.
The first picture is Hayze’s worst nightmare—himself as a vain, greedy, selfish, sexually charged prince.
Second picture is Siren’s worst nightmare—-a woman trapped in her own sexuality with no voice or self expression. She forced into a feminine idealization and has no choice in the matter.
Last picture is the two nightmares combined. Came out way more sexual than I thought it would be. That’s the locket in his mouth. It was hard to draw. Hahaha!!! Yikes.
Again Hayze NEVER does this. EVER. EVVVEERRRRRRR. He’s not very sexual and I like that about his character.
Recently someone asked me if I would bring back “Ask My Character” for volume 2 of VACANT. My answer is sure—as long as people submit.
For those who don’t know what it is: basically you give me an ask in my ask box with “To Hayze. To Siren. To Aex To Jin…..etc” along with a question you would like to ask them.
Here’s an example: http://vacantcomic.tumblr.com/post/39521317326/hayzes-face-but-i-waaanntt-it-jin-no-to-ask
This will be published at the back of Volume 2. Usually I draw them every Wednesday but because of my schedule, it’ll be more sparse.
So, if you would like to participate, please PLEASE submit something. I’ll answering anything. Even if you want to know what Aex’s favorite color is.
I like the way Volume 2 is coming out. This is page 4. I’m not actually done with it. Just felt like posting a progress.
Aex is pretty emo in this issue. It’s adorable.
I know people hate this style of updating, but if I don’t crop the page then it’ll spoil aspects of the story. I am going to do the same thing for the rest of volume 1 since I know not everyone is caught up.
Read page latest update here: http://imaginetheending.net/Vacant/
In a really bad mood today, obviously, so I drew a bunch of things.
Nothing cheers up intense raging anger like boy love. So here’s Rayze.
Rapture is also insanely hard to draw, so I really need to draw an expression sheet. That way I can practice on drawing his face and stuff. He is also super tiny with a weirdly shaped body that makes it harder.