what to wear when…an old west madame. this pioneer town of hers, it’s half-real, built in a hurry. around her are false storefronts and blustering boys with peach fuzz where their beards can’t grow. that’s where she comes in. she makes men out of them. her business brings the coins and cowboys ‘round. behind bat-wing bordello doors, she guzzles cactus wine and whiskey cut with cayenne. she jiggles her fringed petticoats, flashing them up with a wink. as she dances, the daggers stashed in her tasseled boots and between her breasts’ blades grow warm. customers with chew plugged in their cheek-pockets fill mugs with brown spurts of spit. at night, in creaky, back-room beds, she claws the backs of blacksmiths and kilkenny cats, trappers and bandits alike. dirty-nailed hands of crass ranchers slide up her skirts. lawmen lick blackberry liquor from her lips. in this half-real, mixed-up town of where-do-we-go-now, she serves as whore, priest, and physician. “fix me, doc,” they growl into her neck. their up-turned faces, framed by her thighs, root around for comfort. after, or before, or sometimes instead of fucking, they sit on her floor and confess their sins and fears. they talk and talk as she hugs their rugged, muddied bodies. they lie their heads upon her lap. their whiskers scrape her skin. they’re cooking up a nation, they are - a new reality. this town is real, her saloon’s skeleton architecture insists, looming high like real buildings do. her girls give companionship and laugh real, real. her feet stomp a furious rhythm: real! real, real. real! she pins a fool’s gold brooch below her throat and paints her eyelids dark. we are real, her practiced smile promises, and getting realer every day.
no, YOU do nothing but draw your characters as fashion models!!
new background doop doop
And you thought I gave up on the monster girl challenge! No way! Even if it takes me forever I’m going to finish (most of) it!.
I really wanted to do something non-traditional for mermaid, and I ended up with a sea slug girl after quite a bit of brainstorming. I’m quite happy with the results which wouldn’t have come out so awesome without a lot of help from beginning to finish from my very lovely boyfriend.
Don’t know when you should expect the next monster girl, but it’ll be less than eight months this time, I promise.