Let me just say that the amount of hysteria and nervous panic that went in to this badge is just ridiculous. I found out less than a few days before Anime Expo that there was going to be a gift drop off for the members of S.K.I.N. and I had no idea what to do.
Panic much? Oh yes.
Zac took the brunt of it and helped me through my anxiety attacks while I worked on these badges, as well as helped me pick out colors and themes. He did a great job with some of the color selections, where I was totally lost and only had a basic idea.
This badge I think was the hardest of them all. No matter what I did I couldn't get Yoshiki's face to come out right. I don't know why. That and Zac kept saying I should have just drawn Yoshiki half naked and pouring bottles of water over himself (I still say it wouldn't have fit on the 3.5x2.5 inch badge. At all), but that wasn't going to happen. > >;;
In the end I went with the classic Yoshiki-wearing-sunglasses which he seems to do all the time, and hoped it didn't look like I'd cheesed out somewhere along the line. God save me from any enraged fangirls.
Used the same trick on his hair that I'd done on Sugizo's, with added highlights from the white paint pen. White paint pen is my friend.
Yoshiki is Yoshiki's, even if the fangirls do want to have his babies.
Art is mine, given to Yoshiki, should he accept it.