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fictional characters I deeply relate to and also doodles of 2/16

I made this list of fictional characters that really resonate with me for different reasons. And I think I'll probably break down what it is that really resonates with me about these characters, I'll probably be doing more sketches of these characters, too, and break down some of the patterns that seem to come up for me again and again. I'm not sure if this will be interesting to anyone else, but I think it would be really cool if anyone reading this wanted to do their own. I would love to see!

One thing that initially jumped out at me is that two of these characters are aliens from outer space (princess kaguya and gonzo the muppet), and while Lilo from Lilo and Stitch is not an alien, Stitch is, and they are both social outsiders.

I will probably be doing a whole post on this later. I was looking into interviews with the creators of all of these works to see if there were any common threads, and I found out that Chris Sanders (director and initial story creator of Lilo and Stitch) started out working as a character designer for muppet babies, and in the Sesame Street movie Big Bird Goes to Japan in 1984 Princess Kaguya was a character.

I don't think it would be too much of a stretch to say that Stitch's plotline was borrowed from princess kaguya, he's an alien who found a family on earth, came to love them enough to want to stay, and people come and try to take him away. Though stitch continues to live his life on earth.

Anyways I also did some of these doodles of roses using a color scheme from this photo of a cake that I found on pinterest. I'm not sure on the origin of the image, so if anyone knows, let me know.

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