Hey folks, how's it going? Art with the Princess 10 is here, after much laziness from me. There's a lot of art to share since the last journal, so I hope this will be as enjoyable for you all as it is for me, hehe.
To all the new watchers out there, you may be wondering 'what is Art with the Princess?' Well, Art with the Princess is a segment where I showcase all of the amazing art and literature of Sammy and her world, created by the community of wonderful artists here on DeviantArt. Whether it's a gift, request, trade or even a commission, I'll feature it here for all to see. I give a bit of an opinion piece on why I like it, as well as some constructive criticism.
If you'd like to be featured in the next Art with the Princess journal, all you have to do is draw, write or create any kind of Xaxas-related art. It could be of Sammy, or any of the official canon characters of the series. You could draw your characters in Xaxas, or even create your own Xaxas character! Upload it to DeviantArt, tag and/or note me, and I will feature your art on my next journal.
So, let's get Art with the Princess 10 underway!
I say it every time, but no Art with the Princess is complete without a render from the magnificent Illun
. This time however, there was a bit of a theme. These renders feature Princess Sammy as two different races. The first image is Sammy as a chubby little Gnome, with her far from petite figure standing besides an equally-sized mushroom. The second picture features Sammy as an all-natural elf, wearing a unique leaf dress as she traverses the forests. As always, I really appreciate such amazing renders. I love how silly and chubby Gnome Sammy looks in that first picture, and I love Elegant Elf Sammy's leaf outfit. In fact in hindsight, I think the gnome picture may have inspired a certain commission, included later in this AwtP
... Anyway, thank you so much Illun. You did a great job as always, and I couldn't be happier.
Up next is a picture from the amazing Chaos-force
. I remember at the time, being at a three-day comic con in London. He said that he needed some inspiration, so I suggested "How about something hawaiian?" Well, I never expected him to draw the Princess of Xaxas as a bobble-head hula girl, but here we are with such an amazing picture. I love Sammy's curvy body, with those wide hips and those breasts pressed up against the little ukulele. I love her expression; likely forced by the transformation, but so happy and peaceful. I love how she's likely bobbling around so much, on the dashboard of someone's car. Oh, it's just perfect~! Thank you so much! I really appreciate it.
Then we have a lovely little gift from mrhydeandgoseek
, who drew a picture of Sammy fused with their OC Erika. What does that make?... IDK. Sammika? Erimmy? Who knows? One thing is for certain though; she has long blonde hair, a poofy, short outfit, and a plentiful bosom~! I always do love a good fusion, and this is certainly an interesting one. I like the mix of colours between the two. Sammy's blues mixed with Erika's white and pink, to create a dress of pastel blue and purple. I like how Sammy's hair and Erika's hair has mixed, with the styles combined together. Overall, I think the concept is very interesting. I think a bit of work on the anatomy is in order, but a very lovely picture from Mr Hyde. Thank you once more.
Next up, a two-part commission by Darkoshen
. Probably one of my favourite commissions to date, if not my favourite. It's a comic and pin-up picture. In the comic, we see Sammy discovering a mushroom... Though taking a bite was certainly a mistake, as she shrinks and widens, turning into this dumpy, busty, bizarre and goofy looking race... a Gnawm. In the second picture, we see Sammy adjusting to her situation; wearing an outfit suitable for a Gnawm... but can things get better for the Princess? Well... you'll have to wait until the next commission I make.
I really love these images though. I love the comic, and how the beautiful, slender Princess becomes so monsterous... even more, I love how instead of becoming monsterously hideous, she becomes to monsterously goofy. The concept of a goofy transformation is something that I love. Her petite lips turning huge, her dainty feet becoming massive, slender eyes becoming round and silly-looking... and of course, moderate breasts turning to mountains. Each the size of her head. In a way, it's kind of adorable, for this beautiful Princess to become this goofy little monster, with big feet, a round belly and huge breasts. Then in the second picture, it's almost like she is trying to adapt to her changes... though her dress is far too short for her now huge buttocks, and her large breasts. Overall, I really love this image, and I think Darkoshen did a great job. I'd definitely like to continue this story in the future, and have a few ideas for future commissions. For now though, thank you Darkoshen for the amazing job.
Moving on, we have three gifts from Fnaf-and-tf-collin
, including Princess Sammy. The first image is of the Princess, wearing a dress made from them. The second is of the princess, turned into a pair of socks. Lastly is a Picture of the Princess, turned into a chocolate cupcake. I really do like these images. They each have a lot of ambition behind them. The dress picture is pretty nice, with it being quite clear that Sammy is wearing a transformed Collin as her dress. Perhaps not even realising. Quite an interesting colour for her, too. With the sock picture, I like the way that they drew Sammy in the transformation. It makes sense, that the hole of the sock acts as her mouth, with the rim of it acting as lipstick and the inside as her mouth. I like how it looks. I think the cupcake image is probably my favourite, with the Princess obviously quite shocked by the transformation. I think the cupcake form looks pretty great, with the blue icing mimicking her dress. Overall, I think these images have a lot of ambition, and I really like it. So thank you Collin, once again.
Next was a picture by the wonderfully talented Talimush
. We'd drawn each other's OCs before, and back in July/August, we did decided to do a little art trade (which I gotta say, I'm still very honoured that we traded. It was a great opportunity.) For my part of the trade, I decided to draw Lucy becoming a rather balloon-y ambassador for the Kingdom, inspired by this image of Sammy inflated
. My picture, you can find Here
. For their part of the trade, they decided to draw this: Princess Sammy, blimped out in front of her castle, puffing and blushing with her blimpy bloomers for all to see. Of course, I really love this picture. I love how big and round Sammy looks like this, with all the air poofing up in her. I love how silly and pudgy her hands and feet look; stuck in the roundness of her own inflated body. I love Sammy's bloomers being so revealed... and I love Sammy's expression; her face blushing, with her cheeks puffed up, and eyes looking all goofy and looney. I also love the background they did too, with Sammy outside her castle. It really illustrates her situation quite well. Hopefully she doesn't have a fiasco with the sharp spears of her guards. It's an amazing picture, and an amazing trade it was. Thank you Talimush, once more.
Next up, we have something completely different by Lexam-The-Gem-Fox
, who wrote up this wonderful story as part of a commission. The story features Princess Sammy being turned into a monkey by the 'innocent' witch-in-training Circine, moments before the royal ball. How do things go? As well as you'd expect.
I might struggle to describe this, as I'm not really used to talking about literature here, but I really like the story, and I think they did an amazing job with it. I like Sammy's transformation, and how everything seems to spiral out of control. The male aspects of the transformation were quite a nice touch too.There were a few mistakes, such as writing Sammy's last name as 'Xarxas'. However, I think they did a great job. I may have to make a story commission or two again in the future, if they ever do them again. Thanks Lexam~!
Next is a commission, done by the amazing Toonvasion
whom I am quite a fan of. I really love the idea of humans turning into toons. It's a theme that I myself have included in quite a few long-term roleplays and stories. I think they capture this theme quite well, and their art style is amazingly toonish. So when I heard they were doing commissions, I knew I had to make one. Soooo, I commissioned a picture of the Princess being dropped in toon ink, to find herself transformed into a goofy, silly and clowny looking toon.
I really like this picture, and I think they did a great job with it. I definitely think that the first panel was the best, with the human Princess Sammy about to be dipped into the toon ink. I love the tentacle and shark, sticking out from the ink, as if the ink itself is some kind of conscious being. I love the addition of Sphinks as the dastardly villain, who had orchestrated this entire villainous scheme... and of course, I love Sammy and her expression. She looks fairly unimpressed to be in this situation, hehe. I do love the second panel too though, with the result of the dipping... a ridiculous looking canine toon, with clown makeup, a big red nose, huge gloves and a chest that beats the best. Her tiara now one of those silly clown hats, and her colours bright and... colourful.I also like how over exaggerated her dress becomes on her form. It's pretty great. I think they did an amazing job on this, and I certainly have to thank them for the wonderful drawing. Perhaps next time, I may have to think of a better 'after' scenario. Overall, thank you once again Toonvasion.
Then by B-Bunny-Artistry
is this commission of an anthro skunk Sammy. Now originally, I wasn't entirely sure on including this image. I don't really tend to commission anthro art, especially of Sammy (who is predominantly human in almost every scene I play). However, I think it's a pretty neat picture, and they did a good job on it. The picture features Sammy; who in this reality is a young fae creature, practicing her ballet. They really did a great job in capturing their innocence and their youth, but also their fairy aspects like the bubbles, the wings and the belt. It's an adorable image, and I have to thank them for the great job. Thank you.
Next is a picture from kecomaster
, as a part of their Elastic Trip across DeviantArt. You may remember from a previous Art with the Princess journal, that a commission by Immortaltom had Sammy as an elastic superhero... Roya-lastic
. Well on August 26th, it seems that Keco decided to pay the Masked Monarch a little visit. Plenty of scritchy-scratches for all. I do love this picture. It's quite innocent and tame, compared to some of the pictures on here, yet it's still got that transformy elastic goodness. I love her sweet Royalastic looks in their style, and I think they captured her outfit and powers quite well... her whole body twisting and stretching, with her left hand morphed into a sort-of clamping hand. It just captures Royalastic so well. So thank you once again to Keco, for including Royalastic on the Elastic Trip. Feel free to come by anytime. I'll make cookies. It'll be great.
Lastly, we have the amazing Penoda
, who has once again drawn Princess Sammy in their sequel image to a fan favourite... Balloon Princess Sammy
. I mean, I guess it's an everyone-favourite, because I'm a huge fan of it too. I'm pretty sure the majority of people who have seen this page have because of that image. Of course, creating a sequel to such an image could be quite a challenge. How does one improve upon an image like Balloon Princess Sammy? Well, Penoda managed to do just that in the sequel.
I got quite a bit to say about this image, so brace yourselves. First off, I love it. I think that this image improves upon the original in almost every way. Sammy's breasts are bigger, with her dress now beginning to rip apart, her balloon dress looks a lot better, and overall she looks a lot more balloony. I really do love how much more like an inflatable doll, she looks. Like with the automatically open mouth, or... the rather crude section of her anatomy
. I love as well, how the enchanted bellows seems to still be working on her... suggesting that things could be getting a lot worse. This picture also adds quite a story, with the addition of Trixii. Trixii is a fairy godmother to Sammy, whom I have yet to officially add... Though feel free to draw her, hehe. She's young and a bit naive, and often makes a lot of mistakes... the complete opposite aspects you'd want in a fairy godmother. So after Sammy's last transformation, perhaps Trixii tried to reverse those changes... instead making things completely worse in every way for Sammy... and of course, the ball-goers all turned into balloons. All making up for quite a story to tell for centuries to come. I like the dialogue, and Sammy's lack thereof. Perhaps hinting that her transformation has gone so far, she can no longer talk. Overall, I think they did an amazing job. They captured Sammy so well, and I think they did an amazing job capturing Trixii as well. This might be my new favourite picture of Sammy... though we'll see.
Also, I should probably mention the background-less images, featuring the Sammy that clearly stole Josie's fashion sense, Trixii and Balloon Sammy. I won't go into too much detail about them, since I've already talked about them in their original images. However, the fact that these exist and so easily available is a very nice touch.
...and lastly (yes, this will end eventually), we have a birthday image from them too~! Wowsers. In this lovely black and white image, we see Josie presenting Sammy with a present... a bottle of perfume, with a hint of peach and melon. Acquired from the least-shady shady alley in Xaxas. Josie seems to me like the kind of person to ignore warnings of dark curses from old men giving away ancient relics. Regardless, it seems she gave Sammy a bit of a demonstration. Once again, I really love this picture. I love Josie's blissful ignorance to the situation, whilst the Princess is all too aware of the situation. I love how Sammy's breasts are beginning to inflate out of their cups, getting ready to burst... whilst Sammy notices her inflation below. Once again, I think this is an amazing image, and a great birthday present from Penoda... once again, hehe. Thank you so much, once again.
and... that's it. That's Art with the Princess 10. I want to give one big shout out/thank you to each and every artist who wrote about or drew Sammy, or any of the Xaxas characters... and not just the artists featured in this journal, but all artists who have been featured in every journal of Art with the Princess 1-10. The fact that people have been willing to draw the Princess, characters in Xaxas, or even their own characters, means so much. So thank you all, once again.
And lastly, if you'd like to be featured in the next Art with the Princess journal, all you have to do is draw something Sammy or Xaxas related, which could include a canon or original character to the world. Send me a note or a tag if you do~! Until then though, take care.