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Solaris Sketchdump 2 by Tyshea Solaris Sketchdump 2 by Tyshea
RAAAH ANOTHER SKETCHDUMP. I'm sorry that I've been on such a kick with this project lately, but hopefully I'll be able to focus on other stuff again soon (like PT oh my god my muse is all over the damn place)

On the topic of gender neutral pronouns and why we decided to choose it:

Solaris is heavily inspired by the Avatar cartoon series, that being a Wuxia, pan-Asian setting. Me being Chinese American and all, really wanted to put some of my culture into this project, and Mandarin as a language doesn't make any distinction between "him" and "her" (except when it's written, and I'm pretty sure the gendered third person pronouns are more of a modern invention)
Since me and Bee are also putting a lot of Queer/LGBTQIA+ themes in it, I'd been playing with the idea of using gender neutral pronouns for everyone, and Bee was really excited about the idea. So basically in Solaris, he/she pronouns don't exist in their language.

As a note for anyone who might get confused or have a hard time transitioning, it won't necessarily be insulting for you to use gendered pronouns when referring to characters, and sometimes you may catch me and bee doing it too. SO please don't worry! It's not really about the character's identities so much as their culture. Basically we'll still use man/woman/guys/ladies, etc etc... just no "he/she" or "his/hers"

The pronouns we'll be using will be they/them/theirs, and sometimes the abbreviated "em" (inspired by the Spivak pronouns)

WHOO, HOPE THAT MADE SENSE, sorry for the long explanation, but feel free to ask for more detail!

Hope you enjoyed the dump! :icontearplz:

SOLARIS by Tyshea Bulls in the Bronx by Tyshea Solaris- No More Living in Dust by Tyshea Solaris- Assassin line up by Tyshea Solaris Sketchdump 1 by Tyshea

More of this project can be found here
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Eyrin Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is probably the best character development and design i've ever seen in a cyberpunk story, and i'm really into cyberpunk. Amazing job, so inspiring!
Tyshea Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man! So happy you think so! :)
tomytieneblas74 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The assassin masks look badass !!! :D
hexsy Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014   Digital Artist
Ah, this is gorgeous. And Sika's hat is so cute!
Tyshea Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
Feelinglad Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I love kye~!
Toastedrainbows Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
I really love the look of this world, the bright neons against blacks and grays has a really cool punk look to it. Keep being awesomeness!
Tyshea Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Really happy to hear it, thank you so much! :love:
Iiwi Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow, I really like the new changes.
Where the pronouns could be they/them/theirs, and em ^^

I think that's really creative and bringing a thing to this world which makes it even more amazing then it already is.

I adore all these sketches and the world that you guys create v.v!
Tyshea Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much! I'm really happy you like the world so far, we've having a blast making it!
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