Making a Cosmic SuperMode

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This is some spoilers for the later parts of Yim’s story, but I can’t help it, designing this was a lot of fun. Yim belongs to a Fae-Dragon court called The Cosmic Deep, which is all space, entropy, and eldritch horror. I really wanted to convey the power and cosmic horror of Yim’s new form, which was done by adding galaxy print! The second image are two of my colored concept drawings.

I lengthened their hair, made it unclear where some of the clothing seams were, and added this star map to their back, as well as a rip to outer space in their chest. The belt thing is actually a mouth. I experimented with giving Yim a freakier mouth biology but decided against it because of ease of drawing. Looking back, I think I want to add more mouths where the stitching is on the leftmost design of image 2. It would really up the creepiness factor.

I actually showed image 2 to my friends before I posted it. They preferred the design where Yim has a crop top. I do enjoy the concept of Yim exposing skin in this form. Yim normally stays covered, so revealing skin would convey a sense of wrongness inherent to this forceful transformation.


J. Shen or "Micey" is a Junior at Umich. She loves character design and telling stories and dabbles in making her own comics. Sketchbook Smashing is an attempt to chronicle her process in designing characters. From first concepts, hairstyle and outfit changes, or even complete shifts in design. She also hopes to map out how her own art style changes throughout the year. Her website is Her art Tumblr is

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