Haha! That's interesting, I guess Artemis's bearing can give such a strong impression on the mental image you get as you read... But, I think the books always did portray him kind of on the small side. (There's always such an emphasis put on the contrast between Butler's size and Artemis's; and the fear Artemis seems to inspire in others because of the unnerving way he handles himself is always portrayed as in contrast to his physical attributes.) And I don't think it's that uncommon for guys to have not hit their growth spurt at the age of 15; for some reason, girls often hit their growth spurts sooner, so at 15, they might actually be taller, then at 16 or 17, the guy will suddenly shoot up like a weed, and pass all the girls his age.
So, I imagine Artemis still has quite a bit of growing to do. (: (I admit, I never imagined Artemis as tall in the series, but I always thought he would grow quite a bit by the time he was an adult. You know, growing into that commanding presence he already has, hehe. But for some reason, weirdly, I tend to imagine Holly having fairly tall physical proportions... X3 [That is, having the leg-to-torso and so on ratios that a taller person would have, in spite of being a meter tall.] I'm not sure why...)
But yeah, I admit, the fact that Artemis and Holly are the same size in the graphic novel I always found a bit strange. I wondered why the artist decided on that, though I wondered if possibly it was just too hard to make it look real, at least consistently. (Placing little people next to regular sized people can look a little silly if you don't do it just right. I'm still in awe of how the Lord of the Rings movies people did the hobbits and the dwarves; it just looks so authentic. You don't think about things like that until you try to draw them yourself...I've tried sometimes, but it looks weird a lot of the time. X3)
Ah, so you're what, 5'6''? 5'7''? (Wow, actually, that's pretty tall. The average here in the US for a woman is 5'4''. But I'm sure Artemis will be taller than you in a year or two. ;j I wouldn't be surprised if he was already a fair bit taller in TLG. )
So. I said I would do a recoloring of Opal, so here it is. (: I didn't think it turned out as well as the Holly-recoloring (and I wasn't too sure how to go about doing the eyes :/), but I realize again I love doing this. XD! (And again, I realize the design actually looks a lot closer to how I picture the character when I change the colors, especially considering how much I tend to attribute the difference to other factors. X3)
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