Welcome to the gun show!
As long as I’m playing around with different styles, I figured I’d try felting some muscles instead of my usual noodle arms. And who better for that than a big, buff cheeto puff?
I realised something while working on this one. Steven Universe does a lot of work to associate strength with femininity. The small, physically weaker gems on the show (the real definition of ‘strength’ is another topic the show goes into great detail on, but that’s for a different discussion) tend to have short hair and flat chests. The quartz soldiers, on the other hand, are big and imposing, but they’re also the ones that have hourglass figures, long hair and thick eyelashes, all traditional signifiers of femininity. Rose and Jasper, the two strongest gems we’ve seen, even have pink hair! It’s neat.
I also noticed that she wears Dragonball Z boots, but that’s not as interesting.