I’ve been trying to branch out a little bit and do more illustrations of other characters from the Kalwa series other than just Kalwa herself. I first started with Toshiro and Miki a few weeks ago. So right now I’m bringing you Victor, the “original” Jack the Ripper killer who first encountered Kalwa in chapter 18 before mentally scarring her in the next chapter. I actually really felt like doing this drawing now at a time when the weather was cold, as the original Whitechappel murders happened around winter time. Even though the final one was in early November, Whitechappel was on edge throughout the Christmas season, so I was hoping to replicate a little of that feeling this season with this image right here. I had actually been watching the 1984 version of a Christmas Carol and took a lot of inspiration from the atmosphere created by the Ghost of Christmas Future, it’s how I decided to give a chilling atmosphere to this piece.
And to see this creepy guy in action, check out Kalwa Chapter 19 at THIS LINK
So for those who are new I’ve got a small group of people over on Deviant Art that really love my fanart drawings of Sunset Shimmer from Equestria Girls. I’m not really objecting to it because I can’t help myself from drawing her a lot, maybe it’s the little figurine on my desk. Somehow the character just spurts up so much inspiration. Well this year I finally decided to make a Christmas picture for her after seeing so many for the past several years. Originally I was going to make dead on sexy, but thought that would confiscate her character. So I decided to just appeal to her slightly edgy side and give her a Santa biker outfit, note the gloves. Hopefully this picture brightens up some bronies holiday spirit.
This was the result of poll on Deviant Art. I had asked my watchers to vote on which Anime character they wanted to see in a swimsuit and Maka Albarn from Soul Eater was the winner. Although I do like the character I must stop putting her on poll lists because she always wins. This picture was however a blast to draw as it was real play on perspective and camera angles. Maka is still one of my favorite Anime characters and I do love drawing her with a passion.
I probably posted this much earlier but I’ll repost it here. So here’s the original sketch work of Swishy, Amber’s faitful assistant in organizing her heists. For those who are not aware, Swishy is a Barrel Eyed fish, which was a type of fish that I myself was completely unaware of prior to writing Amber. In truth I wanted Swishy to be a unique type of fish, so I sought out to find the weirdest and most obscure type of fish I could find. In reality Barrel Eyed fish actually have a thin veil over their face which covers their eyes. However this kinda of design would have made facial expression of Swishy very limited, so I sought to give him eyes anyway, though I still wanted them to be a little weird. However many of the early designs came out looking… kinda creepy. Thus Swishy was given a more Disney like look and actually became a little more modeled after a Dolphin than a Barrel Eye. He still does have the glowing face which Barrel Eyes do posses and I also designed so his eyes close diagonally. So that’s a little fact on Swishy.
So I showed off her brother a few days ago, now it’s time to show off another character who will be making her debut in the next Kalwa arch. This is Miki Sato, a sweet yet shy member of the Sato clan who often times tends to get targeted by father’s enemies in an attempt to get him. Luckily she is often protected by her big brother Toshiro and later forms somewhat of bond with Kalwa’s brother Zack whom she will be playing a major part in his future character arch. I actually had an image of her from the original Kalwa story that I had been writing in high school, but hadn’t done any sketches of her since. So this was kinda an on the whim drawing with prior knowledge of her and a few adjustments all thrown into one. Ironically she looks almost completely different than the original drawing I did of her in high school where she looked a little more tomboyish and less cute than what I think came out.
More of Kalwa can be read on it’s OWN WEBSITE, chapter 23 and the Japan arch will be debuting later 2020/early 2021.
We are SPEEDING towards the finish line people, just a few more pages left to go. This particular page update might be of great interest to all you Amber fans as it features a bit of “subtle” fan service. Click that thumbnail below and see what’s going in today’s update!
I’ve put a few WIPs on social media, so this is a character who will be debuting in the next story arch of Kalwa. This character is named Toshiro Sato who is actually set to become not only a major character in the arch, but in the overall Kalwa story as a whole. Toshiro is the son of a master swordsman named Hideyoshi, who started his own foundation in the feudal era and trains runaways in the way of weapons. Toshiro is not only his son, but his assistant in training new students. He’s also got a little sister named Miki who he is constantly trying to protect. I’ll be doing a portrait for her as well later on.
Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and hope everyone nobody got too sick on the pumpkin pie. Anyway, as a little return to regular life, we got a brand new page of Amber up today and this is a big one as we start to discover what her REAL plan was all along! Find out what it is right now by clicking the thumbnail below!
We are rounding into the final end of Amber’s long going one shot which I do admit has been going on just a little too long past the date I intended to finish it. But we are moving now and closing in on the end as we are now bringing this major heist to a close. And to keep your spirits all high, here’s a preview of the next page which should be coming out in the next few days!