This is the painted version of the drawing I made for Inktober 2021 day 04. I still wonder if I should have changed Chizuru’s expression to that of a more serious one. But surely she has fun playing around with Iori and Kyo.
Today is day four. While looking through my references I found a cover photo of Nakahara Meiko’s “Yakimochiyaki Rumba Boy”. In it she is wearing a blazer with the imposing shoulder pads which looks amazing. I quite like the style.
Photo of Meiko:
Those shoulder pads reminded me of Chizuru Kagura from the King of Fighters. I really like her style and strong aesthetic. I’m surprised it took me this long to finally draw her.
Was looking at my Japanese vintage ads folder and came across one for Grace Jones advertising the New Celica. After that I learned that she was not only a model but also an actor (quickly found out about her role in the Conan movie) and a singer. My favorite song of hers is “I’ve Seen That Face Before”. I’ve never worked with such dark skin tones before so I really wanted to give it a try. There are more blue tones in the reference photo but since I used a red background I changed the tones accordingly. While I was at it I also changed the pose a bit.
This was originally drawn for Inktober 2019 on the 8th day.
I really like pretty much everything about Misaki. Her design, personality and story are great. Plus her relationship with Misaka makes for some great stories. I’m really glad they are finally giving her some screen time in the anime. I really like the way they make her life comedic because of the characters and situations she has to deal with. The way Sogiita Gunha stole the spotlight was hilarious and Misakis’ response made it even better.
Of course Misaki just oozes sexiness so I wanted to do a piece emphasizing that.
The whole painting was progressing smoothly, I was quite surprised. The background was done in just a couple of minutes and Misaki just a couple of hours. But the hair was… I need to practice more with blonde hair, it took way too long.