Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Yu Yu Hakusho: Kurama Kitsune

Weeks of rest and recovery later, I'm finally able to sit down and draw something again~ (´∇`) I can't draw as much as I did during the contest, but at least I got to sketch Kurama for a bit.

A new OVA is coming out, and I am excited to see Maya Kitajima in the film~ She only ever appeared in the manga and in the special Yu Yu Hakusho cinematic books, but there was a lot of controversy surrounding her character. (๑•́ ₃ •̀๑)

You see (SPOILER ALERT), Maya is Shuichi's classmate in junior high school. She had the ability to see yokai, and thought that Shuichi was the same, not knowing that Shuichi was actually part yokai himself. When Maya was kidnapped by a yokai that Hiei was following, Shuichi and Hiei run off to rescue her. They killed the yokai and Shuichi then decided to erase Maya's memories, including her love for him, in order to keep her safe.

And where is the controversy, you might ask? (・о・)

Fans have speculated that Shuichi did not really erase Maya's memories in order to protect her. Many think that he did so because Shuichi is into Hiei..! ((((;゚Д゚)))) But Shuichi had only just met Hiei that night, so I don't know if that's true..?

Anyway, I am rambling, but I hope you enjoyed this drawing~ ( ˘・з・) See you next time!

Friday, October 26, 2018

Gift: Angel Yukee by Honey Den

Now that I have my thumb drive back, I can continue posting these pieces by Honey Den too~ (´∀`)

Before I got to know Jack Frost and Queen Elsa, I was fascinated by the fairy tales regarding snow queens. Not necessarily the one from Narnia, but snow beings in general... Maybe it has something to do with my desire to see falling snow, but I digress~

I wanted to make an ice angel... Shuei is a water angel, sure, but I wanted an angel that had ice as their specific element.

Yukee-hime came to mind almost immediately. ღゝ◡╹)ノ♡ She carries a death scythe in A.illusions which makes her look like a very powerful and dangerous character. I wanted to give her a similar vibe if and when she crosses over to KARMA.

Honey was very interested in Yukee-hime from the start. So I told her about Yukee being a possible ice angel. She hopped right on to the opportunity and I got this as a result.

Thank you again, Honey~ (*≧∀≦) I'll treasure your coloring book forever~

Friday, October 19, 2018

Gift: ALAS by Jayjay

I thought I lost these files after I had submitted them to PSICOM for book 2. It was in my thumb drive all along~!

Jayjay Lopez drew these for ALAS several years ago, and book 2 was sadly never printed. (⋟﹏⋞) It makes me very sad when I think about it... I mean, he even drew each of our titles' logos! That take a lot of patience~

Maybe one day we'll be able to re-explore the possibilities ALAS has to offer, but for now... we'll have to leave them in the back burner until we get another chance! Thank you Jayjay! We love this very much~ ♡( ^▽^♡)