So June 20th is the first official day of summer… which is why we are uploading this on the 21st…
Anyway to kick off this summer, here’s a tribute of all the Kalwa summer pieces. Not all of these were done as the annual summer picture but still it should lighten some spirits as the world gets back to normal this summer.
So now comes Reizo, the latest villain to debut in Kalwa, even though he was only seen briefly at the end of the last chapter. Reizo was actually a character who I had been planning for as he was a character from my original version of Kalwa drawn back in high school. However the character here is racially different from the version I had drawn then, most notably the hair. I really wanted Reizo to appear as an overly serious and downright scary person, so I put a lot of emphasis on his eyes, styling them to look slim and snake like. As with other members of his group, he is covered in rags and battle scars which he wears as a symbol of pride. The little backstory about his facial scar which was mentioned at the beginning of chapter 24 was something I came up with on the spot while writing the script as a way to add more character development.
The script for chapter 24 is finished, I just sent it to my co-writer yesterday for review, so I’m just waiting for it to come back before officially rolling. But in the meantime, I’m rolling out the annual summertime piece, I know we’re a little off from the first official day of summer, but I just wanted to draw it. So here’s this year’s illustration. I think I’ll try do a few more as the summer goes on, moving a bit away from the beach theme.
I spent the whole day yesterday writing the script to chapter 24 and just crashed and burned at the end of the day. So right now I really got nothing to post for you al to enjoy. So to fill the void, I’m doing a repost of character artwork for characters other than Kalwa, including some of the really older ones from a couple years ago such as Bridgette and Cassidy. All of these are available to view in the art gallery as well, anyway I hope this entertains everyone as I work to get some more stuff up. I’ll be reviewing chapter 24 one more time tomorrow before sending it over to my co-writer.
Dug this up on the Facebook page today and kinda forgot it was there. So this is the ORIGINAL cover to chapter 8 done nearly 3 years ago, it was essentially completed, but I felt the drawing just looked so boring, it was also a bit difficult getting the two bodies to intermix. So I ultimately scrapped this cover and replaced it with the one you can currently find on the site. Anyway, thought I’d share it today.
Just a little project I threw together over the last few days. This was kinda a piece to practice curves, and was inspired both by some pin ups from W.I.T.C.H. and an AMV on youtube I’ve been obsessed with all week tuned to the song Move like Jagers. Initially I was gonna gonna draw Kalwa in a bunny costume, but the original drawing was just not working out an I deleted it knowing I wouldn’t want to work on it anymore, thus we landed here.
So I got a little caught up working on this tonight, I’m still kinda debating if the orange overtone is working for this piece. So there might be a slight change depending on how I feel tomorrow. We’ll just see, in the meantime here’s the hard time in progress work on chapter 24’s cover.
So a simple spoiler for the new bio picture and the fact that… he’s got a new hoodie. So yes, on previous covers that featured Zack, he was sporting a blue hoodie. However while I was coloring this and put down the old color scheme, I felt Zack looked pretty dull and monochrome, didn’t really stand out at all. So he got a hoodie makeover.
Storywise I feel this is kinda fitting for the character. Zack’s overall story arch is that he is a complete wimp, who has always needed his sister to bail him out, so he strives to better himself and become a stronger individual. So the red hoodie can symbolize his ascent to a stronger more independent character, or at the very least, show that’s he’s gone from a minor character in the background to stronger character in the future. Anyway, wanted to give an update on that.