It’s time for an update to our latest chapter, page 3 has now been added for your reading pleasure. We’re really hitting the ground running this time. Click the thumbnail below to see our latest page.
As is an annual tradition, we always upload a summer themed pinup here on the first day of summer. This year is a bit different, Kalwa’s not just showing off her swimsuit, but she’s accompanied by Zack and Reko. Here’s to another summer and may this year be filled with joy and adventure!
Unveiling the cover to chapter 26, one that might be a little unique. I finally decided to go with the blocking of the logo. This is because this chapter actually won’t feature much of Kalwa herself save for the opening. Rather this chapter focuses more on the trio you see here, namely on Zack who is seen the back.
Chapter 26 will start very soon, Ryan is finishing up the script and soon it will be back to me pretty soon. I’ll give you all an update once the actual chapter starts. Meanwhile enjoy the cover!
I’ve been trying to draw Kalwa in a more realistic art style for quite a while now. Years ago I tried, but wasn’t happy with the results. Since starting a new job last year, I’ve spent my lunch break drawing other people’s characters and practicing their art styles in an attempt to enhance my own skills and develop other illustration skills. Finally months of practice have accumulated in finally creating this. Her hair is still a challenge to draw in this style, her three hedges are a trademark of hers and I’m not completely sure how to translate them to this style, the style here was actually inspired by a fanart crossover I received some time ago.
Suzume finally gets her own character art, pretty much the last major character (outside of antagonists) from the Japanese arch. Similar to Izuha, Suzume was designed to be a minor background character just to fill the student scenes, her face was drawn on the pages of other background characters in the sketchbook. But I decided to give her a little bit of a larger role as one of Kalwa’s friends. Originally she was supposed to be short tempered, but I felt this was a little cliche and done before in the story, so she’s instead a little arrogant and passionate, but still loyal to her friends.
A scrapped joke in chapter 24 is during the hot spring scene, Suzume was supposed to be eating some fish on sticks and coined the term fish-sticks, which Izuha rejected as a name. But this got scrapped for timing.
Kalwa with Izuha and Suzume putting on a show for all your viewing pleasure. I hope everyone likes Bunny outfits!!!
I wanted to address the lack of activity. First of all, I have been very active on other social media, but haven’t so much on this or the Green Raptor site. Moving into a new place and working a day job has left me a bit exhausted and working on the other artwork has kinda left it hard to update.
So to give a few updates, chapter 26 IS being written right now. I’m not sure when exactly it will start. I’m working to have the script to my co-writer by next Sunday, but my co-writer is getting ready to move into his own place and I know from first hand experience that is really gonna slow down a lot cause it takes a while to get setup. So we will see how that will go, meanwhile I’ll be doing some more work on other Green Raptor projects which I’ll work to give updates on.
Meanwhile, here’s a little sketch I did a little while ago of Kalwa with wet hair. It just hit me a while ago I’ve never drawn her with wet hair, even during bath scenes she usually keeps her head above water and just gets shoulder deep. So here’s Kalwa with wet hair.
Crossover with another Green Raptor studios character, Amber, as Kalwa takes part in a mermaid dance. She also finally gets a new mermaid look just for this image.
So this is a belated tribute/parody to the end of the Dr. Stone manga. After reading the final chapter and what Senku’s last creation would be, I just had to do a crossover with Kalwa. This image does kinda contain spoilers for the final Dr. Stone chapter, so if you haven’t read it I suggest you do so before proceeding.
I would’ve had this done sooner, but the manga ended on my moving day and then I had to set up the house which kept me busy for nearly two weeks.