I’ve mentioned before that I have many unfinished pieces floating around in my work folder, and for some time this was one of them. I drew this one all the way bag in August of 2014, and never got around to coloring it until just now. After that much time I usually abandon a pic, but this one held up pretty well, mostly due to it being a solo piece. I think if I had drawn her with one or more other characters, the quality would’ve suffered and I’d be embarrassed to post it now.
That being said, the colors are brand new and I think they save the pic. This one’s a bit of a departure from what I usually do, partly because of its time capsule-esque history. I don’t do many pin-up/softcore pics anymore, and it’s also been a long time since I’ve done anything with One Piece. However, if the response is good, I could see myself doing more of both in the future.