Month: August 2023

First Shoot #16 – Akemi Roppongi

For this First Shoot poll, I decided to try and stick to characters I didn’t expect my audience to know. I wanted to see how they’d vote without the bias of familiarity, so I used characters from older or more obscure properties that I enjoy, but I know aren’t as widely known or popular. Maison Ikkoku is an anime that most will probably recognize for its use in “aesthetic” or “city pop” anime videos and gifs, but it’s a pretty fun romantic anime about a bunch of characters living together in a small, aging boarding house. There’s a fair number of anime in this genre (whatever it’s called), but to my knowledge Maison Ikkoku’s the starting point for this type of series. A staple in a lot of these series is the slightly older woman who drinks and is flirtatious, usually single and a bit bitter. I always love these characters or one reason or another, and Akemi’s a great example of the archetype. I was happy to see her win the poll, even though I liked a number of the options people had to vote for, and I tried to capture her charm here in this First Shoot.

Her partner, Sakura, is the older sister of Nadeshiko in Laid-Back Camp, and I kind of like this pairing. Something about their red and purple colors works well for me, plus I like that they both come from pretty grounded and realistic anime series. They also have very different vibes, with Akemi being something like a lascivious aunt, while Sakura’s more of a stoic big sis type. Anyway, I hope y’all enjoy this debut of an undervalued character.

West Supreme Kai Character Ask 1

The West Supreme Kai is a minor DBZ character I always liked, but haven’t had much for generally. With this Ask, I thought it’d be fun to give her a small handful of surprise partners. Since she has very little characterization in the show, I took this as an opportunity to just be a little random with the character selection, although I decided to pick three ladies who have all been in the 1 Club for quite a while, like she has. Clockwise, we have Sayuri Kinniku from Kinnikuman, Tara Boumdeay from Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, and Tiana from The Princess and the Frog.

Addicted to My Little Brother’s Ass, Page 12

X-ray or internal shots are something I don’t tend to delve into; even when other artists do them I don’t really care for them. However, I figured at least a peek of Chase digging into Kody’s back door might be nice for some folks, so here we get that as well as an indication that Kody’s finally getting off his stomach to get into a new position.

Zelda and Peach Character Ask 1

These two questions happened to be posted next to each other, and I felt like they fit together in a really obvious way. Peach and Zelda, as the two princesses rescued in so many Nintendo games, often get paired up (even in official stuff like Smash Bros.), but I’ve never drawn them together. I think they’d be friends in the Studio, too, though. I considered using the Twilight Princess Zelda design, because when I think of Peach and Zelda shipping it’s usually coming from Smash Bros. Brawl. Also, while Breath of the Wild Link was in the newer Smash, Zelda in that game looked a bit different, so Peach and this version of Zelda don’t have many appearances together that I know of. However, at the time of writing this, Tears of the Kingdom isn’t even a full week old yet, and I just kinda wanted to draw this new shorter-haired design for Zelda. Even though Breath of the Wild was a huge part of my life for, like, two years, I barely ever drew it. I don’t expect to draw much of TotK, either, but but doing a little bit here was fun.

Giyu Pin-Up

So, on my SubscribeStar I ran a little game with my Subscribers. I’d seen something similar done by other creators, and thought it seemed fun, so we played a guessing game where my Subscribers had to try and figure out what cartoon I was thinking about. Someone eventually got it, and the reward was a pin-up of a character of their choosing. They went with Giyu of Demon Slayer, a character they’d championed in the past, and this is what I came up with. I don’t know much about this guy, but I hope fans of his will enjoy seeing him here.

NHS MILFs – Bunny Bravo

I made a joke about doing Bitzi’s NHS MILFs pic during the “Year of the Rabbit”, but I thought we could also do one for our resident rabbit-named mom, Bunny. I’m really enjoying drawing her when I can, and I hope people will like seeing her again. There’s actually one other rabbit mom I’d kind of like to draw, but she’s not in the Studio yet. So, I guess I need to decide if I want to use NHS MILFs as a series characters can debut in, or if I want to draw her in something like MomSwap first.


Also, for anyone interested, here’s the Q&A video I did for Subscribers last month:

Fusion Bios – Nicola Bunnerson

Nicola was a Fusion who I felt kina went under the radar. When I designed her, I looked to Ryo-Ohki from Tenchi Muyo as to which animal parts were prominent in making a “cabbit”, which seemed to be mostly bunny ears and tail with a cat’s face. I feel like Nicole’s facial elements ended up less obvious than I’d hoped for, but I still think Nicola’s kinda a fun furry. Since she’s so blue, I hope varying her color scheme with some clothing will help her come across a bit better in this second pic.

Shoto Todoroki Character Ask 3

I was looking at this question, and I don’t think I’ve ever drawn these two together. They’ve appeared together in some of the MHA orgies I’ve done in One-Shots and the like, but even in those I don’t think they interacted directly. Then again, I don’t really remember them interacting directly in the show, either, at least not enough for me to have a good idea of what their dynamic would’ve been. However, in the Studio it’s not hard for me to picture how they’d interact. In fact, I think it’d go a little something like this…

MomSwap – Carol and Ferris Olston

There are three mother/daughter pairings I really like from Tomo-cha Is a Girl!, and I’d like to do each of them in the MomSwap series. Like with Dragon Ball at the beginning of the series, I’ll alternate between them. We already got Tomo and Akemi, and since I’ve drawn Gundou already I figured Carol and her mother could be the next MomSwap. Carol’s a character I didn’t expect to like when she was first introduced, but she turned out to be one of the funniest members of the cast who often steals the scenes she’s in. Her mom’s especially cute, too, with an adorable accent. They have a great relationship, too, with some cute scenes together.