Here’s another Fusion Bio page. Gumbaddin was pretty well-received when he debuted, but I haven’t really had the chance to draw him again until now. I pictured his style being a bit like a modern take on Aladdin’s style in Magi, and that allowed me to continue his blue theme from the poll he was first spawned from.
While I’ve resolved to cut back on adding too many new Fusions to the Studio, I do still want to do them occasionally. I had the idea a while ago to run a Fusion poll for Subscribers made up of only First Shoot rookies, so once we hit ten I decided we could celebrate that way. So, of the first ten FS rookies, Yor and Power ended up winning the poll. I can’t say this result is terribly surprising, and I decided to go with the funniest name option I had on my list. I hope you all like Powyor, and maybe we’ll see her again down the road.
Marking our tenth First Shoot is Fa Mulan, star of Disney’s Mulan. Mulan is a character I’ve always liked, and toyed with drawing for a long time. She’s one of several Disney “Princesses” I’ve been wanting to draw for some time, though her inclusion in this First Shoot poll was a bit of a last-minute decision. Here she is now, though, and her random lottery partner ended up being our first Fusion to appear in this series, Catrina (fusion of Catra and Selina Kyle). I ended up liking these two together quite a bit while drawing them, maybe they’ll become friends in the Studio.
The next Fusion on the list to get a Bio page is Shezula. For Shezula’s outfit, I wanted to incorporate some of the aesthetics of Azula’s royal garbs, but on more modern clothes. Of course I also used Shego’s Two-Face-esque fashion sense, hopefully y’all like the result. Shezula’s a bit of a sleeper fusion, since there aren’t as many “loud” elements to either character’s design in her’s, but I like her and I hope y’all will enjoy getting to know her a little better.
Here’s the bio page for Yunki, the fusion of Yugi Mutoh and Denki Kaminari. I tweaked his design slightly since his debut, and his outfit is mostly a mix of Denki’s hero outfit and Yugi’s school uniform. These two actually have a bit in common, including their canon favorite food, which I didn’t know until making this bio.
So I’ve been thinking it over, and I think I’d like to take a bit of a break from the Fusions series for a while. I still have Fusion Bios to make, and we’ll see some of the ones who exist around in Asks and such, but I ready for a break from creating new ones. I still enjoy making the Fusions, but I feel like the roster’s getting crowded, and people are maybe starting to lose interest as they feel less and less special. I’m sure I’ll do more eventually, but for now Narjiro here is our last one. I tried to mix up the way both Kirishima and Naruto’s hair spikes, and I figured an orange-ish hair would be a nice middle-ground between their respective colors. He’s a bit slimmer than Kirishima, but I think he’s still got a lot going for him, and I hope y’all will like him.
Kizuku and Yorapakura are two of the more popular Fusions I’ve done, so I hope people will enjoy seeing them together. The question here references Killua and Kurapika knowing each other, though I’m not sure how much that’d really play into these Fusions hooking up. I always saw Killua and Kurapika more as guys with a mutual friend (Gon), since we don’t see much of them interacting just the two of them, as far as I can recall. However, I do think Kizuku and Yorapakura would get along well, just through their own personalities meshing well.
This One-Shot’s script wanted to see a few of my Fusion characters having some fun together, with one panel including a few of the components of those fusions that this Subscriber is interested in. We got a mix of some different types of action here, hopefully most of you will find something to enjoy in here.
I kinda had a feeling when working on these Fusions that they’d end up paired together eventually. I couldn’t think of anything in Raven or Ben’s personalities that would disrupt the Zangya/Gohan dynamic, so no big surprises or reveals here. Rather, this Ask is just about establishing an expected ship just to kinda get it out of the way.
Also, here is the Q&A video I did for Subscribers last month: