Momo and Kale is a pairing I’ve seen thrown around a little bit, really just ’cause of their similar hairstyles (ironically enough, also the premise of the last Dare I did for this Subscriber). I’ve seen some Asks pushing for this pairing here and there, but I’ve always passed them up just ’cause it’s hard for me to picture them coming together naturally based on something like that… With a Dare, however, it’s a little bit different, and since these are two characters I get told I don’t draw as often as I should I’m hoping people will enjoy this little interaction.
I picked this Ask for a couple reasons. One is that it’s a new fairly new sub, and when possible I like to make sure they can get included in stuff as soon as possible. But also, I noticed a lot of people in the comments getting excited over Kale and her feet in the A-ko Ask she appeared in, and I thought folks might like seeing a bit more of her. Chun-Li’s also a character I wish I’d drawn more than I have, so I went with her over Potia (since it seemed unlikely to me that she’d know both of them). It’s possible this Ask specified Kale hoping for her more muscular form like her previous Ask, but I don’t usually use transformations for Asks unless it’s completely necessary.
This is the One-Shot comic that I did for my Subscribers last month. Like all of my monthly One-Shots, the script for this was submitted by one of my supporters on SubscribeStar. Since February is the romance month, the goal for this script was to highlight a bunch of popular Dragon Ball pairings. Several of them brought in a third party (Bulma brought her mom, 18 her brother, and Caulifla and Kale brought in Cabba). The poses were left up to me, and I tried to make each pairing match how I see their different dynamics. I hope you all enjoy.
This is the first time I’ve drawn Kale in anything other than her base form, I believe. I’m honestly not a huge fan of her transformations (and I like muscle girls), this one in particular I never really got how her hair was supposed to work. But I wanted to take a stab at drawing her like this, even if I wasn’t 100% sure how she should answer. I think Kale probably wouldn’t care much about anyone’s opinion of her except Caulifla’s, and I tried to get that across here. Sure, some people like her buff, some don’t, whatever. As long as she has Caulifla’s attention I’m sure Kale will be happy.
This is a pic I drew towards the end of July. I’ve been coloring it off and on ever since, and finally got close enough that I decided to just go ahead and finish it here recently.
For those who don’t know, Caulifla and Kale are Saiya-jins from and alternate universe (Universe 6) in Dragon Ball Super, where the Saiya-jin race is peaceful and not nearly as combat-oriented as the one in the main universe. As a result the Saiya-jins are much smaller (but seem to have an easier time achieving Super Saiya-jin, for whatever reason). Caulifla is the leader of some type of gang in her universe, and Kale is her protegee. Their relationship is really cute, and I’m hoping to draw more with them in the future. The best way I can describe them is a gender-flip of Goku (albeit more like his pre-concussion version… though Caulifla does still seem to operate as a counter-point to the typical Saiya-jin in her universe, much like Goku) and Broly. So far they’re my favorite part of recent Dragon Ball Super episodes, though the current story arc has a bunch of cute characters I’d like to try and draw some time.