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.