Sometimes the answer’s kinda direct, you know? I’m not positive what direction (if any) the asker of this question was hoping Machi’s response to go in, but the way I read her character it’s a bit difficult for me to picture her ever expressing much concern over something like this. She has kinda a cool, distant way about her. I wanted to do this one mostly ’cause I know several people were hoping to see me draw Machi again. When I did the One-Shot featuring her a few people expressed interest in seeing her with her loose hair design, too, so I figured this would be a good chance to bust that out.
This is the One-Shot comic selected from a number of scripts submitted for December. This one was kinda neat, because it included three Phantom Troupe members I think I was probably expected to have drawn a long time ago. I’m actually not super keen on most of the Phantom Troupe myself, but I know they’re popular characters with a lot of fans. Pakunoda’s pretty nice, I like her distinctive nose and generally find her pretty attractive. Machi I could take or leave, she looks a bit too generic for me. Shizuku’s a character I kinda actively hate. She killed another character I was more interested in, and on top of that I find her overall pretty annoying and unlikable, which makes it hard to find her attractive. ^_^;
I went with a darker bluish lighting here… The Phantom Troupe’s main location from the portion of the anime I watched is some abandoned warehouse or something, and it’s usually lit like this. I thought it’d be a fun way to help this One-Shot stand out from some of the others. A unique challenge for this one was the Phantom Troupe’s signature spider tattoos. Of the three of them, Shizuku’s the only one I knew for sure the location of. I knew the other two had them, but not where, so I kinda fudged it. I hope you all enjoy the pic, especially since I can’t make any promises I’ll be drawing any of these women again any time soon.