Some sketches of YuChi. Not much behind them other than me trying to draw her everyday clothes.
Just a random sketch I did a week ago of YuChi and Kiandra dressed up in pretty dresses. I did it since the two have similar backgrounds (rich girl vigilantes with abandonment issues), but have opposite personalities (Kiandra is cold, distant, and slightly pessimistic, but she’s refuses to harm others and choses mercy over justice. YuChi is warm, friendly, and a hopeless romantic, but has killed others to uphold justice.)
Also, this is a bit of perspective study. I used perspective guidelines and I think it was mostly successful.
Here’s a picture of YuChi in her vigilante/super hero costume. I’m debating what Secret Identity name I should give her; “The Pink Lady,” “The Pink Knight” or “The Dark Lady.” The pink, because she loves pink and her costume has a lot of pink on it. Lady or Knight because she uses a sword (which I have yet to design) as her weapon and she loves the concept of honor.
So, here’s more YuChi (re)designs. I decided to change up her body. In the last picture I tried to give her something other than the “curvy, skinny, big breasted” girl thing, because really, that’s hardly the only body type and hardly the only kind of pretty. But I don’t think I went far enough. My best friend commented that I could still push on giving girls less “ideal” proportions. I wanted something athletic, so I went to this page (a reference of olympic athletes and their very, very big variety of body types) http://ninamatsumoto.wordpress.com/2010/12/18/athletic-body-diversity-reference-for-artists/# and used the athlete Tabitha Yim as the reference.
So… I wasn’t feeling well today, (think I got food poisoning :P) and I decided that instead of doing homework… I draw XD So I redesigned one of my characters, like a total reboot of how I drew her before. I think I like it. Though, I guess it fits since I overhauled her back story as well. Her name is YuChi and she’s a vengeance bent vigilante, who happens to be very cheerful and friendly on her time off.