Promotional art for the upcoming ĎAnime Punchí convention in Central Ohio. An opening for the artistís alley presented itself at the last minute, so though on short notice, Iíll actually be able to attend this year! Convention info is here: [link]
This is art of the convention mascots, the Ďkarate girls.í Normally I wouldnít take time out for miscellaneous art like this, but having just completed a huge pile of corrections on Volumes 1 and 2, I needed some decompressing. Plus, I was harboring a bit of curiosity. Iíve been doing virtually nothing but Dreamkeepers art for the last few years, so I wanted to see if I still had the olí chameleon ability from my freelance days, when it was imperative for me to imitate any style.
Here, I was obviously going for straight-up anime stylization: I feel like it came out looking fairly accurate. Not 100% convincingly authentic, but Iíd mark it up as a good try anyways. And it was fun to stretch the versatility and indulge in a change of pace.
ÖBut, just between you and me, I donít think those girls know karate.
I donít think they know karate at all.