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Radiant Valerie 2017 WIP by Kyanbu Radiant Valerie 2017 WIP :iconkyanbu:Kyanbu 3 0 Xaniras Phantom Port 2017 CGHQ by Kyanbu Xaniras Phantom Port 2017 CGHQ :iconkyanbu:Kyanbu 6 9 Sarina RD Portrait 2017 CGHQ by Kyanbu Sarina RD Portrait 2017 CGHQ :iconkyanbu:Kyanbu 17 7 Summer Vlair 2017 CGHQ by Kyanbu Summer Vlair 2017 CGHQ :iconkyanbu:Kyanbu 40 5 Rene Sarris Port 2017 WIP by Kyanbu Rene Sarris Port 2017 WIP :iconkyanbu:Kyanbu 2 1 Tsunadai redesign WIP by Kyanbu Tsunadai redesign WIP :iconkyanbu:Kyanbu 3 9 UHA Rene 2016 WIP by Kyanbu UHA Rene 2016 WIP :iconkyanbu:Kyanbu 3 3 SotP CC Siren Gale 2017 WIP by Kyanbu SotP CC Siren Gale 2017 WIP :iconkyanbu:Kyanbu 1 0 PU Portrait Mika 2016 BW by Kyanbu PU Portrait Mika 2016 BW :iconkyanbu:Kyanbu 4 1 Portait of Phantasma 2016 SK by Kyanbu Portait of Phantasma 2016 SK :iconkyanbu:Kyanbu 1 1 Armored Valerie Port 2017 WIP by Kyanbu Armored Valerie Port 2017 WIP :iconkyanbu:Kyanbu 0 0 Tsukuyomi Port 2017 WIP by Kyanbu Tsukuyomi Port 2017 WIP :iconkyanbu:Kyanbu 2 3 Xaniras Phantom Port 2017 WIP by Kyanbu Xaniras Phantom Port 2017 WIP :iconkyanbu:Kyanbu 3 1 Sarina Phantom Port 2017 WIP by Kyanbu Sarina Phantom Port 2017 WIP :iconkyanbu:Kyanbu 2 1 HexDealer Pandora Rox 2016 WIP by Kyanbu HexDealer Pandora Rox 2016 WIP :iconkyanbu:Kyanbu 2 10 Summer Vlair 2017 WIP by Kyanbu Summer Vlair 2017 WIP :iconkyanbu:Kyanbu 4 6

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Radiant Valerie 2017 WIP
It's time I also started this was well. Another go at "Radiant Valerie" A CG portrait I made back in 2014.
kyanbu.deviantart.com/art/Radi…
kyanbu.deviantart.com/art/Arc-…
kyanbu.deviantart.com/art/Port…
It's something I want to try and do annually as a way of gauging how much I've improved over the year. And because I enjoy drawing this character a lot. The line work will be updated later tonight depending on how things go. Will be finished as a whole probably around October or November considering I'm literally just now setting up the gesture and form for the pose. And I'll be busy with the Comic and a Halloween CG. This one will be her wearing her newly redesigned armor.




Valerie Gust (c) Kwame A. Fletcher a.k.a Kyanbu
artwork by Kyanbu :iconkyanbu:
D-Universe, Dash Saga, D-Resonate © Kyanbu :iconkyanbu:
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  • Listening to: Across the end by "Two Mix"
  • Watching: Super Gaming Bros LP channel
  • Playing: Yugioh and Cosmic Break on occassion
  • Eating: Baked Fries
  • Drinking: Sweet Tea
So yeah I really wanna do this now. So here's how it's gonna go. D-Resonate SoTP will be both a Comic and eventually the game. The game will be worked on in the back ground while the comic will lay down the story. I'll be resuming the Rough draft pages first. Picking up where I left off. All redesigns will be going into effect with Page 6. And I'll go back and redo the First 5 later down the road. The Finalized Pages I'm thinking of making a patreon thing but for now odds are Good I'm not going to attempt that any time soon.

Vlair's redesign will be shown in the rough draft first. Along with the rest of the needed ones. 


Updates I'll try to make a page every day or 2. With the goal being at least 2 pages per week or more. And at worse, just one. To make up for WAY too much lost time reading in to current representation issues and studying character design. 

Too much time is passing by and I want to get at least part of the project out in and to the wild. The Web comic will server as a rough draft to the game's story. 

The Show will began very soon.
Tsukuyomi Port 2017 WIP
Update: Kazumi portrait is all flatcolored and something still feels off. Will be finished later on once I find and fix the mistake.

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New Portrait of Kazumi "Lady" Tsukuyomi. Will be finished at a later date.

previous one can be seen here: kyanbu.deviantart.com/art/Tsuk…

Kazumi "Lady" Tsukuyomi (c) Kwame A. Fletcher a.k.a Kyanbu :iconkyanbu:
Artwork by Kyanbu
D-Universe D-Resonate (c) Kyanbu :iconkyanbu:
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  • Listening to: Across the end by "Two Mix"
  • Watching: Super Gaming Bros LP channel
  • Playing: Yugioh and Cosmic Break on occassion
  • Eating: Baked Fries
  • Drinking: Sweet Tea
EDIT:


I'm still hard at work with cleaning up character designs. But so far it seem it may still fail the feminist test due to other elements that may hold it back. And I'll only have myself to blame for it.

For those wonders, It's something I came up with for personal testing based on Everything I've learned regarding current issues within Comics and Video Games. The two mediums this project is focused on. Using tests like the Beschel Test (geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/Me…) as a template.

I'll add more if I missed anything but the guideline I made goes like this:

1. Little to no characters defined solely by a known or less known character stereotypes.

2. A Male and Female cast count of 50/50 or close provided a believable reason is stated or shown for the imbalance.

3. A mix assortment of characters of varies ages, body types and shapes, Races(or species), Sex, and Gender. Though this can be fudged a little depending on the setting and time period. (Mid Evil Europe, Ancient Egypt or China for examples)

4. All well rounded well written characters. Though exceptions can be made in cases of characters present only for a scene. But they must apply to Rule 1. Though if everyone's written poorly that can "sometimes" work due to "Narm Factor" or being "So bad it's good". As well as no one getting special treatment in this case.

5. Characters are not defined solely by sex appeal/race/gender. Though these things can play a "Part" in what influences the character and those whom they interact with.

6. If the work is going for realism or naturalism, the cast must be drawn well or at least be drawn poorly equally. this includes anatomy. If stylized, see rule 3.

7. Sexually viewed/acknowledged body parts (breasts, pecs, abs, vagina, penis, Butt, ect) must not be exaggerated. If they are it must be kept within reason and present within all sexes/genders to some degree of equivalency. Even then, no more then 2 per sex/gender out of every 12+ characters. And no more then 1 per sex/gender for a cast smaller then 10.

8. Major and to an extent even side characters should have agency/relevance to the plot. Just enough to the point of being irremovable without reworking said plot.

9. Character designs that match the character's personality and setting as well as shaped by the kind of life they've lived and/or are living by the start of the plot. For "sexy" designs, rules 1 and 7 must be kept in mind when designing them. And they must stay within reason.

About the project issues.
The Story/plot is fine as far as the female cast is concerned. Sarina and co have/will have agency (Sarina being the main character helps). There are no shots that fit the male gaze planned. And the intro comic I posted long ago is free of male gaze save for one panel on the second page that resulted in me needing to change Xaniras's design. As the panel can be mistaken for it. 
DRSotP Intro scene page 2 RD by Kyanbu

Problem issues are likely to be the designs which I'm in the process of changing. Heeled shoes being the biggest concern next to skin/fur shown. Though some of the redesign may still be just a tad bit much. (sarina's now present cleavage window though I'll be covering that up soon).
Sarina RD Portrait 2017 CGHQ by Kyanbu

Character body types. Valerie's mere existence can flunk it on appearance alone. Same goes for Siren. So I'm gonna have to really focus on what to do about her and her sister Siren. Fortunately they are mild shapeshifters (both are demon-Succubi) so I have a convenient plot tool to change their default form as needed. 
SotP CC Valerie Gust WIP by Kyanbu  SotP CC Siren Gale 2017 WIP by Kyanbu

But the big one is the male cast or near lack of a male cast. Whom are nearly all side characters. Gonna have to expand the story to make them a bit more relevant to the plot. So far only 2 of the 4 planned are easy to do this with.
Speed Portrait Daichi 2015 BW by Kyanbu

So many elements to balance. That can easily cause issues. I've done a lot of studing on the issue and it seems this project is doomed to fail the feminist test due to one of these elements.
Xaniras Phantom Port 2017 CGHQ
And it's finished: I'll post more info about the creation process later in the day after I get some rest.

EDIT: This started out as a Traditional sketch to break in my at the time new sketch book. I scanned it in and redrew it digitally, fixing a few things and expanding the canvas. All coloring and rendering was done with the brush tool. With the rendering being done on the flatcolor layers using the Alpha Channel Lock feature in GIMP. which helped speed things along nicely. The background is a gradient I made on two separate layers and cleaned up with the brush tool. Smudging was kept to a minimum and only for touch up.

Total Layers used: 24 out of 30 Layers.


Another update Portrait of Xaniras Phantom for the current project. With a redesigned outfit for the sake of keeping things much less stripperiffic/revealing. Her bio can be found here.
kyanbu.deviantart.com/art/Crim…

Her Sister's portrait can be seen here: kyanbu.deviantart.com/art/Port…

Xaniras Phantom(c) Kwame A. Fletcher a.k.a Kyanbu :iconkyanbu:
Artwork by Kyanbu
D-Universe D-Resonate (c) Kyanbu :iconkyanbu:
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Journal History

  • Listening to: Across the end by "Two Mix"
  • Watching: Super Gaming Bros LP channel
  • Playing: Yugioh and Cosmic Break on occassion
  • Eating: Baked Fries
  • Drinking: Sweet Tea
So yeah I really wanna do this now. So here's how it's gonna go. D-Resonate SoTP will be both a Comic and eventually the game. The game will be worked on in the back ground while the comic will lay down the story. I'll be resuming the Rough draft pages first. Picking up where I left off. All redesigns will be going into effect with Page 6. And I'll go back and redo the First 5 later down the road. The Finalized Pages I'm thinking of making a patreon thing but for now odds are Good I'm not going to attempt that any time soon.

Vlair's redesign will be shown in the rough draft first. Along with the rest of the needed ones. 


Updates I'll try to make a page every day or 2. With the goal being at least 2 pages per week or more. And at worse, just one. To make up for WAY too much lost time reading in to current representation issues and studying character design. 

Too much time is passing by and I want to get at least part of the project out in and to the wild. The Web comic will server as a rough draft to the game's story. 

The Show will began very soon.

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Kyanbu
Kwame Fletcher
United States
Name: Kwame Fletcher

Age: 27

favorite Art style: Anime, Semi Realism

Video Game Consoles: PS2, GCN, DC, sega genesis, N64, DS(currently broken), DS lite, PSP (got stolen several months after getting it for christmas a few years back), PSP slim, GBP, GBA, GBC, GBA SP (two of them although one broke), GameBoy Micro, turbo graphix 16, PS3 Slim, PS4, and 2DS. May get a 360 and WiiU of my own eventually. Or an NX.

Current Yugioh TCG DECK(s): Machine Synchro, CyberDark Synchro, Armed Dragon, Red-eyes Synchro, Harpie Synchro, BlackWing Standard, Glad Beast Standard, and 20+ more.

Current Choatic TCG DECK(s): Underworld, mirarilian, Danian

Current Magic the Gathering DECK(s): Leon plain equipment deck, Goblin Red Haste deck, Black & White Angel/Demon Deck.

Current Duel Masters TCG deck: Diamond cutter deck, Swift fire deck, Water/Nature Mana deck

Current Vanguard Deck: Time Warp Gear Chronicles

Favourite genre of music: Techno, Nu Disco
Favourite style of art: Anime
Operating System: Windows 7
Favourite cartoon character: Jack Atlas (yugioh 5Ds)
Personal Quote: "With enough hard work and detremination, even the weakest fighter can become a master!"
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:iconvictor2k:
Victor2K Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday
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Kyanbu Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2017
Thank you.
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kyrtuck Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday :party:
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Kyanbu Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2017
Thank you.
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eryk276 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
happy birthday! :3
I wish you every happiness on your special day
Have a wonderful day, get many nice presents and a lot of fun!
:hugs and gives you a cake:
:333
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Kyanbu Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2017
Thank you.
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CottonCatTailToony Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Hello there. My name is Samantha, and I think you're have the most incredible artwork ever! :heart:
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Kyanbu Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017
Thank you. :)
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LudedWolf Featured By Owner Edited Mar 4, 2017
Here a fanart of the Valerie Gustludedwolf.deviantart.com/art/A…
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