“Whenever I feel overwhelmed, I go back to basics and doodle something in traditional form. You just can’t beat the feel of an actual paper-and-pencil sketch! It relaxes me and reminds me why I choose this line of work from all else.
I had references from the manga in drawing Yasuaki and his Shikigami, but as for Yorihisa, there were a lot of leaves in his space, so I sketched his pose before looking through a few panels for his hairstyle and clothing. You could say this is my favorite character ranking? I like Yasuaki a lot, but Yorihisa and Shikigami are both in 2nd place. Shikigami only appeared in volume 17, but I really like his design and personality! And the fact that he can turn into a white fox is a plus too!
I really like how the mangaka draws eyes and hair in this series, so I’m studying them by redrawing the characters in my planner. I hope I can finish all seven soon so I can scan it properly! But for now, this will have to do!”
The artwork was submitted to us by Columbia. She is the artist behind Karma, A.illusions, Twilight’s Calling, Mote-Mote, Mist, Crystal Shadows. Visit her personal website http://www.kurohiko.com/