Happy April Fools day to everyone. I despise this holiday, but I will take this opportunity to show some artwork from the very first incarnarion of the comic. You see, they used to be... hamsters. The series used to be called Hamster X and started out as Hamtaro fanfiction. No joke.
I ran with the idea for a few years before I decided to make them human, partially because no one would have taken them seriously otherwise, but mostly because it was stupid as hell. Plus, the simple-looking hamsters were actually harder to draw than humans... their strange body proportions and lack of neck, hips, or shoulders made it nearly impossible to show them in convincing poses. Note that I'm not showing all of it, just a few pages and drawings.
This was Kai, who was a ninja then... I've still never been able to draw a tree that good a second time.
A page featuring Kai. I'm pretty sure the old English he speaks is completely innacurate. Ugh.
Alright, I can't bear to show anything else. Hopefully I'll have an Elementia Chronicles page finished later. Added after 10 hours 38 minutes:
New picture of Monogurui (from chapter 1). His head on the full-body pic came out completely wrong so please ignore it.
Monogurui isn't the sharpest tool in the shed, but he's not exactly stupid either. He gets riled up easily, however.
Monogurui's never actually killed anyone, and honestly isn't as evil as his demeanor would suggest. He is an alchemist, basing his techniques primarily out of the manipulation of steel. This is also how he controls his steel hand... it's not mechanical.
Monogurui's real name is Peter Lesett. He used to be a thief, but eventually joined Kasukei because it seemed exciting. He was probably an orphan or something, but no one knows for sure. His hobbies include playing the electric guitar, listening to trash metal and punk rock, and apparently baking, which he denies.