(After I don't know how much time, Jenny finally crawls from under the rock where she had been hiding)
Not to long ago my friend
introduced me to Ballroom e Youkoso and after watching a few episodes of the the anime and then reading the manga it escalated to the position of my third favourite overall after Haikyuu and No. 6. After that (and with a week free from work ahead) I tried to make some sort of canine AU and sketched all the main characters. I finished the first six today, and in a few days I hope to start working in the next batch and complete de project.
About the dogs featured here:
Shizuku Hanaoka: based in the border collie because they easily dominate in most agility-related sports, and she is supposed to be very talented. I gave her basic BC markings but with "broken" pattern in the face to somehow suggest the duality of being both encouraging and cunning.
Mako Akagi: main inspiration was a golden retriever for both looks and personality, but I tweaked a little the desing to give her some resemblance to her brother (the dark nose gradient and tailtip, same shade of brown in the ears, meaty hindquarters and fluffy butt)
Chinatsu Hiyama: not really based in any standard breed, but I intended for her to look overall more powerful and less delicate than the other teenage girls. For her markings I wanted to highlight her prominent forehead; and in regarding to the body , the ears are folded backwards to show the almost constant state of annoyance and the tail is super long to enfatize that too with whip-like movements.
Kiyoharu Hyodo: A very simple design with clear lines since he is supposed to be a classy guy appearance-wise. I tried to make him look a bit wolfish in reference of being of russian ancestry but without over exaggerating the "wild" features.
Gaju Akagi: A far more intimidating version of his little sister, based mostly in a dog I had years ago (GSD mix) but with a more dense coat and more "dramatic" face markings.
Tatara Fujita: last but not least, our clumsy main character is supposed to be a random mutt, one of those you would not think there's something remarkable about them but with a lot of love to share given the chance. His design is supposed to look dull and uninteresting, specially when standing beside Shizuku or Kiyoharu.
Height Chart (Characters are standing closer to their current partner) sta.sh/0pndq1uit05
Characters belong to Tomo Takeuchi, I'm just a fan.
Sketched by pencil, coloured with SAI by mouse.