Another new image from Kyo-Akemori. Actually two versions of it, due to a small mistake. The final version is the one with the big treasure chest, while the second one is the original version before the correction [the correction mostly being the addition of said treasure chest, and an alteration to the expression].
Truth be told, I really need to find a good way to play these games thoroughly, but this is Linear Cannon from the “Shinkisekai Evolutia” series of games, or “Evolution”, as seen on both the Sega Dreamcast and the Nintendo GameCube.
To be honest, I requested this image [along with Popuri from the earlier commission] in order to break from the solid chain of Dragon Quest V related material. It’s not the only reason, as there might ultimately be some later purpose behind Linear’s art here, maybe not. ._.
But yeah, for those who are familar enough with the character [I know a least one or two people I know fall under this], I wanted to go a bit astray from Linear’s usual ‘super shy’ impression. Not enough to take away from it completely, but I wanted to give her a bit of an actiony appearance.
The treasure chest in the picture is based off another image I referenced to Kyo, but in the context of the Evolution games, it makes some sense, being Linear has at least been around a lot of different treasure hunters in her time, so it only makes some sense she might have learned some of their tricks and trade on her own time.
The idea is that this Linear, while not quite completely over her more nervous traits, has progressed a lot more since the original 2 games [including going from almost fully taciturn to being able to actually speak on an almost common basis, even in spite of her shyness], and also gaining some firm backbone to do the occasion job herself now.
In other words, making her a bit more… kickass maybe? :P
Anyways… I won’t go into anymore on the premise. As for the second version of the image, as I had mentioned, the treasure chest had not been in that version, and I had made the mistake by not specifying it to Kyo before, so her expression was a bit more embarassed/shy. At least her outfit ends in shorts, so there’s not actually a thing like a panty shot… you pervs. :P
I kept both versions for comparison, and to give an idea what the changes actually where. I don’t know how much the addition of the chest to the final image changes the perception of things, but oh well. :P