Aparte de este, tengo otros fanarts mas! Puedes checarlos aquí!
Besides this neat fanart, I have many others of Danganronpa (Mukuro Ikusaba & Despair Sisters), legend of Korra (Korra), Gintama (Kamui) and my very own not-OC (Because he’s really a part of my original series, he’s canon I swear!) Wert Klift from Freedom Wills, Check them all out!
Ahora, si no sabes inglés, o te da flojera leer todo esto, y no te importa mucho Danganronpa, te invito a que veas solamente las imagenes y te diviertas con el proceso ;D, si quieres una traducción al español, déjamelo en comentario =3
This fanart also was spontaneous, I have to confess right now xD all my fanarts are spontaneous or collaborated with cool artists, because I do art for love! So I was swimming around AO3 and then, found out this neat fanfiction I enjoyed so much was finally updated! Woah, so I went to read it and suddenly got inspired! Click! I had to make this one! I envisioned it and all xD.
But what story am I talking about? I’m crazy!!
———I’m about to delve into many Danganronpa segues xD so if you don’t care about it, skip it until the next division lines!—-
No! I’m not, I swear (XD, well, maybe a little!). The story that inspired this fanart it’s part of what I’m going to call, the trilogy “Mukuro Ikusaba did nothing wrong”~~ Yep, that’s right, you read it right, it’s a frigging trilogy xD but don’t think the same author made it all, it’s splitted among three different authors!
Oh, I’m sure you know two of them, not? remember my previous fanarts? Let me expand on it! I have been swimming around the web looking for nice Danganronpa fanfictions that show a positive portrayal of poor Mukuro Ikusaba, the girl who just workshipped, adored and then was killed by Junk-o without so much as showing her face for a few seconds and saying like three lines of dialogue.
How much sad can the life of a fictional character be!? (xD lol)
But she got a better portrayal in this neat Danganronpa novel IF, she was pretty badass, she stood against her sister and destroyed the mutual killing game before it took any live, it was fantastic and everyone who read it got to love her because she was finally her own damn character and not Junk-o shadow!
SO this fact has inspired many fan stories focused on making her do more than just patetically dying before the first trial and posing as her sister the rest of the time. And after reading tons and tons of fanfictions with her in the character tag (many of them killed her ASAP!), I came across these three stories I’m talking about, let´s see…
-The Origins story we all deserve to know! Arc-
This one shows us the early life of the mundially known Despair Sisters before they became that known, their mischievous behaviour and crazy adventures, how Mukuro joined Fenrir and who knows what else, it’s and on going story, check it out for yourself!
-The second chance alternative universe! Arc-
This is it! The one this fanart is about! Here you can see an alternate universe where Mukuro never joined her crazy Junk sister in world destruction and instead opposes her! Yeah, let’s hope it ends well, shall we? It’s set around the time the Parade of Kibougamine’s reserve course students riotted and wrecked havoc around! (more on this ahead, keep reading!)
It’s still going, so check it out!
-The it’s not too late to seek for redemption! Arc-
Ok, so, after everything done and said, Mukuro still ended up being a Despair Sister and wrecked the world together with Junk-o, but not everything is lost! Yeah, bitchy girl tried to kill her, pretty bad… but still she can try to right her wrongs and keep everyone alive, will she be able to? Find it out in this final installment of the trilogy… or who knows, maybe that other post-IF fanfiction will update someday, I would love to make it a fanart if so, it will look like Mad Max xD…
This too it’s still going, so check it out!
And that’s it with the introductions…
If you are curious, I also have my original stories, and you can watch them here!
Now that you have some nice background, let’s dive into the fanart!
(“Yeah, effing finally, we came to see your cool art, not your random rantings about some chinese cartoons nobody cares about!”)
Uh? who said that? (ö.ó). Let´s ignore it and continue!
First of all, in the story, Mukuro joins forces with the protagonists of the original DR game, the näive Naegi and the clever Kirigiri (xD yeah, that sounded lame, I know). also, Junk-o appears a lot doing her stuff (the Fuyuhiko case, DR Zero and stuff), so in order to properly depic this story, these four must be present at the scene.
But why in the Never say Never stuff I didn’t put the whole 78th class whatever? Well, I’m lazy and even though they appear and do things, Mukuro is still largely the MC so bear with me on this one (xD).
The story let’s you know Junk-o is manipulating everyone according to her evil plans, just like in the anime (minus Mukuro who is not by her side in all of this, so it means she really is manipulating people and not bullying them into doing her biding like in the anime, a more frightening and powerful villian, don’t you think?XD).
From my point of view, Junko is playing master of puppets (yeah, by Metallica xD) from the shadows, we really don’t know how she’s doing it, but we can see her effect on everything sorrounding Hope’s Peak and all, so I thought she would be better as this ominous presence hunging over everyones playing with them, I put her on top, even with her hands hovering over the scene, controlling everything.
As for the rest of the cast, I wanted Naegi to be somewhat distressed, but not openly showing fear, just taken aback by the weird things happening around him, the poor hopeful innocent boy!
And Kirigiri, even though she’s not a physical fighter of any type, she’s still the kind to not let herself fall into fear and will try to fight it with her sharp mind, so she’s kind of defensive, but still calm and collected, trying to think her way out of it.
And finally, Mukuro, our Main character, she’s distressed as well, somewhat afraid because of her past with Junko, but trying to overcome it and fight against her sister, stop her even. Based on a nightmare she had somewhere in the story (read it if you want to find out xD), I put her being restrained by chains, which also plays into the concept of her being played by her sister unsuspectingly, I really don’t know if Junko is still using her even though Mukuro wants to stop her, maybe she’s playing right into her game, who knows! Junko is such the chess master, isn’t she? Playing with her pawns and sacrifycing them to achieve her goals! Or that’s the impression I get (;D).
So Junko still restraining Mukuro is symbolic, even if it’s just Mukuro’s mind who’s thinking that way, it still affects her during the course of the story!
But why the scene is still very much empty, and it doesn’t look well! “How boring! I’m leaving!!!” NO! Wait, there’s more! I promise it (n.nU). Yeah, it’s empty now, but you know what could fit well in there? yeah, you are right! If all of this happens in Hope’s Peak Academy, it means that should well be in there, don’t you think? So how about this?
The next part, was to define the protagonists, gave them some nice outfits to wear, I just used the standard designs for the main couple from the game, and as for Mukuro, she got to wear her usuar skirt and jacket attire, but with some neat combat boots and gloves because she’s a soldier and it fits well with her (at least for me, lol)
But still, it lacks a certain something, more in depth ambiance and stuff.
I envisioned this piece as a whole scene depicting a crucial moment in the story of mmh, Danganronpa 1 or something like that, the so called Parade of the reserve course students (that happened in the anime BTW).
Because the base fanfiction is set around that time and there’s even hints about that event during the story (so I’m betting it will appear at some time or something). Even if it doesn’t happen at all (which would be totally fine, really! The story could change the canon all it wants!), the threat is there, and is such a common reference that everyone could get it beforehand and know what I’m hinting about.
It also plays well with my concept of Junko being puppetmaster, Mukuro’s restrains, the students riotting because of her, everythin fits! Yeah! And it gives more context to the expressions and attitudes the protagonists are taking in the scene. Let’s see!
Now with the concept fully fleshed out, and Junko popping out of the sky like some kind of Cthulu spawn..
it’s just a matter of giving them all a lot of details and stuff, clean the lineart and such. Let’s see how everyone looks drawn in my style (FD).
Now some nice base colors!
And the whole scene!
Next one is some shading! Since this is an enourmous scene, I didn’t bother keeping my strokes clean with each drawing, yeah, I defined every detail in the characters, but let’s be real, who will notice I did pretty strokes when shading and stuff?XD no one! So I tried my best to make them even, with texture and all, but if you look close enough, they will appear to be messy, that’s the point! (I swear, it was intentional, not because I’m lazy xD)
And now, to complete each character, some lights!!
But wait, where is my Junko!? Well, she’s going to receive an special treatment, for now, conform yourself with these…
So as fill for the background, I chose this very neutral grey color, it fits well.
Also, we should note that the Parade guys should fit in the fog too!
And then the missing details to Junko, remember, her shading and lights should play together with the storm clouds sorrounding her, to make her look more like a Cthulu spawn and all (xD).
Some details to the building too!
The storm clouds and fog are composed by many layers of varying effect superimposed over each other, the most basic one is a light grey for the fog and transluscent blue for the sky…
Now, you can see how the clouds layer fits perfectly with the shapes on the image..
And what it looks like with when everything is combined? let’s see!
Now, everything together!
And with the proper lights…
Without Junko, we can see how the lighting storm fits in there, I gave each lightning-bolt-affected-cloud a nice purple hue, so it looks more its part on a storm (and not just some random lightning bolt superimposed over there, the stuff has to interact with each others, if not, it won’t look real!).
And now everything together with Junko, she already having extra shades, lights and everything else!
As for the rest of the cast, It’s just a matter of putting some shadows under them to make them fit into the scenery, and that’s all! Everything fits perfectly (;3).
And to make everything come whole! The star of the show!
And the king of the night!
And just in case you are missing it, the lineless version of the whole drawing!!
And as it has become traditional with this fanarts, the proof that the author likes it (yeah, I’m so vain xD).
Client’s satisfaction is my fuel x3