For the last week or so I’ve cranked out some new retro themed work for various purposes and thought it would be nice to collect them all here for you guys. The first was done as a “Draw this in your Style” thing for BleedingPervert, the second was a Birthday present for AnimeFlux, and the last was done after I saw an interesting pic of a cosplay model by the name of Yureta on twitter who was showing the work she’d done on her Android 18 cosplay. So here they are! Enjoy!
I had a huge hankering to do a pic of Lulu…..and then it kind of snowballed. I had an idea for a few outfits and then put it up in my discord that I would hear ideas for other outfits or themes for outfits as well and then it was off to the races. Now with that being said most of these are all just sketches but there will be a few of them that will be getting colored. Which ones? Well its going to end up being put to a vote, and when that vote goes live it’ll point back to this post so people can get a better look at things than they might get elsewhere. Voting will be handled via my twitter account. The public will get to choose one, the site members will get to choose one, and then I’ll throw in a couple others.
The new raffle event is here for the summer. It runs until the end of the month and just like the last one has one that runs specifically for site members and one for everyone else of twitter and tumblr, so two raffles. This time around though the winner gets a summer or retro wave themed pic instead of just a big ol free for all. Everyone who is a member is automatically entered so just enjoy the art with the textless version below! If you’re not a member yet click on through or hit up my tumblr and twitter to give it a reblog and retweet!
Something about the composition and style of Stefania Ferrario’s work really evokes the need to do retro stuff in me. She had one a while back with her on the beach that had a way about it. I started off wanting to do a primarily orange composition but I ended up scrapping it for something that looked a little more in line with a Patrick Nagel look. People had mentioned it before with the first one I did and that was sort of accidental but I thought this time doing it on purpose could be fun.
Today’s update is a little larger than usual as a way to kick off the year. Rather than picking just one world I decided to go with all three, with Myanna leading the way. As one of the few characters I have who has a version in each of the worlds I’ve created, I thought it only fitting that she get to show off a little in each one.
Myanna, the Cuirizu of the Verdant Lust, Myanna the Caipora of Miami, and Myanna the Cytherean of the Planet Venus.
Included in the members section is the individual images for each world as well as wallpapers included in the extras section for you to show off which version of Myanna is your favorite!
Meghan stared breathlessly up at the woman standing on the table, her hips moving sensually from side to side as her hands ran enticingly over her own body. From the music booming around them to the way the light only barely caught her gyrating curves, Meghan found herself transfixed.
“So..” Karanth purred, “Is this place to your liking?”
Meghan nodded vaguely, unable to take her eyes off of the nudity of the woman just feet from her. She’d fallen asleep in a prudish hell in the 50’s, only to wake up to a sinful heaven in the 80’s…
Being that she’s from the 50’s, something like the sensual sin of a strip club is a bit much for Meghan to take in. In her own time she regarded herself as more sexually overt than her peers and her lack of discretion when it came to her taste for the flesh of women was what eventually landed her in the Danvers Asylum. But now that she’s rejoined society in the 80’s she finds people engaging in all manner of lewd acts and displays that put anything she did in her own time to shame.
Below I’ve included a version for Masked and Unmasked. To the rest of the world, these two look like a couple of attractive women but nothing more. But for those who can look beyond the magic of the Mask, the two appear very different as a Changeling and a Dragon.
On my site I have three major worlds that I deal with when it comes to my original work. The members section has the various worlds as the primary division between the sections of the site: Codex Alkotas, Celestial Tides, and Night Wave.
Night Wave is sort of a “retro fantasy”, in that it uses modern fantasy elements but places everything in the 1980’s. Not only do the characters inhabit that space in time but the art style is also something I like to imitate as well. So far most of what I’ve produced for Night Wave as been Lore, sort of building it up a little bit in the background while I attend to other things and the only characters that inhabit it have been characters from Codex Alkotas. The worlds will share different characters in their different forms but each world will have certain characters that were only secondary in another one, functioning as a primary.
In addition to these switches and tweaks, the overall “rules” for the background of the world change as well. Within Night Wave the various supernatural creatures have kept low profiles for quite some time but have come into a period where the various quirks and eccentricities they have are easily explained by the style and flare of the period. They can live more openly and make power plays against each other in much more overt ways. Entities that at one point were content to wait out the years and make slow moves over decades can be more bold and get the same kind of instant gratification that characterized the 80’s so much.
So because Night Wave takes place in a version of our world, I’ve gone and started to outline the major areas where Night Wave stories and their attached smut could take place. Each of the cities on the map has some sort of role they can play in a period story of this kind and provides it’s own sort of local flavor that can help color each of those stories a little bit differently from one another. Some could even go so far as dealing with the ideas of a person transplanting from one such city to another and having that bit of culture shock: New York to Los Angeles or vice versa seemed to be a theme in the 80’s.
I’ve placed Myanna in Miami, along with many of the Caipora who came over to the country during some of the large migrations to the region. Riva, her nemesis of sorts, was exiled to New York many years ago where another character of mine by the name of Elaina also lives. But these are all characters who’s primary stories have been explored in Codex Alkotas and simply receive tweaks or refreshers in Night Wave, so I’ve placed the first main character for Night Wave specifically in the city of Boston.
Meghan is a Changeling (Half Fae) that lives in Boston who was put in the Danvers Asylum back in the 50’s where she spent a couple decades in a near catatonic state. Talked about for years by the staff in the asylum as the girl who never seemed to age, Meghan would suddenly come to her senses in 1982. Meghan would soon find out that her awakening had coincided with the arrival of a Fallen in Boston and that she had been bestowed with the mantle of the Strix. As the Strix, Meghan has the unique ability to defend against entities like the Fallen and the Divines in a way most Hidden could never dream of.
Meghan is one of the main characters I have cooked up for Night Wave and will likely receive the first character primer for that world. As a Changeling she’ll have a few different forms to draw up for that primer but the one we see here is her “true” form. Most Hidden have some sort of glamour, illusion, or other camouflage that they collectively refer to as a Mask. A Mask makes any Hidden not only appear human but in some extreme cases, will make the individual the appropriate size the move among humans.
After a couple of decades of being “gone” from her mind while in the Asylum and Locked in her Mask for the duration, one of the first things Meghan ends up wanting to do is shed it and walk freely once again.
I chose Boston for her because it’s an area I know fairly well not only because I lived there for a few years, but also because I’ve studied the history of the location off an on. The 80’s was a rough time for the city, making it a good setting for characters who can move between flashy excess and dark and gritty all in the same day. And the melting pot of cultures that exists almost generationally in the city makes it a great location for the personal conflicts of supernatural creatures that came over to the country with their mortal counterparts.
But here’s the thing with this, it would be difficult to put all of this together in a bubble. I would love to get feedback from you guys not only for the art (and smut!) contained within the work but also the areas themselves. Unlike the things made up purely from fiction that I have elsewhere, these places are real in some part and there are many of you out there who live in or near these regions. What are they like for you? What aspects of a regions character do you think really help define it. Because it’s not just the people who are the characters in this world but the cities themselves. If you live in any of these cities or know a great deal about them, I’d love to hear from you! If you’re something of a history buff and know interesting facts about Seattle, Vegas, or wherever, let me know! Drop them in the comments below or feel free to contact me on my discord. The more I know about the various places the more I can tailor this setting to resonate with people. In a way these suggestions can help you leave a mark on it as well.
Below Ive also included a wallpaper version of Meghan for you guys. If you like Night Wave and you like what I do, consider offering your support to myself and the rest of the Kupaa team by subscribing. Every bit of support helps us put out the content you guys love and helps us to enable others to do the same!
In the Night Wave setting I try to pull as much from real world mythology as I can, at least to inspire something for a final result. Some things overlap and some things don’t quite fit with everything else the way I’d like them to so I tweak them. For the most part though I like what has been coming of it. I’ll be putting out more Primers for the setting in the future with the lore that goes along with it but the smaller Primers will take time to cover the overall arcs for different races among the Hidden, their politics, the cities involved and so on. One of the more interesting challenges is porting over characters I like from other settings who I think could do well in Night Wave. Blair is among them.
Blair is mostly human but she has the blood of the Hidden in her veins from one of her ancestors. Somewhere among her Grandparents Blair has a Yeren that lent her bloodline it’s power. The Yeren are a reclusive race of large ape-like people located primarily in China. Because of this interbreeding Blair is larger than most women, stronger, more durable, and has the ability to perceive the magic and disguises of the Hidden. She is the driver and personal bodyguard to Riva, a Caipora who was exiled from the Miami Garden and reestablished herself in the Boston area. Blair can be a cruel woman and engages in the vices of lust with her mistress rather heavily, providing the Caipora with more physical activity than most other mortal women could ever hope to.
But when Blair and Riva met Azade, a Druid associated with Myanna from Miami, her body was worked through magic to bestow upon her a cock to match her aggressive nature. The shape of the thing wasn’t expected nor intended by Azade when the spell was woven, but it was enjoyed and used all the same. Blairs aggression and sexual hunger grew with her new form and since then she has become nearly insatiable when “let off the leash” by Riva. Unlike others Azade has worked the magic on, Blair prefers to keep the magic active rather than have it removed and moves among other people with a monstrous surprise lurking in her pants just out of sight.
I did this picture of Blair a while back when I was first tweaking aspects of the Night Wave setting, but I still think it holds up fairly well.