Howdy guys! Dil here with a brand new piece for you folks! Something different at that.
First off, I'd like to apologise again for the radio silence since Fan Expo 2016
. It isn't due to me being bummed out, that's for sure- that has long past. It's actually been an amalgamation of a lot of things- work, Arrowverse
marathoning and then of course, trying to juggle this with a few other pieces forthcoming (including my two Stitch 15th Anniversary
pics... GET HYPE). However, I have been quite active on not just my usual of Twitter, but also on places like Snapchat and Amino as some may have noticed. Just look for the "D Barenzu" and you'll find.
Anyways, onto the piece... this is something of what I'd like to call a mirror effect. Obviously, "Stitch Triverse"
is highly based around the idea of alternates, with Variated Experiments and parallel places like Kyo's taking example. That said, this print shows two different sides of Triverse, though one of these is my own original headcanon and concept for the whole shebang. The other is something I've made just for fun based off of friends' work and in addition, was made for alternate's sake. Bear in mind, I won't- WON'T be writing a story series based off the latter side (as my work extends to the main three books, two side stories and a planned multi-author companion and that's it), but things may very well be alluded to in the story of "Stitch Triverse"
. We'll just have to see...
The side above features the main Triverse, represented by blackbelt Yuna Kamihara, laidback Kyozuki Yamada, dissonant Yaiko Galaxia and one of the Stitches (that being Yuna's). The side above is the one that the "Stitch Triverse"
story revolves around, that we know (and maybe love, I dunno, you're the judge of that... just don't shout at me if you're not). However, the side below is an alternity I'd like to call the "Mirror Triverse". This was one that was inspired by several friends' works. And also worth mentioning, this Mirror Triverse is one that has matching communications devices (those white bracelets on the humans' arms). You may wanna rotate the whole thing if you want a look at both sides, hint hint!
First off, our feisty Yuna's mirror self, Yuna Uehara (or OMG, D DREW ZUTTO YUNA WTF). I DID
say in the first #TriverseAMA
that anyone can be out there due to the alternate universe factor, including Zutto Yuna, who fortunately was able to be reworked for this unique take. A brief synopsis of her is that she is the complete opposite from the energetic and headstrong tomboy Kamihara, a orphan girl looked after by her witch of an aunt (when her parents and grandparents both kick the bucket in different ways... plus, give you a guess who the aunt is) who strives to be normal, but unfortunately can never be seen that way and is more seen as a scared and lost soul. However, after she is led into a deal that meets her with her worst, something comes from the sky for her- Stitch. This Stitch acts a little more like how Stitch acted in the first "Lilo & Stitch"
film, rowdy and destructive, but learning to be good. It is also through this traumatic deal that she discovers something, a powerful ability to manipulate and control shadow passed by some strange genetic phenomena during the deal. This ability's still newly discovered to the girl, but she tries to learn it and also control it no matter what risks and urges she may get from use, that way it doesn't do any harm to those she holds dear, even in the Mirror Triverse "ohana". No matter what happens and what fear she gets, she gains that pint of confidence in her shadows and the hope that things will go better. What happened to her parents/grandparents? How did she get this strange and fantastical shadow power? And how'd she get Stitch? Leave that up to your imagination... This was actually inspired by good friend Ryanonicle
and his take of Zutto Yuna from his story "Stitch! If A Universe Ends"
. Here's to ya with Yuna Uehara here.
Second is a mirror to Kyozuki, a character named Hideki Kuro. An otaku raised on an island home, he met his Stitch within the metropolis he lives in. What does he do with his Experiment? Well, aside from dressing stylishly and very akin to trends in Japanese couture, he freaks out over the latest anime and games with his version of 626. How he ties into the original Triverse remains to be seen (but is a potential crossover idea), but getting involved in the Mirror Triverse was due to a meeting with Uehara when they ended up in their realm via her shadow ability (to which, darkness does have an odd likeness that it doesn't seem to change no matter the dimension). Being the parallel to the Stitch die-hard Kyo, he plays the ordinary otaku surrounded by extraordinary individuals, all while boasting about the latest anime and games at the same time. What's his favourite anime? What's his Stitch like? And furthermore, how's he gonna react to the crazy adventures he may just embark on in Mirror Triverse? All up to your imagination, once again... This is inspired by another good friend of mine, RaigekiEXE
, as this is his character. His "Hideki & Stitch"
project and Stitch art may have taken a backseat recently, but I've always wanted to draw Hideki, so... cheers. Hideki Kuro.
Third is Yaiko's mirror... kinda. This is a character named Ami Orpheus. Raised on a jungle planet afar, she's an athletic yet primitive soul who is in touch with nature and life around. Hippie? Nah, far from it. She doesn't receive a Stitch immediately, but down the trail, yes. Ami is reserved and also learning English and Tantalog due to her primitive ways, but she is clever and is also considered a bit of an alchemist by her using natural elements to better just about anything. She also has a habit of collecting shells, adorning them on her outfit. She's often mistaken due to her outfit of rags and such but makes up for it in athleticism and alchemy. She ends up becoming a part of Mirror Triverse after Uehara runs into her via a mistake shadow jump. As Stitch ends up scouting the area, Ami runs into the doppel Yuna and she is rather friendly to her, even showing her a secret hideaway in a watery cave system. However, could her naivety and simple mind be hiding something? What secrets are hidden about her? What's her Stitch like? You know the drill... This character is for and inspired by another friend of mine, StarryBlast9
. While she is more about Experiments and all, I've always wanted to try and tackle a character for someone, especially a human character that not only fits into Mirror Triverse, but other places too. Enjoy Ami, Rei!
(Also, if you have Snapchat, you MAY
have caught a glimpse of this piece on one of my snaps... just sayin'...
Again, DO NOT
expect a series based off of Mirror Triverse. This was only something I made for fun and the whole of Triverse is still 3 books, 2 side stories and the companion. However, if anyone DOES want to pick up the mantle of Mirror Triverse, by all means, I am open to being creative consultant over that, since the idea of Mirror Triverse takes place in a different time and space from "Stitch Triverse"
. Anyways, this print took a few days to complete and was another experiment of the art skills to showcase one side of the coin that's canon, the other that's more just imagination at this rate, so hopefully you guys enjoy it and those mentioned enjoy seeing characters in the light! Anyways, enjoy and I'll catch y'all on the wave later. Haisai!EDIT (11-27-2016):
Decided to include little mini-prints of the main Triverse and Mirror Triverse casts based off of this double-sided poster. Hope people enjoy! Haisai!
So, to coincide with the executive decision/Twitter announcement of recent to change up Yuna Uehara's casual outfit in order to differ her from the iconic Kamihara (the outfit is indeed from Zutto special "Stitch! Perfect Memory"
), I decided to redo the bottom half of the print and the mini-print of Mirror Triverse, changing Uehara's look to that of the new casual. She doesn't switch to this outfit until starting her dimensional journey, just to be specific. I may do a wardrobe sheet of Uehara in the future, but for now, this is pretty much your first look at that. Enjoy! And Haisai!==============================================
LILO AND STITCH CHARACTERS, YUNA AND STITCH CHARACTERS, AS WELL AS OTHER CHARACTERS BELONG TO DISNEY AND MADHOUSE. CHARACTERS ORIGINALLY CRAFTED UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF CHRIS SANDERS AND MASAMI HATA UNLESS STATED ORIGINALLY CONCEIVED.