Submission for the experimental extra “Costume Change” round in 2008 by Stareyes
Artist’s Comment (Dot’s note – this was before Nataku’s name change, where she was still known as Nakaruru) : Inspirations here were Nakaruru’s general nature as Asian-influenced (she has various incarnations as a martial artist and a fan-character) and a warrior, so I went with hakama-esque pants, and a vaguely-Japanese style top. The tank top (or it might even be a bathing suit) came from summer — the pants look pretty cool, too, if you make them out of something like linen.
I got nothing for the volleyball picture. It was a fun pose to draw. I got the stock picture I used for reference off of DevArt — the exact link is on my site.