Sakon of the Eternity clan, a group of chivalrous ninja-thieves, from my story, Soul of Eternity, inspired by my old Soul Calibur fanfic novel series.
Edit – August 24th, 2021 – I found these WIP art pieces of Sakon-kun in my art folders:
So… as you can see, Sakon-kun started off with black hair – this is cos the Sakon he is adapted from in Soul Calibur IV has black hair, but as I was working on this art piece, I became inspired by Hidehiko Hoshino of BUCK-TICK (who resembles SCIV Sakon, and dyes his hair chestnut brown), and Sam Winchester from Supernatural (who is a brunette too) – these were my two crushes at the time I was rewriting my SC fanfics into an original series, so you get the picture of where I was coming from…
I was going to give Sakon-kun the name “Jared” after Sam’s actor, Jared Padalecki, when my art group was initially going to take my SC fanfics and rewrite them into a sorta crossover with our main graphic novel webcomic series (MQ is it’s project name for now; also known as Seasonal Wanderers at one point too), so the modern day Sakon-kun would’ve been named “Jared” with “Sakon” being his codename, kinda like how Sha-mitsu/Sha-Mina’s codename is Kagemitsu in the Manji/Eternity clan, but this was all retconned when we came to an agreement that my SC fanfics didn’t work in the modern day for… reasons.
The Japanese-style background behind Sakon-kun in one of the WIP art pieces came from the J-Pop channel on an internet radio I’d listen to all the time that Summer, and the cherry blossoms in the background in the final piece came from a photograph I traced and coloured over that me or Micky took when we were at the annual cherry blossom festival.
Here’s the speed-paint video I did of the initial version of this art piece, for those who are curious and want to see more: