His OCs Gavin Reynolds and Balexia.
Wasn't quite sure how to approach this at first. The characters and their world are very western comic based, so I faced the challenge of keeping their essence whilst delivering a token piece of Anime/ manga artwork.
I usually find my headspace feeling quite restricted when approaching commisions for characters that don't already carry that Japanese art essence, but the guy this was done for is a good fellow, and he has been pleased with the many mini commisions I have done for him previously, so instead of playing it safe and creating 'what I thought he'd want'-I want ape-sh*t and went with what I do best
I looked at a lot of manga work from both Fist of the North star and Crying freeman for inspiration, since their ink work and overall 'facial features' are much closer to western comics than my usual style. They are also very male-centric, another change from my usual inspiration. It worked a treat I think
Bottom line is, he liked it
*edit* he went exstatic over it--he did this when he saw it