Shonen Academy Info
Name: Jr. (Rubedo)
Traits: Protective, wise, childish
"Come on! Why else wouldn't we of the Shonen Academy nominate this guy? He's got guns and everything's cooler with guns! Hahahah! Just kidding! Even though Gaignun Kukai Jr, commonly known as Jr., wields his twin pistols in all of his pictures, he's actually very level-headed and can make tough decisions in an instant! Okay. I might've exaggerated on that a little bit. Oh, by the way, Kwan stated that Jr. here is actually 26 years old and has the ability to stop aging! Doesn't that sound cool or what?! He's also one heck of a chick magnet, being swarmed by girls almost everywhere he goes, but he has his eyes set on a girl named MOMO; Kwan said it was due to a promise he made to a girl who looked just like MOMO. That sounds like something Channing would dive into. Jr.'s definitely a cool character and someone I'd like to meet someday, though Jei keeps telling me that his brother Albedo's cooler. He's only saying that because Albedo's a villian. So what? Jr.'s cool too and he's a good guy! Right? Right?! Man, I'm starting to sound like Tosh!"
Ever wonder where I started taking interest in drawing boy characters? Well, here's the source. Jr., my favorite character from my favorite video game series, was the prime inspiration for my young male characters and designs. I was always afraid to explain why Jr. is my favorite form Xenosaga because my answers sounds silly or stupid. Because I've been drawing Xenosaga ever since I was in elementary school (yep, that long!), drawing this plaque for Jr. was a lot of fun and isn't it true that you have more fun when you draw characters that you really like? The only hard part about drawing this plaque was Jr.'s pose. I know, I've been drawing him ever since elementary school! I should've come up with a pose for him in a snap! The pose I was going for was him pointing one of his pistols at the front as if about to make a bullseye. Question. Does it seem wrong of me to draw Jr. winking? I just thought it'd make him look more mischievous! XD
I couldn't decide which outfit to draw him in, since I love them all, but because I love the designs for Episode III the most, I drew him in his Episode III outfit. Plus, it also seemed the easiest to draw...
Jr. (c) Namco