||Artwork by James Beaver
This is hopefully the final design of the low-level ninja (genin) for a Twofold story that I've had planned out for YEARS now. I've kept tinkering with them over and over but I didn't even look at their old designs while doing this one. Despite never changing much of anything about the story for over 3 years, I changed the entire identity of this enemy group as I was doing the early sketches. The new idea works even better for the design and will lead to something I couldn't have done in the old story. I have no idea how that suddenly happened in my head but it works for me. Not that you care, though.
The first main goal was to make a design that would look different from Kenji/Twofold even in silhouette. The second story-related goal was for them to look a bit more fancy than Kenji's outfit. The prelim sketch is linked to below but I put a mosaic effect on group's jonin/leader so you can't see him yet.