What nefarious deeds must Shiori, noble guard of the Rockhall market be stopping?
Well, none, really. What happened is that someone tied their cart to a market stall, instead of a tie post. The cart started to roll away and nearly pulled the stall down. Shiori, thinking quickly, drew her sword and cut the rope. Now she has to chase the cart and later on admonish the owner. Happens every couple weeks or so.
I felt like drawing a bit of an "alt universe" version of Shiori the Mall Security Officer (one of my original characters). I drew this in Paint Tool SAI.
Also, I wanted to draw a bit of an action picture, but exaggerated. I had a look at one of Preston Blair's books on animation, and in it was a bunch of neat run and walk cycles (viewed from the side). I decided to pick a keyframe and draw something similar, but from a different angle (as Shiori is much less cartoonish in proportions than the figures shown in the book), and also with a somewhat exaggerated perspective.