- This article is about the boss from Kirby: Canvas Curse, and should not be confused with Paintra, Claycia, or Vividria. For the theme of the same name that plays during the boss fight, see Drawcia Sorceress (theme).
|“||Suddenly, the world's colors warp, and a strange witch arises! Drawing in the air, the witch turns the land into a painting. Seeing Kirby, the witch flees to the sky, towards a weird vortex. Kirby gives chase... Into a world of paintings. He challenges the witch, but her magic turns him into a ball!||”|
— The narrator in Kirby: Canvas Curse
Drawcia (more formally Drawcia Sorceress) is a magical and malevolent being who has the power to turn the world around her into a living painting and cast various magical spells, including taking away Kirby's hands and feet and leaving him as a ball. She is the main antagonist and final boss of Kirby: Canvas Curse, responsible for placing a curse on Dream Land and its denizens, and whom Kirby must defeat with the help of the Magical Paintbrush, which used to belong to the sorceress. Despite her immense power, her origin and motives are completely unknown.
Dressed in a heavy lavender witch's hat and cloak and with a mask covering most of her face, Drawcia's features are largely hidden behind her outfit, and that along with her long outward-spreading hair give her the appearance of the end of a giant paintbrush. She does not appear to have any limbs, with her cloak moving like the undulating of a jellyfish to propel her through the air. Only a single one of her eyes is visible, which is yellow and featureless, similar to the eyes of Meta Knight or Magolor, though another prominent glowing spot can be seen on her torso underneath her cloak, which she displays whenever she is conjuring her magical attacks. When she is defeated by Kirby, her features dissolve and congeal around this central glowing orb to form Drawcia Soul.
Since her debut in Kirby: Canvas Curse, Drawcia has only made cameo appearances in subsequent Kirby titles. However, her design influence is vast on subsequent characters, particularly her possible relatives Paintra, Claycia, and Vividria, and all of the subsequent Soul-form bosses that use Drawcia Soul's attacks.
|Drawcia's video game appearances|
|Kirby: Canvas Curse||Main antagonist, villain and final boss|
|Kirby Super Star Ultra||Reference||Appears as a card in Kirby Card Swipe.|
|Kirby: Triple Deluxe||Reference||Appears as a rare keychain.|
|Kirby and the Rainbow Curse||Reference||Appears as a figurine.|
|Kirby: Planet Robobot||Reference||Appears as a rare sticker.|
|Team Kirby Clash Deluxe||Reference||One of Beam Mage's equipment sets is based on her.|
|Kirby Star Allies||Reference||Appears in "Bad Boss Brothers" Celebration Picture.|
|Super Kirby Clash||Reference||One of Beam Mage's equipment sets is based on her.|
|Kirby's Dream Buffet||Reference||Appears on a Character Treat.|
Kirby: Canvas Curse
Drawcia makes her only physical appearance in Kirby: Canvas Curse, and serves as the last boss in that game. She is also seen conjuring the other bosses that Kirby has to face along the way, though her appearance is only hinted at via her silhouette which gradually lifts until she is finally battled in The World of Drawcia. Drawcia has two known incarnations: these forms are Drawcia Sorceress and Drawcia Soul.
Drawcia initially faces Kirby as Drawcia Sorceress. In this form, she flies through the air and attacks using swoops and painted creatures which she summons. Drawcia can only be harmed when stunned, which can be done by deflecting her magic spheres back at her using Rainbow Lines. She can be hit up to three times when stunned in this way before resetting. Otherwise, she has a shield active which prevents Kirby and the paintbrush from affecting her.
The following table lists all of Drawcia Sorceress' attacks. Note that attack names are conjectural, with some being based off of known attack names from other bosses:
Drawcia leaps around the arena, coming down on one side, then the other.
Drawcia throws out an electric ball that explodes on impact with Kirby. It can be deflected by tapping it or drawing a Rainbow Line shield. She does this no more than twice at a time.
|Later on, Drawcia may throw out three of these at once.|
Drawcia jumps off-screen, then swoops in from one side. Which side she swoops from is determined by which side she jumps from.
Drawcia releases Para Sorceresses to fly at and attack Kirby.
|The amount released is greater when Drawcia is at lower HP.|
- Main article: Drawcia Soul
When defeated in her Sorceress form, Drawcia morphs into a giant ghostly ball of paint and continues the fight in an entirely different manner. This form seems to be her true self, and (perhaps intentionally) matches Kirby's limbless ball shape. More information about this form and fight can be found on the Drawcia Soul article.
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
|“||This powerful sorceress once turned Kirby into a rolling pink ball and Dream Land into a world made of paint. Her name is awfully similar to that of Claycia's, but no one knows for sure if the two are actually related.||”|
— Drawcia's Figurine description
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Team Kirby Clash Deluxe / Super Kirby Clash
Kirby Star Allies
According to Shinya Kumazaki, Drawcia was considered as a Dream Friend for Kirby Star Allies, along with other characters such as Elline, Shadow Kirby and Galacta Knight, but ultimately wasn't chosen due to a rule that was established soon after, which excluded characters from spin-off games.
Kirby's Dream Buffet
|Kirby: Canvas Curse||Drawcia rules the land. The last battle begins!|
- The flavor text for Paintra hints that she and Drawcia may be sisters. These two characters being related is further hinted by their similar names and designs, as well as both using paint-based attacks. Their relationship was seemingly confirmed in the booklet included with Kirby Star Allies: The Original Soundtrack, where sketches of Drawcia and Paintra are seen on a page showing concept art for Vividria and labelled as "姉様" (ane-sama), meaning "elder sister".
Drawcia Sorceress paints a Kabu.
Drawcia Sorceress summons some Para Sorceresses.
Drawcia's card in Kirby Card Swipe
Drawcia cameos in the "Bad Boss Brothers" Celebration Picture
Dedede Directory about Drawcia and her soul form
Valentine's Day 2017 illustration from the Kirby JP Twitter featuring Drawcia
Names in other languages
huì huà duò luò xī ān
|French||Crayona||Derived from crayonner, which means "to draw"|
|German||Malia||Derived from malen, meaning to paint|
|Italian||Pigmenta||Derived from "pigmento" (pigment) but in a female form|
From "마법사 도로시아"(Drawcia) Keychain
|Brazilian Portuguese||Betinta||Derived from "tinta" (paint), and possibly the name Betina|
huì huà duò luò xī ān nǚ wū
|Paint Drawcia Witch|
|French||Crayona la Sorcière||Drawcia the Witch|
|German||Hexe Malia||Witch Drawcia|
|Italian||Strega Pigmenta||Drawcia Witch|
|Brazilian Portuguese||Bruxa Betinta||Witch Drawcia|
|Spanish||Bruja Drawcia||Drawcia Witch|
- "There were other characters that we wanted to make special guest appearances, like Drawcia, Elline, Shadow Kirby, Galacta Knight, and so on. But we established a certain rule for our selection process. The rule was to select one character from each title in the main action games over the years, the so-called core Kirby games, the equivalent to numbered sequels." –Shinya Kumazaki (Kotaku interview)
- "There was once a painting said to depict a pair of sisters separated at birth. It slept, unnoticed, in a painter's studio for countless years before it came to life and vowed revenge on the world." –Paintra pause screen description (Kirby: Triple Deluxe)
- From the Drawcian Gear in Super Kirby Clash
- Kirby's Dream Buffet