- This article is about the boss from Kirby: Canvas Curse, and should not be confused with Paintra, Claycia, or Vividria.
|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 is the main antagonist and the only boss not fought in a sub-game in Kirby: Canvas Curse. She was a witch who turned Dream Land into a portrait. To hinder Kirby's attempt to stop her, Drawcia casts a spell that causes the pink hero to transform into a ball. Her name is taken from the English verb, "To draw."
After going through 7 levels, Kirby goes to The World of Drawcia, confronting her at the end. Kirby battles her twice, once each in her differing incarnations, while still in his ball form. After she is defeated, Drawcia is shoved into a canvas, breaking the Canvas Curse laid on him and Dream Land.
|Drawcia's video game appearances|
|Kirby: Canvas Curse||Main antagonist, villain and final boss|
|Kirby and the Rainbow Curse||Reference||Appears as a Figurine.|
|Kirby Star Allies||Cameo||Appears in "Bad Boss Brothers" Celebration Picture.|
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. 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. 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.
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 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: 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".
Dedede Directory about Drawcia and her soul form
Names in other languages
|French||Crayona||"Pun" on crayonna, which means sketching|
|German||Malia||Comes from "malen"="to paint"|
- "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)