Was fiddling with this sketch some time ago... since it's 's birthday today I figure I might as well complete it then and give it as a birthday gift.
So yes. his Lucario Miranda and A sergal, Ceres.
Yes, I usually trade birthday pics. I rarely give them out for free in colour. Was supposed to be a sketch but I decided to use it as an excuse to test out a variation in the shading tech I'd been fiddling with. mixed results though -___- in the end I'm still thinking I may prefer my original method. what you think?
Time to do something real cool.... (ARGHHH so much detail with the feathers -___-)
Some of you may remember Mabel fav.me/d2tivk3 the Dark ho-oh gal? well, as they say, Every light there is a darkness so every darkness exists a light.
Meet Maylin... Mabel's sister and arch nemesis.
Character Log: Maylin Alias: The Firewind
Other Titles:</u> "Light Ho-Oh", "Savior Pheonix", "Avenging Pheonix", "Sacred firebird"
real Name: Maylin Lightflame (note that she doesn't share the same family name as her sister Mabel Darkflame... it appears they both changed their surnames after a while when they set on their path of light and dark)
Brief History: Maylin never really grew up much with her sister Mabel. but what ended up with Maylin can be said to be a twisted parody of what happened to Mabel. Like her sister, she'd got tired of just being used to resurrect others.... so after some bad inspiration, (rumor she'd had a very bad concussion one day) she figured that she was still a Legendary flaming pheonix, and that with that amount of firepower can do more good in the world than just bringing people back.
So off she went, humbly seeking training till eventually turning into a martial-arts butt-kicking pheonix she is today. Now wandering the world.... Evil beware.
Personality She's somewhat modest, friendly, chatty and helpful. Does take pride in her species and the fact she's doing well to put a good word into being a Ho-oh. Constantly trains to improve herself, but often goes out of her way to aid others... be it from pillaging bandits, to tending the sick.
Oddly enough she seems somewhat eccentric. She seems to believe she's some sort of superheroine.... and does often wear a mask when she's out and about and actually doing a job (or kicking butt)..... even though due to the rarity of her species anyone can single her out.
Her arch nemesis is her own sister Mabel. She thinks Mabel is corrupt and they have had several encounters to date.
She wears greyish silken top and half-robe and a mask when doing what she does best... and a silken cloak. It's unclear where she got fire-resistant silk clothing from. Probably a custom job.
She wears a silken greyish robe when in normal civilian life (as she calls it)
She seems to know full well the mask isn't really for hiding identities, but it seems inspirational to her and everyone around her if she's dressed to kill
Combat and abilities Highly skilled in martial arts, she's quick and nimble, strikes very hard with a mixture of claws, punches and all sorts of attacks. She prefers close combat fighting.
Her most notable ability is being able to wield her feathers as though they're made of steel, being able to strengthen some seemingly at will, and using them as blades... making her wings and even a slash by her tail able to slice like a well sharpened sword.
She's also able to infuse feathers with flame and surprisingly a white-coloured aura (?) and is known to throw feathers like darts and detonate them at will later. She also is known to use a large feather as a flaming sword (as seen in the picture)
Oddly enough she's also able to regenerate her feathers quickly if needed. she has limited regenerative capabilities (small wounds mostly) but like all pheonixes, she will rise from her ashes if slain.
That's why she doesn't fear death.
She also does have the Ho-oh's ability to resurrect, however it appears very draining on her and she only can use it if the Reaper hasn't gotten there first. (else no soul = no point )
Rumours Rumour she suffered a concussion long ago. Also she is believed to have at one time trained under the legendary skydiamon Deamonslayer "Delta" Also rumoured to have affiliation to the Skydiamonds itself.
But she says nothing and just smiles with a giggle if asked.
Yes, my first digital art in a while, done using standard style so I can get into the mood of doing art again... as many people are obviously waiting for me to be
Only thing is decided to go for a somewhat lighter shade and lower contrast for a change. This was also a revisit of another time I drew her not that well, redesigned her face a bit so she now looks a hell lot cuter.
So yes, I clear up old art.
Yes, veteran watchers may find this picture very very familiar... the pose and BG too....
For those who are new or are suffering from memory lapses associated with Alzheimer's disease... see [link]
Yes, so why am I using the exact same pose? It's so that's it's easiest to compare between those two gals
So yes, Raye at the beach.. just like Aura... wonder who's prettier? But I guess I may make a series of some of my pokegals at the beach.... Most will use bit different poses but For the closest to Aura to compare... I may stick with the same pose so it's easier to compare.
Yes, Raye has larger titz than Aura. Though may have drawn them too big. ah well, lazy to do more corrections.
So what you all think? You'd think Aura's prettier or Raye?
I think Aura's prettier.... who's with me? Votes: Aura:
Drawn without paper again.. total time 2.5 hours... It's a Mudlark girl... well, magpie-larks. (victorians call them mudlarks apparently for short.)
A very common bird I see all over the place here. curious creature. not shy of humans... very cute. so yes. decided to test the paper-free method of drawing again... think it's getting better. what you think?
Also yes, decided to draw an avian for some unknown reason.
Though have a feeling my old watcher would like... not sure of anyone else.