The reason for my absence is, I got some really horrible blisters all over my fingers since like, the start of July. I wasn't able to hold anything, let alone use the computer or draw for at least 3 weeks! That was just hell...X(
Thankfully they're a lot better now. But anyway, about the art... I decided to have a little practice to shake off the dust, and this came up. And lemme tell ya, I felt like a complete noob...my skill...GONE. Anyway, bit of insight : ------------------------------ Here is Shino Takada. A student attending Mangekyo High. A cold demeanor and harsh behavior causes many students - and even teachers - to fear her. However, her genius-level intellect earns her admiration and respect from those same people.
Though distant, and even hostile to certain individuals, she does value some people in her life, most notably her older brother and only family, Toshiro, who took great care of her since the untimely passing of their parents, and Raika Masaru, who developed an admiration and attraction to her despite her nature. Shino quickly felt the same way, creating a close, romantic and intimate bond between the two.
Viewed as an elite and a prodigy, Shino is recruited into the student council, becoming a key member and the only one with two positions: Vice - President (purple armband), and the Head of The Disciplinary Commitee (red armband).
She wields a crystal,with an affinity for cold and ice, hence the katana and the wing. She also has a sweet tooth, especially for chocolate and ice cream. ------------------------------- Lawl. I don't even know why I type these things. XD
I wanted to try out a more dynamic pose this time, and this is what I came up with. Totally rushed this one. I spent a considerable amount of time coloring the water and now I feel drained...T___T
A bit of an overview: ---------------------------- Arcia Patriel. A student attending Mangekyo High. She is a mixed breed, of both japanese and european descent. This gives her a unique name, appearance and traits that set her apart from others.
She is cheerful, carefree, friendly and outgoing. The presence of this free spirit easily brightens up the mood of those around her.
However, if provoked, Arcia will showcase a very different and deadly side of her. A talented marksman, sniper and assassin, she wields a crystal, which usually takes the form of two guns. She also has an elemental affinity for water - themed magic, which she often uses offensively, with elegance and expertise.
In fact, Arcia's personality shares many similarities with various forms of water: Calm and patient like a still lake, energetic and free-flowing like a stream, and as violent as the ocean's roaring waves.
Arcia is one of the first members to join the student council, holding the position of Secretary. ---------------------------- That's it for now. I hope you like it ! Now off to get some sleep. ^^
This was the first time I colored a piece in ages! Missed being in the business.
Initially inspired by my classmates poking fun at me for constantly being in this pose. I didn't pay much attention to that fact till now. T_T Now I realize I do look like this while thinking, which is basically means nearly all the time...OTL
So here I draw my persona, Raika, quietly pondering his thoughts.
Perhaps I could have portrayed this better, but I hope you like this regardless! Oh, and most of my upcoming WIPs lack a decent background, so please bear with me in future updates.
*Drawn and colored in SAI, Photoshop CS3 for final touches.* *Art and character belong to me,.*