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crossbow huntress by len-yan crossbow huntress by len-yan

thank you kindly for another DD! i wasn't expecting one ;___;
i'm very happy~

this work is at least half a year old now. it has some issues, as many of you pointed out, but i think it was good practice. if you'd still like to share your thoughts, feel free to (even if it's something many have commented on before, i don't mind~). it's a great compliment for me that you take time to comment!

i read each and every word you decide to share, be it compliment or critique, and i'm equally thankful. i hope you don't mind that i will reply mainly to the comments with concrete questions though.

thank you for viewing this work. if you'd be kind enough to visit the rest of my gallery, be my guest. i hope you'll find something to your liking^^


new character concept art

could do better with some of the details but i ran out of time v___v need to work on my speed..

the crossbow sucks. don't hate me. i'll do better next time '''orz..

learning to work with cleaner colours ;3;



okay, since the problem has been brought up by some people, i'll adress it here (cause i'm too lazy to copy-paste the answer to everyone xD). the head is too small. true. i was trying to hit 8 head hight here (which is what i'm expected to use as a standard for my charas now) but i guess i just overdid it a bit ;__; thank you guys for pointing it out and helping me improve. i'll do my best not to repeat that mistake in future works~

...if you still feel the need to tell me about it though (or just didn't read this babble), please feel free to lol~ i won't get mad, i just might not reply xDDD

Edit 2:

okay, just out of curiosity, i checked it with my friend photoshop! she's 8 heads plus heels. so 8,5 total lol

[link] - see? xDD

...i'll still make the head a bit bigger next time v__v


some refs used, including ~zeuez's and my left hands lol

character (c) `len-yan
SAI + photoshop cs3
way over 50 hours...
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Given 2011-01-08
The suggester says: "A lovely depiction of a beautiful huntress. The girl's pose and the choice of hunting clothes and soft colors is unique; giving the girl a motion, like she is ready to aim at her target. Don't forget to check the rest of the gallery of this great artist." crossbow huntress by `len-yan (Suggested by ~Iurgium and *Minato-Kushina) ( Featured by Pyritie )
Ostrum Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016   Photographer
actually this device is for bullets not for bolts...
Raakone Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015
This is nice!
asari13 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool girl
Nythana Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
beautiful :love:
ILikeCommas Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Awww, I WANT that crossbow!
tomytieneblas74 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Hot, and that piece of hers is a real piece of work !! :love:
Dionisante Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very Good!
itsbatgirl Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
She looks badass but still very feminine. And the colouring is amazing. Awesome.
Metalraptor Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work. :D
S3raphyx Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Proportions seem fine to me. Imo stick with your instincts because it doesn't look too small. Anything bigger and I think it would look too big.
joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
stunned disbelief...
Aldark Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I say whatever to those people. I dont see it. I like it, the proportions seem ok to me, they are exadurated but it just makes her look like shes tall. If people want to complain about proportions, they should go complain to Oda about Onepiece. [and fyi I love that manga] So yeah.
Relugus Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful, love the choice of colours and the overall design is so elegant yet believable.
Stanzioni Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I used this on a reference panel. Hope you don't mind.
Here is the link of my work in progress: [link]
kohaku-dono Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
You did a fantastic job on this!
ExileFallen Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice Work!
theblackdalia Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
brilliant :)
FKAwesome Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
she has small boobs... also the legs are kinda long.... but boobs... hahahahaha... just kidding i guess i'm just a little too addicted to HIMYM and Barney Stinson... hahahaha... i guess... really nice art.... really nice...
ForeverGoneAndy Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Student General Artist
I love the color and detail you put in the scarf! o: The entire thing is beautiful, of course, but that seems to be my favorite part. :meow:
Lovely work! :D :heart:
AdaEtahCinatas Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
holy f*** it's perfect :heart: well done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Owl-Tamer Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
I just love love love love LOVE this piece! I use her for a lot of my rp's XD. You should make another version of her!!
RainbowButtcakes Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Really good work!
matrixlowca Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG thats really nice !
lapiduslives Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This picture is so smooth. I love the feel. :) I've been looking at your gallery for an hour today. lol, you're so excellent with your drawings.
UltraBoo Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I think I'm in love, the colors are super fantastic, and I love her body structure. ;~; You are a fantastic artist, my friend.
FieraRosette Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice. I'd love to have that crossbow, and the shoes as a matter of fact. :D Wonderful eye for details. I love the original concept you have brought to the table. Elegant, yet ready to kick butt.
TouchedVenus Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi there! This deviation has been included in the My Recent Favorites section for ISSUE 10 of my Feature Series. You can see the feature HERE and HERE! Please be sure to fave the news article so that more people will see your work and the work of others that is featured there. I hope you like the feature and have a very blessed day! :heart:
Falke-Dragunov Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
Hi there, just to say this is amazing piece of art, how would you describe this drawing and coloring style? i know is Final fantasy style, but still it might have some other name to look for it. And by the way would you mind if i use this character and do a 3d version of it? of course ill credit properly. Cheers!
Halover Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your characters.

:+fav: :love:
g-Souza Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Student General Artist
Amazing art
crowded-heart Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
dont you think there is a little distance btween her legs ~
shoudn`t be closer ~ !

eather ways I loved it
FCollection Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
We have just been looking at corsets in class - how they made them before and now... and i love the fact that instead of having the corset strapped to your stockings or underwear, yours is strapped to the quiver! Brilliant! :D
HAZENHYTE Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
i really love the crossbow eventhough you dont xDD :heart:
SeverinR Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
love the artistic crossbow.
Romaniya Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
WOW~! Amazing colouring! Love it!
shadowyzman Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Wow that is too good!!
TOGETHERweLAUGH Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
addictedtopunk Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
OOOOOOOOOOOOO: THIS IS AMAZING! Excellent work I fucking love it!!! :heart:
lupine-lupus Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice :D. I like how the colours complement each other and the earthy tones are perfect for a huntress.
AvihaiOrel Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
rafaelzrt Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011   Digital Artist
Nice character, great coloring. :)
whirlwind-watch Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. She's pretty freakin' gorgeous! :D
LLGold Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
DoodlebugQT Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
That's cool! Love the outfit!
WIKI-Wiseman Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
i love that bow/cross bow. very awesome :) !!!
Satanasko Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
She is beautiful and everything is awesome. I love the details but the bolts should be longer ;)
AliceVamp Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
oh my, she is beautiful.
xTuffCookiex Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm surprised Blizzard doesn't want to snatch you up by what i have see :D
JIAJ-Arts Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
Raindropthelf Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think this is AMAZING , I love the detail in the cloth, just fantastic.
The Head i think is ok, just the whole body is way to long BUT that is the charm of this.
I LOVE it.
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