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Gail and Rain : The New Faces by OmegaDez Gail and Rain : The New Faces by OmegaDez
No, you're not dreaming. You are looking at Gaia and Saki. Two characters I haven't drawn in more than two years now. But you're wondering... what's with the weird names? Well... to make a long story short... Gaia and Saki are no more, and were replaced by more actual versions of their characters, Gail and Rain. There are a thousand a reasons why I felt like change was necessary, and to be honest, I really like these new versions a LOT better. What do you think? :)
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kushane Featured By Owner May 7, 2006  Professional General Artist
Really hot Dez!~
I like the new names!~
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:iconomegadez:
OmegaDez Featured By Owner May 7, 2006
Thank you!! *hugs*

Nice to see you here. I didn't know you were still around =D
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kushane Featured By Owner May 11, 2006  Professional General Artist
sure am!~
sometimes...hahah!
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OmegaDez Featured By Owner May 11, 2006
Well, nice to hear again from you, Kimkim!
Drop me a mail sometimes ^^
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StarEevee Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2006   Writer
Hmmm...a new reincarnation. I am very familiar with how that works, my friend; been seein' it in many of my works too. Though it's funny, I'm happy and sad at the same time. ^^; It's weird. I have three different reactions.

"Yay! Dez is drawing again! :boogie:"

"Wow, cool new characters, and cool new names! :D"

"Oh no...Gaia and Saki are gone. :sniffle:"


But don't let any of that throw you off. I know why you had to do this, m'man. The expression of your soul has changed. Nothin' wrong with that...sometimes it takes us a while to discover it. Maybe that's why you had trouble creating stuff.

All that aside, I find the translation interesting. I can really see them as changed forms of the original characters. And it's a weird thing to describe. But that's only in description; in soul and spirit, I understand completely. I'm behind you, man.

Sorry to sound political, but I really hope this ushers in a new era. :D Maybe we'll see Dez's story reborn.
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:iconomegadez:
OmegaDez Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2006
Thanks, man.
Really, Gaia and Saki have been heading into a dead end from the very start. I think Gail and Rain have a much nicer dynamic going on. And honestly, the Gaia you knew was very different from the "original" Gaia that I drew between 1994 and 1999. She was innocent, cute, honest, nice and happy. The 1999 version was a totally new makeover, turning her violent, agressive and slightly psycho. I think Gail is the perfect balance between those two extremes. She still mostly looks like the 1999-2003 Gaia, while retaining most of the original's personality.

Don't let the name change make you believe she's a new character, though. It's purely functional.
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MaximK Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooh, nice! Why did you give them new names? But, yeah, I really like this picture
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:iconomegadez:
OmegaDez Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2006
Like I said... Nowadays, most people assume the name "Gaia" has something to do with the number one internet cesspool, Gaia Online. For Saki, it's simple. I'm tired of using japanese names. I outgrew it, so to speak ;)
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MaximK Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah the good old Gaia online, I have an account there but I got bored with it in about 40-50 minutes, something like that...
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OmegaDez Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2006
That site is a frickin, cesspool, I tell you.
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MaximK Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why? What's wrong with it? I really don't know, because I don't go there anymore and I've only used for less then a day...
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OmegaDez Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2006
It's such a fanboyish community (or fangirlish? it really goes both way)
That's what you get when you allow 12 years old in.
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Storm-kid Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2006
Yay! You've finaly posted something!:w00t:
I really like the remake you did of these characters, it looks awsome:clap:
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:iconomegadez:
OmegaDez Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2006
thanks =D
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doktorfranz Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2006
Excellent redesign!
Maintenant, tu me comprends quand je redessines mes vieux personnages!!
Pis sans joke, va falloir que tu trouves c'est quoi le "Hyperion Scale".
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OmegaDez Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2006
Je le sais c'est quoi, le Hyperion Scale. Je sais juste pas comment l'expliquer.
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neverman Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2006
recyclage 101
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:iconomegadez:
OmegaDez Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2006
Lol. Combien de fois t'as dessiné tes personnages, toi? Sarasine, Naraza, je les ai vu souvent :P
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neverman Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2006
ouais =) je sais
mais j ais jamais recycler le desing and changant le background =)
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:iconomegadez:
OmegaDez Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2006
Je suis encore a la recherce du background idéal :(
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:iconneverman:
neverman Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2006
sa existe tu vraiment sa
j pance que un background sa ce develope a la longue
de developer un project
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OmegaDez Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2006
bin, c'est ça que je fais ^^
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neverman Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2006
yukuri dake ne
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obsidianzero Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
yeah.. i think the change is good... even if it means trepping away from the names i know...

though i kinda miss the 'punchy' motif for 'rain'... she should punch things. :P
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OmegaDez Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2006
Punch? Saki always fought with a bokken ^^;
Rain's an expert in many combat styles, however. Swords, knives, hand to hand and firearms... She uses them all.

I decided to give them new names for simple reasons.
Gail : I was tired of kids asking me if she was named after a stupid website all the time. So I switched the last "a" for an "l". It sounds like a normal human name for a change. :)

Rain : I always wanted to name a character "Rain" and I was getting way tired of using characters with Japanese names. They're hard to take seriously outside of a true japanese context.
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obsidianzero Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
ha.. i didnt even connect the GAIa and GAIl... heh... oh.. gaia online...? sheesh.. it's a pity when these punks dunno where names originate from...

i could have sword i'd seen saki with tifa-esque punchy gloves....

i wrote a little book AGES ago, with a pixie/fairie named rain..

and ya, you may have noticed I try to keep away from anime-ish names.. even when the book comes out of azu-1, there's gonna be next to no refrence to my anime art.. (just a link to go buy the friggin posters, dangit!).. The cover will feature a photo of a HUMAN model. (photo shoot on the 15th, i hope, unless she or the photographer have scheduling issues..)

anyway, azu-1 isn't really very anime-ish, so why turn off non-anime fans with the cover, y'know?
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OmegaDez Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2006
Exactly. I find many rabid anime fans to be quite irritating to be honest.
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the-kid36 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2006  Hobbyist
very awesome.
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OmegaDez Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2006
Thank you!
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the-kid36 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2006  Hobbyist
your welcome ^^
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OmegaDez Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2006
You and I are so much alike.
The only difference is that you did make a comic.
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farris Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2006   General Artist
D'awww, Saki, Gaia... RIP! TT_TT
Did the others get a re-vamp too? :D


Liking the anatomy!
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OmegaDez Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2006
Nope. What's the point of having a ton of characters if you do not use them?
I redid the essentials. I have something sufficient to work with now :)
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aquietfrog Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2006  Student Digital Artist
Haha... yeah. A ton of characters. I so know what that's like.
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RocMegamanX Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gaia and Saki gone? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Man, I'm scared of change.

But this pic is good.
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OmegaDez Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2006
Bah... Gail is just a less cheezy Gaia with another name. Rain is quite different from Saki, but she still shares the same essence.
They've not gone, they've just evolved ^^
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aquietfrog Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2006  Student Digital Artist
You mispelled the title! XD Like I said before, they look excellent
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OmegaDez Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2006
Fixed ^^;

Though Gain could have been a nice name too... For a bad guy or something...
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aquietfrog Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2006  Student Digital Artist
Gain and Rain would've rhymed.
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OmegaDez Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2006
I should make another duo, Pain and Gain.
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aquietfrog Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2006  Student Digital Artist
sounds like a cheesey villain duo.
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shumworld Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2006
looks great. but was it a mater of style that the arms are a tad long and the legs are a tad short.
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OmegaDez Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2006
You think so? Aaw...
I thought I had fixed it :P
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shumworld Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2006
shrugs.. i guess it could be me. i'm picky at times. :XD:
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OmegaDez Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2006
hey, hmmm... I visited your account, and I really like your art! :)
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shumworld Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2006
thanks. the Megaman Zero peice freakin rocks.
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BA4ever Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2006
Always nice to see something new from you. Excellent body detail and costume work. :D
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OmegaDez Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2006
Thank you! :)
I was feeling so rusty :P
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