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ART TRADE Mana Lai Ayerus by DaphneLage ART TRADE Mana Lai Ayerus by DaphneLage
Here's :iconmana-maiden: 's character Mana Lai Ayerus

It's not exactly an art trade since I just took it upon myself to draw her character but Wow! I certainly know how to pick 'em! This one took a while with all the fur patterns but I think it came out pretty close to the original.

Another character where I had to be careful with all the non-traditional colors.

I'm sorry if I had to tweak a couple of things - if I tried following every detail exactly I would have never finished this! :D Now I understand why a lot of people post character reference sheets!

Pen and Ink with digital coloring in Photoshop on a Cintiq12.
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Laiminar Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
Why didn't I see this before...? Could be that I am rarely on these days, it seems.

I've always wondered what Mana would look like when drawn by other artists' hands. I am quite impressed!
ppgrainbow Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
The outfit that she's wearing looks incredible! I really love the way how you did the design and her hair came out really beautiful! :love:
LightningSilver-Mana Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow. It truly is an honor to have such surprise giftart!

What I like most about this idea, is I can take pointers from it. :) I've been struggling for the longest time to do a decent lightning bolt horn...and you've done a good reference for me. :)

I also like how her gloves/forearms remind me of Kuja from ff9. XD It's a really good influence.
It's interesting that you gave her red markings and pink hair, but you know, I love it when people take creative liberties and risks! :) I've had people give her blue hair, got her markings different, or whatever....but I LOVE every rendition. I think it's always better when people do their own thing on concepts and do them the way they envision them, rather than flat-out copy.

And I don't blame you one bit about the detail. XD She takes me FOREVER to color whenever I draw her....which is another reason why I rarely draw her wings. ^^;

Once again, I'm honored to have this done by such a respectable artist. :) This is feature-worthy! :+favlove:
DaphneLage Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009   Traditional Artist
Aw, shucks! :dance:

Glad you like her! I was getting worried there for a sec! :D
LightningSilver-Mana Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yep, only having internet access a couple of days out of the week, does that. XD
incognit000 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009
Wow that's quite the complex boquet of colors there. She looks good though, and the richness of your coloring and natural fluffiness of your rendering make it quite fun to look at.

Too bad all of my characters are too drab and common to be given your sort of treatment.
PurpleJadePrincess Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely amazing!!!!! :iconwowplz:
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September 5, 2009
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