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Raven Costumes+Katana by einlee Raven Costumes+Katana by einlee
my character Raven in different outfits with her sword, Benigumo (apparently the hilt/scabbard binding and scabbard can change colors *_*)

anyway, wow...this was insanely gratifying to draw. she's the OC that people kept asking to see more of, so here she is. thanks for motivating me--this is for you guys!! :heart: originally this started out as a sequence of poses where she's drawing her sword and assuming some kind of stance, but it got a little dull so i switched up the poses toward the right.


costumes left to right:

:bulletred: default outfit: as seen previously, her "regular" outfit that has no need to be changed or washed whatsoever. she wears it out of lazi--i'm sorry-- convenience.

:bulletred: old samurai getup: for easy strolling around and harassing fellow swordsmen.

:bulletred: hot topic raven: well, it's not THAT bad is it? i think it's the..the...socks.

:bulletred: captain raven: ??? ?

:bulletred:prom raven: aah, i see it now; homecoming king. wait, no, queen. wait...what?


there you have it: my OC raven, who's more macho than all my male characters. combined. ;o;

:bulletblack: random trivia to dispel some mystery and attempt character development (finally), derp!:

-she has parts in several stories of mine, so she's well acquainted with...everyone!
-she crawled out of hell to live a normal life, but one day she must confront the destiny that lies whence she cometh!
-benigumo (the sword) has its own pillow and blanket next to raven's spot on the bed.
-she has a HUGE crush on bones and is really shy about it.
-she acts all tough and stuff but is really just a big dork.
-i hope i didn't make any typos.


hm..anyone wanna see a bigger version of any of the poses? sketch/lineart progress will be posted on my blog sometime.

tools: sai, photoshop 7
prints are available through ~sakuragarden!


and as if this description wasn't long enough already, here's a heads up for my upcoming FULL-COLOR ART BOOK, coming soon to an announcement near you. be sure to check back! :heart::heart::heart:
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PCharcoal Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  New member
Prom Raven is AMAZING!
Roseflora5 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
is there a specific name for the captain outfit?
Thr3spawn Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Student General Artist
I'm just in love with this concept. Really love the Prom Raven.
Apollonaris-VII Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  New member Hobbyist
Have you posted your stories anywhere? I love seeing these characters and would love even more to see stories about them!
BlackAngelLilith Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
This character...looks AWESOME! <3
My favorite is the captain because it looks badass!
Angelgirl128 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

The old samurai, captain and prom outfits are really superb. I need the captain one… :heart:

LTomomi Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i love her soo dang much ♥ she's like the perfect tomboy-ish character i've seen in a long time :)
Falken02 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
you created the character?
angeliIy Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013   Artist
Hot 8D! :heart:
starcru Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
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