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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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XtheXKXX Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I almost thought this was a figurine. You did a amazing job!
Luskish Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014

also can i ask, did you color this in ps or sai ? 
BankaiBlade Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
Her outfits look awesome, but I like her poses a lot more; I can feel the energy in each one. And my favorite pose is Samurai Raven!
Luiz4200 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
The old samurai outfit belongs to Kenshin Himura, I'm sure.
PCharcoal Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
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  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:

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