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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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you created the character?
Hot 8D! :heart:
Destiny58 Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! I love the OC and I love the art. Keep up the good work!
addicted2anime123 Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow: :clap: :clap:
I like Captain Raven. She looks like a Sakura Taisen OC
Miam-Pepin Feb 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
amazing !
absolutely LOVE the second to last one
ensoul Jan 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Love that last one, snazzy
I like Captain Raven the best. She seems authoritative and scary but in full control. Niiice.
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