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September 6, 2006
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Garnet - 4th Non-sketch by Yakra Garnet - 4th Non-sketch by Yakra
Fourth sketch, with which I got overly carried away and is no longer a sketch, for , from the sketch request thingie - Garnet, one of meh own charries. (I really hope you like it! I still feel guilty and non-giftie for making one of my own people. >.< )

Songs really are inspiring, neh? I suddenly got the urge to draw huge firey dancing scenes while listening to the Grandia soundtrack (especially the Ganbo prayer track!) :hmm:

Medium: Pencils (Faber-Castell Polychromos and kiddy ones) on random textured paper
Time: Around 6 days?

Random history to the dance: Up to the north, where the Assam dynasty has ruled for decades, there has always been a tradition of dancing in honour to the fire god, who they believe protects the land. It is said the dance is the key to controlling the sandstorms which bar all entry to the Great Desert - the desert that no living person has ever returned from.

Anyways, amongst the emperor's troupe of dancers there has always been one known as the diviner. Much like the singer priests of Harmonie, he/she dances and through their feet weave out the pattern of what is to come. This time, it was the young Garnet (well.... young for elvern years anyways), who was expected to become one of the greatest diviners the empire had ever seen, being able to sing as well as she danced (she could prohesize through song as well, a talent that was amazing since it was untaught). However, sadly for His Mightiness the Great Emperor of Assam, his daughter dragged this diviner off on her little adventure, and from that she never returned. XD

[Utterly random - there are no elves native to Sayiraka. Hot climate+sand = ickiness for elves!]

I'm obsessed with songs, dances and prophecies, methinks? :O_o:

Criticism? I'm sure I messed up on her body proportions? (feet are too big!)

(Go listen to the Prayer of Ganbo! I order you! XD)
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ichigo9113 Featured By Owner May 10, 2007
Really nice picture!! I love the design.!!
Yakra Featured By Owner May 11, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thank you! ^_^
violet-lotus Featured By Owner May 6, 2007   General Artist
I love the movement and the bright colors in this piece~!
Yakra Featured By Owner May 10, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
skycrasher Featured By Owner May 6, 2007
This is wonderful... truly inspiring
Yakra Featured By Owner May 10, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thank you. ^_^
happylarki Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the colors you used on the fabric and how well you portrayed it. The flowing hair are amazing.
Yakra Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2006  Professional General Artist
Thank you! ^_^ (And sorry for the late reply!)
Lan-tran Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006
OMG this is AWESOME i love the hair, ost artist draw the hair that look very hard, but yours is so flexible ^^ :#1: love it, i knew that drawing by hand is better than using technology, you show them ^^ MUST FAV.
Yakra Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2006  Professional General Artist
Thank you!! :D Ah well... I'm always awed by people who can paint so amazingly digitally though. ^^; But thank you so much for thinking this can actually compare to those amazing stuffies.
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