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Aoi Sakuraba Jedi Blademaster by ZiemosPendric Aoi Sakuraba Jedi Blademaster by ZiemosPendric
Aoi is quite stylin as a Blademaster here. I wanted to work on my backgrounds badly and think my cloudscapes are improving a bit more.

For those who have not yet read any of the Star Wars extended universe books the shorter blade is a defensive weapon called a Shoto. Luke Skywalker created it as a means to defend himself against an insidious weapon called a Light Whip used by a dark lady of the Sith name of Lumiya.
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DrXPS Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
a master piece.
InuYasha-AD-1 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Two words to describe this: Bad Ass! lol
Lisakooo Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love sakura, i love jedi i love blade, taht's all
Shaorin-Chan Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
now THAT's weird.

interesting, but WEIRD...
zero6699 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
@_@ WTF!!!!
Allow me to pick up my jaw.
artfan95 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
Star Wars meets Ai Yori Aoshi....fantastic...she's better than Leia any day! :)
Lictre Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
Very excellent work, with only two flaws that strikes me readily, and I had to LOOK closely for a couple minutes before I noticed.

The shadows on her breasts that suggest the location of her areolae don't seem to be in equivalent positions. On Aoi's left breast, it appears to be pointing directly forward, centered under the seam on her breast. On her right breast, in comparison, it appears to be located several degrees upward along the upper slope of her breast, and more toward her left.

Second is the apparent size of her ears, and their placement, which is very touchy work. Her right ear appears to be somewhat lower and rounder than her right ear.

See my comment on lip definition in the close-up of Sakaki, since I really couldn't see Aoi neglecting the social niceties of grooming, which would likely include a modest lip-gloss or light application of lipstick. Lipstick or gloss also helps prevent drying of the skin of the lips, in addition to any other cosmetic effects it may have that result from pigments.
ZiemosPendric Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah the two little shadows on her breast area do kinda look like areolae locations but really that wasn't the intention. :laughing: I've seen a lot of examples of surface texture shadows in various dramatic comic book art and it sort of led to that. :D
Lictre Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
Well, with how Aoi was typically drawn in the manga, her tops normally showed that particular form of localized stress, so I thought you might have been going with the original trend.
ZiemosPendric Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I do believe I see what you mean. :D
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