#12 Xaiyoi

| November 28, 2011 | 3 Comments

Along the arrid mountain paths of the Silk Road, the Fire Nuns of western deserts were renowned for protecting the caravans with their kung fu. For a small donation to their convent, a pair of nuns would escort merchants to their destination, warding off bandits & raiders with their fiery fighting techniques. In many cases, the nuns would use their pyrokinetic skills to simply scare away adversaries before anyone came to blows. But Xaiyoi was different. She loved to fight. And though it broke with the order’s philosophies, she took an almost sadistic glee in setting wicked people ablaze. The other nuns are starting to get wary of her actions. But she just can’t help herself.


Another Eurasian character. Overall, not super thrilled about this one. I like how the face turned out but that’s about it. The pose is awkward, especially for a martial artists & I think I started rushing this without giving it a lot of love. I mean the get up she’s wearing feels weak. Retroactively, it looks too similar to certain existing characters & there were easy choices I could’ve made to avoid that. And the name is syllables hodgepodged together. It seems to kind of fit the vibe I was looking for, but I always hate doing that kind of thing. Especially when it’s something I’m trying to do with a kind of historical basis.

More to come as I get more time. I’m quite happy with the twofer I’ve got coming up next.

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  1. Gregory says:

    Woah! Don’t be so hard on yourself, if you don’t mind my saying so. Her pose, while maybe not a traditional stance, certainly speaks of confidence on her part- arrogance like that which someone like this might display, to the disappointment of her betters in the monastery.

    And great job on her hands! Alot of the expression seems conveyed in her hands, to me.

    • Jared Lewis says:

      I’m happy with the upper body (sans fire). The legs just don’t feel weighted correctly to me for some reason. And as a Martial Arts fan, I’m thinking the posture’s kind of important to selling it more is all.
      Thanks though!

  2. G.R. says:

    I think she’s wonderful! I like her story also. Your art during the challenge continues to be stellar!

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