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Down, riverside by fredrin Down, riverside by fredrin
Scanned and cleaned up a little, this is just a sketch from my notebooks. Believe it or not, there's been a lot of dev ideas in what you see in this image, including what she's wearing (yes, laugh, go ahead, they are undergarments, i have some basic thoughts about how fabric and edge strips are woven and sewed and tied to do stuff that, uhn, undergarments tend to do. It's an extension of the outer garment designs too. Background, the scarf in her hair, beads if you look close... all story dev stuff.

not too bad of a drawing tho, so i thought i'd post it.
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MoogleChix0r Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
Colored a s a tribute to the artist: [link]
doomie220 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
POKEMONFTW Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
Wow shes really hawt :3
KyoukiSaru Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
I don't really understand the sort-of-necklace-braid thing. There's a character from Bleach with a similar hair style. This is really neat/cute! I just don't understand the hair style.
fredrin Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
well, the development of the way Down wears her hair is actually derived from the clothing worn by people in her tribe, a lot like a Hooded Sweatshirt/coat. Since these are worn with the hoods up most of the time (the reason for that i wont go into here), women typically wear their hair over over their shoulder to the front, usually in braids (long hair with a hood can be a pain). There is quite a bit of variety to the ways women wear their hair in her tribe, but there is actually a bit of social commentary behind wearing her hair into a single braid in front (which comes out in the story)

So, in short, it's really derived from the fact that they all typically wear hoods, and thus have their hair forward, not behind them. See: [link]

Did i think this all out too much? yes, kind of.
KyoukiSaru Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
Wow, thank you for such a wonderfully detailed explanation! With the hood reasoning, I can totally understand since I've had long hair while wearing clothing with hoods and can agree it's a pain. I look forward to learning about the social commentary involved in her choice of the single braid like that. Only just a little bit on the over thinking, but I like that about you! :) <3
ZaikXory Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
Very good. I love the detail you put into here braids and clothing/or lack thereof. XD
jimmysworld Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a different twist from you and I have to approve. Nice drawing indeed. =)
Gray-Wolfe Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
Cute. And, honestly, I thought she was wearing a swimsuit. XD
But this is really good.
fredrin Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh, if you're curious, here's the raw sketch pre-cleanup: [link]
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