Gallery (E3)

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April 7, 2005
April 7, 2005

Lai with an ornate spear, called the "Marvelspike" in my original stories. Her Rygu outline is seen to the right.

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March 10, 2005
March 10, 2005

A slightly different design for Lai. I like its elegance.

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2003?
2003?

The original concept for Elements III came to me in a dream. Lai was watching the palace dancers perform ballet, then walked out onto a starlit balcony and gazed up at the heavens. As for when I actually had that dream... maybe early 2002? It even could've been the end of 2001...

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April 7, 2005
April 7, 2005

Lai with an ornate spear, called the "Marvelspike" in my original stories. Her Rygu outline is seen to the right.

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Warning: I drew Nevena a lot. 61 illustrations are included here, and their quality gradually improves (actually, it improves and then wanes somewhat toward the end). So just scroll backwards if you want to avoid the uncanny valley of my artwork. ;D

May 14, 2005
May 14, 2005

Drawn in the same style as the initial picture of Lai in the gallery above. I also drew Dia this way to commemorate the completion of "Division One" in early 2005. Here, Nevena is illustrated readying an attack.

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2002?
2002?

A very ancient attempt at Rygu Nevena. It didn't look very promising, but thankfully I didn't give up!

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2010
2010

Same premise, different perspective.

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May 14, 2005
May 14, 2005

Drawn in the same style as the initial picture of Lai in the gallery above. I also drew Dia this way to commemorate the completion of "Division One" in early 2005. Here, Nevena is illustrated readying an attack.

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Believe it or not, Dia received even more attention, though this included a number of colorless sketches and experimental redesigns.

Spring 2005
Spring 2005

Dia's commemorative illustration for Division One.

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2003
2003

It's a little fuzzy, but I'm pretty sure this was the first Archival illustration of Dia.

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June 22, 2012
June 22, 2012

If you've been waiting for it, here's Saint Dia. Remember, we learned from E1 that the Saints are not Saints because they're immaculate from the start, but because they have overcome their inner struggles. To that end, only the most flawed characters may be counted worthy of the Sainthood. That's glorious, isn't it?

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Spring 2005
Spring 2005

Dia's commemorative illustration for Division One.

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And here's a collection of images featuring Nevena and Dia together:

December 24, 2004
December 24, 2004

Dressed for the Grande.

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February 2004
February 2004

The original concept for Nevena and Dia walking into the Grande together, possibly drawn on Valentine's Day '04. I simply mirrored one to get the other. Nevena is barely recognizable without that spike in her hair...

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February 15, 2013
February 15, 2013

No comment on the technique here... but it's nice to have just one picture with the two of them stargazing, at least. It would definitely be worth redoing, in any case!

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December 24, 2004
December 24, 2004

Dressed for the Grande.

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Kevin and Eilam's illustrations are grouped here:

June 1, 2003
June 1, 2003

A game completion mock-up featuring Eilam in Rygu form (wearing the traditional warrior's mask). At this early stage, the Ranking system wasn't yet planned to apply to each chapter, only the ending. Of course, that means it wouldn't have an impact on the rest of the game, which is completely pointless...

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2003
2003

Uh... yeah, this is old.

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June 16, 2013
June 16, 2013

Yes ladies, it's Kevin in leather... courtesy of Perpetua.

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June 1, 2003
June 1, 2003

A game completion mock-up featuring Eilam in Rygu form (wearing the traditional warrior's mask). At this early stage, the Ranking system wasn't yet planned to apply to each chapter, only the ending. Of course, that means it wouldn't have an impact on the rest of the game, which is completely pointless...

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Perpetua and Amita:

April 14, 2008
April 14, 2008

I actually drew Perpetua quite a lot, compared to some of the other characters anyway.

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2003
2003

Perpetua's original design. I didn't stick with it for long, nor can I be blamed.

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April 27, 2005
April 27, 2005

Amita in Rygu form. Maybe Perpetua didn't need her "light half" anymore since Amita essentially embodied the same principle? I'm pretty sure that was my intention, anyway.

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April 14, 2008
April 14, 2008

I actually drew Perpetua quite a lot, compared to some of the other characters anyway.

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Amrit and Zavier:

April 7, 2005
April 7, 2005

Rygu Amrit. To say he looks displeased would be an understatement.

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2003
2003

Amrit's initial design was extremely outlandish. To be honest, as with Lai and the dancers, it came to me in a dream, and I simply tried to capture what I saw as accurately as possible... no matter how strange it may have been.

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April 5, 2005
April 5, 2005

Zavier's obligatory Rygu sketch.

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April 7, 2005
April 7, 2005

Rygu Amrit. To say he looks displeased would be an understatement.

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Victor, Morey, Lovette, Ari and Ira:

October 31, 2006
October 31, 2006

Attack of the Chibi!! This was around the time I drew characters from various installments to see how they would've looked in E1.

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April 10, 2005
April 10, 2005

Victor's certainly not afraid to use that gun.

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February 12, 2007
February 12, 2007

Very hastily done, just trying to draw her in an interesting pose... kneeling while holding a gun (you can hardly tell, though).

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October 31, 2006
October 31, 2006

Attack of the Chibi!! This was around the time I drew characters from various installments to see how they would've looked in E1.

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Dexter, Grant, Aeril, Myrlia and Jin:

March 31, 2007
March 31, 2007

Just an attempt to make him look cool and mysterious...

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June 26, 2005
June 26, 2005

First drawing of Dexter. The others were much-improved.

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August 28, 2005
August 28, 2005

Myrlia and Jin together. She looks sympathetic, at least...

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March 31, 2007
March 31, 2007

Just an attempt to make him look cool and mysterious...

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Koro and the rest of the cast, including supporting characters:

May 11, 2005
May 11, 2005

I can see this for when Koro is leaving, then looks back and decides he wants to stay with Penny.

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2004
2004

Koro as a... kitten? Cub? And older.

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November 30, 2006
November 30, 2006

Sketch of Malacoda.

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May 11, 2005
May 11, 2005

I can see this for when Koro is leaving, then looks back and decides he wants to stay with Penny.

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Lastly, a few notebook scans:

2004-2006?
2004-2006?

Morey being a goofball, Nevvy being her sweet self, Dia looking bewildered, and Eilam just sort of being there.

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2004-2006?
2004-2006?

No idea why I crossed out her face... guess I just didn't like it?

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2004-2006?
2004-2006?

Incomplete sketches, Nevena crossing her arms and Dia making another one of those exaggerated anime faces.

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2004-2006?
2004-2006?

Morey being a goofball, Nevvy being her sweet self, Dia looking bewildered, and Eilam just sort of being there.

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