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Anima: Daniella by Wen-M Anima: Daniella by Wen-M
I believe she is my first archer girl for Anima, Daniella Michelle Meris. =D

I had liked the name Michelle ever since my highschool days over 10 years ago, (there was a hot girl named Michelle who was a senior XD) I had tried to design and failed at some characters after the name as well.

When the boss asked me to draw an archer, I had already sketched a girl named michelle who was an archer out of my own interest, so then i had decided to make her name Michelle.

When it comes to her looks tho, I combined it with another silly wish of mine, to dedicate a chararter to an awesome artist here on DA :iconmichelle84:

So then I took a few things from my fave character of hers, Iris. these includes the jewel spheres, Beads? that are often used in Michelle's designs, and used purple on her armor as well. =]

her name WAS going to be Michelle Meris, but one of our team members really wanted to name her Daniella, so then we combined the names =P hehehe

thats the story of that =P it was rather interesting, so i had to tell it. =]

now to the illustration itself, Archers are often portrayed doing some sort of a pose with the bow, most of the time, drawing the bow, ready to shoot or already shot an arrow out. I had wanted a new pose, something not so typical (even if some of those typical pose are nice)

It took about 6 to 7 days of thinking and sketching, in order for me to come up with this pose of her doing a close attack with the arrow. I had wanted something without the bow in action, but still part of the archer's weaponry, so then it was a stab with the arrow. =]

in this particular situation, she had evaded the armor guy's slash with an early jump, and stabbed him on the back of his neck with the arrow head.

whew~~~ so much to say eh?

hope you like.
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Stardust-skies Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You have no idea how often I would rotate some of your art as my desktop wallpaper at work XD
I love this one. The delcate pretty looking girl attacking the really strong looking solder guy and winning :D
TissTrinity Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love teh way the pose and the expression of the girl makes it look like that kill was completely an accident lmao so cute.
yenssi Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Why is there water?
DarqTalon-Azel May 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah. Nice kill.
BreinRott Feb 6, 2011  Student General Artist
Love the idea behind this, who says you can't be an archer AND excel and close quarters combat?
This is fabulous. I love the water off the feet. It looks like she fell from a tree.
her's outfit is so colorful, and her hair not... it makes big contrast, maybe her's hair can be lighter color, well it's my opinion, but all in all, work is really good done
wow this is a bit of a coincidence but my name is daniella and i have a twin sister named michelle and we were born in late november making us Sagittarius sings and both of our favorite color is purple so

im going to have to show her this <3
that IS a pretty cool coincidence =D
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