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Faithless Flora by temiel Faithless Flora by temiel
As per a request from *Skioppy, who saw a really crappy, messy sketch of this and asked my why I'd never posted it. WELL, it was really just because when I drew it I didn't think anyone would care because it was just a sketch, and it really hadn't even occurred to me to post. SO, here we are! all finished and colored.

This really isn't any particular person, just a Xelosian I drew for general reference of how their clothing looks. Xelosians are essentially a type of elf, except that they've grown into a symbiotic relationship with the plant life on their homeworld, Xelosia. As such, traditional Xelosian couture is similar in shape to Imperial-style clothing, but made largely or sometimes entirely of integrated plant matter. For the record, Harper, the Xelosian crew member on Rian's ship, doesn't normally wear this kind of thing.

Title is borrowed from the lyrics of a folk song called "The Lily of the West". I was listening to a different version of it while I worked on this, but this is a really good one too: [link]

PS, with textures from `Princess-of-Shadows, =cloaks and ~ewark, and brushes by ~arsgrafik.
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DragoRoku Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
She's beautiful! What kind of plant is she suppose to be based off of?
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temiel Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much! In response to the question: any? All? Some that never existed? :giggle: I honestly wasn't thinking about it all that hard, I kind of have these... stock images of "plant life" in my head that may or may not correspond to actual existing plants. I still need to reference when I'm aiming to draw a real, specific type of plant, so the Xelosians in general end up being a mishmash of... I guess fantastical plant life? :XD: Either way, I'm very glad you like it, whether it turned out realistic or not. ;)
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Lienwyn Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is one of my favourites out of the pictures you've drawn... I don't know why but it has to be all the green and plants ^_^

I love the swirlyness of the plants and the colour splashes from the flowers.
It's really pretty ^_^
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ering Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful beautiful work sweety ! I am a fan !
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temiel Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Professional General Artist
Oh, thank you so much! I'm really pleased to hear that. :hug: And thanks for the group add, too!
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Cola82 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
This is really eye catching. D:
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temiel Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Professional General Artist
Aff, thank you. :heart: I'm so glad it is, it felt like I spent ages on the color. :XD:
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HopelessBeliever Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Hobbyist
Beautiful, you've really outdone yourself!
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temiel Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Professional General Artist
Aw, thanks so much! :heart: I'm STILL proud of this one. :meow: Glad you like it!
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HopelessBeliever Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Hobbyist
You've really grown as an artist a lot in past few years.
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