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Drink Tea and Laugh
In which Utena demonstrates the secret to living a good life.
Aaron has made several contributions, and seems especially keen on
trying out the non-directly-borrowed characters from the series. His
designs for those aren't 'official' (that will have to wait for the
unlikely day when I have Phil on hand in person for an extended
period, willing to be micromanaged like he's working for George Lucas
:), but they're quite good all the same.
Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivrusky IV,
The really remarkable thing about this image is that Aaron so clearly
envisioned a slightly-older, better-fed Edward without having
seen Cowboy Bebop yet.
Corwin Ravenhair, Lost in
Aaron claims he'd given up trying to give Corwin a blank expression by
this point because he always ended up looking like Moroboshi (whoever
that is), but this is actually pretty much what I'd envisioned his
blank look being in the first place, so hey, it's
all good. Corwin's hair is, if anything, wilder than this
(see above reference image of Narutaki).
Azalynn in the Morning
The original caption read in part, "I've been on break for two days
and I'm already bored." Her hairstyle is wrong (though
coincidentally, it looks about like I figure it looked before
Az's mother cut it over the summer, less the stripes), but aside from
that, not bad at all. Is this the Symphony's first
fanservice shot? (Some claim Phil's title pic of Utena qualifies just
because of the shorts. :)
Dorothy and Corwin
Here's Dorothy observing the First Law (even though she doesn't have
to :), making certain Corwin doesn't spend the night passed out over
his workbench, as seen in A Rose for the New Year.
Gothic Miki, Again
Here's Craig's take on Miki's Goth persona from Hogtown Rhapsody. Sure, we already had an official version, but so what? It's
pretty nifty anyway.
Craig says: "As those of you more familiar with my art can see, I
figured that the heavy presence of Utena required a more Utena-esque
art style than my usual. Forgive the eyes, please." As an aside,
I tend to visualize Future Imperfect characters in the style
of Toshiyuki Kubooka (the Lunar games, Giant Robo: The
Night the Earth Stood Still), since I usually envision
FI as a whole looking and feeling like GR - but this
is nice too. :)
Hockey Night in Cephiro
Ice and honor converge at Tenjou Academy.
Corwin Ravenhair confronts one of the hazards of his occupation. Kozue Kaoru doesn't help.
Out of the blue, this very nice image of our heroine (or one of them,
anyway :) - Utena Tenjou, making a charge with the Thorn
of the Rose in hand.
Two of the Valkyrie, that intrepid band of lovely women
who keep the Celestial Spheres safe for democracy (or something) and
work so hard to keep Corwin's life interesting - Alita "Gally"
Ironheart and the Valkyrior's leader, the one and only Skuld
Yul is also experimenting with portraits (claiming to be
terrible with poses, a claim which, looking at his pic of Utena, I dispute :), and this
is his interpretation of Devlin.
Liza with her hair braided for battle, a look she generally
sports only when she's expecting serious action. Yul notes, "her eyes
just forced me to finish the drawing."
Yul says, "This one came out possibly the worst. I was trying to draw
Kate, but, the eyes wouldn't work. So I drew the really-huge-eyes
technique, and then it came out better than it was before, if not as
good as I'd like it. And it was rushed." I say it's fine, especially
since I tend to imagine Kaitlyn in the style of Toshiyuki Kubooka
This originated as a sketch on the Forum, then
ended up getting inked. Kate doesn't usually carry a curved blade
like this, but she does own a katana; she just prefers to carry her
Lenneth Winternight and the Quite
(Sounds like a children's storybook, doesn't it? Maybe
it is a children's storybook in Asgard. Companion piece to
Gunnr Brynjelfr and the Gunmasters of Galmadore, perhaps.)
Actually this isn't new - I found it on my HD when I was prepping the
piece that actually is new to go up. I've no idea how I managed to
overlook it since March; probably I saved it intending to convert it
from PNG to JPG and just didn't get around to it. Anyway, it's
Lenneth! What's not to love?
Here we see the galaxy's two top Duelists having a spot
of recreation - although it must be some pretty serious recreation for
Utena to have both of her swords in play. I flopped this one (and
then reflopped the signature) to make Kaitlyn left-handed, but it's
otherwise unchanged. I'm awfully fond of the way Yul draws Utena.
Here's Yul's take on Vigdis, the Valkyrie sword
Yul didn't realize at the time that he was drawing a particular
Valkyrie, but this sketch, originally done for the Forum, ended up
inspiring the creation of one of the warrior-maids of Asgard - the
somewhat-reluctantly-elven (or at least reluctantly elfin) Gunnr
Juniper and Gally
Clipped from a bigger page with a bunch of character sketches on it.
Juni seems to be set to help Kate and Utena add onto their house, and
Gally is, well, Gally.
And on the
Yul felt like going a bit chibi with this one. The
costume is the same one as in Todd
Zehner's pic of Dorothy as she appears in S4M6: Second Chances - which
means that, as in Todd's, her shirt has the wrong color scheme, but what
the heck, it's Dorothy. You know you like Dorothy!
Just what it sounds like - a portrait of Svanhvit
Icebinder, the Niflheim expatriate among the Valkyrie.
New! Yul says: "I decided to go for a posed drawing this time, as I was
thinking to myself, 'Yul, ol' chap, portrait drawings are becoming
redundant. Do something else, it might spark something.'"
Rob "Zox" Madson
Another unexpected gift, this nifty image shows Kate toward the end of her
promotion trial in Reflections in
Transition: tired but unbowed, awaiting her next
Sort of a companion piece, thematically, to "Next!", this piece shows Utena
Tenjou in the armor of the Rune Knight of the Rose, Thorn of the Rose
in one hand, Heart of the Rose in the other, as she fights the final
engagement of the Grand Tournament to seal her Investiture as the
Prince of the Tenth World.
Teaser poster for the theatrical release of Sumire
Kanzaki's first mainstream, off-Ishiyama film role, as the title
character in the classic Salusian epic Cheltaria.
Kaitlyn as Razor
Kaitlyn costumed as Razor Katagiri, during filming of
The Crimson Lizard vs. the World Crime League. There's also a version Rob did up as a magazine ad for the movie. (Slightly
dithery GIF version also available
for those of you whose gear can't get PNGs together.)
Amanda Elektra Dessler
Logan ("Logan D" on the Forum - clearly an
assumed name :) says: "I thought it would be a challenge to
draw Amanda after her injury from the assassination attempt [in The Courtship of Princess Dessler]. When
reading the story, I was really cringing at the thought of Amanda
being maimed like that. Yet all the same, the description of her as
Devlin sees her for the first time after the accident on the ballroom
floor made it obvious that she was beautiful despite the cybernetic
eye/cowl. The challenge would come in balancing things out and making
her attractive while not trying to diminish the impact of seeing her
For those of you who remember when this was a pencil sketch, it's
still a work in progress - Logan says it's almost finished - but I
like it so much I wanted to put it up anyway. It does a very good
job, I think, of capturing Kate's little smile, the one she uses for
private amusement and/or fondness. (Corwin gets that one a lot.)
Looking for Dave Menard?
He's over on the staff
Rachael L. Mayo
Rachael came to Eyrie Productions by way of Neon
Exodus Evangelion, and her first Eyrie fan art can be seen on
that page. She then crossed over and became a Symphony fan, as
well as a well-liked EPU Forum user under the handle
Rachael died in early 2003; she'd have been 20 in November. Her
mother Kathie found this artwork and scanned it for us. Special thanks go
to her, for what must have been a difficult task in her grief, and to
Logan D for getting in touch with her and passing the scan along.)
Six Views of Kaitlyn
The title says it all; this looks like Rachie was
tinkering around with designs for our heroine. Check out that
Another fanartist from the ranks of the Forum,
where he goes by the handle "Kitsune1527".
Safety Shirt Dorothy
Originally drawn for the Forum after the release of S4M6: Second Chances.
Lensmen Two-in-One #220
NEW! Todd's take on a comic cover featuring two of our favorite
Duelist Lensmen! Black &
white base image also available.
Phil's a British fan who has a unique way of doing fan art.
The Amanda Dessler Sessions: Part
New! Here's a sampler of Phil's first round of work.
version 3.3 © 2001
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