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MAYA Character Design Sheet by OgawaBurukku MAYA Character Design Sheet by OgawaBurukku
Maya from FaLLEN. I started this in early March to do in between comic pages back when I was inking, since I like to work on several things at a time. But since my table space was covered in comic stuff, I did all this digitally, and that includes designing her aeon dress which I think I redid three times. It looks a little different from how I described it in the book. The earthquake hit here in Japan, I went to stay with my fiancee's family, and three weeks later I decided to give this another go. It's really inconsistent but I guess it doesn't matter because it's not an illustration I'd sell or anything, it's just a guideline.

Maya is supposed to be the prettiest of the girls (though I didn't draw her very well), but you don't really see how pretty she is in her daily wear. She has stupidly long hair, and as an aeon it's at its longest, but in all forms her hair is a bit difficult to style. She talks with a very faint southern accent and speaks in a manner that resembles actresses from the '40s and '50s, and she often uses words that are a bit outdated. So she's kind of like if your grandma now looked 25. She even hates hippies.

This is probably one of my harder characters to draw as well as to write for. She's not a normal Guardian, she's a pseudo-goddess (aeon, as I call it) and is the living embodiment of all plant life. She is also a symbol of "life", and though she can revive fallen Guardians she does not have the ability to take a life, so she relies on her Guardians to do most of the fighting for her. As an aeon she is referred to by her full title, Terra Maya, but in other forms she prefers to go by just Maya.

other Guardians:



Maya me
Paper texture is by :iconstruckdumb:

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[link] <--- for her casual look. It's flowery and all super 90s, I know, but it's what's popular in Japan right now! Too girly for me though, heh.
For her Aeon dress, that is some heavy duty Alphonse Mucha inspiration. I think if you download the pic you can see I did some detailing on her gold plates, but you can't see it at all on these smaller pics :p
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cutic105 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
She's my favorite out of all the guardians :D. I hope they learn to trust her, and also when does the next chapter come out? ( just finnished reading all chapters)
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OgawaBurukku Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
Oh yay! Thanks for reading :glomp:

This month has been really busy, but I'll probably have something up next week because I have a few days off then. I'll probably have three more chapters go up before the end of the month :3
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cutic105 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
yyaaayyy I Can't wait :boogie:
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RainbowNoodle Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Student General Artist
Oh wow, I think shes very pretty and I adore here different outfits.

she looks very intelligent with those glasses XD

I think my favorite part is how she reminds me of pastell-sh colors haha
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OgawaBurukku Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
She's supposed to be very spring-y, so pastels and pinks and flower patterns are what she likes to wear. I'm glad you think she's pretty :D
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RainbowNoodle Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Student General Artist
I can tell its very nice C:
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Siila02 Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the comment by each character... 'there's always time for tea' :D
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OgawaBurukku Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
Some of the comments are really corny XD
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Siila02 Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah, true.
My fav is 'When I'm reading, talk to your self.' :DDD
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Paulbosch Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*whistles* nice looking char you got there ^^
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