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[Character] Ranna Reference by Voleno [Character] Ranna Reference by Voleno
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[Contest] Voleno's Game Characters!Updates [June 3rd]
Added 2 more character references! Working on Ranna next, then Rawl, Daias and Tierce.

[June 2nd]
Ether-Core has donated extra prizes! More commissions for the 1st three prizes. Thanks again!LexiSmiles and MikoKristy have donated extra prizes! $10 extra to 1st ~ 3rd (Scaling up to $20 at 125 Entries), and an additional commission for 1st ~ 3rd! Thanks so much to both of you for already making this contest better! :>
[June 1st]
So right off the bat, I did misjudge the amount of time that making 6 full character references would take...so right now, Julesta, Rawl, Daias, Ranna and Tierce have pretty sparse information in terms of their faces and colors. Sorry about that in advance. I'll be working to correct this in the coming days. Hopefully it doesn't delay the start of too many people's ent


Name: Ranna
Creator and Owner: Voleno
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Full Name: Ranna Estierre

Age: 24

Height: 5'4 | [Character] Height Reference

Occupation: Weapon Shop Owner/Blacksmith, Debt Collector

Personality: Mean, sarcastic, impatient, ill-tempered. (Mostly only kind to her family.)

Hobbies: Engineering, fixing and inventing  

Weapon: Sword and Fan

Sub Weapons: Double-bladed Scythe (Very rarely ever used.)

Boss Fight Patterns: Chase the enemy with methodical lightning strikes, luring them into her closer range. Interrupts speedy movements with wind and punishes them with lightning. Getting close to her is ill-advised and a good way to get slammed into the floor or the wall or whatever's nearest. Despite the perceived gentle nature of a Sword and Fan style, she often wields the two without much grace and focuses on whatever will do the most damage in the quickest way possible. In other words, get close to her and she'll break ya legs. 

Element(s): Lightning / Wind

        Finally finished Ranna! Ended up going above and beyond what I had been doing for the others, even if it's still sketchy. Again, I keep saying this, but this is another design from middle school that I really loved and always wanted to see brought to life. I had no delusions of plans of ever being the artist that would finally be able to draw her properly. 

    And uh...well...look at this. o.o

    I mean by now, I don't know if it's actually an objectively good design or not, but I liked it back then and still do. The major change though is that whenever I would draw her, I'd draw her with her hair completely covering her face since I couldn't draw faces. Other than that, this is basically a 1:1 ratio of the old Middle School design, making it all the more special to see it finally. Needless to say, I enjoyed myself. :3

    Also, the shopkeeper outfit was a more recent redesign of her, from last year. It was when I decided what I wanted her to be, and felt like her normal costume didn't fit it, (even though it still kinda does.) Fighting-wise, it's a lot less floaty and drapey, and seems easier to move around in too. Then again, she doesn't tend to move all that much when she fights, either.

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Surely I wouldn't need to put a "Don't steal this character" message here, right? That'd be silly.
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ToddNTheShiningSword Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the alternate versions and how you disassembled the outfit for us.
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:iconvoleno:
Voleno Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! I figure it's useful to see how everything works and how it would be put on, along with what other ways she'd wear the costume.
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Abetwabe Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016  Professional General Artist
And I thought she'd be nice. Good thing i still showed her as tough.
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:iconvoleno:
Voleno Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016  Student Digital Artist
She's one of the meanest characters of my characters, at least the ones I've drawn so far. 
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Abetwabe Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016  Professional General Artist
I see. And I updated their faces. Well, the few I thought needed it. I think I accidentally got most of them about right.
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Neko-Kiona Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I super dig her top outfit! *u* I can't even say why... I love the 'call backs' that both outfits have towards each other, it's a nice touch.
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Voleno Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! Top one's more the official one, definitely, as the longer-standing idea for her design. Even though it might seem like the bottom one is the one she would fight in, she's more the type to wear prettier clothing just to dare people to try and get close. :3
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ArmamentDawg Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016
Good job.
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:iconvoleno:
Voleno Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! Anything in particular that you like about her?
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ArmamentDawg Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016
The fierce expression show she's been in fights, and she's willing to fight again for reasons she believes are justifiable.

FYI, the pants on the top panel are okay for her to wear in her shop, but if she's in the field- expecting a fight or an ambush at any moment- she should wear the "ugly pants" on the bottom panel- the bands around the knees will prevent the pant legs from flapping about, getting caught on something (or having someone catch them, i.e., use them as a handhold in grappling), and becoming a potentially fatal distraction.
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:iconvoleno:
Voleno Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Student Digital Artist
It's funny, during the process of creating the second outfit, I was actually thinking that they make more sense switched based on mobility, but on the other hand, with them switched like this it's more like she's daring people to get close when fighting. She mostly doesn't move around when fighting and defends, punishes and counters people movements, playing around with them using wind and lightning and crushing them if they dare to get close.

Of course, none of that negates any of the points you made, since it's definitely a good observation. 
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Jeroeswu Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016
The designs are amazing! 0w0
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:iconvoleno:
Voleno Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you like them. Which do you happen to like more? :3
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:iconjeroeswu:
Jeroeswu Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016
I don't even know! They both look good!
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XandImus Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016   General Artist
look'n quite very awesome-riffic!
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:iconvoleno:
Voleno Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! Anything in particular you like about her? :3
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:iconxandimus:
XandImus Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016   General Artist
both are are X-tra kool-o design! :D
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:iconvoleno:
Voleno Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Good to know. XD
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:iconcokeboy:
cokeboy Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's a nice character design, great work! :nod:
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:iconvoleno:
Voleno Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you like her. :3

Anything in particular that stands out, to you?
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cokeboy Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm, I could say that her outfits have just the right amount of detail to it - not too plain and straightforward and not too cluttered with a lot of details/patterns. :nod:
I would also like to take note the consistency of some design elements in her various outfits (her fan, the circle/clock-like design motif and her sarashi)
Once again, well done!
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:iconvoleno:
Voleno Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Definitely good to see some analysis of it. One of the things that I'd heard from my sister who I had shown before was that as a colorless sketch with no actual person in there, it was hard to see what went where. I'm glad it appears to strike a balance enough to be considered good. Thank you! 
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cokeboy Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't worry about it! :D
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WeKnew Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Hobbyist
mmmmm she's gogeous 8)

me gusta mucho
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:iconvoleno:
Voleno Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I'm glad you like her! X3
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ScarletKnives-X Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like her :3
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:iconvoleno:
Voleno Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Yay! I'm really happy with how it turned out and excited to see if she gets drawn for the contest. :>
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ScarletKnives-X Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Her personality is very fitting for the contest, but I don't know if I will draw her because the other two girls gotten higher positions in my rank XD, but for sure she will be drawn
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starlitcarnival Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016   General Artist
Oooh! I love the reference! 
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:iconvoleno:
Voleno Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thank you, Star! Awesome to hear that! Just out of curiosity, is there anything in particular you like about her? :>
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starlitcarnival Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016   General Artist
I really like the top outfit and poses. She looks really dynamic and expressive. 
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:iconvoleno:
Voleno Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Definitely my favorite of the two, as well. Though it's probably the personal history of it also influencing me. XD
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docterzero Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pretty cool If I may say so!
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:iconvoleno:
Voleno Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! Glad you like her. :>
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docterzero Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problems! ^^
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xElestar Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like the colorscheme! Yellow and black is always a good combination, but you really nailed it here. C:
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:iconvoleno:
Voleno Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Student Digital Artist
It worked out a lot better than I had thought, for sure. Was going to go with a few different options, but I'm glad I stuck with this one. It's hard when the color scheme has always been unclear due to me never coloring things in when I was younger. XD
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xElestar Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I never had that problem, I always colored my designs. XD 
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:iconvoleno:
Voleno Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I've probably talked about it before, but I was bad enough to the point where I just left faces blank on every time I would try to draw a human. I don't even know why, either. I mean faces aren't *that* hard...but I just never even made the effort to even try them. 

So this is doubly awesome to see my characters come to life now that I can look at their actual faces instead of just imagining them. XD
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xElestar Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Well the book I learned from started with the head and faces, so I did that from the beginning. I liked doing faces. C:

It took me quite a while until I made my first character. And I still have that one. For me it's the way she changed that's awesome. X'D
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