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Sword Princess Amalthea by Nattserier Sword Princess Amalthea by Nattserier
This is the main character of my newest project, with the temporary name "Sword Princess Tale".
Her name is Amalthea and she's the youngest of two daughters of a Queen in a story-book-like fantasy world where women rule...! ;)

More info soon! I'll even make a homepage for this one!
Hopefully, this project will be my next long manga project, hopefully more than one book and hopefully with TOKYOPOP by my side. We'll see....

B4-sized, done with steel nib (G-pen) and ink (Pilot) on matte inkpaper.
About 5 hours.
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First, beautiful as always. :) I really love the style on this, it feels very epic and serious but still cute with the ribbon and clothes. Her clothes look abselutley terrific. I am not sure what kind of critique you want but I just say what I think I guess. Lovely shading, may be a little more by the hair to fit with the rest? Allso shadeing the hands would look great :) Overall love the serious expression in her face and like the pose a lot! Great work as always :) (sorry for the bad grammar, being a bit tired today -0-

Hard to rate btw, think more about what I wrote than what I rated :)
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ElafTalebHEJ Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
Wonderful! <3
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PaperPlaneCrash Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
Otroligt stilren lineart, crosshatchingen passar otroligt bra till den och gör den lite 'strävare'. Vet inte riktigt om du förstår vad jag försöker komma åt, men hur som helst! Sjukt snygg bild :)
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Nattserier Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Professional Writer
Oh, wow, tack!!
Jag älskar skraffering/crosshatching, det gör som du skriver bilden mer... mogen liksom. Mindre cartoony och slät.
Tack så hemskt mycket, så glad att du gillar den! X3
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PaperPlaneCrash Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
Jamen precis, skapar lite djup och gör den mer dimensionell!
Absolut, inga problem :)!
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Kotoko66 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
wow,so beautiful *-* you're absolutely talented :D
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Nattserier Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Professional Writer
Oh, wow, thank you!! :>
Glad you like~
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Kotoko66 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
you're welcome ^^
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EllanEriksson Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Wow... Amazing ..
I'm speachless....O_O <3
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Nattserier Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Professional Writer
Wow, thanks!! I'm looking so much forward to inking the manga! :D
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EllanEriksson Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
can understand that ^^
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Drachenfuerst Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow the lineout is incredabile!

i#m totally jealousy!!!!
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Nattserier Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Professional Writer
Naaaw... thanks~
You've got a nice style too! Awesome female figures!
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Drachenfuerst Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you^^

and your welcome^^
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Ravenkeeper Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
rocking artwork as always, but the shading on this one totally blows my mind, especially her armour and the chainmail skirt. holy hell o_0
also her hair turned out nicely and the bow is a nice touch.
I really like her serene almost mediative face.
only point of critique really, is the grip of the sword, for a blade that size, it's kinda short =3
But that's nit picking
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Nattserier Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you! I'm so glad you like it. (being one of my most tenacious critics)
Well, yes, maybe, but it's a quite thin and mid-length sword, so it's supposed to be a one-hand sword. But she tends to grip it with both her hands, for strenght.
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Ravenkeeper Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
hehe hope you don't mind the scrutiny =P
Not to split words, but I have a little experience with real swords (got some friends in the liveblade cicles, swung a few swords and axes). Now a girl of her size would need some serious muscle or excellent technique to use a sword that size with any efficiantcy, which is possible, but depends on how talented a warrior she is (but then again. It's manga, realisme is subjective ;) and since you're drawing it, what you say goes =) )
BUT, just for reference, If you find yourself in Copenhagen, I recommend swinging by Tøjhus museet, they got the largest sword collection in scandinavia if memory serves
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Nattserier Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional Writer
Cool, that sound awesome, I'll definately do that some day!

Well, she IS a Swords Princess, trained since she could walk and she lives in a world where matriarchy rules and women are brought up to fight and defend. So she has muscles.
Also, doesn't the weight of a Sword differ depending on what kind of materials is used?
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Ravenkeeper Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
And axes, maces, knives, spears, muskets and so forth, quite a few pieces of armour too. ^^

AAAND I owe you an appology and a correction to myself.
*researched it a bit and asked around*
The grip of her sword ain't all that shot infact, if it's a classic european onehand blade, the wide cross piece threw me of and put me in mind of a hand and a half blade (my personal preference =P ) where the grip is a good deal longer.
they average around 2kgs in weight (ofcause if you go with mythical materials like mitrill or something like that it can be lighter =) )

anyways, I'll keep an eye on the project, sound really interesting. always liked strong female characters.
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Nattserier Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Professional Writer
Sorry for the late reply!
Yeah, so it works?
I like this design, but I kinda want a more Rapier like one too, and it might have made this manga more original... And more goth, maybe?
gaaah, now I don't know!! <:O

Yaaay! Thanks! Then this might be a hit, if both female and male readers might get attracted...
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Ravenkeeper Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
Beautiful strong female lead in well designed armour, hammer a great plot together and I'd read that =P

hmmm personally I'd go with a rapier, or a slightly heavier blade of same design, but not a broadsword. there's a middle ground. but I forget it's name (I'll get back to you on that)
Rapiers are more elegant weapons, lighter faster, but the sword I have in mind still have enough weight to cut =)
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shideh Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012   General Artist
Det ser riktigt lovande ut! Jag vill veta meeer :la:
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Nattserier Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Professional Writer
Yaaay!! Det ska du få, snart snart~
Jag ska arbeta klart den i februari, sen ska du få läsa! (kapitel 1)
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constantina-rosa Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Student General Artist
She is beautiful
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Nattserier Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you~ <3
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constantina-rosa Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Student General Artist
you're very welcome ^.^
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DeviouslyMoo Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow. that's very nice!
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Nattserier Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks alot! I'm glad you like!
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drawingdemon14 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
It is beautiful! I think you have true talent. What I want to draw like that! I love every curl in her hair, and especially the great sword. This is drawn by hand, right? Where did you learn to draw?
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Nattserier Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Professional Writer
Wow, thank you!!!
Yes, by hand. I use green leeds to make the sketch, and ink on top with steel nib (G-pen).
I have been practicing for a looong time. I have been drawing comics/manga for 12 years, professionally for 5 years. The best way to get good is just to draw alot, and practice different techniques. And remember to finish your pictures! A sketch is just a sketch, but if you ink it, scan it and color it, it is a finished artwork! And you will also learn more if you finish your art, plus get the awesome satisfaction of finishing stuff!
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maaria Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
Oh gosh that looks very cool, definitely want to read it once it's out <3 I assume you're going to simplify the art a little for the comic itself, though? Mad props either way :')
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Nattserier Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks, Maaria!
Well, no... >_<
I think I'm going to break myself over this one, hahaha. I want to have as much details as possible (before it's too much). Have you checked Kaori Mori's "A Brides Story"? It's really detailed but never too much. That's my goal!
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maaria Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
Oh yeah it's one of the most visually beautiful manga I've read <3 Good luck with your project, sounds mighty ambitious to me which is always a good thing
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Nattserier Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Professional Writer
Sorry for the late reply!
Yeah, it totally is! Kaoru Mori is a genious, and her art is like fine dining for the mind!
I'll give you a heads up if I get anything out there, and then I'd love to hear what you think of it. Your honest opinion!
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AlexVivart Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
WOOOW!!! is gorgeous!!! (*o*)
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Nattserier Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you!! <3
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Nekucciola Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
beautiful! :heart:
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Nattserier Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Writer
Oh, thank you so much!! :D
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Aulbath Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
Wow. I am at a loss for words right now. Hair and clothing are impressive - the Sword almost seems too simple in comparsion. But... damn, this is very, very good!
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Nattserier Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you, I'm glad you like it! (that was partly my misson, hehe)
Well, I guess that's good, because this is amied to girls and thus the hair and clothes are more important than the sword, I think. Or at least if you check the other fantasy shojo mangas...
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Aulbath Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
Nawwww, uploaded it (partly) for me :3

I get the whole idea about the sword, and it looks very reminiscent of [link] which is very nice.
It's just that it doesn't look quite as detailed / worked out as the rest of the design.

How did you pick that particular type of blade? Have you considered other types? I think she might look good handling a Rapier [link] or maybe even a Foil [link] Can't help it, but she has something French/Renaissance-y going.
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Nattserier Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Professional Writer
Yes, but I don't want the sword to be to historical, because that would ruin the story-book feeling, I think. I also don't want it to be too light or too heavy. It needs to be big enough to kill a dragon with, and I'm affraid a Rapier or a Foil might take too much time, just giving the dragon stab wounds. But I don't want the sword to be a typical oversized asian styled sword, because she should be able to carry it with her all the time, without looking like a total boffer-freak (if you get what I'm at).
The design was made in a haste, I confess, but I though it worked...?
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Aulbath Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
True, too historical ain't good if you go for "magical sword". However, Rapier and Foil go for the instant kill by piercing vital organs, with a bit of magic empowerement I'd say they could easiley be believable Dragonkillers (you might want to check out Charlotte from Samurai Spirits for reference if you are bored [link]) - I totally get that you don't want to have it end like this [link] (eventhough it's damn cool ;))

Anyways, your design is working and as I said is nicely reminiscent of some 80ies mangas/anime. Just stating it wasn't quite on the same level as the rest of the artwork in terms of detail/attention is minor nitpicking.
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Lukali Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012   Traditional Artist
Attans vad stilig den blev! :D Diggar reflektionerna på metallen, good work!
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Nattserier Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Writer
Tack så mycket!! Och tack för all hjälp, sitter och ritar första kapitlet nu, det blir intressant med draken... Vet inte om den duger, men Catta rådde mig att slänga in mer dreggel.
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Lukali Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012   Traditional Artist
Nemas :) Låter som en bra idé - ofta kan man ju ersätta det där "dynamik-gruset" (om du minns) med andra saker, som typ spott och saliv!
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Nattserier Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Professional Writer
Kommer nog köra på båda, hahaha! Här ska det skvättas!
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saki08 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, den är superfin :love: Storyn låter intressant, hoppas det blir nåt c:
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Nattserier Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Writer
Tack så mycket! Ja, det hoppas jag med! Snart klar med kapitel ett, sen ska jag skicka den till dem och hålla tummarna för att de gillar idéen.
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ElfenCeres Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Diggar kläderna, och håret a lot!!! Låter som ett intressant projekt! :3
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Nattserier Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Writer
Tack så mycket! Puuh, hoppas jag orkar rita så mycket detaljer! Det är mitt mål med projektet.
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