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Xenogears Elly Study by JakeMurray Xenogears Elly Study by JakeMurray
This was a study I did in preparation for the Elly oil painting. Since I didn't have an actual model to pose for the painting, I really wanted to get her face nailed down to the way I see it in my head. The result was this, plus drawing after drawing after drawing of her until I was able to get the necessary features memorized for use in the painting. Just a little something extra!

Thanks to everyone who's purchased prints of Fei. More are still available, so hop on over to my online shop if you're interested!
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octobermermaid Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Professional General Artist
I love the way you imagined her face. So beautiful!
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JakeMurray Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank a lot! :D
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hehariot Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I used this as my Twitter Portrait. I freaking love it :)
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freeza-frost Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow!  she looks awesome!

ever do miang?
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JakeMurray Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Maybe one day if the mood strikes me I'll do a Miang portrait. She'd definitely be an interesting character to paint!
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freeza-frost Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
welcome!

cool! :D
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tenko72 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
That face looks so good.
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JakeMurray Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Ultima-Matrixed Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This one too. I'm behind the times apparently.
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zweena1 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional Filmographer
There's a soft vulnerability to Elly in your painting that belays your comments that you didn't have a model posing for you :)!
You've managed to capture a far-way, melancholic sadness in her eyes and mouth that makes come across/seem very much like a real woman.

And I very much agree with the comments before me. Thank you for making her 'beautiful and accessible' in a non-'Hollywood' way.
Again, great job. Cheers.
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JakeMurray Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much. :) It's nice to know that my vision of her resonates with fans of the series.
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Adebel Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
Amazing works!
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JakeMurray Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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Trisaw1 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
You captured the glint of the eyes quite well along with the softness of her lips and hair. The smooth skin tones and cheek color adds to the beauty of Elly. Nice job!
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JakeMurray Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much. :D
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Trisaw1 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
You are welcome.
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strikes-twice Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Commenting again, because I can't get enough of your work!

I think this is my favourite realistic interpretation as Elly, and you stayed really true to elements from the original art. Elly definitely has a softer faced, more subtle beauty rather than drop-dead gorgeous supermodel and I think that's what makes her charming and unique :)
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JakeMurray Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Glad you like it. :) I got a lot of complaints out on Kotaku for this one actually, haha. A lot of people apparently think Elly should always be depicted as a weak, super-sexified, anime character. Frankly, there's so much more to her character that I don't think those depictions do her any real justice. She's as strong as she is vulnerable.
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strikes-twice Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The majority of Elly depictions are so generic it's painful. Also I definitely wouldn't go by Kotaku's taste... they give 10/10 for EE boobs on 11 year old bodies.

I think you came the closest possible with a realist style to how her in-game art depicts her which is NOT a super-sexy gorgeous model.

Elly is meant to be similar to Mary as an icon, her beauty more pure and natural and I totally agree with you!
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zara-thuztra Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
You definitely did justice to my favorite game of all time. Thank you.
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JakeMurray Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like it. Thanks for commenting! :)
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violetmirage Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This is the best rendition I've ever seen of Elly - you've done a fantastic job with this painting and your other Xenogears pieces! :)
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JakeMurray Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! Glad you like them. :D
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MelyCat Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
very beautiful, I especially love her expression in which you really captured her personality.
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JakeMurray Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. :) It was definitely a tricky thing to try and convey some of her character without it ending up looking like the submissive, sexy Elly you see everywhere. Glad you like it.
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MelyCat Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
Heh, too often she is portrayed in that way you mentioned, which I really don't understand other than its the artist's own wishful thinking ;). You, on the other hand, did a wonderful job with capturing that hint of vulnerability, and even uncertainty, that is present in much of the first part of the game without making her appear weak or timid. It is so nice to see her shown as she is rather than as she's 'preferred?'.

What I really want to say that its wonderful to not only be able to appreciate someone's talent in technical skill alone, but to also be able to appreciate what one can feel and see in someone's creations as well. In both areas you have talent in abundance :D and I thank you for sharing it here with all of us.
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JakeMurray Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe you're too kind. Thanks again. :D
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MelyCat Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
;)
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ErikaVoyager Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Student General Artist
She looks so realistic ! Beautiful ! I wonder why they made her to have purple eyes in the official art by the way. It's pretty, that's not the problem, but Miang describes her eyes as crystalline blue in the game.
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JakeMurray Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Haha you know, I thought that same thing! It's only something I caught during my current playthrough, but yeah. I think purple's probably the intended color, just based on how Nephilim looks in Xenosaga. Thanks for commenting. :)
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