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Maia Revival Concept by fox-orian Maia Revival Concept by fox-orian
Continuing on with the Jenna concept piece I submitted yesterday, we now have Maia in the same theme.

Maia Project. Main character of SYNTHESIS. Maia likes to believe that she's a lone wolf, that she can handle things on her own. It's never before long that she ends up having to rely on the help of a friend, typically Jace or her younger sister Sonya, though she doesn't like to admit it. After she moves to the city of Aricee, she finds out faster than she'd like that there won't be anyone around as often to catch her falls. Maia is a synthetic living outside of her comfort zone.

Maia can be a small bit of a tomboy. She doesn't like to use makeup. She hates over accessorizing and jewelry. She tends to take steps back from potential romantic situations. Yet if you smile and wave at her, she'll smile and wave back.

Others in this series:
Jenna: [link]
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:iconl4dplayer:
l4dplayer Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Reminds Mirror's Edge! The is a prequel announced at E3 2013!
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silver-wolf07 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome anatomy....and hope you're able to get some work soon...o.O, if you havem't gotten any already xD!!!
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ageshero Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
I love your style. Beautiful cartoonist, blending the right amount of realism with the right amount of cartoonish styles.
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yuki-mekishiko Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
*smiles and waves to Maia*
xD
I like this one better than the old one
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Generation-Facade Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your stuff is really cool! where can i find your Synthesis comic.
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noartbutdoart Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
i dunno, this is simple but,,,,cool!
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Ceeyore Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
I love your concepts!
Also, this drawing is super simple but so clean and pleasant to look at!

What do you mean by "Maia's a synthetic"?
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:iconfox-orian:
fox-orian Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:) Technically I shouldn't be writing that. You'll see once the comic gets started!
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Ceeyore Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
Aha...I see.

I have a decent guess at what it means.

Have you read Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell? Part of the story is about a futuristic society in which there are "fabricants" and "purebloods"...it's a great book.
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fox-orian Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Hmmmm nope, it's not like that :) That part of the book sounds much more like Blade Runner than what Synthesis will be XD
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AngelusNoir Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
very well done...especially like the feathery hair:)
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animeluver1155 Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! I like her, nice character design. It reminds me of Mirror's Edge... If you've ever played that game, I wanted to let you know that there's a sequel being planned out. :iconmirrorsedgeplz:
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0wc4 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Student Photographer
disliking all shiny girly pinky accesories and just a li'l bit of tomboy, with naked stomach?
She looks good this way, but seems just a li'l bit of err... unreal?

Second, why her tatoo's over blouse? Or is it something else?

Nevermind drawing (well, up this page is enough praise, i don't have to add mine too ;) ), description is good. Fits her. and stuff...
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fox-orian Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
The shirt is semi-transparent XD

So yeah, it's a pretty unrealistic outfit. She doesn't really wear this kind of thing anymore. This is sort of like a "Classic Maia" design which I've had for her for YEEEARS. In the course of the story, though, she's much more normal.
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0wc4 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Student Photographer
whuzzup with all this story stuff?
(right now i've got mobile internet only, so it's pain in arse load picture, never mind serching for info on journals, so i ask):
I understand, some kind of graphical novel is goin on here, as u said in one of descriptions, right? Will it be put somewhere, to be seen? When it will be finished?

And... what kind of novel? For some artistic school home-given-work? Or for... :dollarus: :dollarus: ?

I just got to like Maia especially when connected with her description and so, I'd like to get to know her just a li'l better.
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LokiMotive Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
couldn't resist drawing her, [link]

i think i made her too over-confident. i was trying to see if i could still make her look like herself in my style, but i don't know if i failed or not, haha.

i hope to see more of the synthesis comic!
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Cylinderworm Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009
I love your character designs, and your anatomy work is fantastic! The torso legs and feet are all well proportioned with each other, she has a real 'graphic novel' type of feel about her, still maintaining a more realistic style compared to most of the manga/comic characters.
Keep up your awesome work :D
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ashwara Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009   Filmographer
Nice bro. Your character art is getting much more interesting.
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Azzen Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This design works better with the story than the previous, in my opinion. Nicely done.
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Merlandese Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the "grayscale" coloring that she and Jenna have. A good style for the characters, I think.
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venomkold822 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
really like this character yet the pose gives it so much definition
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smileychan Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009  Student General Artist
I love this new style! I really do! But Maia doesn't really look like Maia in this; the eyes are a little too small and the expression is...Jenna-ish. And Maia's boobs are a little low down on her torso. But I absolutely adore what you did with the pose, and the anatomy changes are really befitting of Maia and Synthesis in general. All in all, great work, can't wait to see more.:D
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fox-orian Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Actually interesting fact!
The way she looks here is more accurate to the way she should look! I've just never drawn her as such before, or my older drawing styles made me miss the mark. This version of Maia is closer to how I've always wanted her, kind of inspired from Yoko from the Animatrix episode "Beyond." [link];pg=all
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smileychan Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009  Student General Artist
Oh ok! Well in that case, I'm glad you finally achieved what you were going for!
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fox-orian Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Hahahah
I was never really happy with how Maia was looking before. She looked OK in a couple panels in the comic, but generally as a whole it just never felt good.

This drawing feels much better to me, it feels like my Maia in my head hahaha.

Her eyes are a little smaller/narrower than in previous images as well because I always imagined Maia being a sort of Slavik/Asian mix. -- in a profile, Maia has more pronounced nose and lips than Jenna.
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smileychan Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009  Student General Artist
Looking back at the picture one more time, the eyes are actually growing on me. I definitely see the Slavik/Asian thing.
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Doubleagent-Bob Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
Man this looks amazing, can't wait to see your other characters in this style.
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nightmaresky Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
I like it.
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Uen92 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
its funny cause one of the secondary characters in my series is named Maia and her hair is somewhat similar to your Maia :P
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danmcd13 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
She's got Faith's tattoo, or a similar design. Are these all runners?
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fox-orian Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Oh I should correct that sentence: It's just annoying that one major influence I've had in my work lately, being Mirror's Edge, happened to also contain that pseudo coincidence which can be easily mistaken XD
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fox-orian Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
It's just unfortunate that ONE influence, being Mirror's Edge, happened to be one that can be easily mistaken hahah.

In synthesis though, Synthetics either have a QR code on their right arm or left leg. Unlike the runner tattoos in Mirror's Edge which tend to be all over the body when you look at the runner concept arts.
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fox-orian Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
It's not faith's tattoo at all.
I originally designed Maia back in 2001 and what's on her arm is a QR Code. [You know, the scannable bar codes that you see on USPS and FedEx packages.] This isn't a tattoo either, it's actually a physical part of Maia, synthetically written to her genes hahah. You can see it more clearly here: [link]

So no, Maia isn't a runner and she has no connection to Mirror's Edge whatsoever. In fact the only real athletic character I have in Jenna from the other picture.

Faith's tattoo is just a random design of lines and little shapes, kinda like a circuit board. See it here: [link] . The fact they both appeared on their right arm is mere coincidence.
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danmcd13 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
Ah, I see. I just love Mirror's Edge a lot! It's such a creatively constructed game and your amazing art reminds me of it.

On an unrelated note, it's funny I got a reply from you while I was reading over your tutorials. I wanna start perspective drawing in the near future. My Photoshop skills are increasing and I am looking to purchase a tablet soon. Your tutorials are very helpful and I can't wait to try them out on a brand new tablet.

I love your art! Keep up the great work! :)
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fox-orian Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah I'm trying to get away from ME influences now, (at least trying to make them FAR less obvious.) These character drawings are the start of that -- doing it my own way XD
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Lilielo-Lawliet Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
lovely
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abigbat Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I do love the simplicity of her design. Very effective.
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MythArcana Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
Hi Maia! *waves* *smiles* Yup, she does all that and more! :D This will be quite interesting to see how this project unfolds and it appears as though this is laid out in a very concise and clever fashion! Most excellent and I look forward to watching it all unfold!
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Digifruit Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
I really enjoy the Maia character alot and she does have something special. I love the clothes you use on the characters, the cynical expressions and looks in general.

While her hair looks great, something about Maia always tells me that it should look a little messier, although that's perhaps just because of the pieces we've seen of her so far.

Either way, I'm thrilled to see you posting again and hoping for much more candy.
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Digifruit Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
Looking again, I'm also wondering a bit about her expression, it's like she was injected with liquid selfconfidence?

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MAKE SOME MORE SYNTHESIS PAGES SO WE CAN PUT YOUR WORK IN CONTEXT ^______^
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fox-orian Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
For a good reason. I'll be doing a second drawing of Maia where's she's changed herself to blend in with the city inhabitants. She'll have a much different expression then :)
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