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"Do you really think you can just walk back in here and expect us all to cooperate after what you did?"



So this is the last of a series of portraits of the characters from the Ziva Payvan series by EJ Fisch. I'm sure I'll do more someday, but right now I've got a ton of schoolwork to focus on as the term is winding down so I figured this would be a good stopping point.

This is Intelligence Officer Zinnarana "Zinni" Vax. People often can't tell just by looking at her what a little fireball she is. She's a lot smaller than the other characters but what she lacks in size she makes up for in brains. As an Intelligence Officer, her primary role is manning the computer, but she's also plenty capable of getting down and dirty with the rest of the team and shooting and blowing stuff up (that's her favorite part :D). She's sort of spunky and sarcastic but is also very good at what she does.

The hair was a tad tricky and I probably should have spent a little more time on it, what with all the highlights and all. But I think it turned out okay in the end. I ended up changing the shape of her lips and nose a bit, and then I changed the lips again because it ended up looking like someone I went to high school with and it creeped me out :XD:


Done over 2 days, probably about 4 hours, in GIMP with my Wacom tablet.

WIPs
WIP 1 --> theant4.deviantart.com/art/Zin…
WIP 2 --> theant4.deviantart.com/art/Zin…
WIP 3 --> theant4.deviantart.com/art/Zin…


Zinni Vax © EJ Fisch
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FadedDreams5 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful portrait. I love the blue/black color combo. The hair looks great
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theant4 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :) It's kinda funny -- I've always thought the black/blue color combo looked good in my head but since I've always just done pencil drawings I never really knew what it looked like and now it turns out that I really like it :XD:
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CaoimheFraney Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! So amazing!!! I love the shading and I love that she is short intelligence officer! Those are my favorite kinds of character. Does she understand emotions or is she a little like Sherlock and doesn't get them. :XD: Haha oh good she speak sarcasm our native tongue ;p

You did such an amazing job! I will never know how you did it. :lol:
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theant4 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!

lol she understands emotions -- in fact, out of all my main characters, she's probably the most likely to show emotions and get other characters to open up to her. So she's not like socially awkward or anything, unlike most movie computer nerds are ;p
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CaoimheFraney Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:rofl: And some real life nerds too. I swear I walk into Game Stop and boys who work there look at me like 'Oh hi! What is this new and interesting species!?' And when I ask them questions they get all :giggle: it's actually quite interesting. :P
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Mizae Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
absolutely beautiful! I love the eyes and the hair :)
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theant4 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I think the eyes, especially her left (our right), turned out to be my favorite part :)
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Mizae Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
indeed ^^
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vadess40 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
She looks great!! Beautiful.
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theant4 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :)
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vadess40 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
You are MORE than welcome.
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Neonhyper Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I absolutely love Zinni's hair, it is just the greatest thing ever. And her lips look incredible and I hope you do more of these eventually because I just love them!
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theant4 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!

And I most certainly shall -- I'm sooooo looking forward to summer right now and being to draw and paint and write until my brain melts out my ears :P
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CortosisKylee Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
This is awesome!!!!! Her hair is plain epic! :clap:
I loved Penelope and Stella Bridger!!! Zinni's the most epic combo!! :la:
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theant4 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol thanks! I actually used to use Charlize Theron as reference (maybe that's why Stella is so fitting...) but it was with her Aeon Flux hair :XD: I love her (Zinni's) character though -- it's probably the easiest for me to write out of all of my main ones. I feel like I'd probably be friends with her if she was real lol
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CortosisKylee Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
Charlize Thereon is so pretty :D I love character's like that, too bad you can't bring them to life in our world (or go into theirs.... :paranoid:)

Lol to quote what my friend said to me today, I'm "so nerdy!" :XD:
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theant4 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Bahahaha -- people need to realize that we take that sort of thing as a compliment :evileye:
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