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Cerulean by theant4 Cerulean by theant4
"Do you really think you can just walk back in here and expect us all to cooperate after what you did?"
- Zinni to Aroska Tarbic


So this is the last of a series of portraits of the characters from my sci fi story. 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 my 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). I've always based her personality on a sort of Penelope-Garcia-from-Criminal-Minds-meets-Stella-Bridger-from-The-Italian-Job. So she's sort of spunky and sarcastic but is also very good at what she does.

I have to laugh when I get to thinking about it... when I first came up with the concept of Zinni, everything was pretty much the same except she was a guy. And Zinni was just his name and wasn't short for anything. I can't remember when or why I changed it to a female :shrug: The name is based off of my cat Jenny, which I often pronounce "Dzinny" when I'm loving on her.

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.

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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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