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The East by Vanilla-Wicked The East by Vanilla-Wicked
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This is Zan of the East, and some of you might remember her, but if you don’t that’s alright. (She was only in my gallery twice and both of those pictures are gone now.) She’s a dragon; there are only four of them in my storyline, North, South, East and West. (I'm gonna draw them all!)

One of my art New Year’s resolutions is to draw more of my own characters, and to cut back on art trades and such. It’s not that I don’t enjoy them, it’s just I’ve neglected my own characters and storyline for way to long. (But I’ll make the art trades I do very special!)

Zan was Saint’s object of affection when Saint was still know was “Sanconserca”, but that time is over, mainly because, Saint doesn’t remember those times at all. Sanconserca loved Zan very much and it was the kind of love that makes you feel sad and happy at the same time. It was almost blind, but she never could express it, even when Zan showed her attention and gave her gifts. (At least Sanconserca got a small kiss of the deal.)

But in the End and during the Fall, it was Zan who delivered the final blow to Sanconserca, who had become the Dark Overlord through her own fear and resentment. She displayed little emotion in this act, so it leaves you wondering if she ever really cared for Sanconserca at all, or just didn’t have tears left to cry.

Zan tastes like oranges and smelled like rain, so even now, Saint loves rainstorms, but the taste of oranges makes her feel lonely. (Sanconserca/Saint tastes like vanilla and smells like shadows. :giggle:)

You’ll see more of Zan from now on!

Zan of the East and this artwork © *Vanilla-Wicked
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SAR500 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice dragon you got there, like the dragons
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VampyCrowBlue Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010
lovley
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Draconicat Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010
Striking!
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SonicSister Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008
aww i love this so!
im so sorry i havent been active lately X3;; stupid me..
and im also sorry i didnt comment your other pics, im busy ;-; but i'll comment this one cuuzz.. its my personal favorite! ^w^
i love her body and her curves! the coloring looks great and i love her expression! great work ;w;
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Vanilla-Wicked Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008
It's ok, I've been behind too, I think I'm just going to fav bomb the stuff I like this time around.
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Xenonia Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
the pose, colors aand composition rocks! great!
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Vanilla-Wicked Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008
Thanks!
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kureejiilea Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008
I love her pose - it's kinda contemplative, maybe slightly inquisitive, maybe just a little bit saddened. The colours and composition are really striking and exquisite in their simplicity. Love the long, thick hair.
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Vanilla-Wicked Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008
Thank you!
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silversister Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
Ahhhh, I loves me some questionable relationships! ^_~ Very interesting background on both Zan and Saint... Though kinda tragic, Saint forgetting her and all. :(

I actually remember Zan. :) Her hair was more tied up, wasn't it? Anyways she looks as pretty as I remembered her to be. The little orange "window" in the BG gives and excellent eastern touch!

Do plz make more art of your OCs. ^^

:+fav:
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Vanilla-Wicked Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
Thank you! Yeah, her hair was tied into buns, but she needed a make over, like all my OCs do! (More of the to come, I promise!)
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a-perfect-flaw Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
Oh my god i remember her! i actully remember the day you posted her ref sheet and i was in love with her desighn!
I love how you draw her T_T and your new style does duit her quite well!
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Vanilla-Wicked Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008
Thank you so much!
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DazenCobalt Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
woah wow I just love your vector shading o.o killer work X33
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Vanilla-Wicked Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
Thanks!
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DJ-VGamer Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008
Dis's Tight son
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Vanilla-Wicked Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
Thank you! (I'm actually a girl.)
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DJ-VGamer Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
I Call everyone son, even girls, soooo.....You Welcome son :D
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WaningDaylight Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah I got the feeling I've seen her before, yay deja vu! She's pretty, I love dragons
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Vanilla-Wicked Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
Thanks! I think this sort of pose is common, maybe that's the reason!
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Candy2021 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008  Student Digital Artist
wow the hair si so silky@ just like real hair I adore her pose and her color scheme good work!

the BG choice was really nifty too.
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Vanilla-Wicked Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
Thank you Candy!
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MetaFoxx278 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008  Student General Artist
That is one beautiful lady! I love her design. It's to die for. And she sounds like a very interesting character, too. Beautiful work, missy!!!!
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Vanilla-Wicked Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
Thanks so much!
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Ruthos Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008
Zan<3333333
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Vanilla-Wicked Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
YES. She's back!
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Ruthos Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
WOOOO~<3
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TragicKatt Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh I adore this Van! Zan has such a mysterious vibe about her and what an incredible back story to boot! (Saint tastes like vanilla? Yum! lol! ) Her hair is so gorgeous and I love the colours you used for her skin tone. Amazing shading and colouring as usual. =3
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Vanilla-Wicked Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008
Thanks so much!
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TragicKatt Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome. =)
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ShadowKusatsu Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is indeed the first time I've seen her and this is a great pic. She looks really thoughtful and almost serene- but not quite as I get the impression there's a lot going on under the surface.
Your description adds so much to this picture, and makes it seem such an emotional piece. More!
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Vanilla-Wicked Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008
Thanks! I'm glad that emotion it showing in this picture, because I made it to introduce her once again, but she's quite the puzzle box, so I'm pleased that people are picking up on that!
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ShadowKusatsu Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would definitely like to see and read more about her!
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AilwynRaydom Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Her hair is like a black river of feelings and dreams.
The red and orange skin are really warm and the effekts on them makes it more 3D. I think of a geisha when I see her, I don't know why. You did dake a nice background as well. Lovey flowers hun. ~
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Vanilla-Wicked Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008
Thanks Ailwyn! Yes, I sort of modeled her face off of geisha makeup! (I'm so happy that you picked up on that! :heart:)
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AilwynRaydom Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
my pleasure hun : 3
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ocean-raven Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008
Man I want to qrite a lot about this but im mucho tired.

Over all shes beautiful and I love her horns and hair, I want to see more of her.
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Vanilla-Wicked Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008
Thank you Ocean! You will!
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Nabikchan Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Very lovely, very sexy
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Vanilla-Wicked Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008
Thanks!
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Nabikchan Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :D
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Knuxphntm Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008
Ooo shiny hair and the colors go great together ^^
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Vanilla-Wicked Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008
Thanks!
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Heaven1yHands Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008  Student General Artist
Very pretty!
I like this character of yours.
Hopefully we will be seeing the other dragons very soon.
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Vanilla-Wicked Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008
Thank you! I'm pretty exicited about drawing the other dragons, but I have to fine tune their designs first!
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aha-mccoy Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008
wow shes a very very beautiful lady. i really love the way you drew her. i think my favorite part of the pic is her hair. its so long and well done. well i mean the hair is my favorite part but i love everything. her breasts are great and you did a very nice job on her hands and nails too. uhm i can see on her expressions shes pondering about something... well its very well done. wow and her lips are beautiful. the shading there is great. well the shading everywhere is fabulous. you colored it very well. beautiful pic sweet. keep it up
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Vanilla-Wicked Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008
Thank you so much Aha! Her hair was so much fun, but it was a pain in the butt too! There's something about coloring black hair that kills me! (And I have black hair! >..>;)
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aha-mccoy Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008
you are welcome. and yeah i dont like shading black white color. and i know your hair. ^^
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NakuruAngel Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008  Student Digital Artist
I love her hairstyle, and her expression is simply beautiful--like a kind of concealed sorrow, perhaps...? I like the story behind her, it's very tragic. I'd love for some insight into what she's thinking about the whole thing sometime. x3

I love the lilies in the background, it gives a light oriental touch without subtracting from the whole picture. :) Great work Vanilla~! :D :hug:
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Vanilla-Wicked Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008
Thanks Kuru! Zan is quite layered (I like to think all my characters are.) and she's such a joy to draw too, I'm slightly ashamed that I haven't drawn her more! (Poor Zan!) I think I'm finally going to go into more of Saint's story line and stuff this year, so you'll see Zan more, and get inside her head.
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