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Saya by JessicaElwood Saya by JessicaElwood
The first of a series I drew a while ago but never posted until now. They are done in a chibi-ish style I hope you people like! Desc written by Albert aka Mocaw!

Character Name: Saya “Styx” Kawasumi
“Ice Princess Samurai Girl”
Age: 19
Species: Fox

Background: When she was six years old, Sayaka Kawasumi’s parents were killed by a mysterious group of bandits who attacked their home and murdered the swordsmith and his entire family. Afterwards, she was taken in by the blademaster Toshiro Aramaki, who raised her as his own daughter and taught her the ways of the sword. Saya turned out to be a skilled kenshi, mastering the art of the sword swiftly, her fires stoked by the rage she felt towards her parents’ killers. Aramaki taught her all he knew, but even he was astounded by the speed with which she learned the Art. Painting her body black, and adorning herself with stylized skulls, she became one of the most feared assassins in the land, a skilled swordswoman whose swift blade would strike down over a hundred foes in a few short years.
Years passed, and Saya soon found herself loving Aramaki not just as a foster father, but as a woman loves a man. One night, when she was sixteen years old, she came to his bedroom, undid her kimono, and slipped under the covers with her master and her friend. That was the night that she lost her virginity, giving it up to the dearest man in her entire life.
Within a year, he would be dead by her hand.
When Saya was seventeen, she came across a letter from the daimyo asking Aramaki to kill her father, dated ten years ago. Nearly broken by this revelation, Saya approached her beloved father-figure and demanded to know the truth. “Yes,” Aramaki replied. “It was me.”
And with that, she struck a single blow and pierced his heart.
As he lay there dying, Aramaki revealed the truth: he had killed Saya’s father on the orders of the daimyo they both served, Lord Higashi. Lord Higashi had ordered Saya’s father to create a mystical sword of great power equal to those crafted by Muramasa. However, he had neglected to tell Saya’s father that the final step in the creation of the sword was the quenching of the red-hot blade in the heart’s blood of the swordsmith. Aramaki revealed to Saya where the sword could be found and begged her, with his final breath, to avenge his sin.
Thus began Saya’s final battle. . . which would carry her into the heart of the fortress where she could confront the evil daimyo face to face. During their final struggle, however, Saya’s sword was broken, and she was forced to steal the daimyo’s blade. Unfortunately, the moment that happened, she felt herself racked by a horrific pain, and was immediately pierced with a dozen spears as the evil daimyo escaped.
Lying there with her lifeblood flowing from her, and her life quickly fading, she heard a strange voice call out to her.
Are you ready to die?
Never! Saya replied. I still have a man to kill!
Your sins are many, the voice said. But I offer you a chance for redemption. Take my hand.
And when she awoke, she was in Death’s parlor, alongside two other recently slain women, and being offered a chance to buy herself some more time on this Earth.

Talents: Saya is a devastatingly effective swordswoman, a talented iaijutsu-ka who can wield a katana with consummate skill. She is also trained in all manner of womanly arts: fan dance, the playing of the koto, tea ceremony, flower arranging, and so on and so forth.
Her major power, however, is locked inside the sword. Because of the way in which it was forged, the blade is infused with the wrathful soul of her father. Like the Muramasa blades of old, it is a bloodthirsty weapon that will turn in her hand to strike a lethal blow. It will not be sheathed without having tasted blood, and upon tasting blood, it will strive to take the life of its target. However, it is also an extremely powerful weapon that can dispatch the most powerful demon in a single blow, if it lands true.

Personality: Cold and distant, Saya carries herself with a silent inner grace. In her normal guise as an ordinary samurai girl, she is quietly haughty, noble and silent and reserved and unfailingly polite. However, in her “battle guise,” stripped naked and painted with a design of skulls and bones, she is a savage warrior who can strike fear in the hearts of the strongest men. No matter her guise, however, she is always aloof, and refuses to reveal any information about herself if she can help it at all. She is, as one man once said, like ice: silent, beautiful, and refreshing, but also sharp and deadly.

Sexuality: Saya has only given herself to one man so far: her teacher and lover, Aramaki. With his death, she has sworn that she will never willingly give herself to another man. She is therefore the least sexual of the DDs and can only be taken by force.

Quotes: “Shi-ne!”
“Even if God forgives you, I never shall. In the face of this injustice, my blade will not stay silent.”
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danielluster81 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I love her!:iconhrtplz:
pelongas Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
she is it nude woow!!!
kingfox66 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
Mecarion Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
cute but sexy ^^
TakasheiiTheWolf Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009  Student Writer
cute pic.
ghostravenn Featured By Owner May 6, 2009
abnor1 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
creepy how they are so damn skinny
AniMacGyver Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
Is this Puffy Ami Yumi inspired drawing by any chance?
xDarkJJx Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2007
i like her eyes. so malicious
Miyuki9999 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007
i don't know why but the way she looks reminds me of Hidan from naruto
h3llonearth Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007
The-Ferrett Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007
Well written backstory, wicked looking scythe and very drawing eyes. I like.
littlemissfox Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007
AWWW! the pictures great, but on top of that, she's sooo cute!^^ awsome!
Twinny4ever Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2007
i looked at this and fell in love with it!!!
FOXS' RULE!!!!!!!!
Biggreengribbly Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2007
Wow... just...just wow.

I mean I can lose hours just browsing your gallery, but haven't the time or the motivtion to spend just writing to what exact degree I drool to each inividual pic. But this one is special and defintely my favourite of the bunch. And I think what makes some of your work especially captivating is the combination of your jaw dropping art, and the 'profile's' by Mocaw. It really leaves me wanting to know more about the characters, to see them get together and do stuff.

In that journal entry a while back where you wanted no requests for DD stuff, does that mean there's something already in the works? Or that you don't feel ready to devote the labour you feel it deserves de to time constraints or something? big comment, and not entirely related to this picture in particular but..erm... it rocks..and I'm kinda lost for words to say stuff about it...

...but for someone so apparently cold and sad. Doesn't she look awefully happy?
gir-the-doggy Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2007
Arthuntress1191 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the picture of Saya and I love her story. but it was every sad.
swordbunny4486 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2006
Doctordrink Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2006
Kick ass pose and even more kick ass looking sword. She looks so hot, but so deadly at the same time...
jsoc Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2006
puritylf4 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006
Skull Boobies! <3

lol, the colours used in this one are by far the best. Pinks, Black, White, such a lovely combination of colours to use. But the way they've been structured on her is what makes it look so damn good <3<3

Awesome work on all of these Jess, hope I didn;t swarm you with too much love there =<
JessicaElwood Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006
Of course no heheh! Thank you so much for all the favs and comments! :heart:
puritylf4 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006
No probs <3
Ruthos Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2006
Design is the most uniwue I have ever witnessed. LOVE it.
Osmont Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2006
2Funki4Wheelz Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the grey shadow around the eyes on ths one, nice touch!
LotornoMiko Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2006
Whoah, intense looking character! The white face, with the black smudges around the eyes, combined with the skeletal body suit/body paint really does make her look like an emissary of death. Great design, and her story was a fascinating read.
tirrany Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG! So cute! I luv her story btw!
crybringer Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2006
Saya's so INTENSE, you've done well in making a character fierce and deadly looking but maintaining that inner tranquilty and poise. This pose is good, but the bodysuit is just too too wicked and creative! Very nice touch! You've heard my inner critique, the colors make this pic shine!

72-Tour Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2006
This one is my favorite out of the series! I like all of these though.
JChance Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2006
Never give herself to a man again...but what about women? XP
MoCaW Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2006
Hmmm. If you're willing to risk hitting on an emissary of Death. . . XD
Phantomblade1 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2006
Very awesome.
Wolvris Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2006
F*&% yeah!
MDFive-Art Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is very nice! Cute and sexy!
BloodyEye Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2006
that is so knarly!
ChaloDillo Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Great work. :)
Golden-Rabbit Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2006
This is great, love the outfit and really love the skulls their just adorable X3 and the hair and face are to die for.... and I really want that sword now X3 hehe awsome picture!
pt018 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2006  Hobbyist Filmographer
I hate to tell you this but, she's not wearing a suit. Like it says in the description, she painted her body black and decorated her body with skulls and bones.
pt018 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2006  Hobbyist Filmographer
The description is right about one thing, she is beautiful. However, I wouldn't want to run into her in a dark alley. I bet she can slaughter an entire army in 5 seconds. I love it to death.
uglen Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2006   Digital Artist
Good job, loving it.
shadow838290 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2006
she's a very interesting character
interfeci Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2006
smexy person =p
thefremen Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2006   Writer
Cute sauce!
Crazybob1301 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2006
omg shes so cute ^^
S2Xthe4th Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2006
They may be Chibi, but still gots a hot body!
Angelonight Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2006
Again Beautiful
NekoKyo1 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2006
wow just lovely
Orochi-Gama Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2006
Very nice! Thumbs up! :D
SparkletteMachina Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2006
She's so cute!
Curious, but have you ever thought about making a comic book?
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