i actually came up with these 3 characters (along with 4 male companions) while in mr rowen's boring am hist. class in 1999. nabuki(red) and kubuku(teal) are sisters, rangers, and ekata is their shy priestess friend. i was reorganizing my piles and piles of drawings *old and new* recently, and stumbled upon the original drawing of the trio. i decided to draw them again in a new, cute pose, but colour in photoshop (instead of coloured pencils like the original version). i admit, the original concept was anime-inspired, but on this peice, i followed up with only so-so, standard-issue anime girlie eyes--because! i am sooo bad with anime faces! ack! oh yeah, and the cherry blossums..except mine look like big, pink, mutant fruit!