These four ladies were drawn in Anime/Manga inspired style early on. Quick sketches (10 minutes each) that I later inked, scanned, and then colored on Photoshop. There is one for each element- Air, Fire, Water, Earth. I chose color palattes for each girl from 'The Color Index' by Jim Krause (HOW Design Books). Each is original by me, except Aquaria. She is a sample drawing from 'Manga Mania: Shuojo' by Christopher Hart (Watson-Guptill publishing.) The basic face is referenced from that book, but the coloring is completely mine. From pages 77-82 of that same book are some magical girls (full body drawings) that he did. That inspired me to create my own group of four Elemental Mistresses. When I complete mine, I'll put them on Elfwood! Copyright Derek C. Smith, 8 July 2004.