This is a character of a friend of mine and fellow elfwood residentKrista Leemhuis
This was part of a secret santa gift-art exchange. I wanted to put Iara in an atypical pose for her. I was really thinking about going with a cheesecake pic, but since the pic was for Krista and not me, I decided against it.
I actually got this pose from a Japanese Robot Model (Mecha) in an old 'hobby Japan' magazine I have a copy of... This is my first time doing a piece of lineless art and trying out new painting techniques. This is also the first time I've really done anything more than just scratch colors and make a mess on my graphics tablet. It's not easy to get used to, but I was determined to do it and I think it came out ok for my first try. It's got some problems but I learned a lot doing it. I decided to go a little wild with the feather-hair and thought it would look cool with a little Native American Chief's head-dress look to it.