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Imori and Aseri full body by Tyshea Imori and Aseri full body by Tyshea
Imori (left) and Aseri (right) are twin apothecaries from the East, both insanely stoic and disciplined to a fault. Mori acts the older sibling most of the time, being more well-spoken, delicate, and eloquent, but his sister is his protector and sustainer, possessing much more vitality behind her expressionless face.
They've been raised in a religious monastery since they were children, Imori specializing in magic casting while Seri specializes in hand-to-hand combat.

They're on a journey to find a sick childhood friend who has gone missing.




Huge revamp from their previous iterations, I decided that I wanted the Eastern Humans to have a specifically Thai influence in their culture.
I based these two on traditional Thai dancers/performers, using the female garb for Mori's design, and the male Garuda costumes (with a mix of Buddhist monks and Muay Thai fighters) for Seri.
Mori's tattoos are based on Mehndi-- more popularly known as Henna, which is the marriage-specific version of Mehndi as far as I know.
And Seri's are based on those of Thai Buddhist Monks'

The Eastern humans live in harmony with the Elves of the area (known as Dryads) who are Qing Dynasty-inspired. They live in giant trees that grow out of the Eastern Marshes, the Dryads in the treetops, and the Humans at the roots. The status structure of that area is directly correlated to the elevation of the housing.
The poorer communities of Humans live on the water, and are well known for their floating market (see what I mean with direct influence?)

More of this fantasy world also be found in this gallery or below:
Elliel full body by Tyshea Garsend full body by TysheaRetavadi full body by TysheaTayen full body by Tyshea

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Edit [11/10/2014]: minor edits on facial features and body type
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TheDivineMissM-94 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Heck yeah
those outfits Tyshea oh my god
and those tattoos good lord
I think i'm in love
not sure which one with though xD
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Tyshea Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
haha, thank you!
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lndzbrdn Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
idk why, but their outfits remind me of Road to El Dorado with the mix of turquoise and gold. (THIS IS A VERY GOOD THING!) but yeah, intricate, supercool designs, Ty!!! :+favlove: 
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Tyshea Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
YEAH, a lot of people have noticed Aztec influence in their designs, and I might actually make it an official thing. I originally wanted it to be influenced by Thai culture specifically, but a mix sounds super interesting
Thank you as always!
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lndzbrdn Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahhh, yay, I can dig it!! andyou're welcome :3
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Ani-San17 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So Mori is a guy and Seri is  girl. I thought it was the other way around ;-;
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chinhaeflower Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
Gosh, those tattoos are awesome! The patterns and the colors work really well, especially with their clothing. Also, those helmets (headdresses? masks? scalp-coverers?) look amazing. And really heavy, but the coolness factor is so worth the extra weight. I'm interested in those hand signs their making. Is it like a greeting or religious gesture or part of some kind of martial art? Anyways, love the blend in culture and style. Very unique and pretty.
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Tyshea Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Ahhh, thank you so much! ;v;

The heaviness of their headdresses is intentional. The twins belong to a monastery and are constantly training their bodies and minds. It's also where the tattoos come in! Lots of pain-tolerance training, etc
The hand gestures are also religious, probably a physical indication of focus.
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chinhaeflower Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014
Oooooh, that makes a lot of sense. I can see how that would make them very self-restrained and reluctant to show emotion. They're so cool! 8)
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Tyshea Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
yep haha! Really happy you like em! :love:
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