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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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DeArix Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Are you by any chance planning to write a book, or maybe a comics with this world? Becouse it is a really good reimagining of Tolkien-like fantasy.
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SaraaLuna Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Unff oh gosh these character and clothing designs, all of them; they're all fantastic and so varied and I love everything. This is making my day.
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Tyshea Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I'm so happy to hear that :blush:
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BipolarGravity Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014
Let me just say... colors! Seriously good overall design. I really enjoy the tattoos as well!
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Tyshea Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! Glad you do! :D
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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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moodmind Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
The colors are amazing!
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Tyshea Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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moodmind Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome! I'm always thrilled to know more about your characters :)
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Tyshea Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Ahh, that makes me so happy :iconblushuplz:
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AJInu-Okami Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Looks awesome :D
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Tyshea Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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AJInu-Okami Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome :)
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hell-sunset Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aseri is hot..... and looks AWESOME...

I really have something for athletic girls... help me 
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Tyshea Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
HAHA, now I wanna draw all the buff girls just for you :giggle:
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hell-sunset Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
if I die from a nosebleed I'm going to blame it all on you, hon
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Tyshea Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:'D
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Moreuse Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ooo, cool characters
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Tyshea Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Moreuse Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^^
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1XLADEDAX1 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
dang i'm loving them so much!~
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Tyshea Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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1XLADEDAX1 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome!~
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MegaRezfan Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
x'D I kinda thought Aseri was hot in a sketch you did b/c she really looked like a guy, but now I find out she's a she. Your really good at the "don't judge a book by it's cover" characters, and that's why I love your work. 
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Tyshea Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
HAHA well I hope you still think she's hot :XD:
Thank you though! Sorry for the confusion but it's cool that you appreciate my work for it!
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XxBambigirl22xX Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah, that is incredible... The designs are amazing, and the colors are so crisp. Amazing job.
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Tyshea Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! The colors were super fun on these two :D
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RobbieCave Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014   Digital Artist
Awesome designs :D
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Tyshea Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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SuperHeroSockMonkey Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist
also is it bad that i keep on imagining that Aseri and Yrai would be totally super tight butch asian bros/rivals with their semi matching haircuts + intimidating but really handsome androgynous looks who hit up the gym every day to work out them muscles and being really competitive with that shit 'cause theyre rival bros ONLY ONE CAN BE THE TOP BRO but then they get tired from 50k+ crunches/super jacks/lifting 150+ weights or from beating the tar out of each other b/c Yrai thought Aseri was making googley eyes at Hwan or that they've just got so much testosterone in 'em or whatever idfk so they go out and get some nice hot tea and pig out at some dingy noodle restaurant being bros and forgiving each other and punching each other out of hardcore platonic bro-love and yeah this could be a modern day AU or something. whoops another comment that completely missed the topic this is me at 2 am excuse me plz
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Tyshea Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
LMAO THAT WOULD BE AMAZING
Now I want to draw them together... :|
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SuperHeroSockMonkey Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist
lmao yes my plans are coming all together through influence MWA HAH HA :lmao: I will seriously draw fan art about this when I get the chance okay
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SuperHeroSockMonkey Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist
oh wow their recent updates have made them cooler and hotter and my already uncontrollable fan crush on these two and every other character you and Ai-Bee have ever has just increased hundred fold :| lmao no wonder Reta loves his bf  body Imori lots and Aseri is such a lady killer XD 
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tomytieneblas74 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa ! Very colorful on the Thai-based outfits !:clap:
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jaybird28 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful designs for the two of them. I love the colors

Oh and mehndi and henna are pretty much the same. The only difference is where they are from. Mehndi is the name used in Hindi and henna (which is a more common term) is from Arabic. They are both made the same way it's the terms used are different.
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Tyshea Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
AH, thank you for the clarification! I never got a clear explanation for the different terms so I really appreciate it :)
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jaybird28 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem :D
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yumikoito Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Student General Artist
These. Are.  Good. ; u ;
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Tyshea Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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yourfuturequeen Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
Dear lord, you are one creative MFer! I'm jealous!
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Tyshea Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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