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Crystal Tumbleweed by frostcrystal Crystal Tumbleweed by frostcrystal
My online persona. I got conned by Kiddo into actually sitting down and working her out.


Name: Crystal Tumbleweed

Clothing: Usually wears a hoodie of some sort, and is particular to black and green (RL, I prefer blue to green, but blue honestly doesn't look that good on me.) Black leather gloves and grey boots with streaks of orange along the sides. Has a peculiarity of hardly/never wearing sleeveless. Hair is kept tied up in a braid with a light purple silk scrunchie, and held back around the face with a necklace-type thing attached to both silver hoop earrings (I actually wore it for a while. Looks cool, but it's annoying to the ears). Brown leather belt, pouch and those funky string-like things around the calves to keep the weapons in place.

Magic: Powers in ice in particular, which are embodied in the little snowball hovering at the end of the spear (the snowball itself is a clear, blue-crystal-like ice with a snowflake frozen in the exact center). Once an opponent is hit, it encases them in a layer of transparent crystal-like substance for a period of time ranging from 10 minutes to over two hours. (This substance is the origin of her name.) The limits of this have never been tested, but the layer is dissolvable at the will of it's owner. It is also possible to encase yourself or a friend in the crystal, thereby preventing damage to them/yourself. Encased beings go into semi-hibernation, a state where they can think, reason and see, but are unable/do not need to do anything else, including basic body functions like breathing or digestion. Aside from waiting for the given time to be up, they can also be unfrosted by the will of the controller - in this case, Crystal.

Once a snowball is used up, another will immediately appear as a substitute. Other than the snowball, there is little other magic possessed. Usually it rests at the hilt of the spear, but as it's telepathically controlled, there is no actual need for this, except that it lends balance to the spear itself and is more nondescript than a hovering ball of ice.

As the snowballs are generally unlimited, one of the better ways to fight if you're outnumbered is to encase yourself in ice, then telepathically control the other snowballs which pop out of thin air one by one, encasing your opponents one at a time. Once finished, you are then free to defrost yourself and escape. This has it's drawbacks, however - the snowballs may be unlimited but they can only freeze one person at a time. Facing an army with this technique would take you days to individually encase every soldier in ice.

Weapons: The spear itself is a totally normal spear, unusually strong in metal and wood, but that was the result of the basic materials undergoing other processes and not of magic. The shaft is made from a whitish kind of wood, and the spear in general stands out from the dark clothing worn. Other than the funky addition to the end for the snowball to rest on, the tassels and the carvings on the blade, it is in all respects a normal spear.

In other weaponry, the pouch at the belt contains a large number of assorted things, including poisons, other blades, and stuff. Innumberable other daggers hidden about the body. All in all, there are three spears carried around - the long one, and two short spears strapped to the inside of the calves. Do not let her knee you. I promise it will be very VERY painful. Aside from blades, other weapons consist of the ninja kind - shurikens and the like, and the chain at the belt is also usable.

Skill: Crystal has had ninja training, and aside from that also used to be an acrobat. She is adept with almost all forms of martial arts and weaponry, but prefers either the quarterstaff or the spear.



WOOHOO!

My own persona. ^^
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:iconengirish:
Engirish Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hmm she is very interesting
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atlantisdesetoiles Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2008  Professional General Artist
Really nice pic, i love this girls.
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le-hana Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2006
Great character design. That spear looks awesome :aww:
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:iconfrostcrystal:
frostcrystal Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw, thanks! :D
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Mangus-Sajan Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2006
I found this on Gaia online and i fell in love with it, what's the name of the weapon she has?
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:iconfrostcrystal:
frostcrystal Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:P I don't think it actually has an official name. It was ages ago when I posted it on Gaia.
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monterae Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
bwah! I luvvvvvvvv this pic so much!!!!!! in my top five favs. <3
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monterae Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aaaahhhh!!!! I LUV THIS PICTURE SO MUCH! it's so awesome! this would have to be my fav digital art pic. I really like her out fit. *sigh* luv it ^_^
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the-mannequin Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2005
Me=luffles.
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RedRider333 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2005   Writer
That picture rocks. Outfit and staff-spear thing in particular.
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:iconenderager:
enderager Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2005
It looks so cool in colour o_o I like how everything silver glows slightly XD
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kiki-doodle Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Wow~! Very awesome persona and that staff! *eyes boggle*

anyway, I am impressed, and your coloring looks relaly good on this.

heeh, I like blue too, but it doesn't look that good on me. Some reason I look good in those super bright cheery colors most people don't wear. I somehow look good in a bright orange shirt *not traffic cone or construction orange at least* and the best I ever looked in a swimsuit was when it was orange and yellow and all these bright sunset colors.
But then again, I have looked decent in green... just haven't found a lot of green due to the "ewww green' factor most people have.
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frostcrystal Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sadly enough. XP I really like blue.

Yeee, I have fav! :hug:
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SCelestia Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
And why are we talking in Malay?

Yes, why are you?? >.< I can't read it yet.
But I love the coloring, especially the evident green-light effect. It's beautifully executed. ^^ Spirit was right--anything colored in Photoshop will most-likely look better than anything we could ever do with another program. xP The newest version actually has the initials of my online name as the version: "CS". Coincidence...?
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frostcrystal Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Probably not. ;)
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maemi Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2004
O_O It's BEAUTIFUL. The spear is awesome. I want iiiit T_T I love its design and everything, and I really like the outfit too. Having straps so low on the leg is pretty original (especially to have it on the outside). Overall it's great @_@ *applauds*
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Lifes-Light Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2004
Oooh, spiffy colouring!^^ The spear looks even more awesome now.
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bongoshock Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2004
i'm baffled. you just exploded out in a flailing fury of talent overnight! great proportions and well executed! man that spear is awesome.
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randomoo Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2004   Writer
O____________O

When it's colored, it's ... BEAUTIFUL. Beautifully deadly, of course, because now she's sparking a little fear in my heart. -backs away from the ice-

I prefer the fire o-o;
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potter603 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2004
Lovely colors
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Ananova Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2004
Ish, kecanggihan sikit la... Bracelet, pattern sikit, rings... Spidey punya web shooter jugak boleh, kan?
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frostcrystal Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But they'd get in the way when you want to fight.
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Ananova Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2004
:headbang:

Congratulaions! I like it and I've got nothing to complain about the colours!

Tapi taruhla kecanggihan padad glovenya tu. Plain la.
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frostcrystal Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kecanggihan apa untuk letak? Tak tahulah.... Macam ni dah saya ingat bagus....

And why are we talking in Malay?
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shoelesswandere Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2004
EEE SHINEY. Looks lovely coloured.
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kiki-doodle Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice design! I really like that weapon *drools*
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Ananova Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2004
She's unbelievably skinny! Add some butt! Watch that line! The hands! The knuckles! Where are they? :headbang:
Applause, people. It's the norm already. XP

Nice, 'cept you should've just copy-pasted one eye. Makes her look as if her left eye is swollen or something.

[I think I'm the only one actually criticising... All the better.]

But eepy, the hair is nice.

::tugs hair gently::
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frostcrystal Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But if I copy-pasted the eye, it'd have been cheating.

>________<
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SCelestia Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
Crystal, I believe everyone will agree with me when I say this is your best work of posted art yet. It's just... wow. Your talent isn't even steal-able! Excellent job, just excellent.
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Misslynx Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2004
Oh, that is AWESOME. ^_^
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sazanami Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2004
Very cool. Maybe I'll color her, but it might take a while before I post it. XD
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Lifes-Light Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2004
That is so cool! The outfit is awesome^^
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fainting-goat Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2004  Hobbyist Writer
Eeeeeeeeeee very very cool! I love the outfit, especially the pants with that chain and the dagger. Very awesome.
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:iconenderager:
enderager Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2004
Nice characterization ^__^ You have a spiffy persona ;___;

The lineart is excellent. And the clothes are so cool XD
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SpiritWolf72 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2004
Man, that is so, so, so COOL.
I hate you -_-
BUT IT'S JUST SO AWESOME.
I love the outfit especially. *STEALS*
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