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Reika, Miki's aggressive rival for Hiro's affections, was a fun character for me to create. I wanted her to come across at first as a stereotypical 'bad girl', then gradually show that she had a legitimate point of view and was more than just a snarling villian. By the third book ("Autumn") she is, I hope, capable of surprising the reader with her actions.

If you'd like to see Reika in action, make sure you check out my Miki Falls preview, which features her prominently:

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goddessofgoth Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
Have you ever thought about drawing gothic or emo characters? I have been trying to find out how to draw characters with that style but I cant find any books or pictures or anything to help me figure out how to draw them. I mean drawing chains and tatoos are hard enough. Can you help me?
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BrunAdeOliveira Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
Awesome work!!
I wish i could read Miki Falls...
But sadly it haven't been realised in Brazil, and my english is too limited, so i can't read it in english.
:(
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vamphannah Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Student General Artist
O_o that looks like me
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DarkNightGlow Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
wow amazing background you done a really goof work
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mikuelove100 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
reika is the biggest bitch ever.she f'd up every thing..till the awsome ending!
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damonthomas Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009
great villian
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TamsosPadaras Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
I like Reika fo her beauty... she's very attractive ^_^
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PrincessAirionna565 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009
Her foot is a tad short, but that's a minor detail. ^^

I like her. I don't know why, but I do.

Lulz, she reminds me of Heather from Total Drama Island. ;P
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Moonrisepower Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I loved the books, and reika was one of my favorites. :woohoo: Really interesting character!
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toulon2342 Featured By Owner May 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Those snug black capris got me thinking....... How much of real fashion is actually reflected in cartoons and comics? I don't see welding goggles used as hair accessories much. But there is a Catholic school nearby that actually uses the uniforms. Hmm...
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GanguroGurl Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008
whoo! I love her! she's awsome!
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ShinyStar4560 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2008
I like the background :D
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BloodiRose Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Why is her foot so tiny?
Anyways I am going to have to get your books. They sound like they could be a good read. Though I doubt I can get them in Australia D:
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dragonchickaya Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg Reika's so awesome *o* i must draw her soon!! XD
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SakuraSadameWingz Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2007
I remember the preview. ^^ I think you did a really good job. She does seem mean, but you can see her soft side at the end of the preview. Great job! ^^
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bejja Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
she looks very nice
i think she is my fav <3333
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OhlookitsMatty Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007  Professional General Artist
I really like the sketchy background

-M
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killerfox2007 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
She looks cool here plus the background is truely amazing! i cant draw good backgrounds. allwell your tut on utube helps ^_^
AWESOME!
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Savethem1326 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
i dont know why, but i like Reika :3 she just seems cool xD

and, i love the background!!! the detail is amazing!
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Rubygem14 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
^^
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himeko12 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
Reika is always so mysterious...
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AnimeJanice Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Finally a artwork of Reika alone ^^ She looks awsome!!
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NekoShiney Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
I love how you made this! I love the back ground, her pose...
And I KNOW you didn't ask for advanced ctirique... Plus, I know I can't do any better for the time being, but feet are as long as your forearm. If you're going to make her forearm that long, he feet need to be too. If that was her in real life, she couldn't walk. Her feet would be too small to hold her up... Sorry if I'm being rude!
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OrangeSbr Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Student General Artist
Excellent! I must check out this manga of yours. I wonder if they have it on campus...
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Joouheika Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007   Digital Artist
She looks so aggressive, but cute at the same time :aww:
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babypinckgirly Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
verry nice ^^
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suger-hyper Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
Cool. She looks like some one you wouldn't want to meet on a day she got off the wrong side of the bed.
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Akihisho Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
Nice work ^_^
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FluffyShin Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
She's really cool :D
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Obi-quiet Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
Sorry, I don't comment much anymore, but this has always been one of my favorite characters, just because I really like how you draw her.
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midori-no-ink Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Student General Artist
I could tell from the start that she was supposed to come across as a bad girl - it's in her appearance and speech pattern. I feel like it becomes clear even in Summer, though, that she's just being defensive.

I love the ink and watercolor image over the sketched background. Actually, the cross-hatching in the background is a refreshing change from the solid line-work in the manga! The detail is all still there, but I feel like it has more...character? That is totally not the right word, but there's something about it that emanates an aura of...something I can't quite put my finger on.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that this is really nice!!
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Tenjilover Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
0.0 She DOES come across as a bad girl! I hadn't really payed attention. ^^;
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obsidian-blood360 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
awesome pic,
i will definately have to check out the manga!
love the background!
^_^
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