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EXALTED's Anja Silverclaws by AdamWarren EXALTED's Anja Silverclaws by AdamWarren
Here's a companion piece, more or less, to the image I posted yesterday: [link]

It's another interior illo I did for White Wolf's RPG Exalted, back circa 2009 or so, this time depicting the character "Anja Silverclaws." Rowrrr! (Medium: 3B or 4B 2mm pencil lead on linen-finish cardstock.)

The illo's marred by a strange error that I can't quite explain: Her leg doesn't line up with the rest of her torso in the manner it should, as it's too far "down" in relation to the rest of her. Odd. Well, I'll post the rough version of this piece shortly; we can then see if the error was latent from the beginning, or was something that stealthily crept into the finished version. UPDATE: And here's the rough in question: [link]

One might notice a bit of similarity to the feline character Artemis from Shirow Masamune's manga Appleseed; given that I drew her for a few covers on the American reprint of the manga (and for quite a few con sketches for furry fans, back in the day), this isn't entirely surprising.

NOTE: The original art for the finished piece is available from my art dealer (with the initial rough tossed in for free) here: [link]

For some rather more ambitious Exalted art of mine, check here: [link] ...and here: [link]
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:iconmercenaryx:
MercenaryX Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
This is why I love white wolf stuff. It tends to end up making things like this.
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CatgirlFanatic Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
Oh my god, she's gorgeous! :3 I gotta get this comic, man. Gotta support good artists.
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Jaggy01 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Just couldn't resist, so I adopted Anja and gave her a new aluminium and glass box to sit in. She smiles at me every morning when I wake :) The amount of details in Adam's pencil work is seriously amazing.
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Kyman102 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
Curse you Anja Silverclaws. Just when I think I'm over my catgirl phase you show up with your cute tail, your playful little smirk, you're love of revealing clothing, and a myriad of other things!

Seriously though, a great job on the picture. ^^ It captures a lot of personality in the body language.
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j2Artist Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Professional Artist
Love it :)
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Kev-La Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The other day, I found Anja stuck half-in and half-out of my cat-flap.
Oh, wait! That was a dream, wasn't it?...
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MightyMoose Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
dude. seriously WOW!
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ladygrail Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
I hope to see this character in the comic! She is super hot! Do you ever plan on drawing any werewolves? I love to see even a griffin! Sweet design on this one!
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:iconmeowbeast:
Meowbeast Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
And i cannot even write anymore it seems... go me.
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:iconmeowbeast:
Meowbeast Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
Your art started sparked my passion for drawing. That spark has long gone but whenever i see your art, i almost feel like starting to draw again. I just love your style.
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13th-Letter Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011   General Artist
your pencils are are always so damn good.
very cute!
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:iconbeneyboyo:
beneyboyo Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
tasty ;)
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DaveHedmark Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Professional
That looks awesome!
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:iconsjofels:
sjofels Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
She's got coconut butt holders, hurray! (you don't see enough of those these days)
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:iconnoahwhite:
NoahWhite Featured By Owner May 23, 2011   Digital Artist
she kinda looks like a wolf-girl version of Nnjette, doesn't she? o^o
with the sweet smirk, the not so plush lips, the eyebrows and yeah, especially the eyes itself~ but definitely bigger boobs XD
love the pose and her armor~ :heart:
uh, and the claws!! claws are ALWAYS love!!!
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PaulJam Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
She's pretty damn hawt. And the detail on her feet - specifically her toenails - is rather impressive (and kinda sexy). Kudos from Venezuela, Adam! You rock (:
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CodyMau Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
As usual your depiction of a female super heroine is both hot and well done (despite the leg thing, which heck I can't even see.) So congrats on another fine work good sir.

I always liked that Empowered complained about how much working out she had to do to be a hero. You rarely see that side of it with these type of characters in comics.
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shanejayell Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Nice! Posted both pics on the Adam Warren LJ group too.

[link]
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:iconjarkeld:
Jarkeld Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
I remember seeing this in the Scroll of Heroes I believe? I remember seeing this and thinking that exact same thing. She's a cutie all right!
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:iconzepeda:
Zepeda Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Sweet piece!
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Strangerataru Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Cute widdle kitty.
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:iconrlplymale:
rlplymale Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice!!!
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DigitalPhantomCat Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
I love detailed line art like this! She looks awesome!
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tanichu Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very cute!
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:iconzankurova:
Zankurova Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
You're freaking awesome!!! I love everything you draw! :dummy:
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:iconadorisarts:
AdorisArts Featured By Owner May 18, 2011   General Artist
Nice :D
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Katie-W Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Professional
Cute pose. I dig the way you did her claws and 'armor'.
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GypsySquid Featured By Owner May 17, 2011   General Artist
Amazing.
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punchyninja Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really dig the gauntlets.
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JericaWinters Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
Totally brushable! *purr purr*
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niekitty Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
*starts purring*
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mvcaposino Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
I think its very cool. I played Exalted and saw your art there but never really knew who you were or anything until I started reading your Empowered comic. Then one day at an Exalted game I made the realization that I had been a fan of yours even before Empowered.
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rudeboy308 Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
Catgirl Kei--I like it. Also reminds me of a furrier version of the Puna sisters from Dominion Tank Police.
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:iconjaelachan:
Jaelachan Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
Rawr. Sexeh.
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Wisdom000 Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
Has anyone ever told you that you draw the best feet in the industry?
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ken1171 Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
For some reason the leg placement is not so apparent in this version as it is in the rough. And I will agree with you on the Masamune Shirow thing - when I first saw the thumbnail, I thought it was one of his characters, which is always a good thing. :D
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blindeyeinsight Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
My friends and I have always felt she looked more like a Monkey than a cat. Sorry. :C
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:iconfirekitty:
firekitty Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Hobbyist
Love her expression, not quite as devious as the sketch seemed. :heart:
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RobMasamune Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Nice
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Grafight Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
purrfect piece!
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Vegeancesoul Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Student General Artist
awesome sauce
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felifan Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Purrr....Really cute !
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Jio-Derako Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Stunning work! As it usually happens, I never noticed the leg error until you mentioned it. Even with that, it honestly just looks like her leg is a bit sideways towards the viewer, rather than simply being too far down. Looks great either way!

I'd like to echo vladdamien's request, but for colors; I'd love the chance to put some color on this, if it's all good by you.
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AdamWarren Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
Sure, go right ahead; just include a link back to the original piece.
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:iconjio-derako:
Jio-Derako Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, of course! I'll be sure to give you a heads-up on anything I finish as well.
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PirateStann Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't imagine he'd have any trouble with you coloring it. Posting the colored version perhaps, but even that would likely be okay, provided you weren't trying to pass it off as your own work, and linked back to the original. Of course, I could be wrong.

I was also thinking that such a beautiful, high-res b&w piece practically screams to be colored!
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:iconjio-derako:
Jio-Derako Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Honestly, I wasn't even paying attention to the resolution, which is amazing. I'm used to coloring everything from hi-res to low-low-low res, so I was just excited by the lines. =D
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PirateStann Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AW is one of those artists who seem terrified that people may actually want to do something with a high-rez version of their art (such as use it for a computer backdrop, or even print it out and put it on their wall) so they tend towards very low-rez postings. Which is a shame.

I doubt he's actually *losing* revenue when people appropriate his work. I suspect it simply galls him that he's lost some small measure of control over it. We artists can be cantankerous sorts!
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:iconjio-derako:
Jio-Derako Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
And of course, if he's doing a piece of art for a client, it makes sense that the one who paid for the piece is the only one getting the high-resolution version of it. If even one person takes the hi-res picture and does something with it, it's lowering the value that the client is receiving. So I can definitely understand that!
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