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This is Petra Arkanian, a character from Orson Scott Card's novel Ender's Game. It's in one of the training rooms where the students learn battle tactics.

I've been told she looks asexual, almost male..imo that's ok, since in the books the students were in their early teens iirc.
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Garnette1601 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I like the technique expressed here, and the 'star' in the background is perfect, just how I imagined them to look! Her expression tells me she's seeing something here. Kudos to you for capturing her! But... she looks so tall!!! And ~metalavery is right, you should read the whole series, even the shadow books, it would really help you to get to know the charecters better. Shadow of the Hegemon features a lot of Petra Arkanian, including her homecoming. Have you read Ender in Exile?
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uxv Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the praise. She is a bit taller than she's supposed to be I guess. But I'm told today's children are often taller due to nutrition and whatnot, so I could always blame some future GM food :D.

The problem is, those books really seem interwoven story-wise. So it's probably better to read all of them right one after the other. Otherwise you'd probably miss a lot of references etc.

I didn't read Ender in Exile. Why do you ask? Is it special in some way?
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Garnette1601 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well, it only includes Ender and Valentine from Ender's Game, but it does contain Petra's son... interesting, huh?
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uxv Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm, yea, I suppose it could be interesting. Maybe I'll read it one day, thanks :).
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KoruIkumi Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
What a bad ass
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uxv Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, she definitely is! Thanks for noticing :).
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TheMoreThingsChange Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Not how I imagined her, but pretty sweet image.
I actually like seeing her in my mind like this...
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uxv Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like to think of her looking something like this, glad to hear you do too :D.
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metalavery Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
You should draw her With bean.
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uxv Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I never read the Shadow series, so I don't really know the story behind them. Maybe I'll read it one day and then draw them :).
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metalavery Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
You realy sould read them. There extremely good. I think there all beter than Xenocide and children of the mind.
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metalavery Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
as adults of course.
I always thought they where a really great couple.
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enderswrath Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
This is awesome. And I think its great you made her look asexual since that really fits with the books. While she was in Battle School she didn't want to be seen as a girl, she just wanted to be one of the guys.
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uxv Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, I just read up a bit about her again and you're exactly right, she wanted to be just one of them and she did have a boyish appearance.

I've hidden your other comment (dupe)
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jessicasaurus Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
The hair is different from what I pictured, but the face is exactly how I imagined her.

This is really good!
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uxv Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D.

You're probably right about the hair. I guess it should be dark, but that way it would blend too much into the background, so I opted for a bit of artistic freedom :D
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Wesleyzen Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
yay! <3
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uxv Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks :)
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Xzylya Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011   Writer
Ender fanart! This is fantastic. You did a very good job. :)
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uxv Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much :floating:
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SamusX10 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010
I think she looks a little older than she ought to be, depending on when in the novel you want this to be, but it's cool having good fanart :)
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uxv Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Might be, I don't really have much experience drawing children. Thank you for the insight :).
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LeoXiao Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009
The hair is awesome but she does look sorta like a guy. I like the background too, it fits my idea of what it would've looked like.
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uxv Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, yes I guess she does ^_^;
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DeadlyNinja Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
omg thats me :D haha xD
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uxv Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
maybe :D
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DeadlyNinja Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
haha xD we have the same name and hair =p ...just different eyes xD
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uxv Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your name is Petra Arkanian? Wow :D
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DeadlyNinja Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
no just Petra xD;
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rennskye Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008
I'd always pictured ';Pet' (to steal Achille's nickname for her if only because I'm feeling sick and twisted right now) to have slightly darker hair, but this was really well done! YAY FOR THE ARMENIAN SHARP-SHOOTER! ... I think I speleed something wrong there...
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uxv Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you are probably right about the hair color..I made it lighter to make it stand out against the dark background, it's purely a visual thing :)

Thanks for the comment :D
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rennskye Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008
Yeah... come to think about it, dark hair wouldn't be as asthetically pleasing. Either way, awesome pic!
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KaylaHawK Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008  Student General Artist
Whoa! You did an awesome job, in both artwork AND in character!
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uxv Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you, and thanks for the fave as well :D
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KaylaHawK Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2008  Student General Artist
You did a great job! ^_^
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Arluinuial Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
Very nice! I love it when people do Enderverse art because it's so rare. And Petra's my favorite character, so even better.
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uxv Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :wave:
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garaXxXhinata69 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008
i always thought of her with red hair...

nice job though- we need more ender fanart!
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uxv Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well wikipedia says she's armenian, which is quite a hot country and people there usually have dark hair. Red hair is typical of fair skinned people from the north. You are of course free to think of her as you please, after all I didn't give her dark hair either :).

And I agree with you that we need more Ender fanart ^__^
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stalker-rachel Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008   Writer
Wow. I've never seen Ender fanart. I just got done reading Xenocide.

I love it. I think it suits her.
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uxv Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks. I didn't really know what to make her look like, since Card doesn't describe his characters much. Glad you like it :)
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beethoven9 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool
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uxv Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks
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beethoven9 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome!
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