Asazaki Nae by WhiteMantis

Asazaki Nae

WhiteMantis

28 January 2014 at 16:37:08 MST

Name:
Asazaki Nae
Age:
18
Gender:
Female
Height:
1,58m (5'2"ft)
Weight:
45kg (99lb)
Species:
Orchid Mantis (Hymenopus coronatus)

Asazaki Nae is a young maiko, an apprentice geisha, living her daily routine in the Asazaki house alongside her adoptive family: Asami, her strict mother, and Tetsuo, her older brother. Quiet and reserved when speaking, polite and refined when acting, she usually displays a submissive demeanor but is able pull off a bolder self when cornered.

Not older than two decades and already earning well, Nae spends her nights working at different teahouses, entertaining customers with forms of art that range from music to dance, including playing musical instruments and conversation. With a soft voice speaking alluring words, she keeps their minds safe from their problems in the Flower and Willow world that she creates especially for them. She sells her skills, not her body and contrary to ignorant belief, her career does not allow those who seek her company to lay down with her.

Her calm life turns upside down when she starts seeing horrendous, inexplicable figures that she and only she can see, just a few days before the ceremony that will mark her transition from maiko to full geisha. Doubting her own grip on reality and afraid to seek help for fear of accusations of insanity that could ruin her future as a geisha, she starts sinking into her own mind. Between hallucinations and etiquette, Nae tries to keep sober on her feet and
succeed in the trials to become a geisha, as the world outside slowly becomes unrecognizable.

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The Character thing on Weasyl made me realize Nae's model sheet was really outdated. She went through some changes and since I've been getting some commissions with her, I thought I'd make a new one. I had fun drawing all those Naes! <3



Nae and Blade Under Mask are registered property of WhiteMantis and may not be used for any purposes of roleplay or art without explicit, written permission. Please ASK before using ANY of my characters for ANY purpose.

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    This character is so beautiful, she will always be one of my favorites of all time ever.

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      Aahhh thank yooouu so much! ;o;

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    SO MUCH LOVE FOR THIS BUG

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    Oh man, this turned out really great!

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    Oh WOW her hair is LONG

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      She never cut it in her whole life! XD
      Just trimmed the edge. :3

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    One of my favorite OC's of all time. Nae is simply wonderful.

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      Thank you so much! ;__; <3

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    I need more Nae in my life <3 ;P

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    Her story is really interesting o_o

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      Thank you very much! <3
      Glad you read her story too. ^^

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        I hope you might throw more at us!

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    What a beautiful character and interesting backstory? I just want hug her

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      Thank you very much for reading what I wrote too! <3
      I'm really glad you like her. ^^

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    She and her story is truly amazing!! thank you so much for doing this!

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      Thank you very much! T__T I'll be doing one of these for Tetsuo now 8D

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    Positively beautiful.... Nae is still the most gorgeous character I have ever seen, and definitely one of my favourites. <3

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      Aahhh that much? ;o;
      Thank you a lot! TwT

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    Beautiful work, beautiful character!

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      Thank you very much! <3

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        Ahh thank you so much! <3
        I'm so glad to hear you like her <3 <3 <3 HGNNNNN

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    Still one of my favourite non-dragon characters :) What can I say, I've always loved bugs XD

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      Ahh thank you so much! <3
      I'm so glad to hear you like her <3 <3 <3 HGNNNNN

      (Ugh, the way these comments nest on Weasyl confuse me >_>)

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    Gosh, Nae is such a beautiful character, both physically and background-wise.
    You bring such life into your stories ;O;

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      Thank you so much. ;-; I'm glad you could read the description I wrote too! And that you liked it! <:3

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    Nae is such a lovely and unique character. You do bugs so well!

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    Small note: It should be "striping" in the bottom right (especially seeing as she's already stripped!)

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      Thanks for pointing out! :)

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    Lovely! Came out great. :)

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    Lovely reference sheet and summary! I love that it reads like an excerpt on the back of a book, because it makes me want to know more :)

    This also makes me want to make a reference sheet for Okina, but this sort of thing is better left to digital media. >_o

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      I wrote that description to be synopsis of Blade Under Mask! I'm glad you think that ;o; and that you're interested in that!
      I hope you will also enjoy the comic when it comes out, soon. <:3

      And I would love to see a reference for Okina! She's so pretty! ;o;

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    She really is beautiful, and I love all the detail you've put into her, story wise, personality and art wise! I can't wait to see more. :>

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    This character is so pretty~! I would love to draw her some time @ u @;;;

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      Thank you so much! I'm really really happy to her you like her <3 and that you also want to draw her! I'd be honoured~ <3

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    Normally bugs just creep me out but Nae is so beautifully designed that it's just hard not to like her.

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      Thank you very much! ^^ I'm glad you think this of her. xD

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    Gosh I love your character Nae, I'll have to buck up and draw her sometime, she's just down right gorgeous!

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      Ahhh thank you so much! ;o;
      I'm glad you like heerr <3 I'd be honoured if you wanted to draw her~

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        heehee I prolly will in the near future.... I gotta finish making my new sona first... =3 but I dunno, I faun over Nae every time I see her. All like "D'awe she's so pretty... Why can't I manage to make my character that gorgeous!?" Haha huggles

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    I already favourited this on FA but I love her design so much I shall favourite it here as well <3

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    She always has a wonderful design, nice new ref sheet!

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    She's so beautiful, I must draw her someday!

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    so beautiful @w@
    I want to fave this like 5 billion times hnngh
    her hair is the most gorgeous hair I've ever seen and just everything
    she's so perfect <3

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    I honestly can't get over how beautiful your art is. And Nae he absolutely gorgeous.

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    I love Nae - every time you post a little snippet of her story I am excited to read it. The world you've created is also pretty interesting to me. I hope at some point you're able to publish or put out something that ties it all together. I'd love to see it! :)