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August 29, 2012
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Guardian by White-Mantis Guardian by White-Mantis
A bit of fluff to brighten the day of the romantic ones xD

Characters are Nae and Eien, both anthro mantises.


Art & Characters (c) me
Original design of Eien by *fydbac
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HlaaluWizard Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
awww so cute, but don't female mantises eat their mates? O.o
White-Mantis Sep 20, 2013  Student General Artist
In real life, that happens the majority of the time when the mantises are in captivity, rarely they'll do that in the wild.

In my world, no. They are intelligent beings and share no traits with earthen insects other than some of the appearance.

They are not mates.
HlaaluWizard Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
oh ok, didn't know that! cool... :)
sorry, thought they were a couple!
OlliveOil Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 I shall dream and pray and hope that this becomes canon at some point in Blade Under Mask~! Romance is one of my favorite major genres, right alongside horror and psychological. I would just... Gah~. This looks like it'd be such a sweet and innocent love, if it did exist!  :iconmoeblushplz:
Very beautiful indeed, and I am still eagerly awaiting the day your comic is on the roll! :la::heart:
White-Mantis Sep 16, 2013  Student General Artist
You'll need to waaaait and see hahahaha!

Ahhh thank you very much! T_T I'm giving my best on the script!
I can almost see this as a more father/daughter love and protectiveness than a romantic one exactly. Judging by the white hair, I'd say that he is far older than Nae is. But it is still an adorable pic non-the-less lol
You know, it's strange...I absolutely hate insects, I find them really creepy and I want them to stay as far away from me as possible. Yet, I really love these two together like this! He's so tall and protective looking, and he holds her so sweetly too. After reading about her troublesome situations with those visions, I imagine he's probably the only one who can help bring back her senses. Maybe I'm looking too deeply into this..

I only stumbled upon your work a few days ago but I am amazed by your characters. Each one is so interesting and the designs are so well thought out!
neatí XD but one question: does Mantis behavoir takes after them/Nae will eat his head should Eien act too romantic?...naaah, silly me, they are anthros, not animals XD
Keto-Schneider Sep 9, 2012   Traditional Artist
que cute os doisss, eles vao ser o par romantico da historia?
shisleya Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist
That's very sweet, and I love the atmosphere you managed to give with all the light green/yellow/earth tones... Nae with untied hair is so special :heart:
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