Another painting of Mia. It’s so easy to draw her looking cute that I tend to fall back to doing so when I really ought to put her in some action scenes. She is an extremely talented water/ice mage after all!
She often looks meek and shy, but once her mind is set, her determination is unwavering through most of Discretional Valor. She suffers most from a naivete born of the rapid growth of her own optimism, but as she faces disappointments they only make her stronger.
There isn’t any story context to this painting; its just a “salon shot”. It’s a bit unusual to see her without Tanaquil, the little red winged orb that she uses to cast spells with that follows her around… perhaps I will add it in later.
Her watermelon dress is an old favorite design of mine that I’ve drawn a few of my female characters wearing from time to time. Of all these characters, I think it suits Mia’s taste in clothing the best. Even so, she’s pretty reserved about her appearance and would likely be more comfortable in a dress that showed less skin.