Left to right, reborn ancient dragon Val Ul Copt, mazoku priest-general Xelloss Metallium, and golden dragon former priestess Filia Ul Copt.
Yes, I ship XellossXFilia because of their ridiculously obvious sexual tension in the anime. Please please do not try to make blind rationalizations otherwise. If you dislike the pairing, go ahead, you have every right to your own views, but just admit that it's really obvious and PLEASE do not waste space flaming me or explaining why you hate them I accept that other people sometimes don't prefer canon pairings, but I don't want to hear about it here. Many thanks!
Xelloss is wounded. He has a nasty habit of overestimating his own capabilities...although he IS partially entitled to his extreme self-confidence, considering his incredible power. Filia mends his wounds (again, lol...she has a habit of leaping to take care of him in the anime, while at the same time ranting that she "hates" him )
And Val, who follows Xelloss around like an imprinted duckling, lmao, touches the wound and asks with big frightened eyes, "Does it hurt?" Judging by Xel's face, it does, but he's trying to be brave, lol.
Hajime Kanzaka is da shizzle, yo. Or something. He owns these characters. Lol.
I usually draw Filia with Milgasia, but I totally understand and admit that there is something between Xellos and Filia. This is a good pairing
It's great that you made so many drawings for the story, I keep finding more and more Congratulations!
Thank you very much! These are all quite old, I should get more Slayers art out there now
awww, what a cute val! and poor xelloss looks like he's trying to grin-and-bear it, while almost failing! the only possible problem i have with this pic is filia's face. i dunno, it just looks odd. her eyes are fine, but something about her nose/mouth area...
anyway, enough from me. nicely done!
-Isadiah/MKL, signing out.
The funny thing is of all three of them, Filia is the one I most faithfully copied from a screenshot reference. So I suppose in this case I would blame the TRY animators instead of myself I agree, the way they render noses as these odd triangular shadow things lmao, it's jarring!
Xellos face is priceless hehe
Unfortunately, I've faced soooo much flaming on this pairing, even though merchandisers and even a few comments from Kanzaka himself peg them as canon. Essentially shippers of Lina and Xelloss, and Xelloss and Zelgadiss, have big problems with the pairing and unfortunately many of them are very rude about expressing their difference of opinion. At this point, however, I basically ignore flames. Thanks for your encouragement!!!
As for the Yaoi Pair of Xellos and Zel I don't like Yaoi pairings. No offence to anyone who likes it. I just kinda think its unfair pairing straight characters and making them gay. I don't think its fair for the author of the characters. I'm not going to rant on about it though. Its my opinion and I understand that no one has to agree with me.
Yeah I did notice that in many image scans they're always next to each other. If only some would realize that...
Merry Christmas, btw, or whatever you celebrate!
(and baby Valgaav is adorable too )
it's a delightful blend of their anime style and your crosshatching technique, very successful i think