To round off the triplet of busts that I commissioned of the Gaia Trilogy girls, from
, this one is of the female lead from the final installment of the trilogy, Elle.
There are actually two Elle's in the game - and in the version of the game sold in mainland Europe, they are called Melina instead. Ark's childhood sweetheart in his hometown of Crysta is the first Elle. He meets the second Elle for the very first time in the overworld, where she is Princess of France and daughter of King Henri. Except all is not quite what it seems here....this Elle is also a near-identical match for Crysta's Elle, apart from having a slightly redder hair-colour.
did a beautiful job of this bust picture, in fact it's my personal favourite of the three Gaia Girls. She often behaves in a way fitting a classic damsel-in-distress, yet she does have hidden reserves to draw on in extremely desperate situations, and is not afraid to follow through when she feels something has to be done. The style used for her here actually combines the dress worn by Crysta's Elle (though in different colours), with the hairstyle of Princess Elle - sorta like the best of both worlds.
I really wish they would re-release the Soul Blazer trilogy for the Wii VC, or produce a new game in the same theme.
Princess Elle/Melina, Ark, Terranigma et al; © Quintet, Square Enix, Nintendo.
THIS ARTWORK DRAWN BY THE AMAZING
. Soul Blazer - LisaIllusion of Gaia - Kara
Terranigma - Elle