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I thought I would share some of my planning designs for MemoirduLune, a roleplaying group that myself and wispywaffle are currently working on. Feel free to give it a browse, but we're still very in the process of creating it so much of the information is incomplete and messy.

These aren't the final designs, just some ideas I wanted to draw out. The elementals are made up of elements from the environment around them, and my idea was for them to be mostly made of changeable compounds (such as water, fire, ect), so that each one could be unique, but still recognizable.

I haven't been able to come up with a name for the last one (ice/snow elemental) so if you have any suggestions I would love to hear them!

edit: My Nymph design is not a pokemon, but thank you to the many people who pointed out the likeness. It's based off of an older character that I designed before the pokemon black and white series was released, but with the addition of a dress I can see the resemblance. I don't keep up to date with all of the pokemon, since there is far too many of them, so I'd never heard of Liligant before people pointed it out.

edit2: Wispy drew a concept for the polluted version of the nymph and posted it on her tumblr: cloudy-diaries.tumblr.com/post…


More Memoir du Lune Artwork
Rain Maker Elemental by HirukioAncient  Woods by HirukioCrystalite Caverns by HirukioA Path to Follow by Hirukio

Artwork © Zara Alfonso
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:iconliquidfrogstudios:
LiquidFrogStudios Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful characters!
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pokeneo1234 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional
nymph look like lilligant from pokemon.
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AmazingAwesomeDrawer Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's the only reason I came here!
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:iconpokeneo1234:
pokeneo1234 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Professional
yup.
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NanetteRyder Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student General Artist
That digs up a story I abandoned long ago....

Super cute :3
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oldfadedtintype Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
cute!
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FantasticCheese Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
??? = Me in the morning. XD ( I'm not being a troll or anything, I promise. Sorry if it sounds like I'm being a troll. =] )
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PandaRaRawr Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Really interested in the group and wish to contribute to it!
And I am wondering; Elementals are the type of character you can be right, or..?
The last one is snow right?
Hmm... Maybe you should add more white to it, wasn't really noticeable..
Snow.. snow... Aison? Sichth? I don't know anything related to snow v_v
I do love the concept of polluted Nymph, if there is no current idea of how to turn polluted then I might have a concept :)
Hope I could roleplay in it Q^Q
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ZaraAlfonso Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
No, Elementals are some of the creatures that inhabit the world that the group takes place in. c: On the group's front page in the navigation box the is a page marked 'Essences', that will be where you can find the different types of characters that people joining the group can make.

The last one is a snow/ice elemental and we decided to call them Jötunn. The elementals can have different forms, qualities, shapes ect, this particular one is just a concept that I came up with, I based it on frigid wind and ice crystals as opposed to snow.

I hope that answers your questions! :hug:
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PandaRaRawr Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohhh. I see :D
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sevenxlives Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
looks really totally cute. >w<
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Ginginese Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
these are really cute!! :la:
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HumbleArtist123 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Let me see...

Top: Earth, Water and Fire.
Bottom: Wind...and I'm relatively certain that the one without a name is Darkness.
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ZaraAlfonso Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Er ice, it does say in the artist comment. <:3
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EcoBeta Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
The last one could be an Agloolik. An Agloolik is a spirit in Inuit mythology that lives underneath the ice and aids fisherman/ hunters.
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TheFallenAngel123 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
In Japenese philosophy there's another element called Jin, or Metal.
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Synosurai Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Super cute! :3
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F0ggi Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Student General Artist
This is soooo adorable, love your work:love::aww:
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SiCK-of-ThiS Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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so cutteee
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LightningLord3 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
The last one looks more like ether to me (according to Aristotle, the 5th element along fire, water, air and earth). I think it would be a revenant.
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Scurron Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Student General Artist
you should make the blue-grayish a banshee :meow: she looks like one :)
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CandiedJellyfish Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Student Filmographer
Will-o-Wisp is probably my favorite.

Very cute designs!
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FreakY-KiD-RoxY Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student General Artist
I might be in love with this maybe?
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Conkeras Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student General Artist
What is a sylph? Is it really an already existing creature? Because I named a species of my Ocs like that and I did not know if the word was already used by something... ^^; Is it?
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ZaraAlfonso Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yes they are, you probably heard it before a remembered it when naming your characters. Sylphs are a western mythological air spirit, you can read the wiki article here [link] if you're interested in learning more about them, or just google sylphs. c:
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Conkeras Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you very much :meow: I am french actually, that's why I doubt I heard the word before but hey, it's still a possibility, anyways, I did do some researchs and it's really fascinating to learn about them. I actually suprised myself searching an hour or so on the subject. It would be awesome if those sylphids really existed :P Angels or not, this would be great!:heart:
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ZaraAlfonso Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Canada is pretty westernised, as well as super multicultural, and the French word for Sylph is Sylphe. I'm Italian and I'm fluent in French, I don't really think ethnicity and spoken language have much to do with exposure to different things. xD However there's lots of concepts that are new to me as well.

I'm glad you find it interesting, I love learning about the mythologies and religions of different cultures.
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OfLanceTheLonginus Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
The Duckman becomes one without soul
It hunger
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Ozzith-Fox Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like rain water, and sylph!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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jealousapples Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
ohmygosh plz make adoptables :iconomgsocuteplz:
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MegByte Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
I like Will-o-wisp.
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saillytheshippy Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL love the ??

Ooh, nice Alice buttons!
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Darkshinyfire Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Is the blue one a kappa?
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seraphina18 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
call the last one shiva , i think that would suit her ^.^
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Fridel2 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
How cute! The nymph reminds me of the adorable Pokémon Shaymin
^^
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tibrocks Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
adorable! <3
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XxBlackLightxX Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So many Pokemon references ^.^
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guodaaiko Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
cool :D
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HeatherMaii Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
Awesome! so cuute:3
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AMadTeaParty Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
how about frost for the last one, like jack frost? other than that all i have is this list of mythical creatures in association to elements [link]

the will-o-wisp is my fav
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shusical Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
H-HIRUUUUU
i left this hanging in my inbox because i was too lazy to comment because it's just so adorable i wanted to keep looking at it, haha ;_; i always adore your designs! they're so fresh and always match the themes so well *-*;;; <333
;v; even your sketchy-concept drawings are so cute (and specific *-*;; changeable compounds is really interesting and versatile!)! i love how it looks lineless, but is... not really... but is lineless. haha ;;;;;;;;

1. THE NYMPH AMGG
yes she does remind me of lilligant XD ;; it's pretty close, but lilligant is pretty much my favourite pokemon so >.> >.>
<3 i love her flower with the curl!
and haomggg i adore wispy's corrupted version so much ;___;;""

2. rain maker!
wwhwwoa i love her hair that's like raindrops! her shape kind of reminds of the cloth doll thing that... i don't remember which culture puts outside to make it rain? i'm not sure if you know of it XD ;;; regardless, such a cute design ;.; ;.; i find it interesting that it's teal and not blue, too, and the star accessory; it reminds me of more of the natural oceans and stuff than what people usually think of when they think of rain :)

3. willowisp
AAAAMG THE HAIR AHHAHA
*-* and the pose aaa ;o;
i just want to...
HUG IT ;OOOOOOOO; /extends arms <333

4. sylph
*OOOOO* S-SHE LOOKS LIKE A SHEEP ;O;; so fluffy and soft, i want to touch it but i feel kind of like i'd go through her haha XD ;;;;
;_; /touches anyway

5. ???
*O* she does have a mysterious aura! hmm... i feel like you have a few blue designs already (rainmaker is kind of bluish)... but this is gorgeous ;o; the hairrrr *-* is just like how the nearby ice cream place scoops out their ice cream HAHAA
*-* *-*;; i really am uncreative XD ;; good luck with finding an element, though! ;v;

also
WHAOMG the group ;oo; i went and read through a bunch of the stuff and it seems so... magical AHHAHA *-*
i will be quietly admiring as you two build on it some more *-* *-*! you two have fantastic ideas :)
i wish i could roleplay ahah qq
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ZaraAlfonso Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
@_____@
Shuuu you wrote me a book <3
I don't know what to reply to first ;u;

I went with teal for the rain maker to give it a murky look like the ocean where they're from instead of a clearer blue from a pond or stream.
I wasn't aware of the rainmaker doll, but that is really interesting. I'll definitely have to look into that some more, thank you for telling me about it.

Ahaa the group is proving to be so much fun to make! Wispy and I both love story telling, creating worlds and designing stuff so making a roleplaying universe was right up our alley! ;u; We've been working on it for like...4 or 5 months now I think.

Why can't you roleplay? ;u;
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shusical Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
ooops i'm so sorry ahaha! ♥
it's okay, you don't have to reply ;w; ~!

ohh *o*! that makes so much more sense, since most rain comes from the oceans...? i shamefully don't know much about science haha;; i'm glad it's interesting to you! i love the rainmaker doll concept, it's really intriguing n.n

i've been trying to read up on the group in my spare time, it's really interesting *-* it's great you guys are having fun creating it too! gosh that's a long time of work ;oo;

i don't know how to write/make characters QuQ;;;;;;;
also, is it a coincidence that the icon for it has the letters "me" and "lu" that kind of lengthens to your lua and wispy's mes? *-*
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ZaraAlfonso Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I had no idea how to write or make characters but I tried it and then I met wispy there xD It is also a coincidence, we didn't actually realise that MeLu (Which stands for MemoirduLune) would also be taken as MesLua Dx We noticed that afterwards. Also that Icon is just a joke thingy I made, it's pretty much just my head with octopus tentacle hair because my hair used to be really really long...we wont actually be using it for the group ;V;
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Ongnonymous Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
They're so cute I want to hug them x) Omg.
Tundra for the ice one? D:
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Squeakable Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
AWAAA CUTE!!!!!
I love Rain Maker!!!
Any chance I could try and draw her? C:
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ZaraAlfonso Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Sure go ahead! Just remember to credit me for the design if you post it anywhere :hug:
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wispywaffle Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hiru hiru hiru I have a favour to ask

May I take them and turn them into big ugly things? 8D
For the dark corruption thing and all that, y'know. :o
I'm having an artblock, those ideas I wanted to draw disappeared when I picked up my pen. "Orz

did you have anythign in mind? Otherwise it'll be like rain maker --> davy jones kinda monsterification,
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skyehopper Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
Sooo cute!
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NeverBeenDarkMarked Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012   Traditional Artist
This is so sweet!! Well done!!
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