Ah, give this girl a break: other than Magic Knight Rayearh, every manga inside the Magical Girls' genre draws inspiration from Sailor Moon. Then, Scaflowne draws heavily from Magical Knight Rayearth on everything but whom the hero turned out to be.
the look like...magic knights crossed with the 4 gods of fushigi yuugi! you know, the dragon, turtle, pheonix and the tiger! and all of them are linked to a single heavenly ruler (aka the ruler of heaven...)
"GoddessKnights of Heaven"?
Well, I found their names earlier in a book about chinese mythology:
Suzaku - the red bird/phoenix
Seiryuu - green/blue dragon (depends on the version)
Genbu - black tortoise-snake
Byakko - white tiger
I was just wondering what are they called as the whole four, but I guess now that there's no such name for them
lovely. The white space witihin the colours gives it a great japanese print feel, I keep getting drawn back to the clouds. From the purple mountains to the orange and gold it's a nice mix. Good job on the figures too, it's always kinda tough getting a good composition when workin with a few, but they look great ^.^