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Maximum Ride by AlmostBlue Maximum Ride by AlmostBlue
A character from some of James Patterson's novels, named Max Ride. I always wanted to try drawing her but none of the books really described her except the most recent one, which I'm reading now.

I'm pretty happy with how this came out. I'm trying some new stuff with how I draw faces, like trying not to make the eyes take up the whole picture. And I really like her hair and wings. Yeah, I started scribling on parts because the pose got really confusing, and wings are too hard to draw. I think it looks cool anyways.

The James Patterson books are called: The Lake House, When The Wind Blows, and Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment.
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TogeticWannabe Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
i love it but i think it looks more like maya sounds in the first few chapters in Nevermore (yus i did get it today!! im so happy!!!:iconhappyskipplz:)
Maggie-Ride Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012

kittytsukasa Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Student
I like how your style captures her, it's different, but in a good way.
W-i-n-g-e-d Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009  Student Digital Artist
awsome! I love her expression >.< :floating:
Crystalz8D Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008
Love it! [link] I have drawings of the flock too, but I don't post them because I don't think people will like them. [link]
Mushroom-Knight Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I luv this pic!!!
Green-Ruby Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008
Ok, without a doubt. this HAS to be the only COOL pic of Max I've seen!
Amazing work! Love how much character you gave her.
CreativeEatsYou Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008
cool! I absolutely love those books! love how you put the pink bits through her hair like in the book!
RedFox-47 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2007   Writer
Very very very cooooooool !!!!!! I recently read all the books. They are awsome. Very good interpretation of Max ^^ :clap:
Purple-Fearie Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2007   General Artist
NicoleMAbrahamson Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007  Professional General Artist
When The Wind Blows and The Lake House are his adult novels of different bird-kids. The Maximum Ride bird-kids are different, yes, based somewhat on his adult novels, but different, as are the names (major ones in When The Wind Blows and The Lake House being: Max, Ozymandias (or Oz), Icarus (or Ic, the blind kid), twins Peter and Wendy, Max's brother Matthew, and Frannie and Kit).
RocketGirl125 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2007
i luv this pic, it has so much character. lol. i'm practically adicted to the books and i cant wait to read the next one!
DannyPhantomsBride Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2007
she looks like she's becoming intagable.
MissIvyGreen Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2007
I love how you depict her,
but i am really confused does she have blonde hair or is she a brunnette?
fleetingleaves Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006
awesome to the max. *nono!pun* -forshame-.. lol. I am loving your max's hair! The wings are lovely though a bit angular; and i am jealous of the hands. Hands and feet are my weaknesses. The pose is lovely; she looks like she's just landed. The colouring on the wings or just the colouring in general is amazing. I love the little jackety thing. It's secretagent -esque and suits her fine. The only max ride books i've heard of are the angel experiment and school's out forever. I read the first ages ago and found the second on the teenage reading shelf in my local libary. I read 264 pages in one night, woke up and needed caffine. I love this drawing and I hope you keep at it!
ChoirGeekPhantom689 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2006
I Stayed up 'till mid-night last night finishing it and I'm off to get the sequal after lunch *nods*
I like this picccie much;y so. *faves*
Eragona Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2006
I just finished both books! They were great! Altho now I am wishing I had takin more time reading them...Is there another coming soon I hope?!?
broadwaybabe791 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2006
Wow!!! Nice drawing! I like that the style is 'american cartoon', cause i think that MaxRide is more that way, and less manga-ish. (Except for like Fang's hair or something.) Fang is sssssssssoooooooooooooo HOT!!!
raven4ever Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2006  Student Digital Artist
*Pumps fists into the air* YES!!!!! YESYESYESYES IT'S MAXIMUM RIIIIIIIIDE!!!!!!! Whew, I'm sorry! I'm a crazed fanatic!
murasakijellybean Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2006
I'm reading Maximum Ride right now and it's great to have some fanart to help me better visualize the characters. ^_^ Nice job.
ImposterSquall Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2006
Wonderful :D I love that book!!
Breaking-winter Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2006
ooh this is a totally awesome and cute picture of Max! Spiffy job! :D
Maximum-Ride-Fans Featured By Owner May 25, 2006
:D Awesome! I love her expression, and the colors. Very nice style you've got there! (Reminds me of american (hero) comics) ^^ The wings are good, too... those type of wings are hard to draw, and I think you've pulled that little amount of them off nicely.
When it says the her hair was blonde, it was like, whoa..really? -lol-

(Doesn't James say that his characters in The Lake House and When The Wind Blows aren't the same characters as in Maximum Ride...He says that their situations, and Max's name are pretty much where the simularities end... At least that's what he put at the beginning of the paper back edition of Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment (-lol- I was curious, one day while I was at the store, to see if there was any info on the second book, and found that statement at the beginning of the book...))

-Keep up the great work! <(:+favlove:)
gaiadaughterofchaos Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
I know right? JP is SO inconsistent about his characters hair colors, it was like, brown, blond, blond, brown, brown with blond highlights. It r crazy.
Maximum-Ride-Fans Featured By Owner May 25, 2006
^^; Whoops, I see now that someone else said that, too. -lol-
TornAroundtheEdges Featured By Owner May 4, 2006
wow I love this book! Are the three of them related? (When The Wind Blows, Max Ride, Lake House?)
commando-havok Featured By Owner May 8, 2006
Um... sort of. When the wind blows and The lake house are in the same series, but Max Ride isn't. If you look in the first few pages of Max Ride there's a note from Patterson pointing this out. They are just often confused because the main character in both is named Max.
CameoAppearance Featured By Owner May 18, 2006
Seconded. They're similar characters, but most definitely not the same.
Maximum-Ride-Fans Featured By Owner May 25, 2006
(Hope you don't mind, I just had to say this: ED!!! <(:heart:) <-- for your sig. -lol-)
CameoAppearance Featured By Owner May 26, 2006
:D Thanks!
Maximum-Ride-Fans Featured By Owner May 27, 2006
-lol- You're welcome! :D
Veriladaine-Sarrasri Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2007   Photographer
We fans have TROUBLE. The third books description is

"The time has arrived for Max and her winged “Flock” to face their ultimate enemy and discover their original purpose: to defeat the takeover of “re-evolution”, a sinister experiment to re-engineer a select population into a scientifically superior master race…and to terminate the rest. Manx, Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gasman, and Angel have always worked together to defeat the forces working against them—but can they save the world when they are torn apart, living in hiding and captivity, half-way across the globe from one another?"

The Flock splits up! Spread the word!
Maximum-Ride-Fans Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2007
Read that ;_; Awww!! Well, it's a turn of events, so we'll all just have to see what happens, right ;p!

(So it's not so rude, if we continue these conversations, let's on the club's page or your page?)

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xseakingxshinjitsux Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2006
I like the way you colored the wings. ^^
Wolfsister Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2005
Wow that's great none of my other friends have read it, no that;'s a lie one read it but she didn't like it much. great fan art not exactly how i pictured her but still great!
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