Holy shhhhhhhhhhhhhhit... This is incredible. You drew her beautifully and it truly does look like her which is even more amazing. I have a tendency to examine eyes when I come across gorgeous pieces of art like this and you did hers extremely well. I really feel that they hold all the emotion she doesn't outwardly show, just how she does in the show. I love this!
I really like this! I feel like you made her prettier (the animated style didn't do much for her, I feel) but still kept her facial features the same, which is lovely. Also, she sort of reminds me of Kiera Knightly in this pouty face? Not in a bad way. Great work!
Thank you! I agree about the animation--in some episodes I thought she appeared really pretty, but in others...well, not so much. I like to think that some of the animators were die-hard Zutarian and others were Maiko, haha. I didn't base it off Keira Knightely, but not that you mention it, I can see the resemblance! haha this is actually my personal favorite of all my Mai fanarts, because I do think I kept her features pretty similar to how they were in the show.