Drawing my ancient character Eggie in some dresses I thought fit her, and a doodle of the Princess from the Knight and Princess story I’m poking at

Credits (x, x, x, x)

12
Sep

Took another crack at Areum’s outfit, but since I was stumped I also went back to the books i.e. looked at more hanboks since I was using those as a jumping off point. I mostly mention this because I found a photostream from a rad-as-fuck hanbok fashion show from a few years back which definitely helped me figure out where I wanted to go (this one in particular I really liked but I didn’t want to copy directly, obviously…)

Also had an really rough action pose and attempt at a profile but eeehhhhhhh mostly just there to see if I could like… do the lunge thing without breaking the skirt. Having owned long skirts like… lunges are possible if the skirt has a enough give but in my case I would often trip on the fabric on the way back up because I’m a klutz… also I think I overextend on my lunges frequently but that’s neither here nor there. But the chima skirt is sort of like a wrap skirt, so for fantasy fashion purposes I improvised a slit with the wrap…

Haha people care about my thought processes on dressing my Half-Orc Monk I’M FUCKING SURE HAHA

In other news the new Frenden concept brushes are fun and the new additions to the wash brushes are great and I dig the panting block in brush and the GLAZING BRUSH IS AMAZING okay okay buy Frenden brushes that is all

11
Sep
I’ve decided to make just like… all the DnD characters because I wanna. Also there are like 3 more classes than races but with subraces I’ll make it work haha
So I’ve already posted the sketch of Malali, the Tiefling Bard, but now there’s Areum, the Half-Orc Monk whose past is sort of complicated and involves being the well-known secret bastard child of a noblewoman and an orc and who grew up at the monastery where she was conceived haha welp, and then Ghesh Turnuroth, the gold Dragonborn Warlock who grew up with Areum and as they grew up might have sort of been put in charge of her for reasons no one can properly ascertain anymore. He had plans to become a Paladin perhaps and learn some proper fighting skills but late one night as he stayed up researching as he is wont to do he read the wrong book and now is sort of kind of in this pact with a Great Old One of some sort and well Areum can take care of herself, really, at least fighting-wise (haha thanks to the +2 Strength bonus for Half-Orcs her Strength is 20 yeah booooyyyeeee).
Ghesh has the absolute worst crush on Areum but he’s also keeping a lot of secrets, secrets about himself and about Areum’s relatives, so he hasn’t said a word. Areum might have a crush on Ghesh as well if she could ever admit it to herself, because even though she’s a bit haughty and high-and-mighty she’s very much unsure of herself and her position in the world (though this should would never say so out loud).
Ended up researching a lot of traditional Korean clothing, particularly the hanbok and like… the hanbok throughout history…? I know I looked up yangban women in particularly which I want to say is more… 18th-19th century… I think. Obviously not a direct copy obviously but I’m still futzing with Areum’s outfit nothing seems to be quite what I want yet… I don’t know. I want there to be influence but not a direct copy and I feel like I’m treading the line…
Ghesh’s is a mix of like… eh, I know I wanted a Mandarin collar and then I just sort of went from there… yeeeeeaaahhhhhhhh. Oh and glasses. No I have no idea how a dragon wears glasses like it’s fucking magic (…okay I mean I was thinking actually weirdly-shaped pince-nez so like effectively magic, painful, annoying magic).
Costuming is hard :/
I have a doctor’s appointment tomorrow at ungodly o’clock so goodnight

I’ve decided to make just like… all the DnD characters because I wanna. Also there are like 3 more classes than races but with subraces I’ll make it work haha

So I’ve already posted the sketch of Malali, the Tiefling Bard, but now there’s Areum, the Half-Orc Monk whose past is sort of complicated and involves being the well-known secret bastard child of a noblewoman and an orc and who grew up at the monastery where she was conceived haha welp, and then Ghesh Turnuroth, the gold Dragonborn Warlock who grew up with Areum and as they grew up might have sort of been put in charge of her for reasons no one can properly ascertain anymore. He had plans to become a Paladin perhaps and learn some proper fighting skills but late one night as he stayed up researching as he is wont to do he read the wrong book and now is sort of kind of in this pact with a Great Old One of some sort and well Areum can take care of herself, really, at least fighting-wise (haha thanks to the +2 Strength bonus for Half-Orcs her Strength is 20 yeah booooyyyeeee).

Ghesh has the absolute worst crush on Areum but he’s also keeping a lot of secrets, secrets about himself and about Areum’s relatives, so he hasn’t said a word. Areum might have a crush on Ghesh as well if she could ever admit it to herself, because even though she’s a bit haughty and high-and-mighty she’s very much unsure of herself and her position in the world (though this should would never say so out loud).

Ended up researching a lot of traditional Korean clothing, particularly the hanbok and like… the hanbok throughout history…? I know I looked up yangban women in particularly which I want to say is more… 18th-19th century… I think. Obviously not a direct copy obviously but I’m still futzing with Areum’s outfit nothing seems to be quite what I want yet… I don’t know. I want there to be influence but not a direct copy and I feel like I’m treading the line…

Ghesh’s is a mix of like… eh, I know I wanted a Mandarin collar and then I just sort of went from there… yeeeeeaaahhhhhhhh. Oh and glasses. No I have no idea how a dragon wears glasses like it’s fucking magic (…okay I mean I was thinking actually weirdly-shaped pince-nez so like effectively magic, painful, annoying magic).

Costuming is hard :/

I have a doctor’s appointment tomorrow at ungodly o’clock so goodnight

10
Sep
Werewolf Doctor
Better than therapy animal werewolf because sentience, let’s be real

Werewolf Doctor

Better than therapy animal werewolf because sentience, let’s be real

6
Sep
AHAHAHA MOTHERFUCKER WHO’S LAUGHING NOW
It probably needs more clean-up but I spent like 90 minutes doing clean up and at the moment I want to do literally anything else so I’m probably going to make that label I keep meaning to and also go stitch together my graphite scan so that’s ready to go yeah that sounds good
Then I honestly might play some fucking video games or work on D&D characters or some such shit hahaha we’ll see how long those other two things take me first
STILL
COLORED PENCIL: MOSTLY FUCKING DONE

AHAHAHA MOTHERFUCKER WHO’S LAUGHING NOW

It probably needs more clean-up but I spent like 90 minutes doing clean up and at the moment I want to do literally anything else so I’m probably going to make that label I keep meaning to and also go stitch together my graphite scan so that’s ready to go yeah that sounds good

Then I honestly might play some fucking video games or work on D&D characters or some such shit hahaha we’ll see how long those other two things take me first

STILL

COLORED PENCIL: MOSTLY FUCKING DONE

3
Sep
I was going to stay up all night to finish this but frankly I’m tired and I need to get up and do some shit tomorrow so… I guess I failed at that haha

Fuck colored pencil fuck it forever

I was going to stay up all night to finish this but frankly I’m tired and I need to get up and do some shit tomorrow so… I guess I failed at that haha

Fuck colored pencil fuck it forever

2
Sep
Uuuuuugghhhghgghhhghhh colored peeennnnccciiiiilllllllllll is the wwwooooorrrsssttt

I might just try to finish this one tomorrow then go back to pen and ink after it

That… sounds acceptable…

Uuuuuugghhhghgghhhghhh colored peeennnnccciiiiilllllllllll is the wwwooooorrrsssttt

I might just try to finish this one tomorrow then go back to pen and ink after it

That… sounds acceptable…

1
Sep
I’m tired of looking at this piece so I’m going to stop working on it for today
Tried to tone it up evenly-ish so I can just like… mess with it… tomorrow… maybe Monday might deal with colored pencil tomorrow and see if I can’t knock that out
Behind schedule, blech
Maybe… started colored pencil tonight, like get the new one outlined, some base underpainting stuff… figure out what I’m doing tomorrow, tomorrow

I’m tired of looking at this piece so I’m going to stop working on it for today

Tried to tone it up evenly-ish so I can just like… mess with it… tomorrow… maybe Monday might deal with colored pencil tomorrow and see if I can’t knock that out

Behind schedule, blech

Maybe… started colored pencil tonight, like get the new one outlined, some base underpainting stuff… figure out what I’m doing tomorrow, tomorrow

30
Aug
I ended up doing some errands today and having to go into work for a little but to learn the new system, so I only got my graphite piece done (sans cropping which needs to be done and maybe more clean up I’m just clean-upped-out)

Tomorrow I’m going to tackle my pen and ink piece

I ended up doing some errands today and having to go into work for a little but to learn the new system, so I only got my graphite piece done (sans cropping which needs to be done and maybe more clean up I’m just clean-upped-out)

Tomorrow I’m going to tackle my pen and ink piece

30
Aug
Because I’m dumb and avoiding all important things and shit I started working on a Tiefling Bard last night and got the rough stuff hammered out and so here’s a rough sketch for the rough background
Malali, the Tiefling Bard, who in her self-imposed solitude of the hermit’s life has learned something terrible, and something wonderful, but cannot say which is which. Malali, the Tiefling Bard, who sings songs of sorrow to quell savage beasts, and whose tales of great tragedy she strums upon her lyre can still inspire great feats. Malali, the Tiefling Bard, the serene at all turns.
Horns based off of the takin but with how much success…? Eeehhhhh I tried. They look cool but of course because they look cool it also means they are hard to draw.

Because I’m dumb and avoiding all important things and shit I started working on a Tiefling Bard last night and got the rough stuff hammered out and so here’s a rough sketch for the rough background

Malali, the Tiefling Bard, who in her self-imposed solitude of the hermit’s life has learned something terrible, and something wonderful, but cannot say which is which. Malali, the Tiefling Bard, who sings songs of sorrow to quell savage beasts, and whose tales of great tragedy she strums upon her lyre can still inspire great feats. Malali, the Tiefling Bard, the serene at all turns.

Horns based off of the takin but with how much success…? Eeehhhhh I tried. They look cool but of course because they look cool it also means they are hard to draw.

29
Aug
It’s… it’s a start
I’m so bad at colored pencil
So bad
Probably going to put this one up for now until tomorrow when I can ask for advice and stuff
Going to try and get a sketch done for my watercolor piece haha wheeeeeeeeee portfolio stuff

It’s… it’s a start

I’m so bad at colored pencil

So bad

Probably going to put this one up for now until tomorrow when I can ask for advice and stuff

Going to try and get a sketch done for my watercolor piece haha wheeeeeeeeee portfolio stuff

26
Aug
Colors! And names! I’m still in the midst of character creation but things more or less sorted out, just figuring out exact spells and equip haha all those fiddly bits. But I’ve gotten backstories mostly sussed out I think leeeet’s go go go
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Gudrun Utgart, Hill Dwarf Cleric of Lathander (unwilling), Neutral Good

Gudrun is an unwilling magical girl cleric for the god Lathander in the Life Domain, so healing spells and the like. Gudrun was just a blacksmith when Lathander in human form went, “HEY YOU’RE THE CHOSEN ONE HAVE SOME POWERS” and she went, “what wait no I’m fine being a blacksmith stop” and basically her god likes her and is trying to convince her that she likes being his chosen one and all and she wants to not deal with this shit and keeps telling him “no seriously I want to just be a blacksmith again leave me alone.” There’s a town where she’s a well-regarded (possibly even a folk hero now) due to this whole “HEY CHOSEN ONE” thing but she doesn’t like to talk about it. She’s not entirely sure why she’s the chosen one, but it’s probably because of a family heirloom, an ornate scabbard with no sword and that no sword has fit. She hopes to find the sword one day and return to her quiet life, but will help people along her way in the search. She first meets up with Inzhu, on a small personal quest of her own.

Inzhu Tallstag, Human Wizard [School of Transmutation], sometimes calls upon Boccob, True Neutral

Inzhu is getting on in years and is determined to live forever. She’s pretty terse and keeps to herself. Due to a misunderstanding there’s a crappy town where’s a hero and she hates it, she hates it so much. Somehow every few years she ends up back in the town and usually on her birthday, and something happens when there that compounds and cements her folk hero status to the townsfolk there to her vexation, and no amount of explanations have cleared things up. She finds their exaltations so exasperating it’s almost– almost– enough to make her rethink her quest for immortality if she has to put up with them. She’s a wizard in the school of transmutation, since she thinks there might be a link between the various transmuter’s stones and immortality. It’s not much, but it’s a start.
Inzhu doesn’t talk about her past freely though when asked will answer most questions without protest. She has a small music box that she’s been seen lingering over, but won’t say more about it than it was a tune her parents hummed.
When the band ends up in the crappy town where she’s a hero Roscoe Reed gets caught up in the folk hero worship and all of Inzhu’s attempts to explain the truth to him he shrugs off as her being humble and modest.

[Innil] Enialis Siannodel, High Elf (Moon) Rogue [Arcane Trickster], prays and talks to Sehanine Moonbow, Chaotic Good

Enialis (childhood name Innil) was orphaned not long after his family moved into The City, and he grew up on the streets. Because of this he has a tendency to squirrel away food and useful or sellable trinkets and baubles, as well as sleeping with his back on something solid and with everything he owns in a bundle in his arms. He believes that everyone is deserving of respect, no matter what. Enialis pickpockets and whatnot from time to time if he thinks that he or someone in his stead is in more need of the money. He has some minor magical skills which he’s used for some petty theft and just general searching for treasure, but since his lifestyle is relatively low-key he either donates what he doesn’t need or gives it to locals he knew growing up who he felt kept him safe. In addition to looking for things to sell and petty theft he has on occasion served as long-term paramour, one-night escort, and done some odd jobs here and there of varying legality but that morally he was fine with.
Physically he’s on the weak side, but he’s very dextrous, so he uses a rapier. He carries with him a diary that is missing 7 pages; he refuses to discuss it, or even admit if it is his or not.

Roscoe Reed Thorngage, Stout Halfling Fighter [Battle Master], Former Acolyte but still definitely a worshipper of Yondalla, Lawful Good

Roscoe Reed is a like the third son of a noble Halfling family and was sent off to a monastery of Yondalla when was young to train to be an acolyte as a way to keep him from wasting away in the life of luxury and to keep him safe should some complete tragedy befall his siblings. Now Roscoe Reed is a very strong fellow and definitely believes in protecting the small and weak and those who cannot– which, in fairness, protection is one of Yondalla’s things– and while Roscoe Reed isn’t a wise man by any means he was smart enough to realize that he was Not Very Good at being an acolyte. He just couldn’t grapple with the theological questions and sure, Roscoe Reed also learned to speak Dwarvish and Elvish (in addition to knowing Common and Halfing) to welcome as many patrons to the monastery as he could, and he’s charming but… he’s just not good at this. Fighting, however, he was great at that, and the martial arts practices of his monastery he excelled that! He is small but he is mighty!
But he persevered for his family and made it to the rank of full Acolyte and returned home for a large celebration with his family, and at this party he met a rather enchanting Moon Elf named Enialis, who was going on about companionship and trying new experiences and going out on a limb and perhaps they could meet at the tavern tomorrow, yes? Roscoe Reed took this as a sign from Yondalla– he would leave the monastery and protect those who needed it it most, and this elf would be his guide. He readily agreed, and began to pack his bags that night.
Enialis was surprised to learn that his attempt to hit on the Halfling for a night or two of fun resulted in a traveling companion who was willing to pay him to be a guide. Enialis was then unsurprised to realize that same Halfing was trusting to the point of potentially dangerous levels, as Roscoe Reed assumed that everyone was good at heart (which is all well and good) but moreover acted as though their good hearts shone through already– which may or may not be the case. So to the Thorngages’ chagrin, Roscoe Reed hit the road to protect the innocent and didn’t return to the monastery.
Eventually in their travels Enialis and Roscoe Reed begin a romantic relationship. Where it goes from there…? Who can say.

That sounds good hahaha SO MUCH TYPING APPARENTLY 2 HOURS OF TYPING

Colors! And names! I’m still in the midst of character creation but things more or less sorted out, just figuring out exact spells and equip haha all those fiddly bits. But I’ve gotten backstories mostly sussed out I think leeeet’s go go go

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25
Aug
Well it’s a start, wish I had more done but I hadn’t foreseen nib problems

Well it’s a start, wish I had more done but I hadn’t foreseen nib problems

21
Aug
Finally got my sketch to a place where I can transfer it to my clayboard and also did a value study to work from (though I’ll also have the plant in front of me to work from) so that’s tomorrow’s project and also maybe knocking out another sketch for another portfolio piece and also finishing up paperwork for visa and also not being overwhelmed hahahahahahahaha

Finally got my sketch to a place where I can transfer it to my clayboard and also did a value study to work from (though I’ll also have the plant in front of me to work from) so that’s tomorrow’s project and also maybe knocking out another sketch for another portfolio piece and also finishing up paperwork for visa and also not being overwhelmed hahahahahahahaha

20
Aug
Haha good news I got into the University of Leicester bad news I’m paranoid about not getting my visa in times and my botanical portfolio is due September 5th and like only one piece is done hahaha screaming
I’m going to play some video games to calm down honestly I haven’t played in like a week or two and I need some relaxation time

Haha good news I got into the University of Leicester bad news I’m paranoid about not getting my visa in times and my botanical portfolio is due September 5th and like only one piece is done hahaha screaming

I’m going to play some video games to calm down honestly I haven’t played in like a week or two and I need some relaxation time

18
Aug