Whelp I’ve been slacking on art these past few days, so I coloured something to kinda make up for it.
Here’s Talvi and Aklyss in happier times, before Aklyss began her dark pursuit and application of knowledge regarding the stages of death. As a shaman (which they both were and Talvi still is), that is a big no-no, going against everything they are taught and stand for. Makes for good storytelling though!
Found this old drawing hiding in the back of a sketchbook. It’s on bristol, so I must have intended to turn it into an actual illustration. Maybe I’ll touch it up and do just that, I don’t think it’s half bad!
Oops more dragon doodles…headshot of a recent acquisition! Mulberry is such a lovely colour.
Some warmup morning sketches of ridgebacks! They’re probably my favourite breed, I just love their ridiculous goblin sharky faces.
Crackle is the worst gene to depict, ugggh. MUST GET BETTER.
WIP of a karangha leaping and doing…something? Magic weaving? String figures? I am not entirely sure, I kinda just sketched something first and I suppose I’ll figure out what it’s doing later. Still got some touching up to do before I add colour!
Been getting the itch to do art nouveau style illustrations of some of my characters, so I started a few thumbnails. I don’t have much experience in the motif/backdrop area, so this will be a learning process. I’m excited about it at any rate, so whatever gets me excited to art is good in my book :)
P.S. Hello new followers I’ve gotten in the past couple of days! Mad hugs!
Getting back in the swing of free sketching - just putting out what comes to mind. Feels good to just sketch random things! Though I seem to default to gnarly teeth and wings, which I could draw all day. Love me some monstrous beasties.
Rawr! Sketched this some time ago, thought I had uploaded it, but apparently I was mistaken. I absolutely adore troll druid forms. Rather than bring my existing tauren druid with me to Illidan when I transferred for Cata, I rolled a new troll one just because I loved how they look.
He was my 3rd druid…at last count I was on my 5th. And my main has always been a priest! I just… really like druids, okay?
Hey, I spent more than 10 minutes on something!! Still got a bit lazy towards the end with shadows, I need to stop doing that. Next time! Anyway, said I’d doodle more of these two - interspecies friendships best friendships.
Oops more Sai doodling! This time of Vaara starting to go BEARzerk (HA!). Though berserking has been a part of troll culture for centuries, it is still highly ritualized and requires the slaying of a beast whose spirit the berserker wishes to assimilate.
The particular bear Vaara slew was a notorious grump. So much so, that his spirit actually manages to mess with her when her emotions are running hot, and he can force-manifest a paw to smack her in the face with. She knows what’s coming. She is not happy.
Downloaded Sai to give it another try…holy crap I love it, I don’t know why I disliked it so much the first time. Probably something to do with not knowing how to configure brush settings to my liking.
Whelp I know what I’m adding onto my “Must Buy” list now.
Figured I’d try my hand at Inktober. I don’t usually play with ink, so it’ll be good practice for me!
This here is Endless Aki, an enigmatic being associated with time and balance in Talgarran mythos. His mask is supposed to be way more detailed, but I dumbed it down because I am terrible with inks, lol.
If there’s one thing I love as much as dragons, it’s bird people! And new FR birdbeasts that are the size of fae dragons? ADORABLE. I had to doodle one that I managed to snag for one of my faes, I couldn’t help it…
I will likely doodle more of these guys, they are precious!