Here is some concept art for a project that fell through last April or May. I have a couple more pieces related to this. I will post them sometime.
I finished this during games night tonight. For those that don’t know much about D&D: a Kenku is a type of bird-people. They have arms and hands instead of wings. While they do understand language, they can’t speak. Instead they can mimic sounds. When this kenku is asked for her name she replies with the sound of a horse, and she signs her name with a X and a U. I like to pronounce it Whinny Kzuu.
I drew this last night. Do not mess with orcish women. They won’t put up with it. My favourite details: the hand holding the hammer, the back/shoulders and the twisting of the torso.
I started to this sketch some time ago. It caught my eye again and I decided to finish it.
Needed to draw another tough lady-orc. It took most of our D&D session to get the sketch right. This was at least the third attempt. Inked it this morning and coloured it this evening. My daughter loves it.
Also, I am going to be honest; I think I have had a breakthrough with hair.
Did a bedtime character sketch that I really liked, so I inked and coloured it. It really is time to nail down the character designs for my Trichoplax project…
Here is the last member of our D&D adventure party. I did most of the work at the game table, until my battery was down to 5%. I finished it when I got home and could plug in.
His name is Kade. We don’t know much about him yet, as he just joined the party. He seems to be a bit of a local celebrity.
I cannot sleep. I drew these last night during our D&D gaming session. Liel is our Drow-elf rogue / treasure hunter. Darby is our young and naive wizard. I will draw the fourth member of the adventure party next week. You may remember Thorbo from a previous post.
I have conviced Halli Lillburn to do some writing for me. Already she has helped me a load with character development. She’s asked me the right questions, and prodded me in good directions. Seffa’s character is a very good example of this. One particular aspect is that Seffa will need a musical instrument. I watched a lot of youtube videos of all kinds of unique instruments. I am in love with the sound of the hurdy gurdy (specifically the first 40 seconds of this video) I spent a bunch of time bouncing ideas around for instrument designs. During one such idea bouncing conversation with Mark (another friend of mine) I was telling him about how I wanted some kind of a string that could be played. “Oh, sorta like a cat’s cradle?” said Mark. Bingo. I love the imagery of Seffa playing with it as a game, and then being able to use it to produce sound. I have the benefit of being able to explain this using magic in the story, so it doesn’t have to actually be possible to create sound out of a piece of yarn/beads. When not in use it can be worn wrapped around her wrist. She will carry this with her in both her humanoid form and her trichoplax form. I will also be getting another friend to design a sound for this instrument. Exciting stuff!
I am still playing with her trichoplax design, but it is a design I have been tossing around for quite a while.
I drew this today on actual paper. After inking the lines I erased the pencil and then coloured it using my children’s crayons… because I couldn’t find my coloured pencils.