Seriously, it’s fine, best surprise birthday present ever. Cain from a fantasy roleplay, paladin-in-training and closet masochist from hell. Never give him healing abilities, they were be finely practiced and never for anything good or healthy. But hey, lookit that face, he’s so happy. Who could be mad at that face, right?
Cain, from Storm Isles. I very rarely shade things and put in this kind of effort. It was beyond exhausting, but totally worth it. Would have liked to get the eyes to pop more, but to be honest the wings came out so good I’m willing to just count this as a win and be happy with it despite the flaws.
A rare good-route version of Celestin, where he managed to stumble his way into a good home. Set up as a Rogue-Scout for another D&D campaign. Primarily his goals are to take care of his adoptive dad-friend-thing, and teach his owlcat to do tricks on command. (It’s a work in progress.) I have no assurance he won’t die horribly on one of these adventures, but for now he’s doing good and working hard.
An actual work-related drawing for once! Cain and Dominic from Tria Prima. Their relationship and where it’s headed is one of my favorite parts of the whole thing so far. Dealing with the demonic mafia boss is pretty much the core of Cain’s arc and conflict to start, and there’s a lot more to the two of them than either readily lets on. It’ll get peeled back with time, and a lot of casualties along the way.
I rarely do stuff that isn’t fullbody, since it feels weird to abruptly cut off. But I like this a lot. I like the angle and getting a good close up on his face for once. Cain, from a D&D game. Completely unprepared for the mounting hell on earth I’m sure is just about to crash down on him.
Blood Hunter, “totally 100% human”, Reinard. Typically in development, Fox reaches a crossroads where he either is adopted into a family, or isn’t. From one of the lines where he wasn’t - he became this. Hot mess and angry child, thing-stabber expert and all around confused reject looking for a home. Currently getting pretty chummy with a dark Patron entity. Normally he’s bundled up in gear that hides his beastial features, so he can pass as human. Uncovered, he’s a bit of a trainwreck, between scars from past injuries, a slave brand (not sure yet if he was in the market, or if it’s from his Order, jury’s still out on that one). Lots of cuts to utilize the blood pacts his Order taught him. One could argue they’re not self-harm scars, but really, it’s the same thing just with a flimsy justification overtop.
Eventually I’ll get to draw him looking cute and not horribly depressed about it. Prior to enrolling to become some kind of (wandering murderer) Adventurer, Celestin was put in a dysfunctional gilded cage by his adoptive-father. Most of that included a set wardrobe, which Celestin wasn’t allowed to really weigh in on.
A design for sweet child who did nothing wrong ever, Celestin. Goes by Fox, due to the mask. I had a lot of trouble settling on an overlayer for this one so I have several more versions unfinished with nonsense lined out. Including how he looks without the mask and overlayer altogether.