So yeah, instead of studying for my Landscape Design final tomorrow, I’ve been working on character sheets for my (hopefully) upcoming mid~high fantasy comic series, The Arran Chronicle. I’m on break from August to about the third week of September, and I’m hoping to get 30ish pages done during that time.
Here’s a brief and tentative summary:
In the world of Varna, the night itself is out to get you. In the scorching sands of the Nor Desert lies the Arran Empire, ruled by Emperor Khastval the Ninth.
Instability characterizes the year 427 of the Imperial Calendar, as whispers of errant Ve’or - malevolent beings of shadow and dust, rogue seawyrm attacks, and border disputes with the Ranou lizardmen of Bangar cause a pervasive unease among the citizens of the Empire.
Ehric Tha’el leaves his merchant father’s ship amidst this unrest to strike it out on his own and study at the prestigious University of Arranea, the heart of the Empire. He boards a scientific vessel hoping to trade labor for passage to the capital, only to become embroiled in a conflict where shadows lie and even the gods are fair game.
Ehric is the primary protagonist, though each of the six characters in the character sheet will narrate at one point or another and have their own major plot arcs. Vas, the disgraced military brat. Alus, the pickpocket-turned-hero. Balen, a noble child of the Origa and student of magic. Blue, a seafaring Ranou nomad. "Jenny”, an as yet-unnamed refugee from the northern Ve’yash Mountains. Magic and shenanigans ensue. And death. Lots and lots of death.
I’ve put a hell of a lot of work into the universe, lore, not to mention the plot, so hopefully I can get a few pages out in the coming weeks. Stay tuned! :’>
Reblobbin’ from my main blog. For funsies! And self-advertisey reasons since I’m an unpopular jagoff who has to resort to semi-masturbatory blogging to advertise his own work.
I just created a character and punched myself in the feels.
Meet Tally, a cheery, (slightly) ditzy girl who likes dressing in revealing clothing. She’s named after and designed with a tally mark motif in mind. Tally’s as nice as can be and sweeter than honey, but people call her names like Tally Ho (“Tallyhoooooo!”), insult her for being who she wants to be, and generally try to run her reputation into the ground. She copes and puts on a cheery face and doesn’t let anybody dictate the way she lives her life - but her tally marks are here to stay, and she’s not about to let anyone forget the reason behind her scars.
Some more. Tally makes me sad but inspired. But still sad.
Unbowed, Unbroken, Unrelenting - An Antihero Anthology
Sixteen tales of fantasy, horror, suspense, and drama, with some rather unconventional heroes.
Discover the truth at the end of the world, escape from labs buried deep within the earth, and never stop running from the creatures hiding in the shadows.
Trade destruction in a world where the Cold War heated up fast, dance until last call in a club without time, follow a master assassin on one last mission for redemption.
The following stories contain zombies, monsters, angels, demons, and heroes of an altogether unsavory nature.
Unbowed, Unbroken, Unrelenting: Antiheroes
The first anthology from DLP.
This is a kick-ass anthology of sixteen awesome antihero-starring short stories from a great group of young, up-and-coming authors, a few of whom are personal friends of mine. If you enjoy fantasy and sci-fi stories with a dark feel, and you’ve got a couple bucks to spare, a Kindle device, and a spot of free time to read… head over to Amazon and give it a read.
Please help support these wonderful new writers!
Reblogging myself because this anthology deserves more attention.
Here are some extremely useful pose guides made by Aomori over on deviantArt.
This is mostly just a reference for myself because I just lost these and couldn’t remember where to find them, so I’m not going to bother tagging. But I thought some of my followers could also possibly use these too.
Considering my tendency to draw women over men, this is useful.
Some in-class doodles of Evelyn, my current Dragonborn. She’s mainly a sneaky, illusion-using archer with a knack for theatrics and ambush attacks.
Born to an Altmer businesswoman and Imperial officer in 4E 176, Evelyn came into the world in the wake of the conflict between the Empire and the Aldmeri Dominion. Raised in the old Colovian regions of Cyrodiil, she grew to idolize her father, a high-ranking officer and hero-martyr of the Legion who succumbed to injuries dealt to him during the recapture of the Imperial City. For this, among other reasons, Evelyn would run away to join the Legion outpost in Bruma at age 16, despite her mother’s objections. Now 25 years old, Evelyn’s penchant for Illusion magic and her sharp marksmanship have allowed her to join the Penitus Oculatus as an Inspector, and whispers of the return of the Dark Brotherhood have prompted her assignment to the northern city of Solitude.
i do not care how cheesy this is I am more than ok with it
giant robots vs alien monsters thank you japanese jesus and guillermo del toro
Can we talk about how the robots sound EXACTLY LIKE GLaDOS
also thank you will for alerting me to the next greatest movie of all time
YES I NOTICED IT TOO
That alone will be enough reason for me to watch this.
GUNDAMS VS GODZILLA I AM SO READY
I like how it doesn’t bullshit around trying to build up monster-related suspense, but just gets right to it, like, “Yeah, so - there are aliens now that want to kill us all because reasons blah blah centre of the planet, ok? Ok. GUNDAMS VS GODZILLA, LET’S GO.”
idris elba appears to be doing an english accent WHICH IMPLIES THIS WON’T BE AN AMERICA SAVES THE WORLD STORY SO SIGN ME UP
Guillermo del Toro always brings joy to my life
oh my fucking god what awesome overload omfg I need this movie yesterday
Okay we’ll start with this and then just slowly go from here because I have A LOT TO SAY ABOUT JEANS/PANTS like literally I could do thirty of these talking about how pants are constructed and how you install the fly itself and how that effects the pants BUT I WON’T because that would take forever to draw instead I will leave you with this awesome link with step by step blog posts about how to sew a pair of jeans especially this post and this one with step by step pictures on how to install a fly which everyone should read
so please stop fucking drawing those stupid lines h o l y crap