Both me and Kite reached the elderly age of 38. Get off our lawn. *shake cane*.
Unless our lawn is the only safe space, in which case feel free to crash here.
Now for the art of the past 2 weeks and half
The almighty new emote by Kite. A pso2 rappy.
Its pissed and it wasn’t technically the only emote but everything else she did was animating existing emotes.
Now for the art challenges.
I designed a cat gorgon then made her fit the monster prom’s theme. All those kitties.
Draw an artwork for someone else. In which case i chose Luupetite and Jaybird.
Finally the color pallete challenge in which i tried to design a brother for my main helian.
Concept art for Leo
And a self portrait to go with Darkvolt’s personal challenge. My hair and beard has gone a bit crazy since covid started.
Now for the RP stuff
6 NPC for the Hel rp. Each one was a challenge to do them within 20 minutes due to time constraints. The mushroom one was by Kite. Basicly they are handout in roll20 for when the players meet the characters.
Now for world of eld stuff which became the name for kite and i pet project.
Birthday gift for Kite. Our characters enjoying icecream. Birth of the tallboi and the pentagram in the sky.
Tall boi with baloons.
Altair and Cat.Tallboi is piercing the sky.
Now for the gifts we’ve received:
Tallboi is going to get…really. Confused. By Darkvolt.
And two Sibelle artworks as part of gift art challenge. From Maca and Luu.
Who knew things would just get worse as the covid madness quiet down. Stay safe, do something creative and as the critical role team like to say, remember to love each other.
Look into this fat bird eyes. Be at peace.
And Kite’s new RP character she use in her tuesday campaign, a grumpy medic.
Now to the commission:
Saga for Swedish kitsune who asked me to sign it…signing. Not something i’ve heard being asked for years and i used to scribbles something back when it was a thing asked at conventions. Felt like the right time to try to do a proper artist stamp:
Top were the ideas i brainstormed, then Kite refined the middle ones. Ending with the two final ones we kept at the bottom .Vertical cat outline and cat face which can change the expression of.
He liked one of extra composition and made it another commission. The aftermath of the first picture.
NSFW commission for eucep that ended up on daydream. A dark elf.
Commission for Tallsharis but for Crystal.
Now to the challenges. We’ve dropped the mid stream challenges to replace them with a week long discord held challenge. The first was painting within paint splatter.
Bonus…huuuh… challenge. How to draw a dragon.
Naal and Altair , modern version. Hard to explain this one… I wanted to experiment further with the painted sketch but make it heavy ink at the same time? Even though its sketchy. Sketchy ink? Heavy sketchy ink? The idea came from talking with another artist on twitch that gave an advice which i may explore more soon. For now, Altair is Kite’s RP character, Naal was his partner in the rp campaign which ended. We still liked them together and so when i saw a modern outfit that inspired me , i kind of mixed the two. so, birth of modern eldritch Naal and her cat wielding boyfriend? Another work of these two coming soon as Kite asked more of them for her birthday. Speaking of birthday.
And now the Hel stuff.
Birthday gift for Ssapdra of her Helian.
And now the fanart. From Kunryu
The news feed update rate has been slowed down over time as there were too little to update but damn if there isn’t a ton of pictures to post every time since april.
Lets start with the hel designwork. There are 9 circles , each of them i will need to at least make a piece to put my ideas down on “paper”
First circle was done during a themed environement art challenge. A hanging city. Lots of ropes and roots to keep it up.
And further down is the forest canopy. Fourth to ninth circle to be worked on during the rest of june.
Etoile, a new character that came to be while drawing a different character’s horn incorrectly. An astrologian of sort, that the people on the discord serve seem to have really like. Check out the fanwork at the bottom of this post.
Brainstorming of flaura and fona with people on twitch. Dunno if any of them will make their way in the story but its good to have some background element works.
Now on to commissions.
Loving zombie for Dalvyserran
Goblin sniper pathfinder character for Gunbird.
Slime x Ariel for Lordpanther, up on daydream.
Twitter giveaway for Sygdom. That was the first giveaway i made on social media . Unfortunately the event didn’t garner much attention.
Twitch giveaway for Swedish kitsune.
Shadow cat eating the camera animation.
Now on the silly side stuff.
Turning Kite’s chompette into a full proportion character because i loved her design.
Styles. Drawing our characters in some other popular medias. Hellboy because helian, berserk because its hard, and darkest dungeon as bonus.
Kite’s take on the environement challenge. Mine was the first circle posted at the start of the post
And our Sailormoon redraw challenge. This was a popular challenge in the broad artistic communities.
Finally, the fanwork or should it be called friendwork? Dunno.
2 by Ssapdra. Or at least her feet , to help design her shoes.
Lets begin witht he emote work for the discord servers. All these having to be something that work at miniscule resolution makes for a challenge by itself! Mostly cat emotes for their simplicity.
but one Chiri drinking a mocha snucked in. Althought of all of them this one works the least at low resolution. Still cute though.
There were 2 streams where i discussed hel with the people who came and designed some pops and bystanders characters with them
None of them confirmed but it was fun to go outside the usual constraints of DT. All of them just colored sketch for speed sake.
And on the topic of hel, here is more design work on that topic. I try to keep some done every weeks as i’ve no doubt the day when the project launch will come too soon , one i need to be ready for.
One with crossover with DT. I tried to visaulize humanity as a netherworld. The demon princes and princesses , the blobs, its all from the same place and from that extent , Naal as well.
Another one with DT crossover. The flood of demons often come from a netherworld thats an ocean. Mindless demon fishes crossing over only seeking to eat and from the summoners perspective they are infinite. I tried to visualize this one from an helian perspective.
A third constellation and this one very different. What about the netherworld with demon so vast they’ve consumed everything. Like that big demon from chapter 47. This one would be a many eyed 3 headed dragon…? althought to what the heads connect to might not be a dragon.
Kind of following the trend of recycling Kite’s characters design for demons, her chompette rendition was so cute that i had to try to make an illustration of it.
Finally, here’s me trying 3 different artstyle as a challenge. it did feature one helian as hellboy style to the left.
D&D aasimar for Folclor. This one i tried something new by compositing photos intot he background. Not much of it is left in the end but you can still tell from the grass if you look closely enough! I don’t have that kind of brush. Kite would have though!
D&D bearman for Xaine. Snoowww overpainting.
Now for the giveaways.
giveaway for Meck of his character about to be eaten by a mimicNSFW rouge vierra for swedishkitsune
Not quite a giveaway, more a 15 minute giftart for Darkvolt of his character as a feldian agent.
a painting of Neige as an elder god rising.
Two animal crossing rendition of my and Kite’s avatars.
Finally to wrap this post up! Some fanwork.
Helians by Kunryu:
NSFW one by Thiradil of the merchant.
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Cameo for the final chapter of moonless age. A civil war torn Chel ravaged by disease and famine is the host for another power struggle. The rebels from the colony were not purged and now many among the sarghress under Ariel’s banner and the remnant of the imperial guard under Chrys have joined together to […]Continue Reading →
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- smokehammer on Design a monster:
I like the spaced cat emote. That’s bad-ass.
- smokehammer on Apocalypse survivors:
Cats and Dogs living together generally means the end of creation.
- smokehammer on Finale incoming:
Happy Anniversary and I second Durlyn! And I’m also looking forward to Hel...
- Durlyn on Finale incoming:
I can’t wait to see how the final chapter of Drowtales Moonless Age unfolds,...
- Katrover on Apocalypse survivors:
Ooooh I can’t wait for this new series!
- smokehammer on Design a monster:
Be one of Kiel’s prince/sses!