Thursday, December 26, 2013

Dungeons and Dragons!!!

Soooo something else that I've started recently is playing DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS!!! :D :D :D I've wanted to play D&D since I was a little kid but had no one to play with, so it's kind of a dream come true that I've got an awesome group now :) We've only had two sessions so far and we're going to have a third on Saturday, which I'm pretty psyched about. Above is my character, a halfling rogue/sorceror named Bryony Tanglewood. She's quite the firecracker and I love her to death :D

Here are some of my initial sketches for Bryony. She was a tough one because she's my character and I always have an image in my head where I know what the character is LIKE, I just have to scribble enough so they come out. I knew I wanted her to have a subtle exotic flair, but it took a while until I found her. I'm happy with her final design though :) I should really do a cleaned up version.

This is our druid, Markas, played by our friend Cid who's based in San Diego. Because of this, we record our sessions and I'm linking them below, for archiving purposes. Feel free to take a listen if you care enough! None of us have really played D&D before, but I think that's part of the fun :)

This is the process of getting a finalized design for Markas. I'm not really used to drawing men at all, especially non feminine looking men, so it's pretty challenging to design the guys in my group. It was really frustrating coming up with Markas, especially because I've never really drawn a manly man with a BEARD before, but I think I'm pretty happy with the result :) 

These are the first sketches I did for our bard, Pellin. He's not finalized yet, but since I posted the drawings I've done for the other characters so far I thought I might as well. :) He's definitely still in the works though!

These are parts 1 and 2 of our first campaign, A Dark and Stormy Knight. Part 1 doesn't actually start until like 32 min in but apparently I can't link that in a post....

And these are parts 1 and 2 of our most recent campaign, Time After Time, a custom campaign written by our DM. He uses an online app called Roll20 to create these maps for us, if you're wondering what it is you're looking at. It's pretty cool actually :)

Little Lilac

Little Lilac is a children's book project that I'm working on with my friend Christine. She's always wanted to write a children's book about her mother's life growing up in Germany during WWII. When she told me about her I was absolutely fascinated and agreed to do it right away! Christine started sending me pics of her mom growing up and WHERE she grew up…and I realized it’s like a real life fairytale. She would explore abandoned castles and hunt for mermaids…she basically immersed herself in a fairytale world as a distraction from what was happening with the war. It’s amazing! Not to mention right up my alley and something I would totally write except it’s REAL!!! :D :D :D Which makes it even better!

So anyway. These are sketches of her mom as a little girl (and the top pic is one of the ones Christine sent me). There is going to be major work done on this in the upcoming year, and I am BEYOND excited :)

Sketch Dump!

Considering it's almost the end of the year, I think I should probably post some of these drawings from a couple months ago that I never posted on here :\ Sketch dump! WOOHOO!

The sketches at the very top are early concepts of my character Elodie from the comic I'm working on called Graveyard Shift. The guy under those sketches is her male counterpart. He's supposed to start off fat and lose weight over the course of the comic, which is kinda challenging in terms of character design, to keep him looking the same after the weight loss. 

There are also some Charlie Day sketches in here from when I was high off Pacific Rim :D I just love Charlie Day to death... I really need to do some It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia fanart. That is LONG overdue.