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Laqis dress-ups.

Messing around with dress-ups for Laqis… also getting used to quick-and-dirty ways of painting/sketching in Clip Studio. Wings and tail not included for space/speed/laziness reasons.

The first is their “standard” outfit, the second for traipsing about the wilderness in the cold, then a ballgown, then a Fancyman Lord outfit, then SKYPIRATES!!!. Shiftweave, here we come!

2020-07-08T09:07:09+10:008th July, 2020|Tags: dungeons and dragons, my art, tabletop rpgs|

DnDoodles.

More quick D&D doodles. DnDoodles.

Ziggy is a gnome artificer and would-be revolutionary who wants to stick it to House Cannith. The party found him running a brainwashing cult on behalf of Law-aligned outsiders, smashed up the cult in the Goat Incident, and somewhat forcibly removed him on behalf of an airship captain who totally isn’t a House Cannith operative in disguise no siree. The tiefling girl, Dara, was a former cult acolyte who followed the party partly to escape her abusive father (who until that point had been being “kept in check” with cult brainwashing; basically a lingering version of the calm emotions spell) and party to help Ziggy take down House Cannith. Laqis—who approves of neither House Cannith, brainwashing, abusive parents, nor sending children to do one’s dirty work—is apparently now Team Dad to Dara and enemy-of-my-enemies with Ziggy. Also possibly the new captain of an airship?

… and the adventures continue!

2020-07-06T09:12:48+10:006th July, 2020|Tags: dungeons and dragons, my art, tabletop rpgs|

Bound.

… is this literally the first time I’ve ever drawn Sigmund looking angry? Quite possibly!

Anyway, if you wanted to know how to draw an ACAB bindrune… enjoy.1

  1. The translation is… approximate, since the word “cops” obviously didn’t exist in Old Icelandic and “bastard” may not have had quite the same cultural connotations. Also, for the record “ᛅᛚᛚᛅᛦ ᛚᚢᚴᚴᚢᛦ ᛅᚱᚢ ᛒᛅᛋᛏᛅᚦᛅᛦ” would, I think, be the whole thing in Younger Futhark. []
2020-06-09T11:52:42+10:009th June, 2020|Tags: my art, sigmund, wyrdverse|

Space idiots.

From the left: Legion Director Haborym Lee (demon of Lilith’s brood), Sgt. Devid “Davey” Chaudhry (retired space marine, possessed host), Park “Rose” Jang-mi (lawyer, witch).

I re-drew Rose’s face like twelve times and I’m still not happy with it, but… hm.

Davey is also technically Lee!Davey, hence the very… un-Davey expression (and outfit!). But then I wanted to draw Lee, too, so… eh. ~ * ~ A R T ~ * ~

2020-05-12T09:43:18+10:0012th May, 2020|Tags: luciverse, my art|

Rage with the machines.

More different Laqis from a separate, Eberron-based campaign; this time they’re a planar tiefling born in Adar in a coterminous manifest zone of Lamannia, because of course they are. Laqis is also an agrarian socialist whose budding mission involves bringing unionization to the warforged of Sharn.

For bonus points, the rest of the party:

The half-sea-elf hexblade, the budgerigar aarakocra ranger, and the warforged monk.

2020-05-12T08:39:16+10:008th May, 2020|Tags: dungeons and dragons, my art, rpgs, tabletop rpgs|

Dorks again.

Basically what we learnt from this is “you’re going to have to ink it anyway, so start with that next time.”

Also working from home is very productive for doodling in the sketchbook I have next to the desk…1

  1. I work on stuff in like five-to-ten minute bursts in between doing Actual Work, Corporate Overlords, I swear! []
2020-04-15T08:40:01+10:0015th April, 2020|Tags: lain, my art, sigmund, wyrdverse|

Back to reality, I attack the dragon.

So after Husband found us a professional DM1 to run some games as a Fun Easter Quarantine Activity, I finally got to give the Drard a proper run! Now with 100% more naga thanks to the GM’s house rules for playable races!

Laqis is exactly as good-bad as predicted; massive utility for everything that doesn’t actually matter all that much and zero effectiveness in combat.2 But for solving all those random and non-combat encounters they’re batting like 100%. Mostly by casting combinations of speak with animals and goodberry. Thorn whip has also gotten a good run, mostly because, a) it’s great for dragging enemies into environmental hazards, and b) it triggers attacks of opportunity from the two melee players. Nice.

Also, the expression the DM makes when I say things like, “I only have 10 AC and 15 HP!” and “I cast unseen servant to build us a rope bridge to cross the rapids! It has no mass so it can totally walk across the water!” is totally worth being a one-hit-combat kill…

  1. One who, completely coincidentally, used to be in our vanilla World of Warcraft guild, Back In The Day. His sister, if I’m remembering correctly, even took over the guild when the rest of us had a rage quit somewhere in the transition between finishing uni and starting work. Adam still agreed to run games for us, even after all of that, so… whew. Tl;dr, the internet is a tiny place and, yes. You will randomly run into people you used to know like a decade and a half ago. This is like my third in three years, even! []
  2. Well… I did get to drop onto a guy’s head from a ceiling as a giant spider and rip his face off, so that was pretty fun. Then immediately got clubbed to death saves by another guy. []
2020-04-14T09:38:47+10:0014th April, 2020|Tags: dungeons and dragons, gaming, my art, tabletop rpgs|

Fun with markers.

… I swear to every Weeaboo god I used to have like ten thousand pencilboards and now when I actually need one I’m forced to resort to using an old Saiyuki document sleeve.

Anyway. Markers over sketches are fun! Also: Lain as a Pokémon trainer, for some reason. Lain’s team is Blaziken, Delphox, Salazzle, Noivern, Corviknight, and Archeops. I think Sigmund’s would be Galarian Rapidash, Lycanrock, Milotic, Mismagius, and (the nuclear option) a Kyurem and a Reshiram.1

Incidentally, Original Form Lain used to get around in an “ugly chartreuse sweater”, mostly because it was the color of pencil in my giant box of pencils I found the most curious. He got a bit more fashionable over the years, going through a visual kei phase in the early 2000s, before settling on a generic hipster look for his current, published, incarnation. And now we come full circle, with gender-ambivalent post-Bad Meme Lain,2 back once more in his oversized ugly chartreuse sweater and loudly clashing nebula leggings.

Never change, Lain. Never change…

Edit: Aa-aa-aa-nd with a bit more of Lain filled out.

  1. a.k.a. Sleipnir, Fenrir, Jormungandr, Hel, Sigyn, and Loki. []
  2. Not to mention post-post-Bad Meme Sigmund, with his beard and long hair… []
2020-04-05T17:31:11+10:003rd April, 2020|Tags: lain, my art, wyrdverse|

SWTOR cut-scene doodles.

Star Wars: The Old Republic character doodles drawn during cut-scenes.

I’ve currently finished three of the class storylines:

  • Sith Inquisitor (Assassin): My main, and the only class I’ve played to level cap. Class story is bananas in a good way, but was extremely meh on the companions. Played aggressively light-sided, initially romanced the padawan girl (… ick) but immediately ditched her for Space Husband Theron Shan in the expansions.1
  • Imperial Agent (Operative): Story starts a bit meh, gets strong in the middle, and kind of… never really delivers at the end. The “un-reveal” of Hunter left me so annoyed I just shot the guy without listening to any of his end-game speechifying, so no idea what he wanted to try and tell me. Another (mostly) light-sided play-through, romanced Vector, gave the Codex to the Minister and remained with Sith Intelligence. As an aside, the story really, really seems to want you to be mad at the Minister for the codeword thing, though honestly I thought his rationale for it was pretty reasonable in the context of how the Empire operates. The SIS using the codeword, however, was not; I killed everyone who did so and honestly it was enough to make me regret working with them on my main. I can see why people describe this as the best of the class storylines, even if I didn’t think it qui-ii-ii-ite pushed things far enough in the third chapter…
  • Jedi Knight (Sentinel): Ditched at Alderaan for Warrior (which see below). I just… couldn’t. The story is so boring and, honestly, I loathe the Knight’s voice acting.2 I can see why they chose it, but… ugh. No. Ostensibly playing dark-side for lolz, but the actual dark side choices for Knight are so boring—and honestly mostly petty and stupid to boot—compared to those in some of the other class storylines that I’m honestly struggling with it. On the plus side, I really like the aesthetics of Sentinel (setting enemies aflame with blue fire!), so… there’s that.
  • Sith Warrior (Juggernaut): Giant space daddy. Class storyline is straightforward but engaging, particularly if you’re a huge sucker for Lawful Evil like yours truly. Played aggressively neutral-aligned to confuse the galaxy, which was a lot of fun. Enjoyed the companions, but all the romance options for a male PC were super skeevy so romanced no one3 and slept with every NPC the game allowed me to sleep with instead. Enjoyed the play-style more than I thought I would, too.

Currently working on the Trooper (Commando) to unlock all four buffs, and I’m actually enjoying it a lot more than I thought I would—both play-wise and story-wise—though I’m not… hugely enthused with the direction they seem to want to take with the General…

But… yeah. That’s what I did in my New Year’s break!

Also: I still need to buy a new scanner…

  1. He’s currently mad at me; I’m trying to betray the Empire, Theron, but it’s not like the game allows you to defect! I just wanna shoot purple lightning at my enemies is that such a crime? []
  2. I actually re-rolled to get away from the male VA, though the female one isn’t much better. []
  3. I’m also sensing a… theme with the whole “romance your impressionable young female padawan/apprentice/subordinate/slave” which… every class has at least one of these, so like… gross, Bioware. Gross. []
2020-01-06T08:10:53+11:006th January, 2020|Tags: gaming, mmos, my art, pop culture, star wars, video games|
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