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Suddenly SATYR!

I don’t know, I had 20 extra minutes during lunch at work.  I put stylus to tablet and a satyr came out.

Also, I’ve gotten myself embroiled in real roleplaying finally!  Normally I just waffle about on forums and pretend to be le fancy writer when really we’re just a bunch of giddy girls partaking in interactive soap operas.

Nope, this is REAL roleplaying, I have a character sheet and everything, I had to do MATH to calculate HIT POINTS.  This is srs bznss.  Long story short, it’s a Changeling game set in a steampunk San Francisco, the year is 1891 and my character is best described as a tall thin birdman with lurid, multi-hued plumage.  He looks as if he had fallen into a mad painter’s palette and barely escaped with his life.  He is part owner of The Lucky Bird Gentlemen’s Club with gambling downstairs and willing bed-warmers upstairs.  The GM calls it a brothel.  He HATES that, but it’s much better than the monikers the rest of his motley offered up.

Working on a character portrait of him.  Now, I’m no fashion designer, and I usually just draw my characters without clothes because… well… I’m BAD at it. There, I said it.  I am bad at drawing clothes.  It happens.  Thing is, drawing naked satyrs is plenty fun for 20 minutes on lunch, but if I want to make anything of myself as a character artist I need to confront and conquer that which I am bad at.

For you non-artisty types, that means practice and lots of reference.  I love reference.  I believe the right reference can fix anything.  So last night after I sketched out my character without clothes to make sure I was getting his anatomy right, I went hunting.  I found a lot of great things and I’m amazed again at how wonderful a thing the internet is.

Yeah, hello, internet? I need as many examples of men in fancy dress from the late 1800s please and thanks.  And there it is, at my fingertips almost instantly.

The only thing left to do is to draw:

Observe the elusive reference peeking into frame!

THAT, my friendly faceless constructs of internet ether, is just a teaser.  As of the writing of this I’ve got his whole outfit sketched out and I’m starting on linework. (Spoiler, he’s wearing spats)  One thing I would like to say about men’s fashion is: Really? I mean… REALLY? Exactly how many shirts do you REALLY need, seriously?  After a bit of research I’ve concluded that dapper gentlemen walk around with so many shirts just so they can take them off and offer them to unsuspecting damsels in distress, or something equally ridiculous.

Anyway, this Changeling game is played over Google Hangout and the GM broadcasts it live to youtube!  If you like that kind of thing go ahead and follow me on twitter.  I’ll tweet when we’re live.  Last Friday was character gen, and this Friday night we should be playing our first game.  I’m pretty excited.


Werewolf In A Vampire Game

Yeah, I’m one of THOSE players.  Stick me in a game of Werewolf and I want a werebear.  Stick me in a game of Vampire and only a werewolf will do.  Just call me Rum Tum Tugger, I guess.

Anyhoo, my buddy Laz is starting up a Vampire game and I twisted his arm into letting me play aformentioned werewolf.  She’s a Ghost wolf, and a maned wolf come up from South America, so a bit of an oddball even by warewolf standards.  That tattoo is a fetish of some kind, used to be her cellphone until she took it to a Glasswalker because it kept mouthing off.

Dania Desoto

Rytlock’s…. Sister?

Started scribbling a charr and somehow I think she looks like Rytlock’s sister.  What is this I don’t even.

I also tried out a photoshop brush I’ve never used before, I’m quite happy with the results.  Will definitely use this one again.  Apparently there is more to life than the hard round brush xD

Fun Fact: These are my favorite lady-charr horns.  But when my husband put them on his charr he was disappointed that he was unable to mine ore with them.  Aaah Mister Husband-face, you are so crazy.

That’s Right, Barefoot Roller Blades

Leave it to me.  Got an art prompt from a friend to draw myself in the style of Jet Grind Radio.  No idea what that is, but that’s what google is for.  I think I missed, this looks nothing like chunky cell-shaded anime.  Still, for a couple hours’ worth of work I’ll call this done.

Painting skin is one of my new favorite things.

Crazy Night In Lion’s Arch

Crow’s Nest Tavern has some fantastic vintages, just sayin’.


Can you guess my favorite Guild Wars 2 profession?  Eeeeheeeheehee

K is for KABOOM!

Ruebot over on tumblr is putting together a big charr collaboration project.  The directions are to draw your charr character marching forward so that they can all be assembled into one large warband.  It’s an art jam! My first art jam!

I had a BLAST >:3 *snicker*

Rytlock’s Dark Secret

Soooo um…. I have no excuses for this.  This is what happens when I give in to my inner fangirl and realize how AWESOME and EXTENSIVE Steve Blum’s voice acting career has been.

Yeah I know, I’m WAY late to the party, but give me a break, I live under a rock 😉

If you didn’t see from my twitter feed (and didn’t already find me on your own) I DO have a tumblr now (appropriately named That’s Just Ridiculous).  That’s where I let the fangirl off her leash to run amok.

I’m going to keep Secret Agent Cat as a place purely for art.  It’s been a little lonely here because wordpress doesn’t have the community integration that tumblr does, and let me tell you, it feels AMAZING to be back in the community and seeing what all the other charr lovers are up to.  Freaking rocks guys, you’re all amazing.