I’m very excited to show this piece finally! This here is an Alecani version of my friend Kuro’s character. Kuro already fit the bill, being part wolf and part hooded crow, and I have been wanting to try making her into an Alecani for ages. She was kind enough to commission me for the idea, and here we are! We discussed some details about the character to come up with a bit of a back story for her, so she would fit in the world.
NOTE: Alecani are still a closed species! I am (slowly) working on a species profile so that people can make Alecani characters, but I would prefer folks hold off till the species profile and all 12 clan profiles are complete. This past month my free time has been very limited, but I have a write-up and a few beginning sketches!
Kuro would hail from the far northern pine forests, a vast area of mountains and pines similar to the Taiga Forest. The clan that occupies this region are called the Noh’Dimali, the same clan The Shadow comes from. The Noh are generally larger than the average Alecani, and more wolf-like in appearance (most others are fox-like). Stone and earth magic are common in the region, and Kuro here is demonstrating her variant of said magic in battle! Having magically conjured rocks hurled at your face by a flying toothy creature is intimidating enough, but probably neat from a bystander’s point of view to see said rocks shatter into orange crystals on impact. They may be fluffy and shorter than humans, but Alecani overall can be extremely fierce fighters, and are not to be messed with!
See a larger version of this piece here - http://shadow-wolf.deviantart.com/art/Rising-458850487