Because EVERY good mage needs a familiar! What? Fish?? you didn’t see this coming? Where have you been!!
This is the most exciting part that I want to introduce!! Liyu’s loyal familiar! <3 His name is LianHua, a red koi/carp and since he’s magic, he can live without being underwater and just floats around him.
Ohh and lemme tell you, it ain’t easy choosing the right fish for him, knowing what kind of person I am… But I’m glad he actually got a carp! It suits him and is so Chinese!
⛱ i want to breathe, i want to wake up, save me | hyuna; liyue
Tinha chamado MinGyu para dar uma volta por aí, só pra conhecer o lugar, só que ele disse que tinha trabalhado até tarde na noite anterior e que iria descansar um pouco. Ficou de bico por alguns instantes, mas conseguia ver o ponto de vista alheio. Decidiu ir sozinha, até seria bom pra ver se tinha algum gatinho na área. Colocou um biquíni com um vestido por cima, pegou seu óculos de sol e um cartão do quarto e saiu pra praia, já que aquele era o primeiro lugar que queria ver. Era mais ou menos 17 horas, então já tinha começado a formar o pôr-do-sol e seria lindo de ver isso ao vivo. Ficou sentada na areia por vários minutos, encarando o mar, só esperando o sol se pôr por completo, mas aquilo estava demorando demais, então decidiu ir nadar um pouco.
I’ve been preparing him for the day of announcement <3 He’s gone a long way! What you see here is the initial sketch and outfit design. His color scheme is blue (kinda obvious?) Originally was gonna be sea green but it just doesn’t work out for me. I call his blues: Cargo / Navy Blue and Cadet Blue.
Fun fact: Did you know Liyu’s name has many meanings? The first meaning is “to benefit or be beneficial” which suits his purpose in life in the story! no spoilers sorry The
second one is funnier because it also means “carp”, which I think is
great because it suits the watery theme, and his familiar IS a carp
anyways. If you want to dwell further, carp itself is a symbol of
prosperity in Asia.
2nd fun fact: Did you know LianHua’s name means “lotus” yep! after the aquatic flower, the symbol of purity (the flower of Buddhism), and one often associated with China
Coincidentally, both names began with the same letter (L), you know which other duo has the same first letter? yep… You now know my style LOL
Have I ever told you Liyu is a summoner type? If you think about it like an RPG game, he doesn’t have strong water spell like tidal wave (he can’t even turn them to ice) His
true strength lies in his knowledge and bond with aquatic creatures and
spirits~ Which, makes him very versatile in different situations. But
it does require water as a catalyst, and he requires large bodies of
water for stronger magic.
You’ll see more of him in action ;)
and also! Please support me on patreon: www.patreon.com/MondoART! I will be sharing the steps from sketch to completed version
Early drawing of Liyu. This is his inner shirt without the mage garment / hooded muffler. He looks a bit different because like I said this is early drawing… he is actually much more baby faced than this haha!! Also yes his body is quite fit indeed