I told you guys I had something planned, and this is it! I’ve been looking to redesign Sol and bring some life back to this character for a while now. With the help of @furfitart I think we did just that! I’m in love with the end result, and I hope you guys will be too!
All credit for the artwork and outfit design goes to @furfitart
I realized that I forgot I have a LOT of pictures that I never had the chance to color yet. I shall now remedy that! I was actually wondering why I didn’t color this one with the other guardians… and then I remembered that I ran out of a marker I needed. OTL
(For the Rune Factory Spring Fever Event, theme 4: An apology. LeonxFrey??)
Leon never apologizes.
His meaner jokes are never meant in earnest, after all, and it’s not like he ever says anything terribly offensive. A comment here and there about Amber’s never-ending enthusiasm, a quip about Doug’s height, a prod about Lin Fa’s inability to carry a stack of plates without dropping at least two — all things that are undeniably true, and he won’t apologize for telling the truth, especially not when it’s so funny.
But there comes a day in mid-summer where he finds himself wondering if he has somehow crossed a line. The sun is hot, and the day is wet — the weight of his fox-tail scarf sticks to his neck when he tilts his head so that his face is toward the window. Just as he is about to settle down for a nice long nap to try and sleep away the torture of sweltering in the upper floor of the Inn, Lin Fa drops by and mentions something about the young adults of the town organizing an impromptu “beach day.”
Took a second pass at the finger tattoos for The Dag today, a bit more screen accurate this time. I can’t seem to get the Sharpie method to work for me, even with an hour or more drying time, it still washes off, so that’s a no go for Dragon Con. So at this point I’m thinking either a) printing out temp tattoos, or b) finding someone who can do these in henna for me. Either way, I realized I’d need a crisp, finalized version of each tattoo, so I spent a bit of time putting them together out of basic shapes today.
I’ve looked at every angle I can find of the Dag’s tattoos, including taking my own high-rez screenshots, and there just isn’t a clear shot of all her tattoos. The thumb, pointer finger, and lower portions of the middle finger and ring finger are as screen-accurate as I can get. The rest are guesses based on the shapes I could catch and themes I associate with the Dag. And I couldn’t resist throwing in the It Will Rain In California glyph on the pinky (tho I snapped that photo before I realized I’d forgotten the little triangle), because that part of her hand is never really visible, and the theming felt like a good fit, hehe. Where the number of dots, etc, wasn’t clear, I defaulted to five, for the five Sisters.
If it’s helpful, feel free to use my template for cosplay or fanart or whatever (non-commercial) purposes. It’s sized so that printed at 96dpi, the tattoos would fit small-ish hands – but if you print temp tattoos, remember to flip the image horizontally, so it doesn’t end up backwards on your skin. ;)