Alright, I got to get onto traditional work. Here’s a full body wip of Rondun for his new reference. I’ve kind of given him a makeover for personal reasons and just to get him looking more like the regal position he represents.
Lol and that tag on his horn, I’m thinking of having it be his way of rubbing it in the DarkBlood’s faces that he’s owned Darius in a fight before, and he can easily do it again. Just something for those of you who have seen Darius’s new patchy scar work :’D
WELL SAPH YOU ASKED FOR A KID RONNY/MARRI MOMENT, HERE YOU GO.
I’m suddenly coming to the realization pre-psycho Marrinus would have looked rather cute as a kid. Kind of like that little jerk that always gets his way. He looks like a ferret here and I can’t handle it.
That moment when I go to draw Rondun in a “just chillin’” pose, so I’d have SOME not “blah~” way of showing his scar, and then have this sudden urge to draw Nathan, Lydia, and Ahka annoying the hell out of him while he’s trying to sleep…
Before I forget to post it here’s that sketch from the other night of Rondun and Marrinus as people. I’m not gonna lie I get really curious to see what other people’s shinlai characters might look like as people but I get scared to ask ;;
hurrr Marri looks like a freak.
AND NOW I CAN’T GET BRAID TUGGING OUT OF MY HEAD, THANKS SAPH.
Anyway I need to get on to making a contest ref for Nathan, I’ll put my musings for these two on the back burner until then :’D
So I’ve gone into drawing Rondun and Marrinus as humans again and I’m actually liking how they’re looking this time. Apart from the fact I was just getting into drawing more people, I wasn’t sure what I was doing when I tried it before. Even if it’s just a pair of headshots in my sketchpad it looks more “them” this go around.
I don’t know why I feel the need to draw a lot of my oc’s as people but I do~ sorry if that’s cheating.
I’m also thinking of having Rondun be partially blind in one of his main set of eyes. Shinlai with six eyes would have to be blind in at least 1/3 eyes, just due to genetic difficulties. But what I’m thinking of, involving his main pair, would have been due to an injury he received in his childhood.
Having a heavy rock shattered over his face would have likely scarred the tissue of at least one of his eyes one way or another. If not, however, the infection that caused the heavy/gnarled scarring on his snout afterwards may have done his eye in. That’s kind of what happens when he’s stuck using poor man’s medical treatment, ie: none at all.
If he’s a dark Shinlai he may or may not need complete eyesight to function. I’ve always seen them using their elemental ability and other senses to help them see in the dark and coordinate (I think working with Saph and Twi helped with that). A 50% bum eye might not be too much of a loss if he’s had it since he was a kid, it didn’t get in the way back then and at 127 I don’t see it hampering him.
Anyway this is just an excuse to give him reading glasses ;v;
I WANNA SEE HUMAN RONDUN WITH A CROOKED NOSE AND OLDSCHOOL READING GLASSES STUCK OVER HIS LUMPY FACE OK?