“You think ten years is a long time?! It is NOTHING to me! I have lived in darkness for AGES!”
I wanted to explore an ‘angrier’ side to Ardyn (as well as his daemon self), or at least something that wasn’t just his typical grin. And if that line, in the final battle, is anything to go by,
it’s like his usual behaviour finally cracks, and thousands of years of rage come to the surface.
Darin De Paul honestly deserves an award for his voice work on this character.
I was certainly a misfit, sort of by design in a couple different ways. I had a breath-line stutter when I was a kid, which meant even from a really young age I had a hard time fitting in with the group, because I would get nervous and that would intensify my stutter, and if I was being teased or mocked for my stutter, it would intensify it further, the more conscious of it I became. And then I found the cure for my stutter was opera. And then I was a six-year-old who was obsessed with opera, which also didn’t really put me in the in-crowd. And then right when I was coming out of the opera, I was beginning to have questions about my sexuality and was starting to kiss boys sometimes, and that didn’t help either! So yeah, I’ve known the reality of being a social misfit in a world of heavy privilege. It certainly affords you the opportunity to see things more clearly from afar with a grander perspective, but we shouldn’t discount the pain, and how unfortunate it is that we don’t create a society that can be conducive to that sort of invention or creativity, and in fact makes people feel really stifled and like they have to be outside of society in order to express themselves fully.
Doing some concepts for a few of Vox Machina’s weapons/items. Basically just doing the ones I’ll be needing for comic purposes. I’ll just update this post as I sketch the others. (Many thanks to @otdderamin for this post to reference Bad News and soon, Animus.)
Bad News - Overall I’m happy, though I know full well I tossed out some proper gun structure in favor of appearance and silhouette. I already have some tweaks, but they’re mostly just for my nitpicking.
Diplomacy - Used plate armor and some Izzet League aesthetic for inspiration (and prolly some Iron Man, b/c let’s be honest, yeah). Apparently it is stated sometime that there is a wire connecting Diplomacy to Cabal’s Ruin, though I think I want to design some sort of neck piece that the wire from that top core connects to that IS in contact with Cabal’s Ruin. Rather than, just, this wire that Percy duct taped to the inside of his cloak. (Though I’m not gonna lie, I enjoy the idea that he just electrocutes himself every time he uses that lightning shot.)
Finally finished drawing all of the designs for the Voltron paranormal investigation team AU! Coran was a tour guide on ghost tours in his hometown before joining up the others (he’s a great performer and got rave reviews from patrons). Allura ran (and still runs) popular blogs across a bunch of social media platforms and posts about her solo investigations. After she and Coran are on the team, she handles a lot of the team’s PR and merchandising in addition to helping out with the ghost-hunts!