Working out a costume change coming up in the @feynites Looking Glass comic (trekking through the mountains and meeting the dwarves)! The tricky thing is, all clothing had to be distinctive for each character, suited to their personality, colorful when in bright light, and still very visible in darkness (they are going into the Deep Roads, after all). And, of course I needed to know all of the layers they could put on and off as the need arose, like sleeping. This doesn’t even show their underwear layer!
Lavellan - Her armor is described as being simple, by ancient elven standards. It’s a great excuse to have the easiest, cleanest lines for her since I’ll be drawing her the most often. Keeping with the red and gold color scheme for her, with more gold armor pieces so she shows up better in darkness.
Pride - Okay, I was basically just working out how to draw his Trespasser armor in my style. He’s going to stick out like a sore thumb in the Deep Roads with those colors, further emphasizing how foreign it is to him and easily drawing the reader’s (and Lavellan’s) attention.
Haninan - If anyone is the rogue, it’s Haninan. At the very least, he picks locks better than Zevran! So I wanted to have his hands free, with little armor in darker colors. As an older elf, he would probably have less fancy-just-to-be-fancy going on.
Curiosity - The one with the least training, so she her armor had to be very light. Blue everything, because it’s Curiosity. Added the feathers on the helm to make her more bird-like. Why do I get the feeling that she would LOVE fancy Orlesian hats?
Amazingly detailed and with some of the cleanest lines we’ve ever seen, Philippines-based illustrator Kerby Rosanes is proof of the artistry you can achieve with just a 0.05 ink pen. He doesn’t limit his mediums to paper either. Instead of doodling in a notebook, try a leaf, or an egg instead.
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(8a+, 5.13c): One finger razor blade edge with right hand to bad sloper with left. Tsaranoro Atsimo, Madagascar. Photo: Siebe Vanhee