Alistair Theirin: the teenage boy with an adorable and sometimes-angsty personal blog that has just a few dedicated followers. His posts about his crush are the cutest things ever.
Morrigan: alternates between her nature photography (actually really impressive) and a wide array of misanthropic personal posts (which can get pretty off-putting).
Leliana: a freewheeling travel blog with musical recordings and videos; has thousands of followers. Like “The Road is Home” but with less babies and more music.
Zevran Arainai: lots of selfies and cheesy love poems. Most of his followers insist that all of the selfies are for them, and all of the love poems are for them, too. Unlikely, considering the sheer number of followers he has.
Oghren: nobody knows what this dude’s blog is supposed to be about. He only posts while he’s so drunk, the typos make it nearly impossible to read.
Wynne: a kitschy little DIY blog. Lots of knitting projects and home-cooking. Seems sweet, but gets surprisingly sassy in defense of her followers if any of them are being harassed. Looks out for her friends.
Anora Mac Tir: pure politics. She’s relatively progressive and clearly extremely intelligent…although maybe not always 100% principled or honest in pursuit of her agendas. Probably run by somebody planning on going to law school.
Nathaniel Howe: personal blog chronicling a series of misadventures in the life of a college dropout. Surprisingly insightful at times.
Sigrun: a cutesy anime blog.
Velanna: a personal blog run by a girl who’s pretty much a walking tsundere trope. Except, you know, occasionally she posts stuff that makes you wonder if she’s ACTUALLY killed someone (or maybe a lot of people) before.
More Dragon Age Humor:
Dragon Age Cast Does Blogging: DA2 - DAI Kirkwall Crew Does Facebook: Part I - Part II
Whitewashing is a huge problem in every fandom, and DA is no exception. All of the characters above are whitewashed and have their skin lightened on a daily basis.
There is no excuse when someone whitewashes a character. Take your appropriate swatches if you must, and make sure you are staying true to the characters actual skin tone. Use these colours if you’d like - they were more meant to prove a point. You are certainly welcome to use them as a base.
Stop whitewashing POC. Stop lightening skin, stop slimming down features, and stop blaming whitewashing on lighting. You know better than that. You can do better than that.
Do not take swatches from the lightest part of the face - all the light colours shown here are meant for highlighting purposes. They are the highlights of the face, to be used to display light bouncing off the surface of one’s skin.
Every image of the characters except Josephine was taken from the dragon age wiki site and was only altered to fit and blend with the pictures. All other graphics are mine.
Something that will always crack me up: Zevran’s slowly dawning realization that he actually really cares for the Warden and now he has to stop this loser from getting themself killed because they’re exactly the type of naive idiot who just up and recruits an assassin who was trying to kill them and treats him as a close friend.
This series started as a way to get me comfortable illustrating different skin tones & to build up palettes for all the characters. But I’m finding myself really digging doing the quick portrait sketches.