I Am What You Made MeI Am What You Made Me by SillyWritings
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The great hall's torches were unlit, only the moon shining its light through the tall glass windows. The vast room was muted, its deep red carpet seemed black in the dark. The King's black dragon throne, along with the Queen's golden griffin seat, remained empty, all the official courtiers and Councils asleep for the night. There was no sound nor movement in the room, but it was not empty.
The King stood at the center of the hall, facing the thrones. He wore no crown over his black hair, it hanging unbound down his back. His arms were held loosely at his side, his stance calm. Only a slight twitch of his mouth hinted at a secret smile. They had finally come, the Ancients, the judges when the Guardians themselves were under scrutiny.
It was the King himself that was to be judged. Ghebaas Morvin, the Dragon Charmer who had lost both his dragons.
No, not lost. Using that word would hint at an accident. It was no acciden
How to: AnatomyHuman anatomy is, for sure, one of the hardest things to draw. But at the same time it's one of the most interesting things to draw, because... hey... we love making characters, and it's nice if they at least look a bit like a human being. I'm still far from perfect at drawing the human body, yet I've accumulated some very useful tips, tricks and websites.How to: Anatomy by DamaiMikaz
Drawing from life
Drawing from life is awesome!
Look for life drawing classes in your environment, or if they're not available; ask your friends to pose for you. Go have a drink in the city when the weather is nice, and sketch people passing by. There's nowhere you learn more about human anatomy than by observing and sketching real people. There's only one downside to this; dynamic poses are tricky, as it's hard for any model to hold a difficult pose for a long time.
And no... drawing (nearly) naked people in a drawing class isn't awkward. I
Race: Iukan with a trace of all the other races.
Class: Spymaster. Swordsman. Assassin. Charmer (lolnope).
Personality: Arrogant in the extreme, he believes that he is a hero and that his cause is flawless and absolute in its logic. He will also sacrifice anything to succeed in his quest. His loyalty to Eamin is unwavering and his hatred for the four race system and its supporters is . Eloquent, polite and suave, his words are as dangerous as his sword. Although he views himself as a hero delivering justice to the four races he is really just a petulant child who is trying to take what the Iukans would not give him.
Strengths: Physically and mentally strong. Isn't fazed from his goal and is very persuasive in bringing others to his way of thinking. Skilled but not unequalled strategist. His sword is enchanted and can be used to defend himself from magic while being significantly stronger than the common hacker and can be used with either one or two hands. He has some simple fire magic, but that is all.
Weaknesses: His only weapon in combat is his sword as he has no ranged weapon or even a back-up melee weapon like a knife, so if he drops it or is disarmed he is pretty helpless at close range. His arrogance will probably be the death of him. Although he wears some armour, there are plenty of gaps and unprotected areas that are still important, like his head.
Background: Nydreich comes from an old and proud but almost forgotten family that he wished to return to its former glory by becoming the first general in several generations. Due to this, he had to work his way up from the very bottom, starting in the Iukan army. Working hard, Nydreich served the military with seemingly unbreakable loyalty, even leading a small group of trusted recruits into the great mountain to save a seemingly unimportant and reckless sergeant at the cost of one of his comrades.
When being considered for promotion to general, he was rejected on the opinion of a single well-established general; the grounds being that he had a number of occasions of mixed blood in his heritage, thanks to a number of charming and whimsical ancestors. Supposedly the word 'mongrel' was used to describe him, which gave his pride one hell of a knock. Feeling robbed, Nydreich considered his time in the Iukan army and his prospects. Blaming his rejection on attitudes towards mixed blood , the arrogance and naivety of others, Nydreich deserted.
He used what money he had to buy a horse and the family outfit re-sized for himself. Travelling for a number of days searching for the Nameless, he was eventually happened upon by a patrol who had been notified of his desertion. Trying his best to fight them off, he killed a small number of them but lost his horse in the fight. Fleeing into the forests he stumbled into the Nameless and joined them. Using his old and sympathetic contacts, he now gathers information on patrols and supply lines for Eamin while carrying out the occasional assassination of minor political figures.
The enchanted sword is an heirloom of his family.
All the men of the Volhart family had the tattoo on Nydreich's face on the right hand side of their face, while the women have it on the left.
Probably in love with himself. And the colour red.
Personal Quote: "Relinquish your hold on the rotten old world and join our new, fairer society."
Theme Song: Villainy Thrives by Trivium www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mafj0…
This came out alright, his clothes are a little pink but the colouring came out alright overall. His boots ought to be blacker, however. I'm pretty pleased with his design since it's a lot more elaborate than most of my OCs I would say. On the other hand, some of his coat looks a bit flat/stiff and some decorations longer than their 'symmetrical' ounterparts. The ruins on his sword ought to have a glow to them, but I haven't managed to pull that off yet.
Nydreich belongs to me,
and the application background belong to
This time, I had the chance to experiment with photoshop more, so I will have to look at effects tutorials for lightning, fire etc to try and improve this. Improving my digital work is something I'd really like to do. Also, I found pressure on tablet works with photoshop to give more varied line thickness although I didn't think it worked with photoshop before as my tablet uses a strange format for the data for pressure and apparently most applications aren't compatible with it. Apparently photoshop is. So all is gooooood. I've been playing it safe with posing but edging more towards dynamic and believable poses. For once, the hands and feet didn't give me grief, which is a major relief, normally I have to give each hand and foot several shots to get it right.
THE HAIR, OH GODS THE HAIR, the tips of the hair are pretty horrible, just look for yourself. I need to go and practice long hair more and look up a few tutorials. The shoulders were made too wide, giving the illusion he has a small head, even though it is correct proportion-wise going by height. This isn't so much of a con but I wasn't too sure on his eye colour. I think red was right, but maybe it was red-brown. Also, I didn't really shade much this time around. Actually, I didn't shade at all. I wasn't too certain with the lighting and light-sources for this one, given that there would be a source from each hand and from the ground, so I stayed away from it this time, a bit above my level methinks. Lastly, the colouring of the clothes was pretty difficult for me, given that there was a lot of grey and black so I had to make up the colours multiple times as I kept running out and keep everything a different shade so that it didn't all just meld together. It got messy, needless to say.
Overall: Regardless of my gripes, but I enjoyed doing this a lot! It could be better, but I enjoyed doing it. Given that this is a hobby, that's what matters!