getting back into practice drawing muscles with Addarash
He stares at the drawing with polite confusion.
"Very...interesting interpretation of an elf. The addition of the tendrils is...interesting."
"You said interesting twice. And what are you talking about? Interpretation? Addition? This is like, a spot on life drawing of Dahra'ah. You see her every day, how can you not tell it's her? Are you serious or is this some sort of joke? Because if i wanted passive aggressive digs at my art I would have just gone back home."
"I-no, no, no! Calm down Tess. I-Exactly, I see her every day. She's basically just a tall human woman with pointy ears, not some kind of...creature."
"Hey! Rude! We're all 'creatures' here buddy. And what the fuck do you mean 'tall human woman'? She's a 'humanoid' sure, but-"
"I mean, that's what she looks like. That's how she shows up in photographs. Her picture is up on the wall Right. There."
"That's not her."
The young portrait artist looks back and forth from the painting to the drawing. She can see it, the way the two figures could be different renditions of the same person, but the woman in the photograph was...off. Dulled. No markings or claws, no elegant tendrils, very little of the ethereal vibes that bordered on creepy with which Dah carried herself. Just a bland but very pretty human lady with pointy ears.
Something is wrong.
"Do you have sec to come to the studio with me Roland? I think we need to compare notes."
over on patreon DonutBronut wanted 'elves of increasingly inhuman varieties' and Kona Goodhart wanted 'indecent rococo' and while this isn't all rococo fashion it has the Vibes.
at first i just wanted to draw some slightly funky elves but then i got the idea for a fantasy scenario where everyone but elves see elves as tall pretty humans instead of the weird fae-humanoids they really are and the elves just roll with it. like, they're not actively deceiving anyone, it's just a fact of life that they show up weird in pictures and most mirrored surfaces and humans perceive them different. which is fine until some human with their dang third eye cracked open is hired to do a portrait and things get Complicated.
these ladies were fun to draw because even though i could have truly gone buck wild i decided to go for something a little more subtle (also i drew a monster elf before and i didn't want to retread that territory). y'all know i love a good changeling, so these are like a species of changeling that evolved to raise their own young after establishing communities outside the veil and breeding with the locals. which is something i've done before with the Mainlanders yes, but also consider? leave me alone.
Idea: Male-exclusive race in a fantasy setting or mmorpg catered to man lovers
Designed simarily to how female-exclusive races are depicted: beautifully ageless, mysterious, constantly oggled by humans, and the opposite sex is either extremely rare or doesn’t exist (Gerudo, Asari, Viera, Amazonians).
Ancient Greek theme - created from lovingly sculpted enchanted stone.
Called Sparstones (Spartan + Stone).
Handsome but dumb as rocks.
Skin tones are obsidian, marble, bronze, gemstone etc.
Worships gorgons as their goddesses (Medusa, Sthenos, & Euryale).
To honour the petrifying gaze of their deities, Sparstones naturally pose and serve face when looked at.
Wears skimp- i mean gladiator armour 😏
Due to their inability to swim or breathe, they can build peaceful cities underwater and are good neighbours with mermaids.
Despite their hypermasculine appearances and possessing the lowest INT stat compared to other races, Sparstones are primarily spellcasters - a result of their magical nature as Goddess-enchanted stones.
The Sparstone’s leader is made of molten gold, dripping with fine jewelery, and is the first known woman of their race. Her name is Midas.
yeah i. i don’t have an explanation for this
Been reading about demons lately and wanted to try my hand at drawing a few. This is my take on Decarabia, a demon that appears as a star but can transform into a man.
Will I be known and loved?
Little closer, close enough
sorry about this
[ID: A mostly uncolored comic of Jon and Martin on a gray background. Martin is a tall, fat, white man with shoulder length hair pulled into a ponytail, scruffy facial hair, freckles, a tooth gap, body hair, and round glasses. He is wearing small earrings, a t-shirt, sweatpants, and socks. Jon is a shorter, thin Arab man with long curly dark hair with lighter streaks pulled into a low bun over his shoulder, a full beard and mustache, and his skin is covered in various scars. He's wearing a long-sleeved shirt and half-moon glasses and his lower half is covered by a blanket.
Jon is sitting on a couch, humming and drawing in a sketchbook as Martin walks by, curious, and leans over the back of the couch.
Martin: What are you drawing?
Jon jumps and holds his sketchbook to his chest, blushing.
Martin: Can I see?
Jon: It's not finished...
Martin sits on the couch and Jon turns away with sparkling eyes.
Martin: That's okay!
Jon: ... Alright.
Jon shows the sketchbook.
Jon: It's still in the ugly phase....
The drawing is a work in progress of Martin wearing white drapery, holding the bottom up to expose his legs while his other arm is raised by his head, with more drapery hanging over his arm. His chest is partly exposed, his hair is undone, and his expression is soft, looking down and to the side. His freckles and body hair haven't been drawn yet, but he is partially colored in with red bits for his hair, blue shadows on the drapery, blush and skin tone partly rendered, and a golden background.
Martin stares at it, awestruck, blushing with his mouth hanging open as Jon presents it with his eyes closed. A note says Martin is having "many thoughts, head full". He looks at Jon with the same expression. The final panel shows his head drawn massively as he yells, gesturing at the sketchbook. His text is in all caps.
Martin: That's the ugly phase?!
Jon: I-I mean it's far from finis-
i think jon is an artist and the beholding beams all kinds of art knowledge into his brain at the safehouse to help him out with that. i think he uses these powers to express his love for his boyfriend by drawing him a lot in increasingly flattering ways and he's a lil shy about it
also i am VERY tempted to like. finish jon's drawing some time because like. it turned out better than i was intending to make it aklsjdhajdh
edit: i finished it. full version of jon's drawing of martin HERE
TODAY IS HARVEY’S BIRTHDAY!! I love him so much, even if I haven’t played Animal Crossing in a long time bahahhaha
this is Brooke. he's half kelpie, half unicorn, very Large, and only slightly cursed. he spends most of his time in this form and currently lives with a group of traveling entertainers.
i'm still working on his backstory and such, but honestly i just felt like designing a big fancy unicorn boy in rocohoe fashion.
don’t know what demon possessed me to do this but here’s a wide variety of solidarititties. enjoy
quick interlude from the outfit requests cuz it’s vash’s turn for bodyhorror shenanigans :]