Working on designing proper images on the other XM critters.
I have posted these once before, but they have evolved since then: http://xiromyth.tumblr.com/post/61573503679/morespecies I decided to make them more unusual in appearance by removing the ears, and then giving them a tail more like an earwig instead of a scorpion, just cause I wanted something different.
Northern based, but were the apex people all across the lands before humans re-emerged from underground.
Been playing around with ideas for their species name, been all over the place with suggestions from friends, from Mantinx, to Coeurl, at my current fav Djitar.
I am still open to suggestions on their name, so feel free to shoot me one?
With healing arms around you wear this chaos well….
A Short comic to do with the Ilumari, a part of the past of the whole comic. Please bear with me while I mess with it if this doesn’t work.
One of the panels of the most recent page of XM, that I spent a lot more time on than I really should have.
I just felt that I should have a good image of the setting as everything shown so far has been mountains and trees, and a wagon, which doesn’t add much to give a proper era/setting of the world.
XM takes place around an industrial revolution. Not quite steam-punk, more like steam-fantasy or somesuch, as I imagine technology would develop differently if there was different things to work with including magic and non human races.
So yeah trains are a thing, but cars are not -yet- still issues with airships, etc.
I’m also trying to determine if this is too saturated or not?
It’s hard to believe that this piece is over 2 years old now!
I did this for a Httyd “design your own dragon” contest to win tickets to see the live action play. I decided not to enter the piece partly due to the luck of the draw style, and that I’d have to give up the original.
There are definitely parts of this I do not feel are up to snuff anymore, definitely that lightning,
please ignore that lightning. But I still like the piece overall enough to post here. Heck it might make an appearance in XM. Haven’t really settled on a name, Snapent or Grimjaw were the closest I came to back then.
If anyone followed me back when Nabyn was big, you would have seen me post this there before.
When I get back this weekend I hope to get a post up about another of the XM species, and possibly some ‘fanart’!
Sorry for the lull in updates, things are generally a mixture of busy/non-busy, and the amount of motivation I have to art.
This is the Shadow-Run character I will be playing in one of my friend’s games.
Those who are familiar with SR will be able to tell most things about her by the images here. But otherwise, she is a feathered serpent drake (design inspired by attack the block, and Httyd. But pink!
I really enjoy the idea of her rolling into battle with some wheely boots, doing some crazy moves, then turning drake and blasting some crazy pink electricity at some rent-a-cops. Only to return home to the ‘abandoned’ CN Tower.
I’m definitely going to play her as girly but bad-ass, maybe go sailor moon shojo for her running, as naming her Naruta and using the catchphrase “believe it” was forbidden by the GM.
If she otherwise looks familiar, it’s because she is basically a Shadow-Run AU of http://xiromyth.tumblr.com/post/76466832384/relic But without the same ‘no emotion’ things as in XM.
Posting another piece from my other DA account to here. http://xiromyth.deviantart.com/art/Pensive-Melancholy-160097292 Inked by Helixel
This was put on a reflection on one of the later to be reused pages of XM, but it’s not fully noticeable on the page anyhow, so I thought it would be great to show it here.
There are definite places that this image is showing it’s age, like mainly the reflections and shine of the metal.
I still like this tho, and how it feels like he is in a crystalline room, but I do feel that his outfit is a little off, and will likely get some tweaking before he shows up in the actual comic.
I do have a reference sheet of him in the works, but it’s unfinished, and I have lacked the time to devote to a massive work like finishing it up. It might get some more work done on it once I get the comic up and posting. Hopefully soon…
All of these are from about 3 years ago, from my 4th year film for college. (that will -never- be posted anywhere from how much I hated it!)
But I thought that I’d post a couple of the images I had drawn for it, There is more, but they really show their age compared to these.
Some might be familiar from DA
Some Kilara expressions.
I wanted to explore how to get some good character into her, since I’ll have to have her emote a lot since she is mute.
Also testing out some purple in her hair since I love purple a -lot-
And I gots myself a new fancy new icon from Coboye http://spacecoboye.deviantart.com/gallery/49111806 Who is making some very Lovely icons!
This is actually at least 4 years old.
I made it for a college assignment… well more like sketched it. http://rasa88.deviantart.com/ was kind and awesome and shaded it for me, so it would be done in time.
It is more of a -psudo- frightening sequence about the Amsk, and the connection Kilara has to them.
I still really like how this looks, so this is getting re-posted here. XD
So I don’t draw Ty that often anymore, not that I don’t like her anymore, more that she is mainly story-less, as the RP she was from has died, and I don’t like inserting her into other things ‘cept for minor cameos. (Like Ty-bot in XM)
This image came about because I was not 100% content with the example of Ty-bolt/Static-jump in her reference: http://kilara.deviantart.com/art/Ty-Mencen-317487829
I am definitely a lot more satisfied with this, and the feeling that it gives.
Also Only one of those swords is the sword from the reference, she carries around a replica to confuse people.
Anyhow, I was thinking of posting some of my older works from over on my alt DA account: http://xiromyth.deviantart.com/ (I was thinking it couldn’t hurt, since I want to keep this relatively active)(also thinking of a few pieces from here to post on DA -Kilara- so more followers can come here)
*Hopefully this will work*
I’m posting this separately due to tumblr resizing this image to super small, Please bear with me while I mess with it if this doesn’t work.
Q: In your most recent post you mentioned the Pirios Knights and Synandri Guards are based on two different deities? So do Perios and Synandri??? have anything to do with the Ilumarae?
(This is an old page from the beginning of the comic, which will be re-purposed later in the comic)
A: Those two specifically are not fully related to the Ilumarae, but partly influenced in how people have perceived the events that occurred thousands of years in the past. Though several of the other deities have their influences from the Ilumarae, some even once were Ilumaran.
Info splerg re-posted into a separate post, due to image resizing and my lack of tumblr know-how.
So this is a character that has been on the back-burner of my mind for a long time, as I’ve always loved the tough powerful female knight captain type of characters!
Like Impa, Beatrix, Brienne, and Olivier Mira Armstrong. Just to name a few of my favs.
Kyronis has two types of knights, each based on one of the two deities worshipped in Kyronis.
- The Pirios knights who are more the traditional style of knights, more centralized, and the ones who keep order inside cities and towns.
- And the Synandri Knights, also referred as Syn’s Guard. They are charged with travelling the country near the borders of the Talean’s territory and the Amsk swamp to cull the numbers of Amsk entering the kingdom, and keeping an eye on the Taleans.
Captain Lio is the one both Knights turn to for their orders.
She currently resides in the castle being a mentor and friend to the princess. teaching her how to defend herself and fight.
Her design is still somewhat fluid, not 100% nailed down, as I am sure she will shift some before she makes an appearance in the comic itself. As most characters do.
Back when I did the face-shot of Dha Taleanis, I did one of Relic here as well.
I wanted to show her shattering as XM has a pretty big reoccurring theme of crystals, mixed with some minor state of mind.
Yes I did reuse the Ilumaran city/castle in the background there. I am still working out how it looks present day, as was a giant spherical crystal/seed/root/flower/tree thing in the past, and the flower/tree has long perished, leaving the dead crystal/root behind.