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’!

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…

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!

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)

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.
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Pirios: LG
-Sun, Prophecy, Healing, Magic, Fire, Light
Synandri: CG
-Dreams, Lust, Shadow, Charm, Moon, Secrets
• Synandri and Pirios are twin sisters of Balance worshiped mainly in the country of Kyronis, In their mythology, Synandri shattered Pirios in a sibling fight, and has been searching for the pieces of her sister ever since, giving gifts to those who help her. Usually these two are depicted as intertwining dragons, but have also been depicted as humans, occasionally Siamese twins.

Eras: CN
-Travel, Air, Trickery, Weather, Wealth, Luck
•Also known as The Jaded wind, and The prince of the sand, bringer of the tides, and greatest jeweled thief ever. It is believed that he left his daughters to seek out the Oracle which will bring all of their people into prosperity. Thus there is a reincarnation cycle of 4 girls.

Medyia: NG
-Knowledge, Water, Liberty, Mystery, Healing, Fertility
•It is said that she was a great dragon who came down from the sky and gave great knowledge to the Neflim, as well as a piece of her homeland to shelter them from the wars of the mainlands. She also turned into a Neflim herself, and lived alongside them. When her time came she sealed her essence inside of a staff and kept in the depths of Ithera.

Dha Taleanis: LN
-Justice, Honor, Protection, History, Strength, Fire
• A deity that still walks among her people. She is worshiped by the Taleans, a fearless aggressive race living in the north against the Amsk swamps. She is stern strong and protects her people’s territory fiercely. While it is known true that she exists, not many outside her territory have seen her, and thus not many believe of her power.

Solus: N
-Void, Destruction, Rebirth, Sun, Moon, Death, Balance
• An older god recently rediscovered, thought to be just a forgotten god in old scriptures until a piece of it’s mask was discovered. Also known as the Phoenix unborn, or the Dawn Phoeni. Since his rediscovery he has become the main deity worshiped in Corona, and worship is wildly spreading around the surrounding areas.

Mistress of Pain: N?
A motherly figure who nurtures and cares for her “children” going under the theme that pain is a feeling that exists to give warnings and lessons about how delicate one’s body is and to take good care of it.
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There will also be a couple of Evil based deities.
As well there are other deities that are worshiped in the world, but -cough cough- I have not designed them yet, as they are for relatively newer races/countries that I have not fully filled out.
Also the worship of these deities is generally not restricted to each race or country of origin, specially for the deities that have verifiable proof of existence.
Also again with world building stuff, there is always the chance names or details will shift based on if the story needs it.

*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.

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Deities

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?

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(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.

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.

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.

Quite a while ago I got an ask about the Talean’s tattoos, it took me a while to figure out how to answer it, and then to draw it.
Again this is a piece I have had done for a while, and I should post it now.


• The Taleans have 3 different types of tattoos, male, female, and Banshee. All three tattoos are given when a Talean reaches of age. Reaching of age is not based on a year, but more on when the individual is ready to take on tasks of an adult.
• The tattoos that Males wear are very few but deeply carved into their flesh. This tattoo both serves to identify the clan the male is from, but also serves to show as a warning when the male is about to enter “burnout”
Burnout is a state that all Taleans reach eventually, as Taleans are not a race that ages the same as a human. Instead once they reach adulthood, they slowly burn away, till all of their flesh and civility is gone, and they become feral and mad. Attempting to conjure magick will always lead one to enter burnout, unless they are a banshee.
Males are seen as more fragile towards the burnout than females are, and thus the tattoos are a precaution.
Males are born 1/5 to females, so the society is built mainly around the females.
• Females have several tattoos each given to them when they complete a brave or dangerous task, which also includes childbirth. They have a somewhat dark blue hue to them, playing on the threat that rumours outside their lands about the blue tattoos mean. The blue for these tattoos are gotten from the sap of the local Spider trees.
• The Banshee are the elite warriors of the Dha Taleanis. These warriors have show fierce skill in combat, and the ability to conjure magic without entering burnout. Their tattoos are given to them by Dha Taleanis, as she will take them into the central sacred chambers, and infuse them with particles from the source crystal. This is what give their tattoos their bright blue glow.

That is all I can think of about the Talean’s tattoos right now, I’ll be sure to add more detail as I develop things more.
Tho I guess I should make a line-up like this of the other major races of XM.

Quite a while ago I got an ask about the Talean’s tattoos, it took me a while to figure out how to answer it, and then to draw it.

Again this is a piece I have had done for a while, and I should post it now.

• The Taleans have 3 different types of tattoos, male, female, and Banshee. All three tattoos are given when a Talean reaches of age. Reaching of age is not based on a year, but more on when the individual is ready to take on tasks of an adult.

• The tattoos that Males wear are very few but deeply carved into their flesh. This tattoo both serves to identify the clan the male is from, but also serves to show as a warning when the male is about to enter “burnout”

Burnout is a state that all Taleans reach eventually, as Taleans are not a race that ages the same as a human. Instead once they reach adulthood, they slowly burn away, till all of their flesh and civility is gone, and they become feral and mad. Attempting to conjure magick will always lead one to enter burnout, unless they are a banshee.

Males are seen as more fragile towards the burnout than females are, and thus the tattoos are a precaution.

Males are born 1/5 to females, so the society is built mainly around the females.

• Females have several tattoos each given to them when they complete a brave or dangerous task, which also includes childbirth. They have a somewhat dark blue hue to them, playing on the threat that rumours outside their lands about the blue tattoos mean. The blue for these tattoos are gotten from the sap of the local Spider trees.

• The Banshee are the elite warriors of the Dha Taleanis. These warriors have show fierce skill in combat, and the ability to conjure magic without entering burnout. Their tattoos are given to them by Dha Taleanis, as she will take them into the central sacred chambers, and infuse them with particles from the source crystal. This is what give their tattoos their bright blue glow.

That is all I can think of about the Talean’s tattoos right now, I’ll be sure to add more detail as I develop things more.

Tho I guess I should make a line-up like this of the other major races of XM.

I find that I have lots of things that I have drawn, but haven’t posted anywhere, and then I wonder why I don’t post them, and get stressed out at the idea of posting them, till they are several months to a year old.
But I digress, I should post some of these here, as It’s kinda cozy here, and mighty addictive. XD
This is Dha Taleanis, The deity of the Taleans. They live in a Territory in the northern part of the continent, and are fiercely defensive of their territory. People are not allowed inside the territory unless given permission by either a Banshee or Dha Taleanis herself. One warning is given, refusal to leave is met with death.
This has lead outsiders to believe that they are demons, and the taleans are quite happy with that perception.
Dha Taleanis herself is only a floating Torso herself, covered in golden armor and long red fabric. http://xiromyth.deviantart.com/art/Dha-Taleanis-temp-ref-137350292 Her throne is inside a hallowed out mountain, with her elite warriors, the Banshee, around her.
I will be posting an image with the Taleans in it sometime soon…

I find that I have lots of things that I have drawn, but haven’t posted anywhere, and then I wonder why I don’t post them, and get stressed out at the idea of posting them, till they are several months to a year old.

But I digress, I should post some of these here, as It’s kinda cozy here, and mighty addictive. XD

This is Dha Taleanis, The deity of the Taleans. They live in a Territory in the northern part of the continent, and are fiercely defensive of their territory. People are not allowed inside the territory unless given permission by either a Banshee or Dha Taleanis herself. One warning is given, refusal to leave is met with death.

This has lead outsiders to believe that they are demons, and the taleans are quite happy with that perception.

Dha Taleanis herself is only a floating Torso herself, covered in golden armor and long red fabric. http://xiromyth.deviantart.com/art/Dha-Taleanis-temp-ref-137350292 Her throne is inside a hallowed out mountain, with her elite warriors, the Banshee, around her.

I will be posting an image with the Taleans in it sometime soon…

Someday I will get more used to Tumblr and if I should use the text or photo option for posting images. XD
This was a doodle of Kilara that I felt I needed to finish and colour up since it was cute.
Her first experience with snow. I wanted to put Hiro in the back there face-palming, as he does best. But I thought it would be too crowded, so instead just imagine him just off screen face-palming.

Someday I will get more used to Tumblr and if I should use the text or photo option for posting images. XD

This was a doodle of Kilara that I felt I needed to finish and colour up since it was cute.

Her first experience with snow. I wanted to put Hiro in the back there face-palming, as he does best. But I thought it would be too crowded, so instead just imagine him just off screen face-palming.

I finally finished the new Pokemon game.
So I decided to draw my team which I had at the end. Artistic Liberties taken on some of the designs.
Most notably, Mega Charizard. I am not a fan of Charizard’s colour scheme, and while mega X was a great colour scheme, the design of Y was much more appealing. So I am currently breeding for a shiny (which I know will take forever)
My current team is: Mincer -Metagross, Nix -Floette, Tizona - Doublade, Cinder - Charizard, and Willow - Chandelure
And I never fully decided on a 6th party member, who ended up just being an HM slave and never used in battle.
What do you think would be a good pokemon to put in the 6th place to help balance this team?

I finally finished the new Pokemon game.

So I decided to draw my team which I had at the end. Artistic Liberties taken on some of the designs.

Most notably, Mega Charizard. I am not a fan of Charizard’s colour scheme, and while mega X was a great colour scheme, the design of Y was much more appealing. So I am currently breeding for a shiny (which I know will take forever)

My current team is: Mincer -Metagross, Nix -Floette, Tizona - Doublade, Cinder - Charizard, and Willow - Chandelure

And I never fully decided on a 6th party member, who ended up just being an HM slave and never used in battle.

What do you think would be a good pokemon to put in the 6th place to help balance this team?