Just for the fun of it I have been drawing little chibis of the XM main cast as classes from Final Fantasy.

Hiro is a monk, visually based on the Bravely default monk class, as I mainly consider that part of the final fantasy games, and it was the most visually distinguishable.

Kilara is a white mage, although a little stabby. That’s ok since the class is allowed to use daggers in some of the games. Her outfit isn’t directly based on any of the games, but I did make the traditional red triangles into pink.

Marcus was a little more difficult but easier in a way. He’s already a knight in the comic, so it was a trial of finding something about the lesser used knight class that was recognizable, and it was mainly the cape and how in FFT and Bravely default that it pools around the neck.

I will be posting more of these of the rest of the characters, hopefully…

This was good exploration for the characters.

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?

I decided to make a psudo race sheet for the Pandorans as I did one for the Taleans, http://xiromyth.tumblr.com/post/76285173426/taleans and eventually after this there will be one for the Nelfims.
Info under the cut, as it’s a little long, and I know not everyone wants to read all of the details. XD
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The Pandoran are a species built upon adaptation.
They are a mixed middle ground between mammal and plant, growing leaves and flowers instead of hair, and bark like growths for healing, defense, or simply personal preference.
• Pandorans are not born with their greens, they grow in as they get older, as well as the loss or fading of most or all of their spots. Before their greens gown in, a young pandoran will curl up the end of their tail like a frond from a fern for protection.
• An elder pandoran will have lots of growth, long plants, and woody bark on many places of their bodies, usually more so in places of previous injury or strain.
• Males and females don’t have too many differences between the two genders, as the pandoran have the ability to change from one to the other. Changing back and forth from male to female is not an easy task for the pandoran, though it takes time, energy and dedication to change. The difference between the genders is the usual physical traits and that only the females will grow flowers/bloom.
• The pandoran homeland is an oasis canyon in the Narodii Sandtides, Where the desert sand appears as an ocean of gold. It is not however, it has changed their measure of worth, which reflects in their choice of currency; the trading of small gemstones. This also reflects in their main deity Eras, The Jade Wind, who has a large fondness for gems.
• Some are born with a talent for the wind, and are often seen as favoured by Eras. The wind magic only manifests as illusion magicks, leading some to see the pandoran as tricksters. Specially the Taleans who are very straight forward and have a great dislike for the pandoran.
• Pandorans are pretty hardy, being part plant they require to eat less, but drink more. Being inside or underground for extended amounts of time will cause a pandoran to feel uneasy or unwell. Pandoran families will consist of one foliage type; grasses, hostas, ferns, poppy, vines, etc. Though there are no pandorans who have Fungus or Cacti for their foliage. The guarri are believed to be a sister race to the pandoran, and what direction the cactus went, but there is no known direction if there was a fungus split.
• Pandorans have a split culture, part that sticks to the old ways of the sages, and the new ideals of the time.
-The sages are a group of 3-4 pandorans who live in cycles. They are usually born within a short time of each other, and if one happens to parish, the other two will as well. They are said to be the ones able to see through time, leading to an oracle said to be a reincarnation of a deity. But due to a lot of their scriptures being lost, there is a lot of conflicting details of these stories, and are being written off as more myth.

- A new way of life is becoming more popular, where those with influence and money work their way into power. Often these are well off families who have had one of their relatives/ancestors a sage, and chose to benefit from the situation. Due to the sages still being something real, the democrats walk a delicate line to avoid upsetting those they ‘guide’.

I decided to make a psudo race sheet for the Pandorans as I did one for the Taleans, http://xiromyth.tumblr.com/post/76285173426/taleans and eventually after this there will be one for the Nelfims.

Info under the cut, as it’s a little long, and I know not everyone wants to read all of the details. XD

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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.

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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?

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’!

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.