Salvatican Knights represent the ultimate rank progression for every member of the Salvatican Army under the rank of General. Knights are appointed by Monarch himself, and are sworn to uphold his utmost interest. This means that even Generals have no direct authority over them. There has been a great deal of unrest in the ranks of Salvatica's Knights recently, as they're now expected to serve under members of The Sage Corps. These Knights are trained in all forms of Salvatican Military combat, from the operation of vehicles, to the use of firearms. However, they typically go into battle atop their armored Ragandon steeds armed with an ordained sword and lance.
Had this one laying around for a couple weeks now and decided to finally finish it up today. I need to really stop putting stuff on the back burner, but sometimes things happen such as a more intriguing project or family issues and some pieces just suffer that fate.
Anyway, this one is of an anthro horse general. Bringing in aspects of both Roman and Northern European themes as well as the creature itself into its armors concept. Wanted to make it similar to my last horse anthro for the sake of keeping my races looking as though they are from the same culture as one another and it kind of keeps the themes going.
It's been awhile when I've done one of these Before and Now - comparisation memes, showing how much I've improved in drawing a specific character, last time. Well, it's about time I made another one.
And this time we are taking a look at the progress with my alter-ego/fursona sir Kiljaos "Kiljunator", the lion paladin of the wind.
Here's my description about each section in this picture: 1999: Back in this time I got an idea of having myself to have an ability to have an anthro lion form and be able to change between this form and my normal human form. This thing was only seen in only one of my comics though.
2000: This one was from the only comic from this year when I drew my anthro lion form. When I drew comics where I was shown up, I always drew myself as a human, and after this year I didn't draw myself in any other form for 7 years. I just wasn't very sure about these different form-things back then.
2007: It was until this year when I drew myself in any kind of anthro-form next time. I wasn't very keen about drawing myself back in those days but I still minded to re-create my fursona as I found out many others having such too. But I made my new fursona to be an anthro fox instead of anthro lion, because I liked to draw foxes very much back in those days, as I just had created my fox characters Zak and Anima. This new fursona though had much different hairdo than I really had and still have and I think this version didn't look very much like I do in real life.
2008: My fursona has the same looks and is still anthro fox. But I improved the looks and made it have a long ponytailed hair that I had and still have in real life too. My mood in this picture very much represents the same mood and feelings that I was going through back in these days, as I had a lot of rough time in high school.
2009: In this year I started to think that it would be more appropiate that my fursona would be an anthro lion, just like I had planned originally 10-years before. Even though I do like foxes a lot, I still have liked lions even more (for what I blame Lion King I and II XD) and I had noticed myself to have a lot of male lion's traits, abilities and looks in real life. So I updated my fursona, and also made me to wear exactly same clothes that I wore (and still wear). But the bangs in this version still were completyl different than my real self's. I think this version looked good, but I think I'm looking way too cheerful and happy than I really am.
Summer 2010: By this time I refound my old love and faschination towards knights and paladins wearing armors and capes etc. fantasy-things when I met and here, for which I thank them both. So I decided to make some changes to my fursona and made him to be a paladin of the wind, which infact is what I was first planning on back in year 2001. This version was a huge leap towards my fursona's modern self, but nowadays I really, really don't like this version at all. Infact, this version disgusts me. I did love the idea for making myself a paladin with and armor and cape and using a sword and shield, but the looks just didn't go right on this one. My hair is still unrealistic, the sunglasses don't fit with the looks, and I'm not having a full armor. And especially the expression on the face is so dumb. I didn't draw myself with this looks for seconds time, but as I really loved the idea itself I started planning on improving my fursona again, but later as I had other things to do first.
August 2010: This is from one of the quick diary-comics I had to make in school where I went after high school. Since I hadn't came up with a better paladin-outfit and I didn't want to draw myself as a human, I drew myself as my anthro lion form that I had made back in 2009. But improved myself by having same hairdo that I really have, not an unrealistic bangs anymore.
October 2010: Pretty much nothing was changed, except that I for the first time drew myself without the sunglasses. This is again from one of those quick diary-comics.
November 2010: By this time I finally came up with a new paladin outfit. And I surely was proud of this looks and I still am. But this picture itself is not looking that good anymore, especially with those legs. And I accidentally made myself to have pointy cat's ears instead of regular lion-ears that I had before. Inspiration for this armor I got from the crusader-armor from The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion's expansion set Knights of the Nine, and from the paladin-characters from Hexen II, Warcraft II, and Heroes of Might and Magic- series.
2011: I improved my looks and armor, most noticeably changing the way how I'm wearing my cape, my shield, and showed what I look like when not wearing the helmet. Later this year I decided my fursona's real name to be sir Kiljaos, and the name Kiljunator is a nickname, and my other nicknames are Kilju and Kil. (I got help from for making up the name Kiljaos so thanks to him for that.)
2012: Not that big changes, except I made the cloth over the armor to be longer and wider, changing the shield and the sword, having my fursona's own emblem on the cloth (idea that gave me), and also showing better what my hair looks like when it's not ponytailed. This is what my fursona looks now and right now I've been planning on a more detailed backstory for my fursona.
So yeah, we can see I surely have improved at least a bit over the years. What you think? Comments are really appreciated.
"Ouch! Ah cursed Maker this stings!" Daren whimpers as he dips his bloodied hand into the into the water sending dark ripples of of blood down the stream. Moarning wile he washes his bloody hand Daren feels the annoyied glare from his leader Azemn in his back
Lads are such whips these days, Azmn murrs to himself, Daren had been lucky to even keep his head against that foe, let alone survive long enough to flee with just a swipe on the hand to remeber it by. Eather the divine Maker had some sadistic plans for them all for letting him survive like that, or this lad actually have some talents for survival and banditry.
anyhow yea this is my 2 year old Collab with my one of my first DA friends, Rikki from Canada. Where she drew the drawing for me to colour^^ yeap I've certainly taken my time on finishing this. I've jsut been too afraid I'll ruin most of the time untill I had enough sparetime to convince myself to finish this
there wasn't any story to speak of around this drawing, so I just thought up a vague one^^