One of these three isn't who they seem...and you may be surprised by the secrets they're all hiding. But for now...it's a mystery
If you watch me, you'll probably recognize Captain (left), Rum (center), and Lackadaisy (right, AKA "Lack", "Lackluster", "Lackey", "Lackwit" etc), who are characters from a story I've had floating around in my head for awhile now.
So Captain is shockingly NOT wearing his gray jacket today Sorry, ladies, I'm afraid this is as much of a strip tease as you're ever going to get from him...love life of a monk, and all that Also, there IS a reason why he seems to have -fish scales?- on his body, but I can't really explain without giving away one of the story's secrets. Captain is the head-honcho of the main antagonists of the story; he fights Rum on numerous occasions, and although he should technically be her greatest enemy, the fact that Captain is a good guy trying to be a bad guy (because he's convinced that basically selling his soul to this organization will help control its evil members) makes it a tad confusing to figure out whose side he's actually on. He's rigidly moral about his personal life and takes himself a bit too seriously. He's fond of convoluted plots and chessmaster-type strategies, and this puts him at odds with Lack, who he dislikes for being ignorant, selfish, and disorganized. He keeps his nascent interest in Rum bottled up inside because he's just that kind of twerp
Rum has a power similar to waterbending and is capable of great of destruction, but she is terminally ill with an autoimmune disease that sometimes afflicts people in the world of the story (this is the reason for the dark circles under her eyes). Rum struggles to ignore the fact that all her vast power means nothing in the face of a body that's falling apart with her inside it. Her pain makes her desperate, and she spends a lot of time searching for something to fight for. Fortunately for the plot, she's not actually gonna die, since she is granted a reprieve from her death sentence in the form of the girl on the right, Lackadaisy, who has healing powers. Lackadaisy can't cure her, but through daily healings, she will be able to keep Rum alive indefinitely. Speaking of...
Lack is a petty thief and con artist who's in it for the lulz and doesn't care about the consequences. She's fun-loving, clever, and mischievous, but also greedy and manipulative. Her healing power is utterly wasted on her; instead of using her ability to selflessly help others, she extorts money out of people in desperate need of medical help and then still complains about what a lame power it is. She admires and covets Rum's destructive power, and she heals Rum in exchange for loyalty and "bodyguard services". This leads to a sort of co-dependence between the girls, with each relying on the other, yet neither one totally trusting the other. Rum especially fears that Lack will leave her, thus condemning her to death, but there's some indication that Rum is one of the few people that Lack actually likes enough never to abandon. Then again, it's really hard to tell with her...
Boy, it sure would be nice to know who to trust!
Other work of them: Tools: Photoshop CS3 and Opencanvas Time: Longer than the life cycle of some insects NaNo why have you forsaken me?
A little something for myself, as a break from all the commissions I've been doing lately. My OC Captain, a self-proclaimed criminal and something of a military genius.
A Governor's son, Captain grew up watching his dad get away with all sorts of nasty crimes. His dad was scumbag who exploited the populace and squashed anyone who got in his way, all while maintaining an appearance of righteousness and legitimacy that made him immensely popular among the people he was mistreating. Captain was destined to become Governor himself, but the boy was so terrified of growing corrupt that he decided to just jump the gun and become a criminal before that could happen. Ya, nobody else sees the logic in that either Captain is far from being an idealist - rather than seeking to reform society (an endeavor he considers futile), he hopes to fight evil with evil, replacing violent crime and disorder with more controlled, organized crime. He's afraid of his military abilities and his potential as a "good-guy" leader because he fears that, if given legitimate power and trust, he would exploit it. He takes himself a bit too seriously for his own good, and his laid-back villainy sometimes devolves into belligerent grumpiness when he is teased or when his beliefs are successfully challenged. He really could make a positive difference in the world if he would just give himself the chance. Too bad he's already given up on that angle...
Something quick and fun to take my mind off midterm stress I'm not happy with the way it came out, but meh, whatever. SO MUCH ARTBLOCK Anyway, this is my OC, named Captain
I originally envisioned this pic with him literally coming apart at the seams, since his ridiculous ideas about morality have led him to conclude that the world would be better off if he lost his soul to crime and self-denial, rather than become corrupt and abuse his power as a good guy.
So I guess that makes him a good boy who's trying to be a bad boy, because he thinks he will become an even badder guy if he stays a good guy Really though I just think he's a control freak...Wow FAIL I should get back to studying
When you tell everyone you're a criminal, sometimes you have to act like one. He doesn't really like straight-up slicing 'n dicing people, he prefers more convoluted plots, but hey...sometimes you gotta take one for the team
My OC, Captain, again (what's with all the artwork of him lately?) Anyway, this one was drawn by the incomparable danzzila, who is so awesome I'm sure you already have a shrine in your closet dedicated to him.
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So the whole time I was painting this, my stupid brain kept going, "hmm, I wonder what Scarlet would look like if she were in a perfume ad"...and this is what I came up with Those aren't guns she's holding...they're perfume bottles shaped like guns (world's greatest marketing idea, amirite? ).
This is by far the longest I've ever spent on an art trade...12 hours I think...and it STILL didn't come out the way I wanted. I just cannot wrap my mind around the whole "digital painting" thing. It also doesn't help that my tablet pen pressure wasn't working OTL
Scarlet (c) Pic and outfit (c) me Brush: [link] Ref: [link] Textures from cgtextures.com Her half of trade:
Yaaaay I finally got around to working on one of my own OCs again Here's Rum, having a bit of a lonely moment down by the sea.
This is a collab between KenshjnPark and me He did the lineart; I edited the sketch a bit (I removed the squirrel, mostly because I haven't decided whether squirrels exist in the world of her story), and colored the lines using this fantastic pencil brush I found: andantonius.deviantart.com/art… .
Bio: Rum can control water and is capable of tremendous acts of destruction, but she is terminally ill with an autoimmune disease that sometimes afflicts people in the world of the story (this is the reason for the dark circles under her eyes). Rum struggles to ignore the fact that all her vast power means nothing in the face of a body that's falling apart with her inside it. She is a girl who suffers a lot from fear and doubt, and she desperately searches for something to fight for. Sometimes, when she's tired through and through, she just sits and pines for all the things she considers to be out of her reach.
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