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Meet Aries, my fourth and final character for #EmpiresBeforeClans!

Now come on? You didn't expect me to NOT make a cheetah character for my own group, did you? :B I really didn't want to make her a king cheetah, since everyone made their cheetah characters king cheetahs, but it was the only thing that really worked with her design. I'm really happy with the way she turned out though. <33

Everything you need to know about her should be on her application/ref sheet, which I'll finish updating after I sleep! D:

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Aries and EBC © Firestar // =KaiserTiger 2007 - 2012
Time: 5 hours
Characters: Aries of Shadow Empire


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Valon leaped from rock to rock, his claws scrapping on their hard surface, until he had managed to climb to the top of the tallest stone. He sat and took a moment to adjust the bright red scarf around his neck before he slowly lifted his head to the sky. "Nothing's changed here. Fishing Stones are still the same." the serval sighed, "I wish I could say the same for our Empire."

Valon paused, admiring the fluffiness of the clouds as they rushed by above, before he whispered to himself again, "Things have more than changed since you left, Azra. Air Empire is nothing like is was. A lot of the old members are gone now, but we've gained a lot of new gladiators and apprentices too...all of the Empires are getting back on their paws actually."

"I'm still keeping your promise. As long as we're all together under one sky, we'll keep fighting against the Bounty Hunters." Valon closed his eyes to let a brief gust of wind blow his scarf before he glanced back at the sky and smiled.

"You'd be pretty proud."


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Valon spending his time at Fishing Stones during a patrol reminiscing about the past. When Valon first joined Air Empire, the first place he was asked to venture to was Fishing Stones. It'd only make sense that he'd get a little caught up with himself, especially since everything's changed so much over the past few seasons.

It's also been a pretty common theme around EBC all of a sudden to draw your character with their Empire's elements. Valon's from Air so...clouds! BD

Dapple, I swear I was going to include Avita here but she just didn't fit the way I had the composition going. I'll have to draw a cute pic of her and Valon together to make up for it, I guess! <3

+14EP!
Azra was Air Empire's original leader btw!


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Valon and art Firestar // KaiserTiger 2007 - 2012
Time: 5-6 hours
Character:


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Ice Empire's leader Nedria and gladiator Calidius off on their evening border patrol, checking their territory boundary with Air Empire. :dummy:

D| I feel like I've worked on this forever, but I could only manage to work on and off in between homework and class. I'm pretty happy with this though! :3 I personally think this has my best sky to date. XD I found a new brush to make my cirrus clouds with alkdjk! Ffft, I'm probably the only person who'd be excited about something like that! 8D

:la: One mandatory assignment down, only 2 to go. xD Marcellus will most likely be up next.

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Nedria © ~DappledSun
Calidius © Firestar // =KaiserTiger
Time: 9-10 hours
Characters:



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Marcellus slowly edged his way through the tall grasses of Lightning Empire's northern territories, keeping his body as close to the ground as he could manage. The scent of rabbit drifted tantalizingly across every breeze until finally the young caracal spotted his gray furred target. He stopped and readied his paws for the pounce, one he knew needed to be fast for such quick prey.

As Marcellus waited for just the right moment, the words of his mentor echoed through his head; "Today's your solo hunt, Marcellus. You either pass or fail your hunting training depending on your actions today. Use everything I've taught you." The caracal's whiskers bristled with excitement. He wanted nothing more than to become a Lightning Empire gladiator and completing this would put him one step closer.

He was not going to miss this time!





...and he didn't because now Marcellus is done with his hunting training! :dummy:

Still fighting art block. Gah, I have had no inspiration what so ever to sit down and draw lately. :/ Sorry guys. I have a couple full picture commissions that I know I need to get to so I decided to do something with a quick background to get me back into the mood of doing full pics, then this happened. x3

Yes, I did draw/ink/color every single blade of grass here. xD A looot of work but I like the effect better.

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Marcellus and art Firestar // =KaiserTiger 2007 - 2012
Time: 6-7 hours
Character: Marcellus; apprentice for Lightning Empire; caracal


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T_T I'm sorry for the lack of new art recently. It's been one of those "omg everything's due!!" kinda weeks at school and it probably let up until middle of next week. :P Restarting EBC has taken a lot of work lately too.

Anyway! Updated reference for Marcellus, my caracal apprentice of Lightning Empire. <3 He's adorable.

#EmpiresBeforeClans still has a ton of spots open for new members. We're also planning our first group wide assignments too, so if you're thinking about joining, you'll have until next week to get your character up to join in those.

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Marcellus and art © Firestar // KaiserTiger 2007 - 2012
Time: 3 hours?
Character:


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A quick little Valon clipart I did to update his ref. His last ref just bugged me and since we're trying to get that group back up and running, I figured a nice new pic was needed. xD

I ended up taking away his shoulder armor. It always made him look a bit wonky before, but I'm really happy with his design now. :meow: I love servals. <3

If anyone wants to join #EmpiresBeforeClans, we're desperately looking for new members! A lot of spots were opened after the last activity check and now we barely have enough characters to keep empires going. If you like roleplaying, at least check it out for me please! It'd mean a lot. <3

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Valon and art Firestar // KaiserTiger 2007 - 2012
Time: couple hours
Character:


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Character trade for *H-Skarriad!

I seriously fell in love with this girl after I'd finished design her. ;^; All of her colors just go so well together in my opinion so if you ever decide you don't want her, I want first dibs, k? D|

Anyway! I know you said you wanted a mostly white character with black/white striped hair so I hope she matches what you wanted close enough. <3 You can change whatever you'd like though since this girl's yours now. Fyi, her hair does fall over her shoulders starting about half way down her neck. I don't think you can see that too clearly here.

:dummy: I can't wait to see whatever you end up designing me!

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Art © Firestar // KaiserTiger 2007 - 2012
Larko design now © *H-Skarriad
Time: 1-2 hours

Traditional lineart colored in PS
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Part 2/3 of a looong overdue trade with =SushiiWolf. Her character Moonstripe. <3 Part 3 might take me a bit longer to get up because I have it planned (at least right now xD) to make it a full pic.

Hope you like this though! :D Moonstripe was a lot of fun to draw.

Trades are not open!

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Moonstripe © =SushiiWolf
Art © Firestar // =KaiserTiger
Time: 3-4 hours
Character: Moonstripe


Photoshop
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:P I woke up this morning with an ear infection and, if you've ever had one, you know they hurt! I have these antibiotic ear drops now though so I'll be perfectly fine in a week or so but still! I hate having to put up with these. alkdjkf it's so hard to stay focused on anything with the constant hurt, not to mention I can't hear a thing. D:

I had to draw something to keep my mind off of my ear while the medicine kicked in so Kasa shares my pain. Good news though! I finally found the right copic colors that work for him. <3

I think I'mma go curl up in bed and work on the next chapter for one of my stories now. Messages in my inbox probably won't be answered very quick for the next couple of days. Sorry! I'll still try to work on art stuff though.

Edit: Thank you guys soooo much for all of your concern! It really means a lot to know you all care so much, even if it's just something as simple as an ear infection. I'm already feeling a lot better. =3 I could sorta kinda hear out of my ear this morning and it's definitely not as painful as it was was the day or two before. <3 But really! Thanks so much for all your well wishes.

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Kasa and art Firestar // KaiserTiger 2007 - 2012
Time: 2-3 hours
Character:


Colored with Copics! <3
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Character design commission for ~Smamm. I've been doing a lot of my commissions behind the scenes lately but I wanted to upload at least one to show I AM working on them. xD

Anyway! I hope you like this guy, Smamm. I hope he's kinda sorta what you were looking for. :meow: I would've seriously considered keeping him for myself if this wasn't a commish. If there's anything you want me to change, lemme know. <3

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Character now ~Smamm
Art Firestar // =KaiserTiger 2007 - 2012
Time: 4-5 hours

Photoshop
2+ poses character design commission; $5/400 :points:
Commissions are NOT open right now!
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