In case anyone was curious about the title, from now on I'm only naming my work after Cards Against Humanity cards. c: And this one seemed the most fitting. (the hope is that I stop taking myself so seriously lawl)
Alternate title: "Lethal Weapons (Not the Claws)"
SO UH THIS IS a commission for the SUPAR LOVELY c: she's been such a sweetie to me even though she ordered this like a year ago holy crap xD And as we were talking about the intricacies of the order the two of us realized how compatible her OC Deirdre (pictured above) and my OC Rhys work together, though not really romantically because between the two of them, their baggage wouldn't fit on two different airplanes xD
SO Deirdre is now Rhys' pupil in ways and I'm super excited to see how this all works out.
May or may not edit this in the future with more blending/rendering. I kinda like how it is now but it's kinda obvious where my hand started hurting DDD:
Notes:: -The jacket is real and here it is. -I didn't use any direct references for the weapons on her hand but I did do a blanket search on google for claw fingers xD -The thumb is meant to be smaller than the other fingers so that she doesn't slice her own palm when punchin' things. -She's based in Baltimore but I'm pretty sure that no brick sidings in Baltimore are that clean and well-done, so I think I may have relocated her on accident. -She's both Sioux and Welsh in race...I hope that kinda comes across... -Catherine Zeta Jones was a very mild face reference.
I AM allowing a download...if I find this in someone else's gallery damn am I gon' be pissed.
I spent so many hours on this that...it's hard to believe that I'm finally done with it. I started this about a month ago, had to put it down because I had other things due for the semester, and then picked it back up again after the semester was over. I'll admit that I spent way too many hours on this, especially considering all of the other things that I have to do, but I wanted to prove to myself that I could get back into rendering things. It had been so long since I buckled down and rendered anything that I forgot how to use my own process - which might be part of why this took so long. Because I had to put it down and then pick it back up again, I'm really not sure how many hours I spent, but it's probably anywhere from 50-70.
The fullsize option is only about half its original size, so if you want you can download it to see the whole thing.
This will be the last time I draw Rhys until all of my commissions are done, and then, only until I finish some refs of my OTHER characters, which have so much less love that it might even be laughable. It had been since July of last year that I drew him last, but really, I've just generally been inactive aside from sketches. So he's still been too prolific.
I still have so many ideas for him, but this will have to suffice for now.
This is HEAVILY Game of Thrones inspired, even though I've only seen the first episode. I saw these cloaks and I just had to paint one, and Rhys would be the first of my characters who would readily shell out the money for one. And then this is what happens later - he buys it, then goes into a wintry wood to pose :3 Please, no spoilers on Game of Thrones. >_> I'll be very sad.
(It's probably obvious I had no idea what to call this.)
So uh, this is a character design for a class assignment for Concept Art.
We had to pick a story and completely remake it. We couldn't use our own ideas from the start but we could mix and match genres and whatnot - so omg that's exactly what I did. This here is my Gatsby, from my High-Fantasy remake of "The Great Gatsby".
AS I MENTIONED IN MY POLL ABOUT ADOPTABLES, I'm debating selling unused concepts of this species? There's some with multiple arms, some with long hair, some with short, some with longer arms than others, some with ridiculous tails, some with necks that are probably way beyond practical, etc. Some will have different color schemes as well.
Now that there's a preview available of the type of species I'm thinking of, I hope things make more sense!
THIS ONE IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR SALE, THIS WAS MADE FOR CLASS, AND IS BEYOND UNUSABLE FOR SO MANY REASONS, BEYOND THE FACT THAT I'M SURE HIS NAME IS HEAVILY COPYRIGHTED. Please do not use this. Please. Omg. For the love of your born and unborn children.
Gatsby here, and the others of his kind, are all extremely lanky elves whom my boyfriend has wonderfully dubbed "Elf Wraiths". So if/when I sell them, they will be called Elf Wraiths. They are bilouminescent and their color schemes and patterns vary between gender and other genetic traits, and mood.