Probably my first real attempt in a long time to create an original character, with some background story, features etc. So, here it is:
"Alexander Castell, the first and only ever succesful attemp to create a thinking artificial undead instead of mindless but controllable zombies, flesh golems, mechanical ghouls and others. Originally intelligent noble from the respected Castell family and hereby the heir to the authority over one of the most powerful clans in Purgatory Grounds, Alexander had proven himself as skillful warrior and ingenious strategic commander during the last civil war. However, his descentwas even more rapid than his ascension as he was wrongfully convicted in the betrayal of the Crown by false evidences of Sabo Genriett who craved for capturing of some Castell's territories. The case was re-examined and Alexander's guiltlessness restored long after his execution, so the choice of subject for this experiment should become a sort of apology, because the full success of the ritual ment almost true resurrection. But that never happened. The cooperation of mages and demonologists had somehow evoken to life a sort of symbiotic organism which origin is still unkwon. Some scientists believe that the creature in his cloak is the substantial incarnation of Madness Worm, one of the Greater Demons himself, but Alexander seems to be completely sane. The problem is, that he fully possesses his lifetime personality and memories, including his trial and execution, and that's what now makes him the enemy of all the living. His deadly weapon, the coffin-like mace with cross-shaped spinning blade on a long chain, is provided by his symbiont. The source of his armor is unknown, but Castell family have been famous for brilliant smiths in their subjection for ages, which probably means that Alexander himself possesses the power (or curse) to grant half-life to the dead ones. Fearless, infuriated and immortal, he's presently one of the most dangerous magical creatures on the Reality Plane."
The Colossus Hub is a powerful piece of terraforming equipment left over from the Rodinian colonial period. Elysian scientists are attempting to restart the ancient facility in the hopes of healing some of the damage caused to the planet during the war. Among it's reputed powers are: weather control, sea level change and possibly tectonic energy redirection aka earthquake control.
This drawing was heavily inspired by and his Atmosphere Processor He's got some other really amazing stuff too!
To improve my work with a pen I decided to challenge myself this evening. I have drawn three cityscapes taking no longer than an hour on each one. As I typically work with a pencil this was a challenge for me... but an enjoyable one.
Please give me a little leeway and be kind with your comments, I understand and acknowledge these are not perfect, this was merely an exercise.. Iíll be back to drawing a really detailed pencil sketch next..
I started working on this portrait in january or something, but lost my interest so it's been laying on my table 99 % finished till yesterday when I decided to fix the last little details! (I don't know what it is, but I always lose my interest when my drawings are almost done..!)