Shop Forum More Submit  Join Login
Nezaal - The Fallen Alpha! by al-kem-y Nezaal - The Fallen Alpha! by al-kem-y
GHHH this took over 2 months of work but it's finally all done!! painting this was so much fun but heck im dyin....

This is Nezy as he appears in a SUPER FUN dnd campaign called the Fallen Alpha, which we've been playing for almost the past year now! He's a Genasi windsoul monk who's rather shy and sensitive, tending not to speak up too often, especially when it comes to making any kind of important decisions...He can seem a bit off-putting to people he doesn't know well, but once he trusts you, he can be an extremely loyal and kind friend. 

This is a total redo of his old reference (hng it's SO OLD NOW) which can be seen here:
dnd nez!! by al-kem-y

Thought I'd also include some more info about the different parts of this reference sheet!

Inventory:
:star: Cooking Supplies (with Fancy Chef Outfit): Nezy's dream is to become a world-class chef. He's quite skilled with cooking as-is, but as of yet he's not made much of an impact on a larger scale. He also dreams of traveling the world and all its continents, tasting its cuisines, learning new recipes, and coming up with original dishes that combine the regional flavors from all around the world.
:star: Spooky Ghost Costume (with mask): Nezy got this cool costume at a very interesting festival in the northern city of Selilona, where all sort of fun fey adventures were to be had.
:star: Friendship Bracelet: This magic bracelet allows 1 mile of telepathic far-speech to anyone else wearing one of the matching set. These cute bracelets were all Syfier's idea. B)
:star: The Bling of Bang (tm): Nezy's super cool golden "rings" which interlock like brass knuckles. They let him dish out some sick punches (and also knock things back with pure force. P NEAT)
:star: Mother's Lucky Bell: This tiny silver bell has a soft, pleasant ring to it. Nezy keeps it tucked away in his bag for safekeeping and always checks to make sure it's in good shape - if it gets even slightly tarnished, he immediately works to buff it nice and shiny again. It belonged to his half-elf mother, Sirinna.
:star: Eternal Ember: A curious vial with an ember that never goes out. Nezy's convinced that it will have a very significant purpose at some point in time. So far, no luck.
:star: Romance Novel Collection: Nezy's top-secret stash of romance novels. They're objectively a little bit bad, but Nezy will never believe such nonsense. Someone please help him. His favorite novel (which is ABSOLUTELY off limits) is a super saucy story called "All's Fair in Love and Warforged". It's about a princess who totally falls in love with her lady warforged bodyguard, and they probably end up riding off into the sunset together. Gay

Background:
Nezy isn't too keen on sharing a Lot of his background with others, unless he absolutely trusts someone. So far, what he has shared is that he and his younger sister, Sunari, were separated from their nomadic genasi clan at a young age, and that their half-elven mother and earthsoul stepmom perished along with many others. Nezy does not know much of his other biological parent, except that she was a powerful djinni who didn't seem all that keen about sticking around. Neither he nor his sister have ever met her.

When the clan was destroyed, Nezy first learned about a secondary manifestation - a highly unstable earthsoul which he refers to as the "other Nezaal". This form is unusual because it appears only unconsciously and is unable to create a stable body - instead of the transformation that might be expected, this golem-like creature destroys some of its environment to create a powerful but single-minded form, tearing apart trees and boulders and whatever bits of earth it can obtain. It's caused some...troubles with the law in the past. Nezy is unable to control himself in this form, and he's tried many times to communicate somehow with it...it's a very slow process, but Nezy is convinced that someday he will be able to "get in touch" with that other self and bring forth a normal manifestation. He's not sure where this secondary manifestation came from, but he thinks it's likely because of his upbringings in a clan of mostly earthsoul genasi. Every so often, the "other Nezy" is able to communicate with him via vibes and impulses. Usually it's something along the lines of "HEY, QUIT BEING A WUSS".

Nezy and his sister traveled together for several years, doing whatever odd jobs they could to survive. An unfortunate event resulted in Sunari's kidnapping and disappearance, and Nezy spend a long time searching for her in vain. During this troubled time he ended up in a tumultuous relationship with another genasi, a powerful firesoul. This went on for several years before ending rather...badly, and Nezy fled to live a solitary life. A traveling monk found him during a very low point and brought him to a special monastery devoted to those in need of sanctuary and rehabilitation. There he learned how to fend for himself, which ended up coming quite in handy when Nezy set out to adventure on his own...leading him to meet a group of some very interesting friends!

Nezaal belongs to me, please do NOT use or redistribute this image. Thank you!!
Add a Comment:
 
:iconandyvines:
AndyVines Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the inventory on the reference sheet! Great idea.
Reply
:iconnyffix:
nyffix Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2017
ohh this is gorgeous <33
Reply
:iconautumnal-husky:
Autumnal-Husky Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aaaa goodness this looks so incredible! <3
Reply
:iconkhaarma:
Khaarma Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I love that the accessories you've picked up along your campaign were included. Also the chef's stuff with the fancy chef's outfit and spooky ghost costume crack me up. Makes me wonder what made those so important to include.
Reply
:iconmalacandrax:
Malacandrax Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
HES SO SWEET AH! I love his hair, I'm jealous of those floofy locks. He looks so gentle goshhhh <3
Reply
:iconal-kem-y:
al-kem-y Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
AW <33 thank you!! maybe if you ask nicely you may touch the soft locks...
Reply
:iconmalacandrax:
Malacandrax Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
wheezes <3
Reply
:iconbeansnake:
beansnake Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
IM CRYING I LOV EHIM
YOU FINISHED IT AND IT LOOKS AMAZING. THE BOOOOY
Reply
:iconal-kem-y:
al-kem-y Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
AAH TY <333 im glad you like my dumb boy
Reply
:iconbeansnake:
beansnake Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
i love him thanks... he is best boy
Reply
:icontherussbus:
TheRussBus Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017
D&D AAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

:D
Reply
:iconal-kem-y:
al-kem-y Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
YE \o/
Reply
:icontherussbus:
TheRussBus Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017
*nerds out with*
Reply
:iconjackalloops:
Jackalloops Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
He's so lovely! I'm planning out a genasi for a future campaign (cindersoul), they're such a fun race.
Please tell me you intend to draw him in his spooky ghost costume (with mask) as well! 
Reply
:iconal-kem-y:
al-kem-y Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
GOSH I should honestly draw him in his different outfits...he has the chef one, ghost costume, and a fancy getup he wears on outings...it'd be fun * H*
if i might ask, i'm so curious what a cindersoul genasi looks like! is it different from a firesoul? :0c
Reply
:iconjackalloops:
Jackalloops Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
It could be a cute project omg he'd be super cute in his chef hat!!! 
Cindersouls are abyssal/corrupt manifestations of firesouls and get a +1 to fortitude defense instead of reflex defense, and they still keep the fire resistance since they're essentially fire elemental descendants. 
They're described as "Ashen gray skin; dim fiery-orange energy lines; faint trails of ash or wisps of smoke emanate from the head."
Reply
:iconal-kem-y:
al-kem-y Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
OOH that's really cool...there are a ton of different manifestations of them iirc so it's always real neat to see more versions!! also I'm curious, I don't know what those defense terms are referring to, are you playing dnd or something else? :0c
Reply
:iconjackalloops:
Jackalloops Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm still stuck in the past playing 3.5e d&d so things may be different in the campaign you and Nezzy are in right now since I heard in 5e they changed some stat stuff up? I'll need to ask a friend who GMs 5e campaigns! 

Saving throws are calculated with:

Base save bonus + ability modifier

Fortitude saving throws are rolled for physical damage and are based on the constitution stat and modifiers and Reflex saves roll based on dexterity for more nimble classes to dodge. Since I play a high CON physical tank I wanted to give myself a boost to soaking up physical damage and tried to plan the race accordingly. c:  

(There's also will/willpower saving throws for magical and psionic defense, which is based on wisdom)
Reply
:iconlimesparrow:
Limesparrow Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so this is the handsome dnd son!!! i love him...
Reply
:iconal-kem-y:
al-kem-y Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
YES he is here!!! <33 i'm so glad you like him aaaa
Reply
:iconveildust:
VeilDust Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017   Digital Artist
KEM THIS IS SO GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!
 im yelling i love your art so much and this ref sheet is so. so good ;__;
NEZY<3 ;Ä;
Reply
:iconal-kem-y:
al-kem-y Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
THANKS VEIL!!! IM GLAD YOU LIKE THE BOY....<3333
Reply
:iconwhisski:
Whisski Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
gosh he's so absolutely gorgeous <3 this interpretation of Nezy and his lore is so stellar! What a precious boy ;w;
Reply
:iconal-kem-y:
al-kem-y Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
THANK YOU <3 im glad you like how he turned out!!
Reply
:iconshadowhunter625:
Shadowhunter625 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the shape of his face and the way his features are so soft. Also his outfit totally rocks!
Reply
:iconal-kem-y:
al-kem-y Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
AW thank you!! im glad you like the softboy
Reply
:iconshadowhunter625:
Shadowhunter625 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!! Take good care of softboy ;3;
Reply
:iconal-kem-y:
al-kem-y Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Of course!! <3 he is v treasured
Reply
:iconshadowhunter625:
Shadowhunter625 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ugh I can't get over those beautiful markings! So blue and elegant *o*

He is precious. Even if he turns into stone thingie.

(being that you do D&D....do you RP? Just curious)
Reply
:iconal-kem-y:
al-kem-y Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Ya i do! I tend to only do RP stuff with people I'm familiar with tho! ;v;/
Reply
:iconshadowhunter625:
Shadowhunter625 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Darn. Oh well. At least I asked ;u;
Reply
:iconamreio:
Amreio Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017   Digital Artist
The effort and love you put into this *glows* 
This is just so pleasing, I'm proud of you ;u; :heart:
Reply
:iconinfee:
Infee Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017
Sooo cooolll!!!
I also play a monk :') Got the impression not too many people play them
Reply
:iconal-kem-y:
al-kem-y Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
MONKS ARE THE BEST i honestly...played him as a monk because i'd never even considered touching the class before o<---< but now i'm 100% convinced that monks are The Coolest
Reply
:icongatorstooth:
gatorstooth Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
This is absolutely STUNNING.
Reply
:iconal-kem-y:
al-kem-y Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
YELLS thank you so much!!! ; v ;
Reply
:icongatorstooth:
gatorstooth Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I LOVE... all the details. And I also love all of the items that make me look at them and go "i bet this has a fantastic story behind it"
this is Amazing 
Reply
:iconal-kem-y:
al-kem-y Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
eeeeee thank youu!! i love drawing items and little details so much! plus the nature of dnd involves collecting plenty of Interesting Things along the way
Reply
:iconzzpopzz:
zzpopzz Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh god his body markings!!!
Reply
:iconal-kem-y:
al-kem-y Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
!!! im glad you like them!! favorite thing about genasi honestly * H *
Reply
:iconwere--beast:
were--beast Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017
THE BOY!!!! AND OTHER BIG BOY!!! blows them both a kiss
Reply
:iconal-kem-y:
al-kem-y Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
(HE WOULD KISS U BACK BUT HE'S TOO SHY. big boy probs would tho.........)
Reply
:icontoripng:
toripng Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Student Digital Artist
help I have fallen and I can't get up
what a heartthrob
Reply
:iconal-kem-y:
al-kem-y Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
HGK IM GLAD YOU LIKE HIM he'd just blush a lot at the compliments because ??? what are those
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
February 19, 2017
Image Size
2.8 MB
Resolution
1600×1064
Submitted with
Sta.sh
Link
Thumb

Stats

Views
3,426 (1 today)
Favourites
371 (who?)
Comments
44
Downloads
24
×