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by Yuuza

I'm fond of shades of grey, and agree that the preponderance of grey draws the viewer's eyes to the splashes of color in the girl's fac...


Oh my word, 'Bones' McCoy never looked so good! DeForest Kelley has a pretty unique look, his powerful eyebrows and that devilish twink...

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the two aspects I think that make this an outstanding picture are the color palette appearing to be all shades of green, and the dark f...

by Yowsie

very nice neon effects! :thumbsup:;) I love how the wolf's head kinda looms out of the night sky, with the glow emanating from his eyes and mouth...

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Fat Cat in a Feathered Boa
Now this week, I couldn't catch the Drowtales Picarto mid-stream 15-minute Challenge topic yet again. But I definitely saw someone suggest a Fat Cat with a Feathered Boa, so I ran with it. Meanwhile, the topic bounced around fantasy creature or cat, with most people drawing cat-related pics ^^; Can you just feel his pain? It's a pink feathered boa. He's an ochre-yellow cat. Such horrible coordination! :D As usual, mouse-drawn using MS-Paint for expedience
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Quain fast food
So you know what the topic was on last week's Drowtales Picarto mid-stream 15-minute Challenge? "Dungeon Food". Food. In a dungeon. OMG! So Bas quickly fixed up his masterwork Quain Flexing to have her holding out a bag of food for hungry adventurers. A Haledri is like a cross between a cow and a yak, and a Tik is short for Tiktikki, like an armadillo but bigger, both eaten as food by Drow. Yeah, a mighty demotion for a queen to become a fast food server, but hey, some have said she killt a lot of folks in her life, and maybe it's karmic payback. For Bas it was wipin' some egg off my face. MS-Paint mouse drawn yadda yadda
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Quain flexing
...And this is why I haven't been doing Drowtales' Picarto mid-stream 15-minute Challenges: because I didn't catch what the topic should be. Last week I thought I heard 'muscles', so I went with Ill'haress Quain'tana of the Sarghress clan flexing her guns, arguably the buffest female Drow in Chel'el'sussoloth, if not the entire world. Mouse-drawn in MS-Paint
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Draenei Dad Ride
I haven't been taking part in Drowtales' Picarto mid-stream 15 minute Challenges too often, but I did the last couple weeks. Here's my take on a Horned Elf with bonus points if a dad was involved; it became a Draenei dad giving a ride to his rambunctious little one. Mouse-drawn using MS-Paint as usual
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19022019 - here's yet another well done rebuttal re: TLJ by Left Foot Media. I highly recommend it, despite it being looong. now, he makes me feel a bit remiss for having brought up gender inequality among D&D players in the past. yet, I'm willing to argue that yes there is indeed inequality in even Western countries: pay inequality based on gender, unequal expectations of behavior between men and women in society, inequality men face in courts about child custody rights when they get divorced, not to mention how heteros and gays are treated. it might be more correct to say that there is relatively less inequality between men and women in Western countries than in less progressive societies, but IMHO no inequality is stretching it too far :nod:

18022019 - still working on chapter 54 of BBRB, please bear with me :pray:

well I've been hearing a lot of gripes about Star Wars episode VIII, aka The Last Jedi, and ironically, I have yet to see the movie :stare: yup, I haven't seen the "dumpster fire train wreck" as some critics deride it as. hey, remember the odd-number/even-number rule about Star Trek movies? :aww: to be honest, I didn't see the movie in a theater not because of bad reviews, but my personal problems that prevented me from doing so. I keep waiting for TBS/TNT/whatever to run it so I can see what all the hype is about, but to no avail :shrug: but I did get to listen to a set of rather well-laid-out arguments against the movie by YT personality MisAnthro Pony called The Last Jedi and the Fall of Star Wars, and I find it hard to argue against his positions. after all, you yank JJ Abrams from VIII, replace him with someone who professes that he wanted to have some viewers delighted while some viewers should be pissed (what a professional attitude) while throwing out the plot outline JJ Abrams left for him while ignoring basically all things canon to the entire franchise, and a head of LucasFilms with an agenda that tried to fix what wasn't broken by arbitrarily replacing male characters with poorly written female characters, and I can see where the criticisms come from

you know, that movie came out over a year ago now. in contrast, Bad Blood Runs Black started almost six years ago (April 1, 2013). one of the main reasons I chose to have many female characters, and the lead protagonist in particular, is because I had felt that when I was younger and playing D&D, female characters were underrepresented, or misrepresented with the chainmail-bikini crap (that used to be parodied and mocked in cartoons like What's New with Phil and Dixie by Phil Foglio, not that he's stopped drawing scantily-clad ladies in metal bikinis even to this day in Girl Genius ;) )

speaking of Girl Genius, here's a story with a female lead who ISN'T Mary Sue, who is fallible, who can't solve everything, who had a humble beginning but has taken on the mantle of the Lady Heterodyne to strike fear in the hearts of anyone who knows what's what. not only protagonists are female, but the arch-antagonist Lucrezia Mongfish is also female, and so are many other baddies. yet, Girl Genius doesn't belittle male characters; as a matter of fact, many major characters like Baron Klaus von Wulfenbach and his son, the Sturmvoraus guys, that guy who controlled Paris (until his death), many many other characters both good and bad are male. Girl Genius, even with female leads, is what I would call a good male-female mix (despite the occasional cheesecake some might object to)

getting back to BBRB, another reason I chose a female lead was because most of my RPG PCs are female. why female? well, with little or no difference in stats, skills, classes, weapons, inventory, that sort of thing, I enjoyed drawing portraits of my PCs, and I found females more fun to draw :aww: roleplaying-wise, I found little call to act differently if I was playing a female or male character. no need to be "more cerebral" in problem solving, be more "emotionally sensitive" to random encounters, none of that horsecrap. I played my females as I saw fit, and if confronted by mindless monsters bent on doing me harm, I didn't say "Party, let's not fight them, let's try to talk to them." bullshit, draw weapons, tanks forward, spellcasters to the rear provide covering fire, rogue guard the spellcasters and stand by to move in for opportunity backstabs. that's how you handle hostiles. you don't try to analyze motivations in the middle of a fight, nor attempt to parlay with opponents who are already charging you. note that gender didn't come up once in that encounter, nor should it

now, if we go talk with the village elder about the "strange goings-on", a male would have to be an idiot not to be respectful and try to get as much intel as possible before planning action to delve into the unknown. if you fail to plan, you better plan to fail. plumbing does not predispose one to stupidity, your INT and WIS stats should dictate that. the rest is roleplay
:thumbsup:;)

speaking of roleplay, yeah there was a time I played a female Drow rogue and was in a party that had to infiltrate a brothel for intel. that presented a unique challenge, as the other party members were male and fit right in ^^; that was probably the only time I felt uncomfortable playing a female, but only briefly, as I had more success at getting the ladies to talk than the males, heh :aww: that scene also helped me expand as a roleplayer, and gave me valuable experience in making female characters more plausible

John "Basileus Ioannis"
19022019 - here's yet another well done rebuttal re: TLJ by Left Foot Media. I highly recommend it, despite it being looong. now, he makes me feel a bit remiss for having brought up gender inequality among D&D players in the past. yet, I'm willing to argue that yes there is indeed inequality in even Western countries: pay inequality based on gender, unequal expectations of behavior between men and women in society, inequality men face in courts about child custody rights when they get divorced, not to mention how heteros and gays are treated. it might be more correct to say that there is relatively less inequality between men and women in Western countries than in less progressive societies, but IMHO no inequality is stretching it too far :nod:

18022019 - still working on chapter 54 of BBRB, please bear with me :pray:

well I've been hearing a lot of gripes about Star Wars episode VIII, aka The Last Jedi, and ironically, I have yet to see the movie :stare: yup, I haven't seen the "dumpster fire train wreck" as some critics deride it as. hey, remember the odd-number/even-number rule about Star Trek movies? :aww: to be honest, I didn't see the movie in a theater not because of bad reviews, but my personal problems that prevented me from doing so. I keep waiting for TBS/TNT/whatever to run it so I can see what all the hype is about, but to no avail :shrug: but I did get to listen to a set of rather well-laid-out arguments against the movie by YT personality MisAnthro Pony called The Last Jedi and the Fall of Star Wars, and I find it hard to argue against his positions. after all, you yank JJ Abrams from VIII, replace him with someone who professes that he wanted to have some viewers delighted while some viewers should be pissed (what a professional attitude) while throwing out the plot outline JJ Abrams left for him while ignoring basically all things canon to the entire franchise, and a head of LucasFilms with an agenda that tried to fix what wasn't broken by arbitrarily replacing male characters with poorly written female characters, and I can see where the criticisms come from

you know, that movie came out over a year ago now. in contrast, Bad Blood Runs Black started almost six years ago (April 1, 2013). one of the main reasons I chose to have many female characters, and the lead protagonist in particular, is because I had felt that when I was younger and playing D&D, female characters were underrepresented, or misrepresented with the chainmail-bikini crap (that used to be parodied and mocked in cartoons like What's New with Phil and Dixie by Phil Foglio, not that he's stopped drawing scantily-clad ladies in metal bikinis even to this day in Girl Genius ;) )

speaking of Girl Genius, here's a story with a female lead who ISN'T Mary Sue, who is fallible, who can't solve everything, who had a humble beginning but has taken on the mantle of the Lady Heterodyne to strike fear in the hearts of anyone who knows what's what. not only protagonists are female, but the arch-antagonist Lucrezia Mongfish is also female, and so are many other baddies. yet, Girl Genius doesn't belittle male characters; as a matter of fact, many major characters like Baron Klaus von Wulfenbach and his son, the Sturmvoraus guys, that guy who controlled Paris (until his death), many many other characters both good and bad are male. Girl Genius, even with female leads, is what I would call a good male-female mix (despite the occasional cheesecake some might object to)

getting back to BBRB, another reason I chose a female lead was because most of my RPG PCs are female. why female? well, with little or no difference in stats, skills, classes, weapons, inventory, that sort of thing, I enjoyed drawing portraits of my PCs, and I found females more fun to draw :aww: roleplaying-wise, I found little call to act differently if I was playing a female or male character. no need to be "more cerebral" in problem solving, be more "emotionally sensitive" to random encounters, none of that horsecrap. I played my females as I saw fit, and if confronted by mindless monsters bent on doing me harm, I didn't say "Party, let's not fight them, let's try to talk to them." bullshit, draw weapons, tanks forward, spellcasters to the rear provide covering fire, rogue guard the spellcasters and stand by to move in for opportunity backstabs. that's how you handle hostiles. you don't try to analyze motivations in the middle of a fight, nor attempt to parlay with opponents who are already charging you. note that gender didn't come up once in that encounter, nor should it

now, if we go talk with the village elder about the "strange goings-on", a male would have to be an idiot not to be respectful and try to get as much intel as possible before planning action to delve into the unknown. if you fail to plan, you better plan to fail. plumbing does not predispose one to stupidity, your INT and WIS stats should dictate that. the rest is roleplay
:thumbsup:;)

speaking of roleplay, yeah there was a time I played a female Drow rogue and was in a party that had to infiltrate a brothel for intel. that presented a unique challenge, as the other party members were male and fit right in ^^; that was probably the only time I felt uncomfortable playing a female, but only briefly, as I had more success at getting the ladies to talk than the males, heh :aww: that scene also helped me expand as a roleplayer, and gave me valuable experience in making female characters more plausible

John "Basileus Ioannis"

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GabyCoutino Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice gallery

Have a bunny
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BasileusIoannis Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2019
yay bunneh! :squee: thanks Gaby ^^ :wave:
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Tranquil-R Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav on  Desperate Angels chapter 8, page 10 by Tranquil-R
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BasileusIoannis Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2018
my pleasure, Tranqie :w00t: love that city scene...btw in the thumbnail, you know that green turtleshell tunnel entrance to the right of the pink tower? it looks a bit like a huge Drow face ^^
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Tranquil-R Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
now I got to go look at it XD XD dont see it lol
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BasileusIoannis Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2018
Here it is, circled in red:
Drow Face in City Scene by BasileusIoannis
either in profile facing towards the queen's image, or face-on peeking around the pink tower looking at you ^^ the eye is white
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FacepalmPunch Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2018
Think you might like this:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uBv09…
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