Hello Deviantart, long time no see.
Gretchen is from my Nine Sisters series of characters, starting out as designs of Shining Force 3's Grace cosplaying different fantasy roles and classes before being adapted into their own characters. I've been working on different stories, sketches and adventures with the characters, as well as working on building a few board games featuring them.
Middle child of the third litter, Gretchen considers herself to be an inventor pushing the boundaries of science and technology - but many see her as a mad scientist constantly tinkering with machines best left well alone! Many of her experiments go up in smoke – one giving her left eye a permanent squint – but to Gretchen every failure is a step towards success, and her sisters end up agreeing that her inventions can bring great benefits… at least when they work. She’s particularly fond of her twin sister Gemima, and enthusiastically gets her to help with new experiments (usually as a guinea pig).
Gretchen's always at hand in a crisis with all manner of tools and inventions - most notably her custom musketaxe for ranged and melee combat and rocket jetpack for taking to the skies. Just don't be surprised if something breaks down...
Drawn with 2B mechanical pencil, inked using 0.5 fibretip pen, coloured using watercolour pencils and tissue paper for smoothing colours.
Hey, great to see new work from you! This has your usual style; as always, I dig the coloring and the simple, Shining-esqe anatomy. This piece has a very strong sense of classic pulp adventure about it, mainly due to Gretchen's facial expression. Her cooky devices are terrific, too!