A little fan-art piece of my friend's Red Panda familiar, Kooshi, from our most recent one-shot D&D campaign!
Some friends and I started another one-shot campaign DM'd by the very creative and eerily imaginative friend, Brenna, this past weekend! This time, our characters have taken to a small village on the outskirts of civilization where more than a few gods may be playing a bigger role in local disappearances than we first thought... holy intrigue! But, with the combined might of a charismatic and highly specialized rogue, the level headedness and keen mind of our traveling practitioner of magic and the combined persuasive power of his adorable Red Panda familiar is there anything that can stop us? I didn't think so. Can it PLEASE be Sunday already? See you all then!
Total Time: 8 hours
Tools: Photoshop CS4, Intuos 4 Pro Tablet.
Character concept for a Beast Master Ranger! Coming from a clan of hunter-gatherers nestled deep in in the far northern mountains, she treads the low underbrush - through rain or snow - creeping and stalking her prey with the aid of her familiar childhood War Raven. Through the passing rays of light piercing the upper trees she is made: first a glint against the eye -- there's no need for stealth now -- the snapping of a twig followed by a sudden twang before the all too familiar sound of carefully sharpened flint piercing skin and crushing bone. Not a sound escapes save for their last breadth and the sound of flapping wings echoing o'er The Valley.
I had an absolute blast working on this piece because for the first time I really started to feel like I was able to spread my attention to small, little details like the war paint on her leather armor. Also tried something a little new with the lighting -- maybe you all can tell me how I did? - I tried to make it look like she was marching through the woods by putting some exaggerated highlights on her hair and face to accent the idea that light was breaking through surrounding trees and upper canopy. On one hand, it feels like it might be a little too noisy, but on the other I think it helps to really make things stand out. Despite not having a background to help clarify that... maybe it worked? haha. Let me know!
And yes; that is war paint on a bird haha.
Total time: ~14 hours
Tools: Intuos Pro Table 4, Photoshop CS6
Current Residence: Florida!
Favourite genre of music: Instrumental, Techno, Smooth Rock, you name it i've got at least one song from it.
Favourite style of art: Digital, for sure. But I have so much envy for the romantic traditionalist!
Operating System: Windows 7 64 bit. Finally moved from Vista! Whoo!
MP3 player of choice: iPod, I recently resurrected mine!
Shell of choice: Nautilus (Oh yeah!)
Favourite cartoon character: Edward Elric
Personal Quote: Existence does not necessitate worth, worth is the conclusion of a valued existence.