This is a commission for Omnisciient / wolf-laguz of her character Basia, a wolf laguz. Laguz are a species of shapeshifters from the Fire Emblem franchise (specifically the two Tellius games, Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn), and Basia is specifically a laguz of the desert-dwelling wolves of Hatari. Her design was a lot of fun to draw! I wanted to make the background warm-colored to be more reflective of her respective biome and to match her general color scheme. Thank you so much for commissioning me!
Fullsize Version 2
NOTE: Tumblr version removed at Ribbontail's request.
This is an extremely belated birthday gift for my friend Ribbontail of her character Jongea the Smog Spirit. I should have gotten this done last month, but I was really busy with commissions (and still am), and also wanted to take a small break from artwork since my hand was hurting, but I hope this was worth the wait! This is the second time I've drawn any of the characters from her storyline Fancy Clothes, but... a former-scientist-turned-giant-glowing-sewer-monster?! Sign me the heck up! Jongea sounds utterly delightful in my opinion, so I just had to take a shot at drawing her! I hope I did her design justice; I think my favorite part of her design is honestly the horn on her snout. For some reason, I think the little impaled skull on it is really charming / endearing!
So I actually made two versions of this, because I really liked the overdramatic lighting on the second one that shows off the glow of her bulbous pustules better, but it actually also destroys a lot of the details I put into shading the piece, so I just elected to show both versions. Click here to see a small animation that cycles between the two. In the past, I've made some pretty large animation effects before on pictures, but I often find they take ages to load even with the additional use of another animation optimizing program. I decided to keep the animated image fairly small so that the loading time isn’t that obnoxious.
Anyways, I'm sorry this took so utterly long, Ribbontail! I really treasure all the time we’ve spent together, and everything else you've done for me in my life. I really couldn’t ask for a better friend than you - you're literally one of the most supportive and compassionate individuals I've ever met! Thank you for being my friend, and for how patient and wonderful you are. It truly means the world to me, as do you.
Last year got a bit rough in places, but we still made it through. Here's to hoping 2018 is kinder to both of us, huh?! I hope you're excited to tackle the new year!!