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Dressed for the Occasion by sugartart Dressed for the Occasion by sugartart
Mordecai's outfit is impossible to decipher once he's all belted up, so I thought it would be fun to dissect his stupidly large number of clothing layers. I was...half right, because this took SO. LONG. I never want to look at the same seven shades of black again. :'))

Mordecai is my triton bard from my current D&D group - he's a goth trying to spread cliché 2000s emo music with the world (which are his original work of course, because none of these real-world songs exist). He is also a slimy fishboy and I love him.

It was fun figuring out how his outfit would layer up, and even little details like the toeless socks (because his toenails would shred right through the ends otherwise). You may wonder how he would breathe in water with so many layers over his gills...and in truth he can't, but he's not a big swimmer anyway (he'll remove layers if he's in that situation). I kind of imagine him as a kid who grew up with his immigrant parents completely outside of triton territory and is therefore 100% out of touch with his own culture, trying instead to adopt whatever the 'cool land kids' are into. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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sleepycerva Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2018   Digital Artist
Ahhh it's rly cool to see how a complicated outfit like could actually be put together :0 I need to do this for some of my ocs lmao
sugartart Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2018
Oh yesss, definitely do! Though I can't promise that you won't want to never draw them again afterwards. ;)
NoodleThePanda Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
He's so adorable, I love him!
I play a tiefling bard trying to start a death metal band (also goth  XD)
sugartart Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2017
Oh my god, I love it! Now I want them to somehow meet in-universe and form the most amazing band of all time~
NoodleThePanda Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh yes!
Their band could be called "From The Depths".

Also, funny thing, my character is named Kairiel and both he and Mordecai could be nicknamed Kai/Cai.
sugartart Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2017
Yesss, I love it! And name twinsies, even better! >:3c
TragicFangirl Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
That is a lot of layers!
But the end result is fabulous~

I really love the pose of him putting his coat one.
And the one of him pulling his boots on.
He looks like a wonderful character hun and I really enjoyed reading your artist comment on him too~
sugartart Featured By Owner Edited Nov 14, 2017
Thank youuu!
I'm glad you think so, because MAN did this take forever to actually finish. :')
The boot pose is definitely up there for me too - gosh, I've been looking at this for so long, I don't know which I like the best anymore. Thanks for your comment! ((:
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November 14, 2017
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