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Here is #5 of 5 in my series of pics of miss Linda Lee, a character from the old World of Darkness that is currently part of a mixed (mostly Mage) group. She's a really messed-up Black Spiral Dancer Kinfolk woman who's had the misfortune of getting merged with/possessed by a Misery Bane. I guess in Mage terms she'd be a Consor because she's a non-Mage that is helping them fight Nephandi. Linda is with the mage cabal to further her own ends, rather than having any particular interest in the Ascension War as such.

As mentioned, this is a set of 5. That's because I created this piece essentially as a paper doll that would allow me to mix and match outfit elements to show a couple of the different looks that she puts together. I did this partially because I felt like it, partly because I was having trouble deciding what I wanted her to wear for this piece, and partly because I'm absolutely out of my mind. I'll put all but #1 up for prints, just on general principle.

This is probably my favorite of the set. I think that it's just a good look for little miss Linda. For me, the jumpsuit and coat work well together.

Most of this imagery was created from scratch in CS3, but I did incorporate a rock texture and a circuit board texture that I found somewhere (I don't remember where, but they weren't from a deviant's gallery or I'd know and credit you!) Also, I used a very cool scale brush (this one -> [link] ) from :iconimaliea: to make that background more interesting. I didn't use it the way that she recommends, because I was using it to create more visual interest on a gradient background rather than trying to actually simulate scales. Cool brush though!

Also, I incorporated several preexisting glyphs from Werewolf: the Apocalypse. Botttom right: fomor. Bottom left: Wyrm. Top right: my own merger of the preexisting Kinfolk, Fomor and Black Spiral Dancer glyphs. Those all belong to White Wolf, obviously.

There are a couple of WIP versions of these in my scraps also, not that anybody's going to care. :-D
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Jorgblint Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2019
I thought she was a Tzimisce, but this story is also fantastic.
cpi Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Student General Artist
How did she get merged with a Misery Bane? that has to be easily the most craptastic existence I can think of in old WoD. then again, it could be worse in many other ways too. How does she handle it? I suppose being a Black Spiral Dancer Kinfolk would help you deal with that, but even then, they have limits with how much suck they can put up with, right?
uhlrik Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010   General Artist
Oh, it was extremely catastrophic. Becoming a fomor sucks in every possible way. Well, it went like this: a lifetime of sexual, physical and emotional abuse took her to a breaking point and and finally started trying to assert a little bit of independence, which offended her cousin. The dude and his Kumo buddy jumped her and subjected her to a rite that bound the Misery bane to her, which wasn't actually that hard given that it was a very appropriate spirit for all the stuff that was wrong with her.

I've got a heavily redacted account of her life at this blog post: [link]

Ironically, as much as sharing headspace with a Bane has pushed her further off the edge towards utter madness, it has also actually stiffened her backbone a bit too by being a wakeup call. Yeah, she's utterly and irrevocably messed up, but now she's actually consciously fighting the Bane to retain her own will.
cpi Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Student General Artist
O_O WHOA. that's all I have to say. this by far, has to be one of the most interesting and well-conceived characters from a World of Darkness campaign, that I've seen in ages. most of the ones I run into these days are pretty run of the mill, ridiculous and/or poorly executed. Its great to see characters that are so meaty, interesting and fascinating. :)
uhlrik Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010   General Artist
I really enjoy putting a lot of work and thought into my characters. If they haven't got some dimension, I don't see much point in playing them. :)
cpi Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Student General Artist
:D best words I've heard about character design and worldbuilding I've heard all year long :D
uhlrik Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010   General Artist
I live to serve. *bows*
cpi Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Student General Artist
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