The evolution of Victarian Black (and Lemorack)

Another trip into the old Rollplay days. I joined in on the original show mid way, the second season of Rollplay: Solum I watched right from the start though. One of my favorite things about table-top role-playing is the journey and the evolution. Characters grow in power, but also in personality. As they move ahead, they often end up going in entirely directions than when you first envisioned them.

The above images depict Geoff Robinson’s character, Victarian Black. I am still not sure what Victarian’s goal was in life (his journey ended before that could be revealed), Geoff’s goal, however, was clear as daylight: full plate mail! To be decked out in an all-covering suit of steel was all he ever wanted, and when he finally got what he wished for, it was the happiest moment in series. He also decked himself out with various sets of gear acquired along the way, like a magical spear, and a shield crafted from the hide of a slain monster.

DeviantArt links:

1, 2, 3.

Rollplay: Ironheart Brothers

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I followed many of the DnD shows in itmeJP‘s Rollplay lineup a few years ago. In the past two or so years I found myself unable to enjoy role-playing shows online, as I always just end up wishing I was playing (that and a lack of time to dedicate to watching all of them). I still remember all of them fondly, as well as the communities that grew around them.

Rollplay: The West Marches was a show tailored around having parties of recurring guests. As such the full cast of the show grew to a very large number. Several streamers would frequently join in for a session, some with several different characters over the course of the shows run time.

As I have gone on record saying before: Dwarves are the BEST! The West Marches introduced streamers CohhCarnage and Ezekiel III as the brothers Ironheart, Maldrick and Shaldrick. One was a cleric, the other a rouge, and though they may have had their differences, the bond between them was strong enough to last even through Maldrick’s tragic death. Shaldrick would keep his brothers remains close by him, in the hopes to one day find a way to bring him back. Throughout that time Maldrick would engage in conversation and pass on sage advice to his brother from beyond the grave. Or was Shaldrick just going crazy? That is also a possibility…

Original posting on DeviantArt here.

Tribute: Lauralania

 

I was introduced to Tia aka. Lauralania via a Misscliks role-playing show, where she played a Drow-elf priestess. The character was so unlikable and full of herself (notice I said her CHARACTER) that she instantly became my favorite in the party. Tia’s style of role-playing was also extremely entertaining to watch. It helps that she rocks a voice that makes you think she has practice as a wrestling announcer or some kind of radio host.

Through the antics of her priestess character Calithra I was introduced to the world of the Dark Elves. A scene from one of the sessions inspired me to draw Calithra kneeling before the spider-queen Lolth, whom the Dark Elves revere as their deity. I generally suck when drawing animals, so the spider lower half was good practice.

Later on discovering her personal Twitch channel, I found that she was an avid player of Heroes of the Storm, a game I myself frequent as well. After getting some feedback from her over twitter, I endeavored to depict her as what I assume is her favorite Warcraft character, Sylvanas Windrunner, a former high elf ranger turned banshee after death at the hands of the Arthas.

Re-imagining characters as female versions of themselves is also kind of my thing. I watched her on stream when the fire elemental lord Ragnaros was released, and got the crazy idea of trying to make a Lauralania faced fem-ragnaros.

If you are interested in checking out her stream, you can do so here: https://www.twitch.tv/lauralania

Follow her twitter here.

DeviantArt links to the pictures:

Lolth, Slyvanas 1, Sylvanas 2, Ragnaros

Valkyrie

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If there is one group of mythological women I admire more than the Amazons it would be the Valkyries. As I described to a friend recently, Valkyries are like angels, if angels weren’t lame. Guardians of the halls of Valhalla, guides of the spirits of those fallen in battle, and destined to fly into glorious combat come Ragnarök.

In this picture you can a see one of the winged warrior women descending to take on a fire-giant from the scorching realm of Muspelheim. I restarted this piece three times before I finally arrived at a composition that I liked. I am, however, very pleased that I stuck with it.

Timelapse video can be seen here on my Youtube channel.

Posting on Deviantart here.

Comic: Why I suck at Civilization V

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This was done a long time ago. You can tell, because it deals with Civilization V. This comic is proof that I am just as weak as all men are. I based my look on a famous statue of king Matthias (Mátyás) of Hungary, one of my favorite Hungarian historical people.

Original DeviantArt posting here.

The comic is also now available in the comics section of the site.

 

Tribute: Kaitlyn

 

I would like to dedicate today’s post to a streamer I like to watch on Twitch. I first got to know her on itmeJP’s Rollplaying shows, where I drew a picture of her human fighter, Riley. At the time I started following her, she would exclusively stream Starcraft 2. In the time since then she would continue to show up on other Rollplay shows, as well as converting her streams to feature more variety content. She also graduated in engineering and, at the time of this posting, is on her way to earn a medical degree as well, so that basically makes her a Medic from Starcraft.

She played though the MGS series at one point, that was when I decided to draw her the first tribute picture, in which I drew her as Metal Gear Solid: Peacewalker’s Big Boss (if you are not a MGS fan, I am so sorry for how confusing that sentence was).

Later in her streaming carrier she started learning Terran in SC2. To celebrate the occasion I made her a Medic, even though she already practically is.

Links to the original DeviantArt posts:
Medic, Big Boss.

Links to follow Kaitlyn:
Twitch, Twitter.

Queen of the Mountain

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So as we all know, Dwarves are the BEST fantasy race that exist. There are some who disagree with this. Those people are wrong.

I have an entire folder filled with drawings of NPCs (non-player characters) that were to take place in DnD campaigns. The group I played with did not stay together long enough for most of them to get their moments, but the fun of world creation remained long after the game had practically stopped. Had the party ever gotten that far they would have discovered that the Dwarven lands had a great queen. She was stubborn, rude, pig-headed and had terrible table manners. In other words: she was a dwarf.

Also, as you can clearly see, I take the side of “female Dwarves do NOT have beards”.

Original post on DeviantArt here.