This weekend, I took a [understatement] pretty nasty [/understatement] spill and was mauled by the sidewalk.
It’s doing a bit better today, enough at least to take off the dressing and show you guys its scabby awesomeness. The left is like sixteen times worse than the right, so my drawing doesn’t hurt too much, though it did at first.
AND NO I WON’T GO TO ANY LENGTHS TO FIND A REASON NOT TO UPDATE! GAWD!
Though you might think the characters I develop are…just random, I put a VERY great amount of thought to the metaphor of the characters… I make sure every character shown (with the exception of guests) has some real meaning in their design. This post is a result of an e-mail from a certain SOMEONE (if you’re reading this you know who you are) who thinks I like to just draw blood elf females because they ” are hot”.
Azarizotza–She is originally based off of the generic High-Elf mage character from Warcraft 3. I just so happened to like the mage mechanic, though I almost chose a rouge at the time…so she became my main character. I designed her so that she had “wild” red hair to represent her fiery passions but held back by a thin strip of “discipline” which is the blue band, given to her by her mother before she died, just knowing that one day…being smart and sensible would avenge her mother’s death…
Xandaria– NOW I will admit, her tan was initially a weird mistake with my color filters and compression…but I remember telling the actual Xandie (after I posted the first comic) to “f**k it all, I’m gonna keep consistency no matter what”… Now the actual Xandie IRL is actually Irish and..quite “fair”, which is the funny problem…but whatever. I designed her cowl to represent that she willingly keeps her passionate concern for the well being of others under “wraps” though it leaks out. She’s a healer and is in pain when others experience pain. She hides it with her crass, hardened attitude, which is representative of her cowl with bright blonde hair (light) leaking from it.
Solstia–She was raised by a Worgen (yes a Worgen…not a Wolvar)…Her parents abandoned her and she was forced to work in Ambermill as…someone who harvested lumber for her foster mother who has become increasingly involved with someone in Shadowfang Keep…) Years of working with many pounds of Lumber led her to be very strong, physically, but missing out on the general socializing of children her own age and race. It didn’t take her long to realize she was “Adopted” when her adoptive mother eventually abandoned her, and was told by the “voice” in her head where to find Aza and Xandie… but that is a story for another time…do any of you remember this? That’s right. Solstia wasn’t always “cleavage-tastic”. In fact, I was a bit against it. But realized, given her past, I wanted her to be defended with Plate armor, but be VERY vulnerable at the same time. Now I know that if you penetrate your GI system (stomach, intestines), it tends to be a very dangerous situation. This is because bacteria from your intestines leak into your other-wise sterile body, causing HORRIBLE infection. I wanted to add that vulnerability, but I also felt her heart should be “QUESTIONABLY” exposed. I tried a few different designs before I came up with the “pentagonal” design for the breastplate exposure…giving an idea of…if she was hit there with an arrow…would it hit her heart or would she be protected? Who knows..given her vulnerable state…
Also as Xandie said “It never hurts to show cleavage or midriff for viewers…hey, why don’t you give Xandie midriff every so often…DON’T YOU FIND ME SEXY?!”…
Zarillion– He wears sunglasses when he’s “playing the part” but takes them off when he’s showing emotion. He wears his tie loose around his neck to represent, he isn’t so fond or strict with the rules he has to uphold…
Amarantha– She keeps her hands out of sight, unless she is admiring them. She loves her work, and admires it obsessively, though has a certain rebelliousness with herself expressed by…her other appearance features…aheeamemehcoughahemGOTHYahem…..
Zerkest– You’ll frequently see him pointing and with thick glasses. Implying that he is “focused” and is always “instructing”. I appreciate his instructions…despite what you may think about the last comic….
….Hmmm, all of them have representation, just comment and I’ll tell you what each means!
A COMIC! On a Monday!?
WTF?! After a MONTH of mourning the end of Tales from the Crossroads, I finally got this comic up. I learned a lot. It was bitter work, but it was worth it!
I figure you can have it today instead of making you wait until Tuesday since…I’m weeks behind…
Now: The story…Did Aza finish Zerkest or is he still kicking? I guess we’ll have to wait and see. But it’s clear that Aza has secured the way out of TMDM headquarters!
As far as life is going, I’ve found myself SWAMPED. Xandie and I are planning an actual wedding ceremony for our family and friends (though we are already married). I’ve been preoccupied with that.
So on my free time I ended up doing a guest comic for Coffinshaker instead of working on this one! (By the way, when you get to his site, hit the “First” link and read through his comics)
Until Next Time!