Through Alabastra We March

Look, I did a comic. I’m not sure if it has really happened before, I mean - a real comic, not a rough sketch with panels. I’m not really good at it, so usually I just make some sloppy drawings to illustrate the joke and show to my friends. But yesterday I decided to take a try, as I got quite an idea after completing Kingdoms of Amalur. For the third time I believe. Still, it was as epic as the first time. Also, I’m trying to get more comfortable with this kind of stylization, which I use mostly in watercolours but I identify it as… my own style I guess)

I’m not sure how many of you actually played the game, so I’ll add explanation of the text in comic. Sorry for a wall of text, I stuffed it with a lot of small but important things >.<

So, I’ll start with some basics: in the world of Amalur are many races, but apart from mortal ones, there are also the immortals - fae. They have pretty complex society, which consists of two courts: seelie and unseelie. Ring any bells? (If not - see some celtic mythology). And these courts consist of smaller houses. Some time ago the unseelie court was split up, as one of their own rebelled against the Telling - ancient order of all things, revered by all fae. With the power of his newfound “god”, Tirnoch, the rebel - Gadflow - slayed the unseelie king and took his place, starting a new faction - Tuatha. Their goal was to eradicate every living thing, except for them, to cleanse the world. (nothing new I guess) Over time they grew stronger and stronger, taking over or destroying almost all houses of the unseelie court and began their march against the rest of the world. So, that’s the basic info.
About the names: Gadflow is the first one to betray the unseelie king, and the one who killed him. Ticneri, Khleran and Dessidyn are witch-knights and his generals - all of them pretty twisted.
About the robe: It’s a tuatha robe, which I was wearing through the last part of the game, as an intimidation for them.
About the weapons: They all are quite significant. “Her eyes” are in fact Eyes of Tirnoch - a pair of powerful daggers crafted by tuatha and named after their god. “Blades of the Bitter Frost” are faeblades, which are a gift from the leader of Bitter Frost - small grup of unseelie fae which refused to join Tuatha. “Forged with stolen steel and avenged blood” – as they are described. “Sorrow” is an artifact of a House of Sorrows – unseelie fae house which was destroyed by a traitor of their own, a Tuatha agent – it is found after killing him. 
About the title: Alabastra is the kingdom of the unseelie court, now ruled by Tuatha, twisted and destroyed by their magic.

And full page, not in pieces, can be found here: http://woodsie-one.deviantart.com/art/Through-Alabastra-We-March-484303043

The air was frigid and the water was still

Testing new technique. And trying to capture atmosphere of the cold morning in the swamp.

Story behind this? My necromancer, Yakone, used to practice her art in the swamp for few years to avoid people finding out about it. She found herself a half-ruined cottage quite far from Morthal and used to go there every few days. At first it was hard for her to go out before the dawn and venture through the deadly swamps, but after some time she got used to it and actually began to like these trips. The only thing she hated, was the cold - frigid water and chilling, humid air. Even if born in Skyrim and used to local weather, she is no Nord and all this cold actually bothers her.

Song: www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnoPon…

Sometimes I dig through files in the folder with my artwork, and I seriously ask myself what the fuck is wrong with me.
And the last one… I have no idea what made this site think, that I would like that .___.

I just found a photo of the nacklace which I did as a birthday gift a year ago. I think I never actually posted it - I often forget to post, or even to make photos or scans of gifts for other people, because it’s always so important for me to keep them secret. Theme of this one was blood - that’s why I used hematite, garnets and red beadles)

Art trade with Wyverra

A trade which I did with http://wyverra.deviantart.com/ - the character belongs to her)

Whatever makes you happy

Recently I realised that I almost never draw Rayhe happy or at least not grumpy/suffering. I mean, I have plenty of sketches with him, smiling and all, but I almost never upload them anywhere. So I decided to paint him during something that really makes him happy, something less dark and painful. I think I nailed it.

A small painting on postcard format, inspired by Kingdoms of Amalur:Reckoning. I’ll never get over how beautiful this game is, how great are the designs of the world, races, clothes, armor, weaponry… practically everything. And how delightfully EA killed this game. It’s the main reason why I probably won’t really play Inquisition.

Experimenting with my style and new tools.

All of these are watercolour paintings on postcard format. The first one was done with fineliner, which was supposed to be waterproof but gave me an interesting bleeding effect instead (I like it on the clothes, but not on the mask though :/ ), the second one is embellished with silver acrylic paint. The third one, a troll from scandinavian legends, was done just with watercolours.

I just realised that despite my obsession with house Telvanni I never drew anything connected with them. And decided to do so immediately.
Watercolours on watercolour torchon

Learning new technique - fineliners. I always hated them, so it’s quite a challenge)