and I was doing so well updates wise for a while. I think I should be back on track.
Also, I'm planning on going to Houston's Space City Comic com. I won't be doing a booth or anything, but if anyone is going, drop me an email so I can say hi!
Group photo of Drake's group during the Shadows War, or at least most of them. We've met Mina (in charge of the mental stability of the team and also uses her psychic abilities for interrogation), Archie (sniper and infiltration), and briefly Oliver (tech support and sabotage). Drake was the team's heavy hitter. A brief introduction to the others, moving left to right:
Abali is a bouda (hyena shapeshifter) with psychopompic (think grim reaper) powers. She handles demolitions and can use her psychopomp powers to create a :spirit bomb" that kills the people in a controllable blast radius without inflicting any physical damage. Her husband, Mort, sometimes helps out. Mort is a grim/black dog and is not in the image because he has to watch the kids, who are absolute terrors (also, I was running low on room, so "sidekicks" got cut).
Merneith (aka Nei) is Oliver's older sister. Unlike oliver, who is a "runt" and turns into a caracul, she is a true sphinx. She is more integrated into the pride than her brother because of this, but has decided to come keep an eye on her trouble-prone brother. Her sphinx powers make her highly adapt at warding, and she is in charge of physical base security.
Romulus is a Solifidian-human hybrid. Like most hybrids, he doesn't know his exact solifidian ancestory, but it's wolf related. He handles general jobs.
Bruno is a unicorn. Most unicorns go into medicine, but Bruno specialized in poisons and bio weapons.
Puck (not the Puck, is just a common fae name) is a variety of fairy with distinct butterfly traits. his coloring is monarch-like. He handles illusions for the team.
We kinda know Phoenix already. He's the one who assembled the team and directs operations.
they're all in a relaxed human form, not hiding things like ears, or in Puck's case unnatural skin tones.
re Stardreamer:I think the short answer is every type of book. They aren't well equipped to handle immortality and get terribly bored.
re Xylas_Incarnum: ok, I'll see if an oppotunity for him pops up!
re tygermon: no problem. I like drawing your fellows (and thank you for your generous donation again! I'm going to try and build a buffer so I can do some extra updates). Now that I'm back in an drawing mood I might do another one, anyone you'd like to see?
Julius should come hang out (I've been neglecting it, I'll have to go get Drake active again)
re man in black: safer at least.
re Mina_Lunga: I am taking full advantage of shadowy vampire atmosphere to alleviate background work. I'm going super old school with my Bahamut depiction. The original myth describes him as a giant fish carrying a stack of animals with the eatch on top.
re Crowfeatherwolf: runes are tricky because sometimes they resemble letters and sometimes they are misleading. These say "preserve." Runes tend to be simple, and well suited for carving, which is why I chose them for the shelves. I enjoy studying magical traditions around the world, but don't personally practice any. The magic I use in my comic is ofter things that are interesting, or that best fit the needs and context of the story.
Yay!!! Finally another update! <3 <3 <3 No problem! I just thought I'd help ya out a bit ^_^ Spread the love between artists~
Well...If you want to draw another one of my characters, right now I'm working on a tumblr blog, kind of a mix between FNAF and MLP because I'm kinda obsessed with the two for some reason. If you want you could draw him or any of the other pony characters I have on my new DA. If you don't want to draw any ponies you can draw whoever you want, doesn't really matter. Fanart is love no matter what character it is <3
HaHAhA! addition to that character.
I just realized that most pantheons of gods in history would work quite well for that character I keep talking about.
And due to having read the Percy Jackson books and a good bit of the sequel series...
Maybe he should have BOTH Greek and Roman pantheons in his head for the hell of it? ... or maybe the Babalonian pantheon... or all pantheons he discovers sorta migrate to his mind to take residence. 'cept the trio of Judaism, Christianity and Muslim. They all worship the same thing but never seem to really agree on anything but the old testament.
No matter how you slice that one, it just feels like some kinda headache about to happen.
For the record, this is a spontaneous bout of focused crazy banter since it sorta fit the theme of the character I was describing and makes it a bit more.. realistic? dunno. Either way the "Gods" of each panteon would be, more or less, just personified aspects of humanity in respect to what their powers were when they were being worshipped.
... Ishtar will be a two faced bitch by nature due to that whole "Warrior goddess by day, fertility goddess by night" thing.
but yeah, then again this seems more like a character that would be staring a spin off comic the more I go through this.
Thank you for responding to my comment.
After you said what they were supposed to say, I discovered that I had been translating them from the wrong Futhark.
I didn't know that there was a Medieval variant.
The thing that messed me up was that I couldn't see the dots inside "P." Thank you also for helping me figure out how to type runic on my computer, I didn't know how to use Unicode before this.
I look forward to seeing what other kinds of spells we'll be seeing as this comic continues.