Character Portrait: Gibford Miller

2016 - Day 258:
This piece is long overdue, and as is often the case, after a long time of a piece sitting still I will scrap it and redo it from scratch, and that's exactly what I did here. I redid the entire portrait in my new style, which I have named 'Hardline Style' (because I like labelling/sorting things for sake of tidiness and order).
But  I digress... Here is the ever-curious Gibford Miller, whom departed from his world amidst a mystery full of rats, magic, demons and sinister plots. Gibford Miller is a character owned/played by u/Rokkos, in the one-shots consistent universe of a D&D setting named Mertoth, which you can find more information about here! Come play with us!

As a bonus for those of you who saw the initial portrait that was being made, here is a small side-by-side. I was really unhappy with how it was coming out painted/lineless (as you can see I only got through the top half of him), so it just sat there forever and a day until I came across it today and decided it would be perfect to re-envision in my new style. 

Malthaea SemiChibi

2016 - Day 119:
Please welcome my newest D&D character, Malthaea Moonbreeze! (SemiChibi Style)

Malthaea Moonbreeze is a wanderer, always seeking knowledge and the discovery of new things. The alabaster moon-elf dresses practically for her adventures, wielding a longbow and shortsword (and a hidden dagger). As is the case with all elves, her age is very difficult to discern but to a skilled eye one might notice that she isn't quite as lithe and quick as the younger elves, and perhaps most telling of all, her interest in other humanoids seems to be purely platonic.

As many long-lived individuals often do, Malthaea has taken to travelling to fulfill her desire for knowledge and discovery. Over time she found herself craving the companionship of something with a more similar life-span to her own and sought out the knowledge of familiar summoning, because what lives longer than a summoned spirit? Ever since, a small raven can often be found roosting close by or perching on her shoulder or pack. 

Among her research for summoning a companion, Malthaea stumbled across some very dark magics. The ancient leatherbound tome (which she refers to as the Book of Shadows) that she now carries on her person at all times scribes the ramblings of a madman. But every tall tale has it's kernels of truth... and she won't allow anyone else near the passages that inadvertently allowed her to tap into the mighty Fenrir's chaotic and otherworldly power. The newly formed warlock (a few centures ago) set out to find answers to the unanswerable questions of the universe, and has ever since been looking to help stow away this potentially dangerous knowledge from hands which would use it for darker means. 

Urgent Research - Concept Sketch

2016 - Day 109:
Concept Sketch of a personal piece of my character Skah. From here, the next step will be to add in rudimentary colours and then to begin the long process of rendering details. 

Skah is a Tengu which is a relatively uncommon race, which means that most days she wears a full length trenchcoat and plague mask to look a little less conspicuous. 

Stages - Sam Baldursen

2016 - Day 40:
This is Sam Baldursen, played by /u/strikingcrayon in an upcoming RPG game of Scion. 
This particular fellow has the uncanny power of being basically invincible against effects that he is oblivious to. So I've displayed several injuries that he may encounter, and should he have not seen them coming, he will magically heal up and be right back to normal in a matter of seconds. Kind of an awesome power.

I am constantly unhappy with my 'natural' style and thus am always striving to change and improve it. This piece is the first in a long time where I am truly happy with my progress. This is the direction I want to train myself to naturally draw in. It's not yet perfect, and doesn't quite feel like it's mine yet, but I am very happy with my progress and expect with a few more practice sessions I might finally be happy with my natural style. 

Felix Sobaka, from Werewolf: The Apocalypse

2016 - Day 34:
Welcome to Felix Sobaka (or by his true name, Parun Baneclaw), a character within the Werewolf: The Apocalypse RPG game system, owned by /u/valifor9.  
Everytime I hear about this game system, it makes me want to play! Essentially the characters are werewolves, and they can change between not just 2 forms, but 5. Yup, that's right. Who doesn't love complex transformations?! This is the Homid or Human form, so there are 4 more pieces coming in the future for this particular character. 

Maxwell Grimes

2016 - Day 33:
Today we have an RPG character, commissioned as he may look aboard an imperial ship: Maxwell Grimes of the Arbites (whom belongs to /u/Fweeba), from the Warhammer 40k universe.
I had a great time with this lighting, so it turned into a bit of a study which is just bonus. I'm really happy with how it turned out, and hope that it successfully draws the eye to the character and adds to the atmosphere.