i never want to look at another horse again thank u all very much
👟 with Eris? ovo
gave them modern athletic clothes since i feel that's a biiit more interesting than their usual ^^
so i've always loved this piece of official drakengard art and wanted to pay homage to it with one of my characters + some scenes/characters from a campaign they're in! this was a DOOZY to work on but i'm really happy with it for the most part ^^
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testing an animation program bc i'd like to do some bigger projects eventuallyyy... the program is animeeffects and it's free!!
3: What are some of their unusual habits?
10: What excites them the most?
3: it's not unusual, per se, but they're very very cleanly- which can be surprising considering their usually brash, forceful, and short-sighted personality. they're constantly shining up their armor and their sword, neatening up their space, etc. honestly, the amount of effort they put into their appearance in general is often surprising- customized armor, ornate makeup, etc. they generally prefer practicality and avoiding unnecessary and time-consuming things, so this may come off a bit odd to their companions.
this one's a bit more unusual- despite being bad at counting, they always sort through their payments and "count" each gold piece individually. normally they'll do this to see if the person paying them starts squirming- if they do, they'll confront them about the (presumably) incorrect payment. if not, they're generally satisfied.
10: battle, fighting, and meeting strong people! they love nothing more than the adrenaline rush of the battlefield or tussling with a skilled fighter. just about the only time you can catch them smiling is during combat- it's their favorite thing.
1 for Eris please?
ooo eris is getting a lot of asks!!
eris is a murder-god-worshipping tiefling that seeks out the adrenaline rush of combat. they traded their voice for divine power after their old regiment was slaughtered, and currently wander from place-to-place as a sword for hire, longing for the thrills of their old glory days. in their current campaign, they pissed off a handful of gods by accident, who psychically bonded eris and a random traveling companion of theirs, mormo. the two became fast friends, with eris serving as the brawn and mormo as the brain. they recently got arrested for something or other, and are since doing tasks for the organization that arrested them to reduce their life sentences.
4: what was the most defining moment in their life? how did they respond to it in the moment, and how has it impacted them since? (for Eris btw)
eris's mother was a warrior, and eris grew up with a sword in hand. they always knew they were going to fight when they grew up, and dreamt of being a knight. when they were 15 or 16, they joined up with the local army. things were faiiirly standard, mostly a few skirmishes here and there. a few years after they joined, though, their regiment was sent off on an incredibly dangerous mission, essentially as bait for an enemy troop. lots of eris's good friends died, and they deserted as soon as the dust settled after the fight. they promised to never again dedicate themself to another mortal's ideals- and they shifted to mercenary work rather than being part of a standing army. they'd still fight, but not for anyone but themself. shortly afterwards, they forged a relationship with bhaal, the god of murder. they traded their voice for divine power and the strength to survive alone in a very hostile world.
in the moment, they were pissed. they'd previously believed all the propaganda the army had been fed: their cause was grand and important, their leaders were great and compassionate. all of a sudden, though, the veil came off and they realized none of that was true. they felt terribly betrayed and never reaaally trusted mortal authority figures again. and, of course, since they pledged their voice in the process, they weren't particularly able to make any new friends.
20: what are some of their regrets, if any? would they go back in time to fix any of them, if given the chance? For Eris
eris doesn't spend too much time dwelling on the past, really. they think it's a pointless pursuit, when there's plenty of stuff to get done in the present. they definitely wouldn't go out of their way to change anything, but if the chance arose anyway, there's some people they'd go back and hug again
armor design done!! aaand they are absolutely never getting chosen in art trades ever again lmfao
redesign some armor, they said. it'll be fun, they said.
also known as: how to never get your character drawn in draw the person above you threads EVER again
i was never quiiite happy with eris's armor originally, so... i'm making some tweaks now. currently in the first phase of just trying to figure out the shapes + vague details. it's supposed to be very angelic looking, with wings and bright colors, but also some scary and/or grotesque detailing. they're an oath of conquest paladin that loves to inspire terror and awe just by setting foot on the battlefield!
originally, their armor had wings on the shoulders, a bunch of eyes embossed all over + a grinning mouth centerpiece, but i wasn't quite happy with that, so i'm messing around! some of these keep the eyes motif, but the third one i'm thinking about going more... akhnaten baby doll head dress (aka one of my favorite opera costumes ever). i'm also considering skulls, other sorts of masks, or maybe even just replacing it w/ a lot of eyes! should be a bit more clear when i go and clean up the forms or add color. and all the vague swoopy shapes are gonna get turned into wings Eventually btw
sooo yeah- also putting a poll on this baby, but no guarantees i'll follow it. just trying to get a Feel! also would appreciate comments on what aspects u like best or if you like some elements from one and others from another. or general ideas!
rip your heart out
a few face refs wheeee
also some doodles bc ive been in a mood lately
horrible horrible d&d party <3
quick ref that i figured i may as well drop here
yet MORE character designs. have a tiefling paladin (oath of conquest), their name is eris
and yes i use a croquis for these, spent time making a custom one for myself so im gonna use it dammit!