So I was messing around with this. Uploaded two versions because I’m not sure which scanned in less terribly.
But anyway, this fellow is a member of a species I came up with out of boredom. They’re TREE PEOPLE, isn’t that fresh and exciting? Bet you’ve never come across people who are trees before! I thought I’d call them the Trell, but I don’t know where I got the inspiration for that name. I hope I’m not copying anything without realising it.
Hey, it was kind of fun coming up with their culture, though. One idea I liked is that their society embraces death. They live for maybe a couple thousand years, and there are few enough of them that you only get a death every hundred years or so. When one of them does die, they have a massive ceremony lasting maybe a month where they celebrate the individual’s life and accomplishments. Since they live so long, there’s always a fair bit to celebrate. Over the month, the deceased’s body is processed and turned into a book (this is how you can tell I thought of them), which is then filled with information the person collected over their lifetime and stored in a massive library at the centre of their civilisation. They see it as the highest honour to be able to continue to pass on knowledge after death, and it’s a way for friends and relatives to be able to talk to people they’ve lost. Of course, this makes defacing or damaging a book a huge deal for them, since it’s basically disrespecting an ancestor and insulting the knowledge they worked to collect. It’s not illegal, but you’ll be pretty much ignored or hated by everybody if you do.
The strip of cloth around his body isn’t to cover up anything or keep him warm. It’s pretty much just a way of carrying bits and pieces around, and there are a lot of pockets and pouches sewn in. A few of the younger ones have been experimenting with little boxes bolted to their bodies, though.
I’m not really sure about the masks. When I started the drawing, I was sure I wanted them to be wearing masks, and also that they weren’t allowed to take the masks off while they lived, but I didn’t know why. I still haven’t thought of anything, actually. Maybe there’s something under there they want to hide?
Okay, I’m enjoying rambling about these guys far too much, I’ll stop here. This was fun to do, though!
Another anatomy study. Thrilling content this blog has.
Pretty sure his torso’s too wide, his leg’s too long, and his hands are too small. Oh well.
That could have gone better.
Ah, well. At least I got some experience messing around with the brushes in SAI.
FREEEEEEEEEEE I TELL YOU
FREE TO DO WHATEVER I PLEASE
AND WHAT I PLEASE IS LEG STUDIES
Bland but functional, like a glass of water.
I’ll learn how the human anatomy works if it kills me. Wish I had an actual model to draw, though.
There’s something so relaxing about doing simple little studies like this.
It’s almost enough to make me forget the screaming voice in my head reminding me that over the next two weeks I’m going to destroy any chance I had of being remotely successful in life and prove that all the time and money spent getting me to this point was a complete waste.
On an entirely unrelated note, if anybody knows any way of getting a meteor or something to hit my house before about noon tomorrow, that’d be great.
And then I did a study of the male anatomy.
Which is a fancy artist way of saying ‘I drew a guy’s butt’.
But doesn’t the former make me sound so much more professional?
Here, have a doodle of Famine.
Yeah, I’ve been playing Wrath of the Lamb a lot recently.
… No, wait, I mean I couldn’t possibly have time to play Wrath of the Lamb with all the revision I’ve been doing. Yeah. That.
edit: WHOOPS DROPPED MY TAGS
There, shipping art. I have now irreversibly stained my blog with this sordid filth.
At least it got some laughs.
Some quick doodles I did based on requests I got.
I draw fictional animals because I am a mature individual.
BACK TO REVISION.