Maps! Maps! Maps, maps maps!
WIP on a new map.. I always tend to draw huge-gantic world maps, so I'm scaling down on this one and doing a regional map. Still turned out bigger than I intended.
Doing more maps in the Wind region = coming up with more words in Haak = I need to update my Haak dictionary and grammar rules tonight.
MAPS.Guys I can't stop. (PS I might already have a Navalla city map in the works >.> )
Btw I made one of those instagram things for if you want to see occasional pictures of my actual life (when I leave the house), and also one of those twittery things in case you... want.. to hear me muse about stuff? I guess? I don't know man social media.
Oh my gosh where have I been!Mostly doing freelance stuff, is where.Here's a morning sketch!
(On a totally unrelated note, I'm considering dyeing my hair purple..)
I've decided to create a plant species guide for Riak. Starting with just one region for now, I'll be doing sketches of a variety of flora and adding notes, descriptions, and detail images for each. I'd like to do maybe 10 or so before compiling them into a "book"..
Anyhow, this is the first, sans formatting and extra info (which exists, but elsewhere for the moment)
Still chugging away at the Riak Plant Guide between freelance projects. As a person who never put much thought into the idea of drawing plants, I'm finding it pretty enjoyable.
Anyway. A little preview! Still want to do maybe 4-6 more before assembling it all.
I got off of work right at sunset tonight, rather than after dark, and was so excited that I had to do some paintings of it.
(Okay, yes, I took a reference picture while driving. On an on-ramp. Shhh.)
Some sort of seer for Riak.Here's an excerpt from the Great and Wonderful Ever Growing Book of Riak regarding her body paint...
Red Fallow - A commonplace hallucinogen made from crushed up Starberries and other ingredients. The substance must be Imbued by a Speaker to be effective - otherwise it will have little to no effect. Red Fallow takes the form of a thick red paste that is applied to the skin, often in intricate and symbolic patterns, though this is not necessary to ensure its effectiveness. It can cause vivid and sometimes prophetic visions, but does not usually result in manifestations.
My wonderful nerdy coworkers and I have been passing the time at work lately by creating fantasy characters for ourselves, so I had to do a quick doodle of mine, obviously.
Short version: she does magic by painting on stuff and her elephant is blind so she wears lots of jinglies. Also, her hair might change color with her emotions? Unconfirmed.
A map I did a few months back for author Stephani Loree's book Between Thieves. I'd never done this sort of map before and it was a ton of fun to work on.
You can check out her website at http://www.stephaniemloree.com/
In the old world, it was common practice to collect data over the course of a person's life in order to reconstruct an AI of their personality to remain after their death. This data is contained in a small portable storage device known as a Shell. Near the end of the Last Fall, The Blue Rose Research Group, conducting studies on AI and human consciousness, began to illegally download and combine large numbers of AI personalities into AP, or Aggregate Personalities.
The BRRG created many different APs, to a variety of standards and qualifiers. Dr. Braius Fetale, Lead Researcher of AP Development, was hailed as an intellectual savior when he designed an algorithm that could analyze each downloaded shell for a variety of personality traits, or Definers, and organize them into a viewable interface.
Another important feature of Shell technology is that it can, when fully integrated and combined with other technologies, make an entity nearly immortal, for all intents and purposes.