Tiny, short post today, just for the usual sketch. This time its featuring another Drakahn NPC and resident gunslinger from my 3rd 4E Dungeons and Dragons Campaign, Astaraye Couslynd:
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Most of the time, she’s just called Raye, though.
When I first concieved her character concept, she was meant to demonstrate visually to my players the progress of things like clothing fashions and general technology in the 50 years that have passed between campaign 2 and campaign 3. But since then, she has developed a good chunk of her own personality. Mostly, she combines (ditz + childlike demeanor + extreme acrobat + bottomless stomach) into a rather bizarre combo, but I guess it works. One of her great-grandmothers is Alicia Silverscale (seen in the previous post), and she has Teres Couslynd on the other side (a Rogue with a brief appearance in campaign 2). She certainly inherits her bounciness (and eye/tail colour) from the latter, routinely leaping 20+ feet with her powers (she’s a Pursuit Avenger/Acrobatics Rogue).
Frankly, I’m rather happy about how she turned out here; it perfectly communicates what she’s about, and every element of her, from the denim hotpants to the break action pistols turned out decent. Even the classic anime ‘Blehh!’ insult with the pulled eyelid worked!
This one has no wallpaper version, sadly. I tried a few things, but couldn’t get her to work well at this point. Perhaps later, if I re-illustrate a new large version of the party Assassin/Sorcerer Sasha, I might do a joint wall like the prior Alicia/Zakura one.
Thats all for now. I’ll probably post an initial thoughts about the new anime season when I’ve seen ep 2 of everything. Some things have suprised me about it, actually.