Another quick art post today. I did say in the prior Astaraye post that I should probably get around to drawing the other NPC from the D&D campaign, the Sorcerous Assassin, Sasha, didn’t I? Well, here she is:
Trained from birth to be an assassin among the Korpeshi Obsidian Stalkers, she’s was raised as a cold and efficient tool for killing and little else, then disposed of when she ‘failed’ her master. It was at this point the party found her, on the brink of death by forced dehydration in the snowfields of a plane of existance in Airoter, the Alterworld, after the party had fallen into a trap set by the Vampire, Arshes del Fafnir.
Because the party cleric saved her life, Sasha then swore to become her blade in a surprise blood covenent; as she is an existence that couldn’t contemplate a life without a master. In an out of body experience brought on by this covenent, our cleric then saw her god, Kinah, briefly, and plunged her hand into a lava spout to withdraw Sasha’s new bladeform…
First time I’ve done a pose like this, actually. When I first looked at the finished version, I did wonder if the legs ended up a little too short, but in retrospect it looks alright. True her legs are rather close flush to her body, but she’s an immensely athletic type so should be able to manage it. The blade design was interesting… its kinda of a cross between an assassin’s Baselard and a fencing Main Gauche, showing her new and old lifestyles in composite, I guess. (by and the by, her original obsidian weapon was a Kukri!)
Yeah, I don’t draw enough tanned and olive skinned characters, do I? She’s definately a nice change in that regard. (Korpeshi is the Jungle continent in Retoria, famous for the ruins of the joint elvish/dwarvish Golden City and also a large magic flux/low gravity area with tower-block sized insects).
As always, click for full size.
On the anime front, I’ve definately dropped Arcana Famiglia, Tanken Driland, Campione and Muv Luv Alternative now. Most of them continued into mediocrity and I had to make some cuts; as I tend to like no more than 8 shows to follow a season if I can help it.
And that’s about it for today. Cya soon.