November 2020

Lookie me, late again,,,

Listen, I’ve a good reason this time, the end of last month and the start of this month has been very very busy, and very hectic, very heavy emotionally. So I haven’t really been in a suitable place for writing this sort of thing. Or really doing much of anything,,,

But! We’re here now, so I’ll get this done before it becomes even more late.

So a little while back, as you might remember if you’ve read my other posts, while thinking up characters to liven up our first Pinede town, Caerpinwyd, Cammy and I ended up with this little lady, Sapphire. She was originally a dark brown-ish grey, and that worked fine. But more recently I discovered that raccoons can have the erythristic mutation, and they’re so pretty like that, real reddish blonde fur, so I had to try out Sapphire with that sort of coat. And I’m very sure it’s staying, really helps her stand out.

Oh, and the little doodle in the corner is a style more inspired by the raccoons I saw while perusing the Yerf archives. Also quite like that, I do.

More Pinede! And another redesign, actually. So back in the day, about 2013-14, I had a little world I played with called Gors, and the two man characters I focused on were named Dai and Oke. Dai being an elf with black hair and green eyes, and Oke being some sort of winged creature reminiscent of an owl. Gors went nowhere as most young teenagerhood projects do, and Dai and Oke sat in the back of my mind for a couple years.

But more recently, Cammy and I started work on the second town concept for Pinede, a sort of desert town on the coast named Murad, and a big facet of Murad is its university. While we rambled about a bunch of neat ideas, I started thinking of Dai again, and decided he could be a lad living and working in the University. I eventually settled on a species for him, a serval, because their long, thin limbs and big ears reminded me of him. And as a weak bastard for unique colour mutations, and also just to match his old hair colour, he’s a melanistic serval.

He’s dressed in the loose, lightly coloured clothing common in Murad, and spends most of his time during the day either in the shade of the University, or down in the underground streets where furbearers reside. During the night he enjoys watching the stars up on the University roof or out in the desert~

Oh, and Oke is here too, as a little elf owl, Dai’s shoulder pet. He was mute in the original story, so it doesn’t really hinder him like this, he’s still a bundle of personality! I hope to continue developing them like this,,,

More Pinede! This time part of an art trade I did with another resident doodler, Borb, where I drew her Pinede sona, or Narratorsona. She’s a black-footed cat, or at least looks like one… Her brightly coloured scarf and the sparkle in her eye indicate that she might be a little more than that~

This style is more similar to what I have in mind for my Pinede art, more texture, warm colours and a general traditional look, be it pencil or ink or watercolour. It suits the time period quite nicely, I’d say.

If you want to see her side of the art trade, you can find that here;

Fintan! So damn good

Aaaand another Borb thing, this time a birthday gift, because she had her birthday this month and I felt I should make a little something,,,

A simple, floaty lil drawing of three of her main characters, her sona Polaris, a closed species refugee named Surprise, and a fox bab named Sam! I’ve linked to their profiles because that feels useful.

Pleased with how this came out, it’s a bit more like what I used to draw a lot of, so it was nice going back to that. Minimal shading, bright colours, thick lines, good lads >:3c

Ooooh lookit this, a new Somnol banner,,, One that I made quickly because Cammy realised we had no festive banners and the javascript for the front page was about to switch into the December banners, of which there were like two and none of them were festive.

So here you guys go, a drunk seb falling asleep in his chair while Penny ponders evil schemes she may commit… Though she’s not quite sure, it is Christmas after all,,, Father Christmas may disapprove…

Semi-redraw of a very old and bad painting that’s about two years old, which I’ll post here too. I’d say I’ve improved a little, at least with that Christmas tree,,,,

Uhhhh I’ve run out of actual drawings so here, have a little dude. Wyn with giant, adorable eyes I doodled to post during a conversation about big eyes, or something. About fitting big eyes on the head in a comfortable way? Anyway, he’s cute so here ya gooooo-

4 Responses to “November 2020”

  1. Cammy Says:

    Mmmhh, many favorites in this batch~ Dai and Sapphire and cute Wyns,,,basically my sorta gallery post >w>

    Also I’d take four days late over several months late, so no worries my love <:3c

  2. caby Says:

    heeee, thought you might like this one~

  3. devon Says:

    A lot of great stuff this month. New festive banner is probably biggest favourite from this month, progress between these two pieces is huge. Erythristic Sapphire stands out more now and looks great, new colors look nicely with her clothing.

    Nice to see another Wyn, he’s a good lad

  4. caby Says:

    Thanku, man! Glad you like it >>:3c
    And more Wyn to come, am sure, he’s a favourite of mine~