New Beginnings

Posted Nov 12, 2019, 10:11:39 PM UTC

The first of an intended series of thirteen drawings depicting a particular character's pregnancy arc (one per month and then one with the newborn, her species' typical term is 12 months). Also the first of many drawings I intend to get to relating to a particular set of characters from a Forgotten Realms (a dungeons and dragons fantasy setting for the uninitiated) role-play setting.

Depicted here is Kyrillis, an runaway sun elf wizard with rogue-ish tendencies fleeing the isolated elven kingdom of Evereska and birth parents who wanted only to use their child as a tool to advance the family's own social status. Ky's travels saw them passing through many lands strange to them, but they wandered ever eastward, fascinated by bard's tales of The Dalelands, where elves and other races were said to live in relative harmony with a more laid-back, down-to-earth approach to life compared to the stuffy political upbringing they had experienced. They eventually did make their way to Deepingdale, quite possibly the most notoriously accepting of all the dales, and met a moon elven priestess named Azalea who Kyrillis befriended, later fell in love with, and who's child they are now bearing. In this first drawing of the series, I focused on the most readily apparent changes, like the flushed cheeks from increased heartrate that creates the notorious "glow," since they're not showing in the belly this early.

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  • Feb 2, 2020, 6:45:25 AM UTC
    Nice coloring on the hair, and that's a sweet smile. Smile
    Is that a leaf or a feather behind their ear?
  • Nov 20, 2019, 8:14:13 PM UTC
    Welcome back Indigo, its good to see you around again! I like the texture of her hair in this, it feels thick and full of pretty locks, and how you showed the variation of color in her eyes.
  • Nov 13, 2019, 3:11:01 PM UTC
    Hello Indigo Dusk. It's wonderful to see you.

    I see an improvement in your art. The skin tones came out really well.

    Creating a series of works is a nice challenge and will help you further your abilities. Good luck.
    • Nov 15, 2019, 7:36:20 AM UTC
      Thank you! It's lovely to be back to being creative, been in a bit of a slump for awhile. I'm glad you noticed improvement, I've been trying to pay more attention to shading and light direction as that's been a big weak area for me in the past. I'll continue to work on it and other weak points as I progress.
      • Nov 19, 2019, 4:30:08 AM UTC
        You got this Indigo-Dusk! Our community is here to support you.
        By the way, we haven't had any drama in our discord since that one incident a year ago. Just wanted to let you know things are pretty safe there if you'd ever like to pop back in. Everyone's pretty friendly.