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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