;W; I'm pretty sure this is the most epic thing I've ever done, if I'm allowed to say that sort of thing. (Download for full view, please!!)
Lining this took days alone, as did coming up with a proper theme and outfit. Shading was much faster than it normally is which makes me so happy because I love this method of shading, both how easy it is and how beautifully I think it turns out.
Paarlei was recently made Duke of Crossing once his cousin died; he's still a ways away from the family throne but that doesn't mean he can't dress up like royalty. His coat is inspired by 18th century royalty. His boots: pure fashion. In his hands he holds his Victoria Cross. (Whether or not he actually earned it is still a controversial topic.)
The halo around his head is inspired by 13th century Byzantine icons and also represents the sun. His mane is that of a lion's. He has made himself as kingly as possible in a relatively high fashion.
I'm so proud of this.
PLEASE NOTE: I did not
come up with the pose. This current and final assignment is to 'unsketch' our models. Our poses were, essentially, given to us. Here's Paarlei's original sketch-pose: [link]
Paarlei (c) me
Pirate Eyries (c) Neopets.com
Pose (c) ...Clouded?
Paintbrush brush (c) ~env1ro