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    Hello RPG Maker community! Decided to share my artwork with all the other creators here, and possibly down the line, try out some sprites as well.
    Thus far most my work is centered on personal projects I'm working on, but there may be some randoms where and there. I mainly do character


    design and writing (I'll be uploading some short stories too), so my strengths are there; however, I will be uploading some architectural/landscape
    practice pieces too! Anyway, enjoy my little art dump and look forward to hearing back/viewing everyone's creations :D



    My first uploads:
     

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    This is the second story in a long series called Eternity, this particular under the title of Requiem Song.I think I was attempting a little Amano
    style with this ^^


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    Character concept for Orion, and one I've actually had time to do aside from mainly getting portraits out of the way and some
    illustrations.


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    And this is for Lost Children Pt.1 the main story I'm working on art-wise. This ones a little older than the first two,
    but definitely took more time to put together.
     
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    Very nice!
     
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    Lovely stuff! I really like the woman's face in the first piece in particular. Very soft. I can definitely see the Amano in it. 
     
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    Thank you both, Frogboy and Crispy! :)

    Much appreciated~ Didn't turn out as much like the water color aspect i was looking for, but I'm working on my painting skills as well.
    As I often times do later, I'll likely redo this from a more dynamic view in my usual style, so I can get her primarily and him from a more


    effective angle. Even though this is nice, it would have more emotion to it closer, downward angle looking up. (Why you should always
    thumbnails stuff lol)

    Now, onto a landscape piece. My first real attempt at one, and somewhat simple instead of a direct build of areas of the city.


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    Kolonia, the Black City is home to the Penumbra. It's essentially a massive tower with a city at the base on it's six
    tiers.


    Landscape piece.
     

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    I can definitely see the Amano style in the first one, these look very good! The landscapes are very nice, you have some really interesting concepts <: 
     
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    Thank you very much, Ultipoter :)  Glad you liked them! For most of my concepts if I'm not going directly from imagination, then I'll take from cultural
    influences, combine or loosely base things from them. Sometimes you can get caught in a set pattern when working on one thing too long, so stretching


    yourself in other areas helps me.


    Some darker, gothic artworks for my Eternity story...

    Black Betrothal


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    An older piece I went back over and revamped best I could.


    Primal Vampir


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    Did something a little different with this one with strictly painting except for the basic underline of Dusk's
    body.


    Oath of Blood


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    Eternity: Prince of the Rose Palace begins the series with the story of Viennri Manalodia Valerius Arcturus. The Kingdom of Lithavania is at its height when an heir is born to Viennrose Rondomel and Viennrosette Rosalba. Born with the mark of his ancestor Calamus, his strong affinity with the abyss deems him worthy for Court Sorceress Ziva to bestow him with Scarlet Queen, the fail-safe of the Origin Glyph. This was a wise decision given that once rival's ruler in Betamoth passed the throne to his son, Sharad, the patterns for the Origin Glyph were taken to the Ariem empire and war was declared a short time after. Though understanding his father's hesitation, Manalodia challenges Emperor Sharad himself; his Scarlet Queen and Sword of Rose against the Betamoth army and its amalgamations created by the Penumbra's magic.

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    Okay, might as well start on the series of portraits I have for my Innocenza story. These are two of the mains; Miriam Louisa Arcturus Gavrielle (ancestor of Manalodia) for the first part and Rema Cetrine DiBesto for the second. Compared to the others, it's more a dark fantasy drama since it focuses on the character's pasts and how they to where they are later in the series.

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    Miriam was sheltered by and dependent upon her mother most of her life. Born with both reproductive parts, it was an anomaly among the proud Penumbra. Her mother received her lovingly if not egregiously, due to either side of family having difficulty accepting the child. Miriam grew up aware of this, but her life with mother and father was ideal for any child. Gifted in song and music, the artes were a daily part of her life and the artisan and theatre districts her favorite places to visit.


    At only the age of twelve, her world became faced with the dark reality lying just outside their household; the Gravuzie plague shadowed the black city for many years and never affected her family directly until that fateful day. Upon returning home with her mother, both were immediately attacked and restrained by none other than her father and elderfather. The girl had never noticed the steady change in her father, but the madness they endured went beyond the animalistic savagery it crippled the victim’s minds with. This was just as barbaric if not worse in nature, being calculated ritualistically.
     


    Both were assaulted periodically until Miriam’s psyche broke, allowing a personality to be implanted as well as a powerful spirit. Before anymore could be done, Cachusa awakened to a form lost to the Penumbra, killing her husband and step-father, but rescuing Miriam. Fleeing Kolonia shortly before returning to seek aid from her family, Miriam and she were taken in by Adriana, Miriam’s great eldermother and progenitor of the current Arcturus bloodline. During their recovery mentally and physically, Miriam discovered herself to be with child and fled the mountain hollow.
     


    It would not be for many months until Cachusa, Ilinca and Adriana found her again, already given birth and discarding it. This is when the personality, Vikotoria took control for nearly a decade. During that time, they were sent without Kolonia to elude whomever among the elders of Kolonia was behind the incident, if not the spread of the plague. Sheltered within Lumas Interlo by House Dianisia, allies of House Arcturus, Miriam/Viktoria were most stable during this time.


    Ill fate followed again, with Valdmir Blair, figure behind the Red Council, discovered her in Dianisia’s care. Ebrem Castle was attacked and all but Viktoria, Cachusa and Amunda Dianisia escaping. With her only friend leaving them for revenge, while the pair went into the wilds again. Fortune came to them when bandits stumbled upon their cursed wood with treasure stolen from the Duke of that land. Taking it for themselves and killing the Duke’s knights, they disguised themselves in Huema society.



    Finding themselves in Isalme, this is when Miriam met Rema DiBesto, a Huema girl that would become a true friend and companion. Sharing not just their gain with the struggling family, Miriam taught Rema magic, literacy and the artes of various cultures. To fulfill Rema’s dream of becoming a knight, she also taught her swordplay learned at her time in Ebrem. Once Miriam learned Rema’s secret concerning her father, Miriam (or Viktoria) was the last to see him alive.



    Having made Rema an Umbra, a half-Penumbra through a forbidden blood ritual, eventually her mother Magnolia as well through Cachusa, the families journeyed Catheel together of many decades. Their joy and adventures came to an end when Marteen, a knight having survived their battle long ago, became a Hunter and survived on the blood of Penumbra, returned for revenge. Parting with her friend, Miriam and Cachusa prepared themselves for an entire order of Penumbra Hunters.




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    The child of a commoner and gypsy, Rema dreamed of becoming a knight at a young age after hearing many of her grandfather’s war stories. Adopting boyish tendencies despite her mother’s rearing, it was less enviable in the eyes of her father. Despite his discouraging her hoyden ways, it did little to stop it or from scuffling with local boys for their teasing. After her grandfather’s death at the Battle of Baledgnona where Rema’s father also disgraced himself, stability for the family shifted. Imprisoned for a year, Rema barely recognized him, even less after he took heavily to spirits and became violent towards them.



    Imagination was the one thing that could take her mind off of the hard times that beset them because of the current war’s effects. The grape vineyard and other crops once serving them well no longer yielded enough to keep up with demand, their only option seeming to be servitude under the land’s lord. Her father’s pride would not allow this nor for his wife to help their crisis, he joined Rema’s grandfather and uncle into the next major battle in hopes of looting wealth enough to sustain them.



    While the men were away, Rema’s grandmother taught her to hunt as their gypsy descendants did for food and income, and the girl was easily able to adapt it into an adventure. Ill tidings continued when her uncle returned alone, informing them her grandfather fell on the field and father was imprisoned for egregious conduct.


    It was around this time that Rema first met Miriam Gavrielle during the snowy season, the girl and her mother moving into the outskirts of Notte’s countryside. Rema became enamored with her vast experience of the world, lavishness and feminine appeal Rema felt she lacked. Their friendship led to Rema learning to read, write, learn of the world Miriam had experienced, it’s wonders and dangers and much about the Penumbra. To her ultimate joy, Miriam also taught her the arte of fencing, her first steps toward fulfilling her dream.
     
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    Creature concept (Mao`hara). Actually, it is one of the Aqualyte kind, a race of Nis. Because of their various differences from their kin, they at times considered highly intelligent creatures, but they rather prefer solitude in the depths of the sea. I'll probably update the design since it's not the best, I think.

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    Developing map design I need to get back to of the world of Nis. Found a really great guide to make this on Photoshop, so this is not at all intuitiveness on my part ^^

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    Some more illustrations for Innocenza, two of which were for chapters...

    Innocenza Illustration A


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    Innocenza Chapter 1 Artwork


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    Innocenza Chapter 2 Artwork


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    Pretty cool stuff. 
     
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    Thanks, wildsheep! :)


    Concepts for Innocenza...
    The first is for Magnolia DiBesto, Rema's mother. I wanted her simple appearance to be contrasted by a later design when she has gone back to being a gypsy. There isn't anything particularly striking about her save her eyes, which hold her resolute and tested spirit. 
    As for the Rema concepts, I realized I hadn't done too much in motion during the time and sketches like this are perfect for such. She has her one good dress and later, attire designed by Miriam for her "adventures". 

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    Character portraits continued...


    Cachusa Gavrielle

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    Third child of Costach and Ilinca Cardinal, she and her elder sister survive their older brother, a victim of the Gravuzie virus overshadowing the Penumbra of Kolonia. Suffering from uncontrollable fits growing up, her behavior earned her a reputation as extremely troubled and dangerous, seeing as she had tendency to use her magic unhindered on whatever occasion. Attributing this to her huge insecurities compared to her siblings, Cachusa's temperament dwindled somewhat as a young woman, but vanished the moment she gave birth to Miriam.


    Motherhood matured her drastically as she devoted herself entirely to raising the girl, if not at times spoiling her and being overprotective. Due to Miriam's condition at birth, it alienated the child from both sides of her family, to which Cachusa was quick to cut them off as she and Elyot worked to further his political career. Still close with her aunt and uncle, Cachusa remained conscious that aside from this, her own introverted personality would become apart of her daughter, recognizing she desired this dependency for her own comfort.


    Unaware of the danger she protected Miriam from, the gravuzie virus would soon come to her home in a way unimagined. Noticing very little of Elyot's condition as it varied from all other cases, she and her daughter were not prepared for the horrors that awaited them and would last many days. Enduring the sado-masochism of her changed husband and father-in-law, Cachusa only thought of somehow saving Miriam up until her body finally gave in. It was then under inexplicable circumstances that her Penumbra blood "awakened", allowing her to take a form lost to her people centuries ago and killed both Stromber and Elyot.


    Fleeing with Miriam into the wilderness to heal and collect herself after the trauma, the only thing she had left was her family. Through this tragedy the past was of no effect and she learned all that had happened was of a dark design by Vladmir Blair, the oldest of the Penumbra surviving Lithavania and hidden hand behind the Red Council. Under her eldermother, Adriana Arcturus, she learned how to harness her abilities and eventually, she and Miriam were sent away from Kolonia, away from Vladmir's influence. It was also part of Cachusa's mission to find a way to help Miriam, now fractured from what she endured and forced to carry an unknown spirit within her, one that grows in influence with the passing of time.



    Magnolia DiBesto

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    Coming from a family of gypsies, the misconceptions of their people never truly impacted Magnolia and her siblings in their childhood, her father hired as a bodyguard and soldier in Isalme throughout his life. Wildlings, as they were, called, raised carefree and being resourceful with the land around them on their travels. When the time came to settle down with all five children, the Merloci family set house outside the rural village of Notte, planting a vineyard and small shop of gypsy expertee.


    Magnolia fell in love with a young man, Terzo, of little repute, but just the right ruff around the edges for her. Despite hesitance on their part, Magnolia and Terzo were given blessings to marry. Terzo helped at the vineyard and eventually joined Guliarno in small skirmishes. It was not long before Magnolia gave birth to a daughter, Rema.


    Together with what earnings Terzo earned over the years and help from her parents, the pair bought back Terzo's family home collected in debt. Putting away her gypsy garbs and ornaments for "egibri" attire, Magnolia settled into the role of a housewife; on occassion however, she would attend the return of the troupe in dance and at times during festivals in Notte.


    Times were fair in the beginning, but with the return of war, the small vineyard they began on their own could not stand. Terzo's incompetence on the battlefield and infidelity could be traced to his love of spirits. Resourceful from her rearing, it was all Magnolia could do to barely manage. Her only solace was in her faith of the Reverent Mother. The one thing she could manage was keeping her tomboy daughter's spirits high even with her worsening marriage.



    Adriana Arcturus

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    The last Viennrosette of Lithavania, Adriana witnessed the destruction of her home and kingdom, said to be at her father's hands during her uncle's rebellion for the throne. With only her great uncle Germaine, they took refuge in Gale and the Gardens of Rayne. Still young, Germaine tried to gather loyalists to reistablish their royal house, but Vladmir Blair and other elders of the Penumbra branded House Arcturus traitors, cutting them off from much support.


    Germaine left to find a means to regain their place and truth behind Lithavania's fall, but he never returned. Adriana remained in the Gardens for a time until meeting Daemona, one of the last Salbaticci (feral) of their people. Hiding away in the mountain heights of Wes Border Mountains, they watched the progression of Kolonia as Adriana planned to take back what was hers.


    Adriana continued her lineage through Engel, Ilinca and Rochel, raising them in preparation to enter Kolonia and reinstate their family name. Like Daemona, Adriana still retained her Penumbra form where all in the settlement were no longer able, not even her children.


    Over the many decades and after Daemona's final rest, Adriana watched over her family from the mountains. She watched the mysterious Gravuzie virus surface among her people and Varen's death at the creature's hands; both suspecting Vladmir and the Red Council to be behind. With what befell Cachusa and Miriam, Adriana decides it is time for her to step from the shadows and take an active role. With Cachusa awakening, she leaves to follow the vague trail her great uncle left behind.



    Engel Arcturus

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    Firstborn of Adriana Arcturus and currently only male of the surviving Arcturus line. This places him as the head of his clan on which all responsibility and success of their reinstatement rest. Prepared specially from a young age, his mother was stricter with him (in part due to his nonchalant personality). Though masterful in the magic artes, his skill with the blade has yet to be bested.


    Taking his sisters with him into Kolonia under instruction of their mother, their dependency on him matured him greatly and he quickly made a name for himself among the aristocracy, though womanizing became a new bad habit. He became a new voice within the Red Council, Kolonia's governing voice, and a figure loyalists to the old monarchy could rely their hopes. Where support was garnered, enemies of the Arcturus while those dispassioned from the past watched the outcome.


    Currently in a power struggle with the senior members of the council, Engel has made the gravuzie crisis his primary focus despite a sliding grip, reinforced by his brother-in-law, Costach Cardinal. The impact of the virus strikes home when he learns his niece Cachusa's home has been destroyed by what appears to be the work of someone within transformed, with only mangled bodies as evidence of victims.


    Aside from his role within Kolonia, Engel secretly is a patron of the Penumbra Underground, a group harboring those seeking life outside the settlement's confines for the outside world. Feared and despised by the Huema and thin relations with the Aerolite, the Underground shelters and supplies Penumbra through the western reaches of Catheel while slowly expanding.



    Ilinca Arcturus

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    Ilinca is the second child of Adriana Arcturus, former Viennrosette (princess) of Lithavania. Raised in their mountain hermitage away from Kolonia, they were taught of their lineage, its betrayal, downfall contrary to what the rest of their people believe. Having a wit and way with words from a young age, Adriana nurtured it into speechcraft alongside schooling in polity and diplomacy. Aside this, Ilinca inherited her mother's gift for the black artes as well as a personal interest in the sciences.


    Sent to Kolonia as a young woman, she acted as her brother's adviser until she married a loyalist to House Arcturus, Costach Cardinal. Eventually the two men gained a foothold with a handful of allies in the Red Council, allowing Ilinca to begin her own initiative of exploring the mystery of how the Penumbra lost their inherent forms and abilities. She also provided some knowledge when the Gravuzie outbreaks began. This research was halted by her becoming a mother to three of her own, Varen, Vetrise and Cachusa.


    Hardships came when it seemed the Arcturus numbers were growing with their influence. Cachusa was born with an unstable mind, causing violent fits and emotional swings most of her young life. Varen and his fiance were killed by Gravuzie, something she believed was planned by enemies among the council, including Ser Vladmir Blair. With Vetrise being close to her brother and finding a mentor in Blair, she chose to leave Kolonia altogether while continuing her mother's research and her own. It was only after these events did Cachusa's behavior vanish altogether, a mystery staying with Ilinca until some time later when Cachusa gave birth to her own daughter.


    Unable to accept the child's epicene sex, this added distance between she and Cachusa, it would not be until years later after Miriam's possession and Cachusa's awakening that Ilinca began putting the puzzle together with aide from her mother. Through Vetrise's letters linking the gravuzie to the Red Council, Ilinca would slowly begin to unravel a chain events from the far past and those that followed the Arcturus to present day.



    Rochel Arcturus

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    Youngest of Adriana's children, Rochel inherited a gentleness neither her parents possess though her mother says it is from her grandmother. Soft-hearted and meek, she tended to be subject to Ilinca's whims while Engle is closest to a father figure and respects him so. Separation from their hollow and Adriana was the most difficult for her, having Engel bring her back regularly at some risk.


    Eventually settling into their new life, she grew to enjoy the culture and achievements of their people, particularly the artisan guild. Marrying a young architect, she became Lady Archibald yet has yet to bear children like her sister.


    Instead, she took to a secondary mother role towards Ilinca's children and eventually, Miriam. She demonstrates a strength of character in comforting her sister though just as distraught and continues contact with Cachusa and Miriam when possible when they go into hiding beyond Kolonia.
     
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    Lol, thank you ^^ It definitely has influenced my drawing.
     
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    lookin pretty good @ObsidianTrance Do you paint in photoshop?  or something else?
     
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    Thanks :)  No, I'm terrible with Photoshop, but trying to learn my way around it. This is with SAI. Not as advanced as PS


    when it comes to all the tools and effects, but perfect control with lineart.


    Let's see, I'll share this one today. Illustration piece this time, maybe for art book if I don't redraw it.

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    ahh cool.  You should try sketchbook pro.   Its pretty slick and easy to use.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestion :) I'll give it a try and see how it works for me!

    A WIP dumb this time. First to are for LC and last pair for ORION. Once I start trying sprites, it is going to suck with so many characters just in the first illustration alone XD

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    Love them! They look good! And some of them have Castlevania vibes <3
    I'm a fan of Ayami Kojima's works, your style reminds me of hers and that's pretty cool  :thumbsup-right:
     
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