Gift art for bestest friend D.E. Belton, who has a birthday today! These two are from his ornately detailed military-occupation fantasy world of Kashmir– check it out if you want just one slice of his beautiful worldbuilding skills.
The gold ink on this doesn’t show up amazing due to the scanner washing it out, but trust me, it looks dope IRL!
Ink and brush study done while on location camping in Oregon. NATURE!
I have more of these coming, so stay tuned.
Kicking off with some real early sketches of Drakken and Vrrmn, back from when I was still nailing down the particulars of XW. Drakken’s horns would eventually get smaller, while Vrrmn would drop the weird, almost chibi-esque proportions and assume more of a normal human size.
Can you tell I like designing characters with real elongated head shapes, by the way? Because I do!