My dash calls for Dishonored OCs! I’ll put Noriah in EVERY AU POSSIBLE :P I actually made these much earlier, but for the occasion I decided to pimp up a doodle portrait so as to have a nice header for the post. I’m still experimenting with painterly style.
AS FOR OVERSEER NORIAH, instead of revealing his entire backstory Imma just leave you with doodles and the heartlines I wrote for him, because I think it’s a neat way to introduce a character.
He avoids looking at the faded bloodstains on his salvaged uniform. He’s afraid it will bring him bad luck, even though he would never dare to say it out loud.
Only when he gives solace to the citizens of Dunwall, explaining the ways of the Abbey, does he really feel useful.
He fears the low coast of Dunwall and the creeping ebb and flow of the sea ready to sink the city.
Had the heretic’s spring razor trap worked properly, he would have been dead. The encounter has left only scars.
His piety stems from fear.
His mother was a witch. His father reveres the Abbey now. They haven’t seen each other since the Overseers came.
Water is present in all his nightmares.
He left the safe walls of the Abbey to celebrate the Fugue Feast once. He found something he both did and did not want to find.
I should just call this blog “portraits - the blog” OTL
But they’re so fun to draw and paint, NNNNNNGH.
I was forcing myself not to polish it up smooth, just leave some parts very painterly, bc I usually start hating my pics when they’re baby-butt smooth. Also, taking photo portraits and running them thru “crystallize” filter in potatochop to get basic skin tones is great.
RESEARCH. Lots and lots of research. If you can, try to get sources written by the actual people who believe and practice it.
That goes without say! What I am concerned about more is whether a cultural mishmash in a design would be a bad thing or not. But thank you for a reply nevertheless :)
I’d like to redesign some of my old characters, namely a pantheon of deities, to be more inclusive race-wise. In my and my friends’ headworld, the gods basically create all the races basing on themselves (pretty standard), and while there are some non-humanoid races, the rest is pretty much humanoid but still diverse. The social/ethnic groups of our headworld worshipping the gods take elements from their image(or images, since they most likely shift here and there) and incorporate them, among other things, into their cultures.
I would like to base the gods’ designs on existing cultures, but I’m afraid that if I mash elements from many small ethnic groups into one design, it will be taken as appropriation. What I’m thinking about here is, for example, for the fire/sun deity, I’d like to incorporate some African themes, basing on the multitude of existing ethnic groups in Africa, without mixing in any other influences. And so on and so forth for other gods. What I’m trying to avoid is appropriation and something that looks like an uneducated mash-up.
So, any tips? How do I go about this?
Perhaps it’d be better if their designs changed, basing on where they would appear in the headworld, to resemble one culture more than others?
Suddenly I remembered about a headworld that is still very much alive and kicking, but not worked on enough P: And decided to paint the biggest dork of a deity from Alyonar’s pantheon.
Nalkos is the god of light and life, very sweet but also sensitive and a bit naive. Yes, naive, our pantheon is more like a bunch of children than anything else. Also, more or less the only deity character that retained the original design. The rest needs a bit of redesigning.
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The waist and thigh extremities of the garment are cut and tear resistant (the guy in the video cant cut them with industrial scissors) and they cannot be moved more than a few centimetres when locked into place, the forward area in front of the genitals is also reinforced.
Please, for the love of god, even if you cant donate, just spread this idea wherever you can, they need $50,000 to be able to manufacture it and they currently have just over $6,000 with 20 days left.
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It’s really upsetting to think that this kind of thing even needs to be invented/used but it obviously does and it’s important. I think the idea and concept will give women confidence and security IF they need it. Watch the video and if you can’t donate anything, reblog the post :)
Too broke to donate, but I’ll boost the hell out of this.
This is brilliant.
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