May 2012

Jun. 14th, 2012 09:11 pm
nijibug: Saya & Chihaya (Sand Dance)
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album art doodle for foxtail "autumn's dream", originally uploaded to tumblr May 08, 2012



I was listening to Shine by Rurutia when I drew this, May 10, 2012



discovered the binary tool, May 15, 2012



originally uploaded to tumblr May 17, 2012



trying to remember how prince relta looks like May 22, 2012



trying to remember how archbishop shigatse looks like May 29, 2012



originally uploaded to tumblr May 29, 2012
nijibug: Saya & Chihaya (Sand Dance)
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The land of Ailan's birth and childhood was in the north. It was a land of water, chill and beautiful, flanked by old forest and imperious mountains, whose necklaces of deep blue lakes were like opals, and laced with long winding rivers that shone like silver streamers in the sun.


The Water realm used to be just that — a settlement on the sea. But just as the first city Adalance grew to become a sprawling metropolis, the Water realm stretched along the coast and reached inland. The empire now extends into the continent as far as the River Coureaux (Kuro), which flows north to south from the mountains of Niradn to the delta of Hamadry. The river's west is known as the frontier to citizens of the Water realm.

The Elfish )

The Royal Family )

The Vorce Family )


See also:
Sir Ailan
nijibug: Saya & Chihaya (Sand Dance)
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Thus we'll pursue our own avatars
And we'll meet again in the River of Stars



Uhh yes. I did change Lin's name.
And the small brother person is disturbed at the discovery that to draw Eiri's father, you simply draw Eiri... and add a beard.

Pre-lim full body shot of Rou: )
nijibug: Saya & Chihaya (Sand Dance)
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A pencil portrait of Ailan by [personal profile] antimere. I'm so happy I met her ♥

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Minami carrying Aushen. April 2009.


August 17, 2009


Experimenting for the first time with [livejournal.com profile] artemis_elric's tablet. Various characters. Clockwise: Ceru, Minami, Seseragi, Eirendi, and Aaya. Originally completed September 12, 2009.


September 23, 2009
nijibug: Saya & Chihaya (Sand Dance)
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Little Eiri and Ailan hold a recital in the capital. The background is a stock photo I manipulated. Originally posted to deviantART on January 13, 2009.

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Can't draw animals to save my life. Originally posted to deviantART on January 9, 2009.

Sir Ailan

Jan. 21st, 2010 03:49 am
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Sir Ailan was a knight of the Water realm. He had been but a callow young squire when he befriended the Badger; now, after many years as Rou’s traveling companion, Sir Ailan could only be called young by the Great Badger’s singular estimation. Answering his old friend’s summons, the graying knight came down from his capital city in the north in the pithy company of a thought-speaking mare and a charmed sword.

His full name is Ailanthus Vorce. "Ailanthus" means "tree of heaven"...and I think it's Latin, because it's the scientific name of a bonsai plant? Ailan's surname, Vorce, was chosen in honor of an old friend of mine.

I like to think of Ailan as a very inward character, someone who has withdrawn into himself in order to be strong in face of all the sadness that life has forced upon him. At the same time, Sir Ailan is a very brave and honorable person who always strives to be a dutiful guardian and a dependable friend.

Ailan has a talking horse, a magic sword, and plays the violin very well. He was kidnapped by bandits as a child, and since then Ailan has had a phobia of deep forests, especially at night.

Artist's notes on Ailan's design
Build: Average, but drying out like a husk with age
Coloring: Blue, white, and gold motif as a boy/young man, pale and low-to-no saturation as he grows older
* It is worth noting that Sir Ailan is primarily featured in the story in his 60's

Author's notes on Ailan's character
The revolution never happened
Ailan's relationship to Rou

See also:
Foxtail
Rou the Badger
The Water realm

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