|I draw what I draw what I draw.|
I then doodled a tiny tiny pic of Nim and Oda Zook in the rain
It was just Nim as I doodled the idea of like… blanket wrapped around and a hat-thing that was more for sun than rain as it’s topless the silly but then Oda Zook appeared and is playing with frogs and I swear I’ve seen like thatched raincoats somewhere like either in exhibits about the Pacific Northwest or Japan or something…? They must be called something else because “thatched raincoats” didn’t find me anything when I looked for it. But that’s what Oda Zook is wearing, in my head. Does them no good because they kinda end up doing shit like that and playing with frogs in the rain and pretending/thinking…? they’re frogs but you know
Or maybe Nim tries because Nim somehow adopted this weird Druid gnome kid and feels like he needs to look after the kid
I love this stupid gnome family I created and it’s gonna be great when they meet the recluse wood elf Birel ahahaha I should actually write them sometime this NaNo I’ve just had so many other ideas it’s been pretty nice
Background scrubby stuff done with these rad/fun new brushes that aren’t Frenden brushes (but seriously if you have Manga Studio buy Frenden Brushes), but are by geekysideburns on dA and they’re free and swell so go forth and use them I also used them for sketching tonight while doing the redesign, so
Edit: asofterbucky found the name of the raincoat I was thinking of! It’s a Japanese straw raincoat, or a mino. Though I guess it can also be Chinese? Here’s a picture (from China if I’m understanding the caption correctly) and here’s a brief post about the mino.
I redesigned Nim because I wanted to, dammit. The basic stuff is there, but I brought in like… some other stuff… mainly Tlingit and Tsimshian influences because that’s what I could find but like I chose those because on Friday on my way home from London I was listening to Chief Don Lelooska reading Echoes of the Elders and Spirt of the Cedar people which I grew up with and it was calming but brought back a lot of memories and I definitely am trying not to copy/paste designs and I don’t think I did and so I’m hoping things are fairly well synthesized here (consider my base was like… Taisho-era student clothing… more or less…).
Also finding clothing references for any of the Northwest peoples (and trusting that the labels were correct) was harder than I wanted it to be, I need to get some good reference books on that sort of material, frankly. The color scheme is a more orange/teal of the original but also took cues from this Tlingit owl mask picture I found. Details from this page on the clothing of Tsimshian nobles. Considering where I want his character to go and his main companions in the story I think these colors are better anyway… I like them more than my original, haha, but I like to consider context with other characters… trying to at least…
I have some time today so I doodled some more DnD folk, experimenting with the updated Frenden wash brushes and outlined with the dry sumi brush because I love the look but I rarely get to use itGhesh read the wrong book so he’s a warlock with the Great Old Ones and this means he can also understand Deep Speech so like what Beholders and Mind Flayers think at you ahaha poor baby :c His life is not going as planned. It’s… it’s really not going as planned.