An oldie but a goodie. This is a character I’ve been drawing since college. He’s basically every negative quality humanity has bundled up in one adorable package. I made this character sheet for him a while ago, now I present it to you. 

An oldie but a goodie. This is a character I’ve been drawing since college. He’s basically every negative quality humanity has bundled up in one adorable package. I made this character sheet for him a while ago, now I present it to you. 

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I did this in the wrong order, I guess. I ended up designing the character as I drew her in the animation I posted the other day, and when the animation was finished I decided I liked the look of her so I did some character design doodles here. The costume is slightly different, and she has a badass scar now. 

I did this in the wrong order, I guess. I ended up designing the character as I drew her in the animation I posted the other day, and when the animation was finished I decided I liked the look of her so I did some character design doodles here. The costume is slightly different, and she has a badass scar now. 

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I did some character art based how Tyrion Lannister appears in my head, as I’m reading the books. Of all the characters, he probably differs the most in the show. Peter Dinklage is great, don’t get me wrong, and his voice is absolutely perfect. He’s just too darned handsome. 
I should note that in my reading, I look a liberty of my own. (spoiler) The book says that Tyrion has half his nose cut off, but it doesn’t really clarify which half. I though it would be much more grisly a face if the top half were gone. 

I did some character art based how Tyrion Lannister appears in my head, as I’m reading the books. Of all the characters, he probably differs the most in the show. Peter Dinklage is great, don’t get me wrong, and his voice is absolutely perfect. He’s just too darned handsome. 

I should note that in my reading, I look a liberty of my own. (spoiler) The book says that Tyrion has half his nose cut off, but it doesn’t really clarify which half. I though it would be much more grisly a face if the top half were gone. 

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The Tempest is probably my favorite Shakespeare play. My concept for this one was that Prospero’s skin looks like stone or tree bark at the start of the play (seen here), as if his magic is turning him into a part of the island itself. But then, as Ferdinand and Miranda’s love begins to melt his vengeful heart, he starts to look more and more human again. 

The Tempest is probably my favorite Shakespeare play. My concept for this one was that Prospero’s skin looks like stone or tree bark at the start of the play (seen here), as if his magic is turning him into a part of the island itself. But then, as Ferdinand and Miranda’s love begins to melt his vengeful heart, he starts to look more and more human again. 

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Some medieval scientists I designed for an educational game last year. I haven’t put a lot of my professional work on this site because of the ownership rights, but this is a really fun one. 

Some medieval scientists I designed for an educational game last year. I haven’t put a lot of my professional work on this site because of the ownership rights, but this is a really fun one. 

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