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Vampire Dark Ages sketchdump 4 by temiel Vampire Dark Ages sketchdump 4 by temiel
AAAAAA I DO TOO MANY OF THESE BUT I CAN'T STOP. It's like an addiction. Lately I've had very little time to do "full" pieces, so I've been sketching a LOT over my free time and these only take like 45 minutes to assemble, so they're... pretty ideal, really. :shrug: More Leland/Claris having medieval funtimes. Want context? You got it! WITH NUMBERS, for ease of interpretation this time! ;)

1. Somewhere in the middle of the 13th century, this disturbing fashion trend kind of took over: CONEDRESS. Granted, conedress got pretty bad a little later on (1500s Spain, for example? UGH), but this its forerunner: generally long and shapeless and erases all form, replacing it with CONE. It's bold! It's geometric! It's inexplicable! Coming for fall 1254: CONEDRESS. :roll:
2. Okay, I did this stupid drawing in ballpoint pen while I was bored at work. We did a game session a little while ago when Claris nommed on some faery guy's blood and got a wee bit high, in the way that faery blood makes you. :shrug: Mostly I just wanted to draw her gwomping onto that guy's head. :dummy:
3. Guys, this is the best horse I've EVER drawn. Please don't laugh at my bad, stiff horse anatomy. This was meant to take, like... five minutes, but those awful legs took me at least an hour to iron out. :cries:
4. Claris with bird! This is actually meant to be a "specific" scene, I guess, from the same session with the faeries; after she and Leland went to ground and she was kind of sleeping off the magic-high, Leland got captured (WHILE SLEEPING!) by Ariana, the Queen of the Moon in that particular local pocket of Faerie. Being a bit of a nutter, she trapped him under a boulder beneath a frozen river and intended to drive him stark raving mad, so naturally Claris had to save him, and on her way tromping through Wonderlan...oops, sorry, Faerie... she met this bird. Who turned out to be the same guy she nommed on, in a transfigured form. Whoopsie-doodle. :giggle:
5. DID YOU KNOW THEY HAVE A DOGGIE? WELL NOW YOU DO. :dummy: And Leland is NOT actually 3 feet tall; that dog is just completely freakin' huge. Desmond, the dog, is an Irish wolfhound. They grow incredibly large just under natural circumstances; Desmond in particular is a vampiric familiar, so he got really big once he started getting fed with blood. Bear in mind, though, this size still isn't outside the realm of possibility for Irish wolfhounds. Allegedly they're the largest dog breed in the world. :nod:
6. I'm really pleased with this one! :D Look at those guys, spending many a long hot night COPYING MANUSCRIPTS. :XD: Seriously, they do this for fun. Lots of Leland's books are actually copies of much older ones he's made as they deteriorated over time, and since Claris wanted to learn how to transcribe, he taught her. Unlike him, she actually includes (and adds) illustrations. In general, I think her copies are probably a lot more attractive than his.
7. Some in-bed nonsense.
8. Leland getting all creepy with Mortal!Claris. Note how gross her hair is in comparison to later! :XD: I'm also rather fond of her stressed-out face. In her defense, she didn't quite know how to react that first time she talked to him and she was REALLY freaked out and thought he was a devil. In retrospect, though, I don't think he got that up-close-and-personal, he just drank out of her wrist. :shrug: But this is hot, so I'm'a go with it. ;)
9. Aw, look at that! Maybe he was being creepy in the last picture, but hey, he's a vampire, creepy is par for the course and anyone who acts like this with their pets can't be all bad. :meow: Please don't laugh at how badly I draw animals. It occurs to me this sketchdump is full of them, and as such it's also full of MY ANIMAL ERRORS! :noes: Forgive meeeeee~

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Sir-Walter-D1944 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
I really love your art style :) It's beautiful and I especially love your designs for Leland - that is one awesome Gangrel!
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temiel Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much!! :heart::heart: I'm really glad you like it. He's not a Gangrel, actually, just a Brujah who knows enough Protean to grow claws. ;) But on occasion, it's an easy assumption to make. :giggle:
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Sir-Walter-D1944 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
OH!! LOL I apologize! Nonetheless, he is an awesome character!!
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SailorDarkness Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL, sorry I am totally amused by number 2! XP

But on another note, the Irish Wolfhound looks great! They so huge and cute. ^__^ Another very interesting mix of pictures. I love learning more and more about them.
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temiel Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
YAY, I'm glad you are! :D I had a lot of fun with that one, chibi expressions make me so happy. ;) And I'm ALSO very pleased you dig Desmond. Animals are usually really hard for me, so hearing that I did an even remotely recognizable or cute one is nice. :D And yay, there's DEFINITELY going to be more of these guys. Even though they recently had some MAJOR separation drama, I'm still totally in love with them, and I'm SO not done with drawing their craziness. :giggle:
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TracyLeeQuinn Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
whaaa...! <3 i *really* love the shape of her face! Really amazing sketches, you're really getting into these 2!
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temiel Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Professional General Artist
Oh yay, I'm so glad you do! :D I was totally thinking too much about Kinuko-art when I designed Claris, lol. :XD: And yes, I'm SO into them, it's a little ridiculous. TT_TT
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solfieri Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
My immediate thoughts after seeing the full view: OMG A WOLFHOUND HOW AWESOME!! Yes, out of all the things I could've noticed, I recognized the dog breed. :XD: (I'm totally a dog-person :heart:)
I think it'll be hard for me to resist drawing Claris some time in the future... her style is just so awesome. Her face screams medieval, it reminds me so much of the Madonnas of Giotto or Ducio! And I just love her historically accurate medieval clothes. :love:
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temiel Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Professional General Artist
OMG WOLFHOUND YEAAAAH. :headbang: Good on ya for recognizing it! And I'm quite pleased I was actually able to MAKE it recognizable, animals are... not exactly a strong point. :XD: I'm so glad you like Claris, I was DEFINITELY thinking of that whole medieval Giotto-ish "look" when I came up with her. That and Flemish painting. :nod: And yay for accuracy, too! :D Lots of research... now how come I couldn't be as dedicated when I was researching stuff for school? ;) Thank you so muuuuuch... :heart::love:
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once-january Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010
I think what I like best about these is that Claris has a very distinct face from the sort you usually draw. There are some nice shapes there. :)
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temiel Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Professional General Artist
Oh, thank you much! When I designed her, I had a very specific look in mind, and my "usual" sort didn't really fit that look so I had to alter it a bit. ;) I'm glad you're liking the result, she's a LOT of fun to draw. :meow:
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raka-raka Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010
Lol, point 1 near point 2 is...hilarious!!! The first one looks almost a reinassance pic,+chibies!!!
I love the pics with the dog. You are good drawing it, I wanna moar, plz!!! Leland is always cooler, now he has a more emotional face than inn his first pics. And I like it! :heart:
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temiel Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
Lol, yes, the chibis were fun. I always love excuses to draw the big gwompy mouth! :rofl: And YAY, I'm glad you like the doggie! He was giving me SO much trouble, remember? :XD: And yes, I definitely think Leland tends to show more emotion now... it's only because we're better acquainted. He doesn't come off particularly emotional at first glance, that comes later. ;) And I like it too, hehe...
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Luminanza Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Student Digital Artist
gosh!! How I adore this giant dog!>:} And hey, I dont see any mistakes on it either;D And for some reason I love this little one with the horse, and the dress that flows down.. aah :'')
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temiel Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
Indeed, what's not to love? Giant dogs are fantastic. :dummy: And I'm SO GLAD there aren't any really apparent mistakes you can see, animals... oh god, I'm so bad at them. Or at least I have been until relatively recently! ^^; I'm glad you like the horse. They're so hard, aaaaaargh... :cries:
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Luminanza Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Student Digital Artist
yeah, I know cause I draw a lot of horses!:0 So you should be proud!;D
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Igloinor Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Waaaa! I see some kawaii chibies and a cute lovely doggie! Wanna hug it!
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temiel Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
Aw, thank you much! :dance: I also totally want that dog, it's a little ridiculous. :giggle:
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Igloinor Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
But U already have it!!! Don't be meanie, gimme one dog!
P.S. I'm miss my lovely doggie so much :( It died last spring :(
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temiel Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
Aw, that's so sad! I'm sorry to hear that. =( I've never had a dog... but I have had cats before! :heart: :huggle:
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Igloinor Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, it's not a problem. My dog lived a long-happy life. BTW, do U have cats now?:)
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temiel Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
Oh, that's good to hear! :D Happy pets are the best pets. :meow: I don't have any cats at the moment, but that's only because we can't really afford to keep them healthy and well-fed. I hope that once we start saving more money we can have one or two... :dance:
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Igloinor Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yay for pets then :)
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windyautumnmoon Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
:la: More great sketches! Just love these.
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temiel Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
Aw, thank you much! :D These were all fun, especially the ones with the dog. ;)
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Asarea Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
Ahh some more impressions :) I really envy your possibility to have so much Dark Ages roleplay ^^ my fav piece is the one with the bird, that's a wonderful detail!
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temiel Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
Ah, thank you! The bird was fun, I knew as soon as it showed up that I was going to have to draw it eventually. :D And yeah, no, it totally rocks living with your GM! Makes everything very convenient... although I think my off-game-time interrogating wears on him a bit. ^^;
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Chenria Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Again an awesome collection of sketches :heart: Nr. 5 is so cute :heart: the dog is so lovely :aww:
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temiel Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
Aw, thank you!! :heart: :hug: 5 was fun, it was definitely a challenge doing such a big dog. But animals in general are ALWAYS a challenge for me, lol! :XD:
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Chenria Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
For me animals are really something I can't do... I want, but I can't XD I always fail... so I bow to your animal drawing skills XD
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temiel Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
Lol, you should've seen all my aborted attempts at horses... :XD: The one up there in this picture REALLY isn't that good but it's still the best one I've ever done! :rofl:
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Chenria Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
But your horse looks like a totally awesome horse. I once tried to draw one... it looked more like a Frankenhorse... D:
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bhudicae Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
another awwsome sketchdump...and even though I'm a TOTAL cat-person, that there is my favorite doggy IN the world!!!
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temiel Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
Oh, thank you! :D Yeah, I'm a big cat person too... at least, I thought I was, but then I sort of started liking dogs more and more as I got older. Alan's a total cat person, though, and he says he likes "other people's dogs" much more so than the idea of us ever getting one... so I must content myself with GIANT FANTASY DOGGIES. :love:
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MNat Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Professional
You might as well face it...you're addicted to love. :iconcantsingplz:
Vampire love.
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temiel Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Professional General Artist
OH I SO AM, IT IS TRUE *hides self in shame*
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MNat Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Professional
Do not feel shame, for I love how you draw Claris' face! She has a very round face as compared to some of your previous heroines, and it gives her a very classical look!:D

Ahaha...trapped under a boulder in a river. Reminds me of that scene in Jonathan Strange and MR Norrell. Best damn take on faeries I've ever read! THEY CRAZY, FOOL! :la:
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temiel Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Professional General Artist
YES, she's supposed to! :D There are many reasons I'm rather in love with her, and one of them is the fact that I had a very specific "look" in mind with her design and it's not my USUAL look, so it forces me to do something different all the time. And it's good! ;)

ARGH, I own that book but I haven't gotten around to reading it. It's that thick Jane Austen-style prose that I just don't dig, I think, because I started it and got maybe a paragraph or two in and I said to myself "Man, I'm just not up to this right now..." :XD: It's not like I don't read ALL THE DAMN TIME, but usually nowadays when I feel like reading, it's because I want to turn my brain off. Which is... weird, I know. Leads me to read a lot of fun popcorn fiction. :shrug: But yes, faeries are WAY crazy. No idea if you're familiar with any of the REALLY old-fashioned Celtic faerie lore? My GOD, it's... totally insane. This thing here [link] is HORRIFYING. :fear:
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MNat Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Professional
:fear: AHGH skinless yellow cycloptic fishmancreature? What the hell, Celtic mythology?! I'll never sleep again. Unles I'm sleeping in my shower.. Under the running water. THAT'LL LEARN 'IM.
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Queen-of-Daemons Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
When you're immortal, you get bored pretty easily. xD So... what to do?
................TRANSCRIBE BOOKS!
And I LOVE your comment on the conedress. xD I was laughing so loud my mother thought I'd gone insane. (As if I'm not already. :la:)
Claris: Can I bite him? Pweasie????
Leland: NO. You KNOW Faerie blood goes right to your head!
Claris: *big puppy eyes* xD
Leland: If I'm able to keep Desmond from eating my slippers then I can ignore YOUR puppy eyes.
AWESOME work as per usual. :love:
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temiel Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Professional General Artist
XDD YESSSSS, thank you!! :D The bit about Bold! Geometric! Inexplicable! was actually totally cribbed from my boy ~Arthulin, he says some funny stuff. :XD:

AND I LOVE YOUR DIALOGUE THAT GOES WITH THIS, OMG! :rofl: It absolutely made my night. That's actually pretty much exactly how the conversation goes in my head sometimes. She's ALWAYS making big puppy eyes. I've been thinking of it as a zombieface, but really... it's puppy eyes. :giggle:
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Queen-of-Daemons Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He sounds hilarious. xD

YAY. I'm glad to make you giggle with my random manic comments. xD
ZOMBIEFACE! OMG, that reminds me so much of what my friend Eli called this FAIL sketch xD
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ARGH. The Head, the EAR, that weird little failure fang!
All equals zombieface. xD

I know it's horrible of me but in some ways I like your sketch dumps more if only because you put so much in them and it shows more about your charries than a single picture. ^_^
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temiel Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Professional General Artist
Ah, see, that's why I always love sketchdumps (both doing them and looking at them). They have more of a "diary" quality to them than finished work, and if the artist in question tends to be really character-centric, you often get to see stuff they normally wouldn't bother to finish but still gives you a good idea of what the characters are like when they're not... posing for the camera, I guess. Don't get me wrong, I love doing finished stuff, but sketching is like my bread and butter. If I ever have a day when I didn't do it, I feel like I'm terrible and negligent. :noes: Sketchdumps are a great excuse for me to share the stuff I've done on a more daily basis without having to actually finish them. If I REALLY, REALLY wanted to, I guess I could actually attempt to finish all of these, but by then I wouldn't like them anymore! :XD:
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SorenLetore Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
He is such a cutie! And he likes dogs =)
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temiel Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Professional General Artist
YES he does!! :D This is actually the first dog he's had since becoming a vampire. He had several when he was alive, but being immortal kind of puts a damper on the whole pet thing since their lives seem even MORE brief by comparison. Claris convinced him they totally had to have a dog, and then one thing led to another, and now, BAM! Familiar who's not going to die. :nod:
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TheCursemaster Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
OMG, that dooooooooooooooooog! :iconiloveyouplz: He's so wonderful, so... so... mxbhdfnciu2, I love him! :love: I want to hug him forevaH >3<
And you said you badly draw animals? *A* Are you kidding me? Eh? Seriously, he's awesome :heart:
Btw, fabulous sketches as usual *3* :glomp:
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temiel Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Professional General Artist
YAAAAAY, I'm so glad you like the dog! It occurred to me that I had never drawn him, even though he's been with them almost since the beginning. ;) I guess he doesn't look THAT bad... but I sure do have a hard time with them, they're not easy! ^^; Maybe I just need to practice more and then they'll GET easy. :giggle:
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LeoNeal-CP Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Oh so cute! vampys, I love the number 2 sketch XD!
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temiel Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Professional General Artist
Hehe! Oh, I'm so glad you do, that thing was... so stupid. :XD: I just doodled it on a Post-It note! :rofl: But I was kind of pleased with it, enough to put it on here anyway. ;) Thank youuu!! :tighthug:
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LeoNeal-CP Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe right back atcha! :meow:
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