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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!
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:
Sir-Walter-D1944 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
OH!! LOL I apologize! Nonetheless, he is an awesome character!!
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.
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:
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!
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
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:
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:
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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