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Nu-Ur

Nu-Ur is a city-isle built from, on, and by the remnant-ruins of the A-Class Ascendant Aleia. It maintains a habitable zone with a radius of 13.14 kilocubits from its widest point and 7.7 kilocubits tall above its highest point. Despite being the product of nutheogesics, Nu-Ur is considered the last remnant of pre-ekpyriotic civilization. Also known as the City, for it is the last of such.

Nu-Ur can most accurately be described amalgam of surviving cultures, new technologies, and artifacts whose purpose has either been forgotten or has not yet been found.

These will be completely redone, but I’m putting them up for the sake of completeness.

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Nin, the main character. Proper but questioning saint-in-training.

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Aka, the wandering monk with heretical ideas.

So, what went wrong? Outside of being incomplete and my comitment to not drawing hands until necesary, I don’t think there’s anything really wrong with the drawings. If I went and finished them, they’d probably be a pretty good representation of what I can do. But they don’t fit my vision for the world. There’s too much bulk and inelegance, too much clutter. Too much fantasy for the sake of it, rather than for the illusion of culture and history. Typically I’m a bit looser with the vision (for lack of a better word), following it as closely as I can but not stressing too much as long as the idea gets across and people like it. But this is my project, not an assignement or a group thing, and I want to do it right.

 

Sometimes, you just need to draw a lady in an exotic costume.

African Girls

A quick (40 minutes?) sketch from a historical photo.
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Sketch Dump

Not quite ready for new school work, so thought I’d dump some stuff from the old sketchbooks. Finally managed to completely fill a few over the last year, feels nice. No idea why they all ended up being scantily clad ladies.

Day 18


I’ve been trying Alessias for forever. This one is my favorite so far. Heavily based on MK’s design. I’ll be taking it further once I don’t have ten thousand things due.

Day 26

Was working most of the day, didn’t get to devote much time to this. It’s pretty rough, I’ll see about polishing it later.

Nords are known for their hospitality concerning alcohol. The wise adventurer accepts only the barest minimum, unless he is very sure of his constitution.

Environment Speed Thumbs

About a minute each, from other concepts or movie stills.

Mufasa Sketches

Mufasa, as king of the utopian Pridelands, is a lot more ornate and fantasy driven than the scrappy hyenas. Although the armor is largely ceremonial, he is still a capable fighter.

The final version will bulk him up some and accentuate the silhouette, adding to the 2nd design elements of the rest. Face #3 ended up being the final.