Mod: What are these, you might ask? Well, the answer is simple alas it is not quite short, as I do wish to elaborate.
In essence? Over the past few weeks, these are the only things I was able to draw in my free time. And I’d like to say ‘draw’ liberally here, as they are all doodles I made in about an hour or less on average. The less time spent dilly-dalling on scribbles means the more time I can (or have to) devote to my school work, which as often is much and aplenty.
But have no fear, as I promise to get back (slowly) to the main story of the blog relatively soon, as more ideas have already hatched and are ready for packaging and shipping. Mimie’s crossover story will, too, continue in a short amount of time as soon as Shady makes his move. In fact, the next panel is all done and ready for posting, we’re just stuck in an order that has to be respected.
As for the announcement itself, I reckon that is all. Now, you may stop reading at this very point or continue downwards - after all, these characters are… well.. .they are, and I am more than willing to explain their appearance.
Well, first thing’s first, I am more than sure you can see that they are not ponies. In fact, they’re human. Yes, a travesty and I should be burned at a stake, but this was a thing that bugged me for the longest time. With these two, I decided to eschew my fears and give drawing humans (especially humans faces) a go. Also practice a new shading style, of which I am happy with.
Now, who are they? Well, they’re human, but not exactly quite. I reckon the word ‘demigod’ would fit nicely. You see, the above two are Yasha-Nu and Taras, player characters from a Tabletop RPG "Exalted” by White Wolf Publishing and the Onyx Path. Neither belong to me, might I add - CheerMod is performing the humbling and quite fun role of being a game master, the weaver of stories for players themselves to enjoy. These two, belonging to my friend and aforementioned Shady respectively, are the representative Lunar Exalted, chosen of the Mother Moon Luna as the shapeshifting, animalistic defenders of the world called Creation. Trying to summarize the entire lore of Exalted here would be futile, but I shall simply say that the game is incredibly fun and even more so when enjoyed with friends.
I sincerely hope you are patient with this blog, not willing to drive the mod unto a stake in a bonfire just yet. As usual, I promise that as soon as my busy schedule eases up a bit I will return to making solid updates and continuing the story. I also hope that despite this… non-pony appearance, you will enjoy the designs and appreciate the creativity put to both characters (even though I had failed to mention their attitudes and, well, characterizations).
All in all, thank you for staying with me and see you all relatively soon!