Bear lady by Sparkyopteryx

Bear lady


21 May 2014 at 10:43:55 MDT

A silly, loose thing I cranked out yesterday during our Pathfinder game MisterMidnight is running. It depicts my werebear knight Antella that I'm playing in it. Looks like she's about ready to knock some sense into some evildoer (probably some mangy werewolf). I actually have a really good portrait of her as a human, but I'd prefer to submit that with some kind of compilation.

Started and ended this within the time we were playing (about 6 to 7 hours? It went a lot longer than normal because MYSTERY.). Loose references used, sketched with a blue pencil and then done entirely in mechanical pencil and a paper stump in my Moleskine sketchbook. This is the first time I've ever drawn anything that resembles a bear; it was tons of fun actually.

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    She's amazing! I love how you mashed up the human anatomy with bear anatomy to make a unique-looking werebear.

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      That's generally how I prefer to do were-creatures; it makes them look more like a proper monster with a dual identity and less like "generic animal person." Also it makes doing facial expressions easier for me, haha. Thank you!

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    Can't resist a lady in a gorget.

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      Indeed; nothing quite like fashion in steel.

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    This certainly does add a lot more to my perspective of the events I read about. I can't wait to see more of your character.

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      Honestly I would have liked to do a better portrait of her like this, but since I suffer from idle hands during online gaming sessions I just wanted to mess around with a simple snarly expression and leave it at that. Antella is a fairly complex character under that stern, no-nonsense mien!