Nexus Character Design

Nexus, a central character in Sartris’s comic. He is the headmaster of an adventurer’s school and recruits Sartris personally, and plans on watching Sartris’s career with great interest.

I put a good deal of thought into the texture here. I wanted Nexus’s outfit especially to convey his position, luxury, and a hint of greed. A school, but for profit?

Politics aside, that’s greedy, and greed isn’t a positive trait.

Paige Character Design

Illustration of Paige, Satris's childhood friend.Sometimes I obsess over things needlessly. Tiny, minute details that really shouldn’t matter too much and if enough of them pile up, I call the whole thing a scrap and start over, even if the overall image is up to my standards otherwise. Granted, I often post things done in a haphazard way, but Paige wasn’t one of those times.

A good deal of thought went into something that turned out so simple; but simple is key for the designs, as I’m going to be drawing these characters over, and over, and over again eventually. I started out thinking what Paige is — not just Sartris’s childhood friend, but a confident kid who’s used to being outdoors, incredibly curious and generally someone positive, free willed, and brings out the positive in Sartris one way or another. Starting with this base, I wanted a warm outfit, and lined it with fur to make it at least somewhat interesting. I toyed a little with an even more slavic design than this turned out originally, with a more Polish peasant clothing, but as a child I figured this was far more appropriate. Besides, I’ve probably overplayed the Slavic thing with Meridian Knights anyways.

That being said, getting the glasses, hair and especially braids was a huge challenge to get the way I wanted. And this is why I obsessed a lot on this, to get those looking right. Once I drew the braids, too, I knew some slavic influence would undoubtedly come in and you’ll see more of that as I draw her older versions.

As a side note to this, I split the Sartris images off into their own gallery in the menu.

My Inkling


A revised version of my inkling. I’ve been increasingly using dualies in Splatoon 2 over my beloved inkbrush. I’m not covering as much ink, but it allows me to be a bit more wily, which is really what my original appeal of the brush is anyway. Once I’m done farming my abilities, I’ll be hitting ranked pretty heavily with them.

I liked the spots on the “hair” – they’re like reverse freckles. And of course, like all my characters, my inkling is yet another redhead. And the reverse freckles make the regular freckles more fun! I guess. Whatever. I know I’m stuck on this one little detail a little too much.

Sartris: Old Version

Sartris’s comic spans the majority of his lifetime. So there’s several designs that go into a single character, particularly Sartris, as it spans the decades. Here’s an older version of him.

Not to give too much away, the white streak is from lightning, though no reason it couldn’t be from aging, too. But serious, it’s from a lightning strike.

Goblin

This goblin was originally intended to be a loveable little scamp of an enemy faced in Meridian Knights – little creepy things that crawl everywhere essentially. However, I designed this, and while I very much like this design — it became clear to me enemies that aren’t characterized should be based off objects.

So, since I thought this was decent enough it should still be shared, here’s the Goblin. I’ve also added him to my illustrations gallery.