The Mercenary Guild Uniform

 

Hey all, here’s to acknowledging the start of a new semester. Personally, it’s been a bit hectic for me; I’ve been facing questions on what I want to do with my life and which classes I should choose or swap. But I still love what I do here. I still love working on my story.

This is my uniform design process for the antagonists of my story. They come from a guild of mercenaries from a different world based on Norse myths and they want to cause trouble for the protagonists. I wanted this futuristic viking sort of look to them. The uniforms took inspiration from the KNY uniforms in that I wanted to make them simple yet customizable.

Taya gets more makeovers

Hey guys, sorry I missed Monday, I was on holiday without my computer and I didn’t know how to operate posting on mobile.

I’ve had such a good time converting Cyrene to DnD. It really helped me flesh her out more and receive feedback from other people, even if the feedback is on her braincell count(it’s pretty low). I decided to convert another one of my characters, Taya, to DnD too. She’s gonna be in a space campaign as an intelligence-based Lore Bard, leaving the party with low charisma stats all around.

The redesign was spurred on by my need to change her hair, which was too complicated to draw. And because her hair didn’t match her former outfit, the outfit had to be changed. I’m still keeping the queercoded dark academia aesthetic though. Her final design is still in the works. I plan on changing the vest to something more modern, to make her blend better with my other characters.

Updates on Cyrene

Figured it was about time for someone else to shine. This is Cyrene, I wanted to give her this popular mean girl vibe but that made choosing clothes that fit her and her interest in tattooing hard. I revamped her face to be thinner, hair shorter, clothes preppier, very¬†Chilling Adventures of Sabrina even though I haven’t seen the show. Not sure about the dots on top of her eyebrows; I keep forgetting to add them.

Taya Goes to the Hairdresser

Hello, Micey here. I experimented with Taya’s hairstyle over this past week. I think I’ll choose the side bun as her new hairstyle. It’s more fun to draw than her current short hair. It has more dramatic potential too. I tried to make her new silhoulette different from my other characters.

I normally don’t do such a dramatic transformation, but I recently got highlights in my hair so perhaps it was on my mind.

An Introduction

Hello, Micey here. My series Sketchbook Smashing will be my attempt to chronicle all my character designs and how they evolve through candid shots of my sketchbook and doodles. This is an introduction to the characters I draw the most and my character design goals, so it’ll be a bit longer than my usual posts.

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