Io the Snake Person

This is Io, one of Cyrene’s backstory characters. She’s been tagging along with the party for a while. She’s a yuan-ti warlock who got possessed by her sword/patron, which we got rid of.

I wanted to show her accountant job as well as her managerial position at Cyrene’s old workplace, so she gets a dress shirt and tie. As well as how she’s not really the best fit for the job desire-wise, so I made her clothing a bit mismatched for her occupation. I added her coat to show her allegiance to Cyrene, who has a similar coat.


J. Shen or "Micey" is a Junior at Umich. She loves character design and telling stories and dabbles in making her own comics. Sketchbook Smashing is an attempt to chronicle her process in designing characters. From first concepts, hairstyle and outfit changes, or even complete shifts in design. She also hopes to map out how her own art style changes throughout the year. Her website is Her art Tumblr is

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