In Por Ylem Paladin

IPY (version 2.0), the largest and best known free Ultima Online server, opened its doors for the whole world 2 days ago, so what better way to celebrate a very cool character idea within this world — the anti-Player Killer, the Paladin. Hats off to you Az! I logged in briefly, but am looking forward to wandering around a world that I had once thought was lost for good.  🙂

As far as the sketch above, its a bit rough. His shield and left arm need some work to show off their reflective qualities. The cape could be a lot more flowing, and the sword needs some work. Heck, the whole picture needs a once over. 🙂 What I was trying to capture initially was not the typical Holy, “Goody Two-Shoes” Paladin, but the kick-butt, coming-for-you-yes-I-mean-you-PKer, type of Paladin.  I think I was partially successful, but the line work involving the reflections from the armor need work and his helmet, now that I look at it, is devoid of any reflections. Hrm. Something I’ll have to fix.

GO LEGURSKY! HERE WE GO STEELERS!

Doug Legursky
Here We Go Steelers!

I don’t usually talk about sports here on this irregularly updated sketchblog, but Hey! Pittsburgh is in another Super Bowl! I love this team, but I wanted to give a shout out to Doug Legursky! The Standard is the Standard, Legursky! Go out there and get ’em! Go Steelers!!

Happy New Year! (With a Little Bastila Thrown in for Good Luck)

Bastila Lounging
Bastila in disheveled Jedi Robes

This should have been posted around the start of the New Year, but better late than never, right? She was drawn from a photo reference of Hilary Rhoda to get the pose right, then the Jedi robes and boots and the rest of her that makes Bastila who she is I cobbled together from my imagination. Inked with a Hunt 102 nib or some-such then cleaned up a bit in Photoshop.(The boots and lower legs are all Photoshop).

Anyhow,I thought a little bit of Bastila “cheesecake” for the New Year isn’t such a bad idea what with the new Bioware’s Old Republic due out this year.  Now to get back to Yasser, and Els and Punch. . . .