Hey look! I had a good excuse to do some personal art! This is an example piece for my "speedpaint" commissions!! They are currently on sale for an introductory price of $70 USD!
There's only 8 commission slots left, though, so if you are interested, send me a note or email me at email@example.com. And this is a test-run... these will look better the more I do them.
And there's always the option to upgrade the speedpaint to a full, refined illustration for another $70 or so later down the road. Woop.
The story around this piece, however, is despite the fact that I am no longer active on the site, I tend to run scenarios revolving around my old Sekkai Fractures RP characters around in my head a lot. They tend to be cruel and tragic, too... for some reason. Poor guys.
Anyway, this is my old Chaos dragon, Liian, and his rider, Rat. I love these guys dearly and want to try to work them into a new world at some point. Aside from that, I recently had this scene in my head that Rat was grievously injured during a scouting mission and went into some sort of coma and was slowly fading away. After years of this and despite his other earthly attachments (like his mate and their offspring), Liian went insane, broke into the infirmary, and cradled his rider to his chest before vanishing into thin air. Decades and decades pass and people catch glimpses of him here and there, his rider still clutched against him so he is forced to walk on his wings. Rumors say that Rat and Liian have merged into a strange, single being, the rider kept alive by the energy and magic of his partner, with the pair's minds slowly melting together. Weird, huh....
Wacom Intuos3, Photoshop CS5