arguably lovely charr ladies <3
I wanted to do something for Rintheasura for a while now
and this is what I came up with I guess.
Hopefully you’l like it.
Probably should have uploaded this a while ago.
Sorry for the lack of fluffy hair Keteus.
Ive been screwing around with my ink pens for a few weeks now and I thought it was time to upload some of my Gw2 doodles.
From left to right: Arcanist Lebo, Keteus, Kaytiff
Next row: Researcher Ponn, Inventor Xam, yet unnamed miracle cat
Last row: Quiij, Inventor Xam
graphite, ink and nailpolish
I have probably destroyed lung and brain cells on this piece with all the fumes I’ve breathed in but let me tell you something - this was good. It’s not my prettiest piece or the most cohesive composition but it was passionate. It felt like art when I was making it.
note: the purple pen was trouble and it bled (got fuzzy) after I sprayed it with the sealer. It’s not as glowy-smeary as my scanner made it out to be but if I did this over I would have just stuck to the blue pen. Blergh.
I may of just died in an artgasm
Yo. I know its been pretty much MONTHS since I promised to do all those drawings but I am going to finish them I swear on my right arm.
Sorry for being lazy :< Ill make it up to you somehow.
I have had people ask me what the story behind Inventor Xam is. Since his life is very much tied to this day I will tell you something you probably didn’t expect.
By the time Guild Wars 2 launched there was no real joy left in my life. My mother was dying, she didn’t want nurses in the apartment so I was watching over her myself. I used to be a prolific artist but during the year I had stopped doing anything creative. When she died, I didn’t have time to grieve and there seemed to be no one to talk to - I had to do the legal stuff, take care of funeral stuff, cremation stuff, interment stuff and I had nothing left inside. There were no reasons to smile, and it didn’t seem ok to cry.
Guild Wars 2 did not make me happy - but I desperately wanted it to. It was like eating chocolate when all your taste buds had been burned off. I made a few characters but I felt nothing for them but one day while exploring Metrica, a male asura ran by me while shouting exhilarating!
And something amazing happened. I actually smiled. It was such a funny silly thing, this little gremlin-gnome flying by me while shouting that! I had to make one too, just to hear that expressive voice, just to taste some kind of emotion again.
So I made Xam, and he didn’t disappoint. He was this funny living little character who screamed when I dropped him from too high, who shouted with glee if I gave him
drugselixirs, who had something to prove every time he got up…but he could also cry. The first time I used /cry, I don’t know what happened, but I started crying in real life too and I think it was then I started to heal.
He inspired me enough that I started to draw again, very slowly at first. You can see in that first sketch how pinched my hand was, every line a struggle, but by the next one my lines were a little looser, more easy. I was able to stop dwelling on my mom’s last few weeks of life.
In a lot of ways, Xam was me, and this was the only way I could take care of myself. In some regards this is still true.
So that is the rather intimate story behind Inventor Xam, perhaps not the story you wanted to hear. I’m kind of scared to put this up but I also felt compelled to share it…maybe it will help someone out there with understanding a little about me, or maybe about themselves.