Archive38: No.5 Chathedral Approach P4

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Lesley is a scary mum. TBC next thursday!

(Also- comic index is up to date! Finally…)

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F#39: Frost Wyrm

(Frost Wyrm on etsy)

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The frost wyrm is a member of the dragon family- one of the smallest, measuring on average only 24cm long.

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These wyrms radiate cold- in lower temperatures, even enough to freeze the spot on which they are perched.

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For this reason they are unpopular with gardeners- woe betide any delicate stem that comes in contacts with the wyrm’s icy touch!

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However, seeing a frost wyrm can be a good sign- a wyrm in a sloe bush means the berries are ready for picking- or so says the old wives tale.

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Intermission: Concept vs Creature

Today was the last day of my market stall! Thursdays comic will be posted as normal, and my etsy will also reopen the same day. Because of the market I don’t have a new creature for you- but I do have some comparisons of my concept sketches I draw before I start making them, and the eventual creature you see on the site. I hope this is interesting! 

One of my earliest creatures, sprout was little more than a scribble. I think he turned out cuter?

When is a hippogriff not a hippogriff? When it’s pretty much another creature entirely!
I stayed pretty close to the sketch here, but couldn’t get the face the same.
Hekbune: probably the closest to a sketch I have ever made. I drew him several times before attempting the model, so perhaps that’s why!

Intermission- Character sketchdump

Seaflower is on the road this week, so no comic update- but here are some character sketches, doodles and illustrations I haven’t posted here before!

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A Bartholomew doodle response. To what? Who knows.
Yes, he has a problem.

 

Evelyn’s ancestor, and inspiration for the SFI
A digital painting I did of Elion doing some sort of spell/ritual
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Talking with my GF about AUs, we got onto ‘What daemons would the SFI have?’ Barty has a hare.
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…And Keeley has a mongoose.
Percy wants, Percy gets.

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This is another doodle I can’t remember the context of.

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Baby Barty and his big (half) sister Evelyn. There’s something of an age gap.

 

Thursday in Applied Thaumaturgy class

Hope you enjoyed! Comic will be back next week.

F#38: Cornus Martes

Also known as the ‘weasel dragon’ (though it has no link to the dragon species, this name probably due to the similarity of some features to that of Asian lung dragons), this creature roams some of the coldest climes of the northern hemisphere, with particularly high populations in northern Russia, Iceland and Greenland.

In other places, however, the weasel dragon is kept as a pet.

It is effective at keeping down mice, rat and rabbit populations, and also is an affectionate companion.

Hope you enjoyed this post! Today I’m off to Gloucester to run my market stall for a whole week! Unfortunately that means there won’t be a new creature on here next sunday- but check in to see some creature design sketches! 

Archive36: No.5 Cathedral Approach Part Two

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¬†So, on Monday the SFI is in Gloucester, where I have a Christmas market stall for seven days! Which is great, but it does mean I’m not going to have a comic update on Thursday. HOWEVER, I will post something- perhaps some character doodles, and art doll concept sketches? I don’t know what you guys would be interested in- let me know if there’s something you’d want to see!
The next part of the comic will go up on the 7th of December, and posting will continue as normal after that.

F#37: Hamadryad

The Hamadryad is a subspecies of dryad, itself a type of nymph.

Thoroughly documented by the ancient Greeks, hamadryads dwell within trees.

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Though they have a physical form, they are born bonded to their one particular tree, and may never leave it.

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Should the tree die, the hamadryad dies with it- and vice versa.

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Like many nymphs, hamadryads enjoy music and dancing, though they are more reclusive and shy than other species.

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This particular specimen is the hamadryad of a cherry tree. Like its host’s winter branches it now looks bare and stick-like. Come spring, tiny blossoms will begin to sprout along its limbs.

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