Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Shortbread the Tavern boy

 
Shortbread the Tavern boy
Domestic sheep lamb (
Ovis aries)

And so we come to our 50th and final animal adventurer (for the time being, at least): Shortbread the Tavern boy! Orphaned as a baby, and adopted soon after by Bram Battlehorn and Mary Meadowspell, little Shortbread does his best to help around the Tavern, waiting at tables or doing the dishes.

Tiffany the Barbarian

 
Tiffany the Barbarian
Red desert scorpion (Urodacus yaschenkoi)

Gemma the Fighter

 
Gemma the Fighter
Domestic rabbit (Oryctolagus)

Ignatio the Wizard

 
Ignatio the Wizard
Flame skimmer dragonfly
 (
Libellula saturata)

Ferdinand the Bard

 
Ferdinand the Bard
Butterscotch ferret (Mustela putorius furo)

Pierre the Rogue

 
Pierre the Rogue
Common chameleon (Chamaeleo chamaeleon)

Uasu the Fighter

 
Uasu the Fighter
Capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris)

Panzòn the Baron

 
Panzòn the Baron
Raccoon (Procyon lotor)

Baldo the Paladin

 
Baldo the Paladin
Indian pangolin (Manis crassicaudata)

Silvius the Ranger

 
Silvius the Ranger
Carpathian boar (Sus scrofa attila)

40th Battering Ram Patron: Mary the Tavern Keeper

 
Mary the Tavern Keeper
Anglo-nubian goat (Capra aegagrus hircus)

Here she is, our 40th animal adventurer! Mary Meadowspell trained as a druidic sorceress for most of her youth, learning the ways and whims of the wilds, until eventually leaving her secluded village to seek her fortune. She joined several different parties throughout her adventuring years, forging a mighty reputation for herself. She played a pivotal role in the destruction of the Blight Lord’s fortress, as well as the purification of the Emerald Vale and the Bubbling Swamp.
After many years of danger and excitement, she settled down in a quiet village miles from anywhere and on the road to everywhere else, where she met her future husband, Bram. Together they run the Battering Ram tavern.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

D&D: Ode Phantomspark (PLUS ANNOUNCEMENTS)

Here's a new character that I've created for D&D: Ode Phantomspark, the rock gnome bard.
Coming from a family of artificers, he left home with his electric lyre to seek fame and fortune in the big wild world.



ANNOUNCEMENTS:
- I'll be starting up university again soon and I'm hoping to start doing commissions while I'm there, to raise some extra funds. My plan is to offer D&D/RPG character portraits, in my usual hand-drawn and hand-coloured style.

- Before that, however, I'll be winding down The Battering Ram project. I'll be updating more frequently over the course of this month until I get to 50 characters. After that, the Ram will be on hiatus, so that I can focus on doing commissions.

- I'll also be converting my blogger site into more of a portfolio website and do all my regular art and project updates on tumblr, which is also where I'll be putting up info about commissions as soon as I can.

Thanks for reading!
- Tom