More recently I've been drawing character sheets for my own reference. It's nice to be able to look back at something for consistency sake. Just the act of drawing through a character sheet helps me problem solve and go into greater depth/build-up the character to have a bit more substance. Needing to consciously think about the fit and style of clothing, etc. makes me put myself into the characters mindset.

I enjoy making these, but the reality is that a lot of details will not necessarily bubble up to the surface in any story/comic... but it's a nice to have.

Here are some recent ones for Jake, Austin, and Ceilic, all drawn in Fire Alpaca! I like the animals parts the most, as you would expect...

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IDK why but I'm always calling Austin Jake, instead of Austin. Maybe there's something very Jake about Austin's look? But conversely, Jake looks nothing like an Austin.

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I originally wrote Ceilic's name as "Celic" in this picture, and wondered why it looked strange. I had to reread my own comic to find out the correct spelling. Amazing! I also found these amazing plush bears in armor while looking up scabbard reference to draw Ceilic. WORTH IT!

Guild Wars 2 Path of Fire expansion is coming out later this month. I haven't been playing it much, aside from when new episodes/stories are released. I've really struggled to keep up with all the game updates and am a really BAD player (bad as in, just button mash and don't play with much strategy or thought).

I do however, LOVE playing dressup and makeovers with my characters.

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Ceilic

Ceilic was originally from Knight Life and now has a doppelganger in GW2. Pandr and Man started in GW2, but then influenced the creation of characters that now live in the same city as Ceilic.

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The universe that these characters live in is a pretty generic "fantasy" world set in the past (e.g., before electricity and machines), and includes a lot of other characters. Some of them will never interact, but I like to think about what they're do if they did. Below are Emanon, Lateroc, and Edon, who are in a more high-fantasy european inspired part of the fantasy world.

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And a southeast asia-inspired part as well, which is where the wuxia-influenced characters reside.

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I have two other universes as well; one is a plain modern day world, and the other is the animal/creature world! Though I think that the animal/creatures do mix with the humans in the plain modern day world. More on that, perhaps another time!