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Lyndis Highwind
02-16-2017, 09:36 PM
Hey everyone!

So this is my new art thread where I'll be posting at least one picture every Thursday in order to be more consistent and to practice more. The pictures could range from simple sketches to complete drawings. Constructive criticism is of course welcome and appreciated!

I hope you'll all enjoy them as much as I enjoy making them! :D


So, here is the first picture! It's one of the main characters from the story I'm writing. His name is Kage. (I know it's not a very original name. I named him when I was a younger teenager haha) He's the gentle but proud prince of the eastern kingdom of Azuran. He looks a little boring when it's just his portrait haha, but that's his style. What do you guys think?

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Freya
02-16-2017, 09:45 PM
He looks princely! You nailed that aesthetic! I'm curious to see what his full outfit looks like. For some reason, from what i've seen, I see kinda of military-ish.

Lyndis Highwind
02-16-2017, 10:49 PM
He looks princely! You nailed that aesthetic! I'm curious to see what his full outfit looks like. For some reason, from what i've seen, I see kinda of military-ish.

Thanks Freya! I've actually been meaning to draw his full art, so I'll be posting that soon!
And yes, he is supposed to look like a warrior, so I'm glad I got that down! :)

Lyndis Highwind
02-22-2017, 12:29 AM
Another picture! :)

This one is a sketch of the antagonist's helmet from my story. It's actually fairly old, (so it's not very symmetrical) but I touched it up a bit and added some things. I don't actually have much else of his design besides his helmet. I really need to do his full art soon! What do you guys think of the sketch?

More drawings on Thursday! :)

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Fynn
02-22-2017, 06:45 AM
Ooh cool design!

Lyndis Highwind
02-22-2017, 09:00 AM
Thanks Fynn! :) It's just a sketch, so I'm glad you like it!

Fynn
02-22-2017, 09:17 AM
Kind of reminds me of Vanitas' helmet from KH! The jaw part, specifically

Bubba
02-22-2017, 12:15 PM
Great work! That helmet is bad ass!

Just don't wear it whilst you're eating popcorn or you're likely to lose a finger or two.

Freya
02-22-2017, 05:02 PM
That's terrifying D:

I'm curious how it'll look colored. Would you go for a darker metal or what?

Lyndis Highwind
02-22-2017, 06:22 PM
Kind of reminds me of Vanitas' helmet from KH! The jaw part, specifically

It does! I've never played KH, but I just looked it up and I do see some similarities!


Great work! That helmet is bad ass!

Just don't wear it whilst you're eating popcorn or you're likely to lose a finger or two.

Thanks, Bubba!

Well, lucky for him, I don't think he even likes popcorn haha.


That's terrifying D:

I'm curious how it'll look colored. Would you go for a darker metal or what?

I would definitely go for a dark metal. His colors would probably be black and silver, with a pinch of red. I know bad guys always have those colors, but it just looks so cool haha.

Freya
02-22-2017, 06:36 PM
Well yeah, they have those colors for a reason! That reason! It just looks so cool!

Lyndis Highwind
02-24-2017, 05:53 AM
Well, I said I would have a picture out today, but I had to do errands and I wasn't able to finish it. I was tempted to just finish the picture tonight, but it would've looked sloppy. I will have it out tomorrow though! :)

Bubba
02-24-2017, 08:03 AM
Yeah, don't rush it!

Looking forward to seeing it :D

Lyndis Highwind
02-25-2017, 12:00 AM
Here it is as promised! :) It's another one of my characters (I promise the next one won't be of my characters haha). Her name is Alexandria, or Alex for short. She's the cheerful and intuitive princess of the western kingdom of Amatea. I'm the most happy with her expression. I used to be horrible at capturing expressions, so I'm glad I'm getting better at it. :) What do you guys think?

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Freya
02-25-2017, 02:35 AM
Oooo I like the wind blown effect. I'm always really bad at that when it comes to hair. Oh you even have the earrings blowing too! See I forget those little details. Constructively I think the one thing off a little is the nose. But other than that I think you captured the expression well!

Lyndis Highwind
02-25-2017, 02:49 AM
Oooo I like the wind blown effect. I'm always really bad at that when it comes to hair. Oh you even have the earrings blowing too! See I forget those little details. Constructively I think the one thing off a little is the nose. But other than that I think you captured the expression well!
Yes, I love drawing hair blowing in the wind. It's so cheesy, but I love it haha. And yes I do agree the nose is a bit off. Thanks for the constructive criticism! :)

Lyndis Highwind
03-16-2017, 06:25 PM
Sorry I haven't been posting any pictures recently! My sister is getting married soon, so we've all been busy with that. Plus there has just been a lot of transitioning going on in my family. So sorry again, I will hopefully have a picture out soon!

Bubba
03-17-2017, 03:13 AM
Don't apologise! We'll look forward to seeing them whenever you churn them out :)

Lyndis Highwind
03-19-2017, 04:13 AM
Thanks Bubba. :) I just feel bad for not following through on what I said I'd do.

Lyndis Highwind
03-28-2017, 01:34 AM
I just finished FF XV, and I loved it! So in honor of me beating it, I drew this sketch! Ignis was probably my favorite character, but I really liked all four of the main characters. I'm really happy with the likeness on this one. I usually struggle with getting good likenesses, but this one was fairly easy!

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Bubba
03-28-2017, 10:21 AM
This is great!

It looks like he's just finished saying "I've come up with a new recipe..."

Freya
03-28-2017, 03:28 PM
"THAT'S IT!"

That's a really good rendition of him. Good job!

Lyndis Highwind
03-28-2017, 06:26 PM
Haha, thanks guys. :D

I was thinking about doing the same thing with the other three characters, but we'll see. I'm not really looking forward to drawing Noctis. His hair looks like a nightmare to draw.

Fynn
03-29-2017, 05:33 AM
You should try it! We all learn new things by pushing what we think is our limit. Though personally, I think Prompto's hair Wolf br the worst for me to draw, but none of the guys really have what I'd consider easy hairstyles :p

But you should totally go for it!

Lyndis Highwind
04-08-2017, 07:33 AM
Well, here's Noct again! I'm just gonna re-post the pictures that I had before the time travel.

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Lyndis Highwind
04-08-2017, 07:35 AM
Now it's Prompto time!

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Lyndis Highwind
04-08-2017, 07:36 AM
And the last of the bros, Gladio!

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Lyndis Highwind
04-08-2017, 07:40 AM
And here is a new one! It's a sketch for the antagonist of my story. I was thinking about giving him a full cape to make him stand out a bit more. What do you guys think?

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Lyndis Highwind
05-24-2017, 01:51 AM
Wow, it's been awhile since I posted any art, but this a pretty big one. It's of Specter Knight from the game Shovel Knight. I drew it for an art contest that Yacht Club Games is having in honor of the release of the latest episode of Shovel Knight "Specter of Torment". I just sent it in to the judges, so wish me luck! :)


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Lyndis Highwind
07-14-2017, 02:32 AM
It's been awhile, but I've got another drawing to show you all! It's of one of my favorite Jedi, Kit Fisto! I had tons of fun with this one, and also some very frustrating moments haha. Anyway, enjoy! :D


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fat_moogle
07-14-2017, 02:42 AM
Good work! Your XV sketches are great, and I really like the drawing you did of that Specter Knight. Did you have any joy with the competition?

Lyndis Highwind
07-14-2017, 02:50 AM
Good work! Your XV sketches are great, and I really like the drawing you did of that Specter Knight. Did you have any joy with the competition?

Thank you!

Sadly no, but I still had tons of fun drawing it, so it was worth it :).

fat_moogle
07-14-2017, 02:57 AM
No problem! And that's a shame, but like you said, at least you enjoyed drawing it.

What are you working on next, anything ongoing / in the pipeline?

Lyndis Highwind
07-14-2017, 07:40 AM
Well, that last drawing drained a lot of my creative energy haha. I don't currently have anything planned. I have some ideas though, so we'll see!

fat_moogle
07-14-2017, 11:34 AM
Well, that last drawing drained a lot of my creative energy haha. I don't currently have anything planned. I have some ideas though, so we'll see!
Just an idea, why don't you hold a poll? Like think of a few things that you're interested in drawing and then see which one comes out on top?

Lyndis Highwind
07-14-2017, 05:46 PM
That's a great idea! I'll do that. :)

Bubba
07-15-2017, 08:27 AM
Just caught up with this. Your Spectre Knight and Kit Fisto are AWESOME.

Man, I wish I could draw... :(