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Re: Aviarium: fantasy art of dragons, time-travellers and winged people
« Reply #15 on: June 14, 2019, 05:06:45 PM »
I'm now thinking of the complexities of dress design for people with wings sprouting out their back. It must actually present quite a bit of a faff and some additional challenges...

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Re: Aviarium: fantasy art of dragons, time-travellers and winged people
« Reply #16 on: June 14, 2019, 06:39:27 PM »
I actually really enjoy doing costume design for people with wings :) It is another thing to think about, but it's a fun concept to work with/around

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Re: Aviarium: fantasy art of dragons, time-travellers and winged people
« Reply #17 on: June 14, 2019, 08:04:17 PM »
At what point do you have the wing connection on your characters? It looks from the art like it's lower than the shoulder-blade which is where it's often put.
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Re: Aviarium: fantasy art of dragons, time-travellers and winged people
« Reply #18 on: June 15, 2019, 12:33:57 AM »
So. The wings are made of the mage's magical energy, rather than bone and feathers. They can appear and disappear, and an accomplished mage can generate them at will.
The wings are pretty solid, hence the need for altered clothing still stands, but they connect to the magical energy within the body, rather than to the body itself.
I positioned the wings between the shoulder blades and just below them because I felt it looked balanced (from a flight perspective) and aethetically pleasing.

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Re: Aviarium: fantasy art of dragons, time-travellers and winged people
« Reply #19 on: June 20, 2019, 08:58:58 AM »
Yes, below should definitely be better for balanced flight, I think, closer to the centre of gravity. And I guess magical wings means you can put them closer together because you don't have to have a really big muscle mass around the bases of them.
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Re: Aviarium: fantasy art of dragons, time-travellers and winged people
« Reply #20 on: June 21, 2019, 04:19:23 AM »
I really liked the art for Miyake. Subtle blending on the blue and overall design.

Really nice! You are obviously very good with different mediums.

So are all these pics you are doing just for planning & worldbuilding? Or do you include to include anything in the finished thing?
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Re: Aviarium: fantasy art of dragons, time-travellers and winged people
« Reply #21 on: June 21, 2019, 05:11:51 PM »
Thank you! :)

This definitely isn't going to be a graphic novel, so it would all depend on how my purely hypothetical publisher feels about illustrations XD. I'd like to include some  :) But I'm mainly doing these bc I like drawing my characters, it helps me write if I can visualise the characters well.

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Re: Aviarium: fantasy art of dragons, time-travellers and winged people
« Reply #22 on: June 28, 2019, 01:27:14 AM »
A couple of drawings of another of the novel's main characters, Cei Darian. The dragon is named Asuka, and is very much wiser than her somewhat reckless rider. Cei's main purpose in the novel is to drive Winter crazy, and give her someone to occasionally rescue from certain death (always his own fault).

Cei is a void-wanderer from the universe Atana, and is a kind of magical being known as a Cinaed. Like everyone from Atana, they can fly a little, and have a natural afinity with fire and light based magic. The Cinaed are highly enigmatic, often appearing only as indistinct forms shrouded in coloured smoke.  Because of their mystery, they are often unfairly feared.

           

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Re: Aviarium: fantasy art of dragons, time-travellers and winged people
« Reply #23 on: July 04, 2019, 08:25:59 PM »
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Re: Aviarium: fantasy art of dragons, time-travellers and winged people
« Reply #24 on: July 16, 2019, 06:44:52 PM »
A couple of designs for Megumi, a central character who acts as Winter's guide in her new world. She's quite an enigmatic figure, she seems to know a lot about everything that's going on but won't reveal how.

Megumi's an adventurer, time-traveller, resurrectionist, and really terrible pilot. Her life and her plans to save the world are incredibly chaotic, but it always seems to work out in the end.

She's very friendly and loves meeting new people, but she has no respect for anyone and once greeted an emperor with the immortal words "who the heck are you, sunshine?"

And she has a folding bed that she loves and refuses to be separated from, under any circumstances.