Rondo of the Rising Sun Character Profiles #4: Luna (Plotober #6)

Inktober 6: Luna from Rondo of the Rising Sun

Dear Plotters,

Today we round out the first (?) batch of character profiles with Luna, the reserved & mysterious girl who is Lazuli’s friend!

Inktober 6: Luna from Rondo of the Rising Sun
“. . .”

Luna

  • Age: Early teens
  • The quiet, reserved type
  • She often hides inside her cloak
  • She can sneak past people without even trying to, but it’s not a skill she enjoys – on the contrary, she actually hates feeling “invisible”
  • Somehow, her stealth stat keeps going up with no effort on her part. . . .
  • Her preferred weapons are thrown weapons like small, swift daggers which allow her to stay further away from the fighting
  • She often goes out materials-hunting with Tiria
  • Lazuli is her best friend
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Rondo of the Rising Sun Character Profile #3: Tiria (Plotober #5)

Inktober 5: Tiria from Rondo of the Rising Sun

Dear Plotters,

Character profiles continue with quest leader Tiria! With Tiria at the helm, all of the Rondo’s quests are sure to go well~!

Inktober 5: Tiria from Rondo of the Rising Sun
“We’ve got this!”

Tiria

  • Age: Early 20s
  • Quest leader of the Rondo
  • The energetic & reliable type
  • Her primary weapon is a spear, because it looks cool
  • Approaches everything she does with determination and enthusiasm
  • She helped Ruby form the Rondo during the crazy first weeks after they were trapped in The Third Turning
  • She prefers the easygoing, supportive vibe of the Rondo to the intensity of the hardcore gamers
  • Her secret skill is crafting

Rondo of the Rising Sun Character Profiles #2: Lazuli (Plotober #4)

Inktober 4 Lazuli (Rondo of the Rising Sun)

Plotober graphic. Made by River using photo resource from Mark Levin.

Dear Plotters,

Time for another character profile! Today, it’s Lazuli, the “mascot” of the Rondo of the Rising Sun!

Inktober 4 Lazuli (Rondo of the Rising Sun)
“Don’t worry!  Let’s just take each day as it comes!”

Lazuli

  • Age: Early teens
  • Family: Ruby (older sister), Onyx (older brother)
  • The “mascot” of the Rondo, the optimistic little-sister type
  • Uses a short-sword for melee fighting
  • Through her optimism and gentle manner, she supports everyone in the guild
  • Wants to go home, but tries not to dwell on it so that she doesn’t bring the others down
  • Hates it when her sister – or anyone, really – has a frown
  • Her best friend is Luna
  • Like cooking and singing

Rondo of the Rising Sun Character Profiles #1: Ruby (Plotober #3)

Inktober 3 Ruby (Rondo of the Rising Sun)

Plotober graphic. Made by River using photo resource from Mark Levin.

Dear Plotters,

This week for Inktober, I’m drawing larger portraits of the main characters of Rondo of the Rising Sun. So I’ll be sharing each girl’s character profile with you as I finish their portraits. :3  First up, we have the Rondo’s guild leader, Ruby!

Inktober 3 Ruby (Rondo of the Rising Sun)
“Beating the game is useless if we don’t survive. So we have to live.”

Ruby

  • Age: Early 20s
  • Family: Lazuli (younger sister), Onyx (younger brother)
  • The protective “big sis” and guild leader of the Rondo
  • Prefers to use long-range weapons to stay further away from the fighting, so her primary weapon is a longbow
  • She founded the Rondo as a way for the four of them to support each other and other players while they are trapped in the game world
  • Likes to feel that the situation is under control
  • Hates not knowing where the others are

Summertime Portraits

Summertime Cloud - a painting by River of Studio Luminessa.

I’ve been collecting professional artists’ markers for a while, but I’ve always been a little nervous to use them.  Unlike digital art, traditional work – with paints, with pens, with markers – has no “undo” button.  Yes, there are techniques to cover and incorporate mistakes; still, it is nerve-wracking for an artist who grew up with the safety net of CTRL+Z.  So while I sketched these portraits in June, they remained only sketches while I thought about what to do with them.  Leaving them as a sketch was no good, of course, so with a little nudging from Cloud, I finally sat down to ink and paint them last week.  And if I messed up horribly, I could always re-do them digitally, after all. . . .

Luckily, I did not mess up horribly, so here they are!
Summertime River - a painting by River of Studio Luminessa.
Summertime Cloud - a painting by River of Studio Luminessa.

The markers were a mix of Promarkers and ShinHan Touch markers (both alcohol-based) and a single pink Aquamarker (water-based).  I found that the Promarkers and Touch markers blended quite nicely, and the Aquamarker layered nicely after the alcohol layer dried thoroughly.  My Sakura Gelly Roll pen provided highlights – a real life-saver when you accidentally color over, say, the whites of the eyes, haha!

Stats

Time: 22 hours for both

Materials: mechanical pencil, Prismacolor Premier .05 pen, ShinHan Touch markers, Promarkers, Aquamarkers, Sakura Gelly Roll (white)

Digital Painting “Heiress” – Finished!

"Heiress" by River - watermarked version.
"Heiress" by River - watermarked version.
For her seventh birthday, they had her sit for a portrait, that their people might see their future queen.

After weeks of work, “Heiress” is finally finished!  ~(˘▾˘~) (~˘▾˘)~

Continue reading “Digital Painting “Heiress” – Finished!”

Superhero (Sketch)

Grayscale sketch of a girl in a cloak.

Grayscale sketch of a girl in a cloak.

Playing in GIMP again.  This sketch took around ~30 minutes (threw a couple attempts away first, haha).

I like working in blue first for the sketch, even in digital art.  Added some quick grayscale shading to check lighting/values. I intended this to be a fantasy piece, but it looks more like a panel from a superhero comic now! XD

If I continue painting this piece, what do you think the colors of her dress and cloak should be?  I was thinking black & red, but I’m already using those for the Onyx and Sardonyx piece, so hm.  Any suggestions?