More devils, an ORC, and more!

Welcome to my second week in review blog! This week I’ve got a couple more devils, an orc, some Dislyte art, and a couple commissions. Check below and see each piece and my thoughts on some of them!

Pinup of Dispater, Lord of the Second, based on his depiction in Pathfinder
Dispater, Lord of the Second

I showed a preview of Dispater last week and finished it up during the week! I am pretty pleased with how this one came out. I think Dispater looks large and imposing, I like the coloring I did on him, and I feel like the composition mostly came together well. I think what I would do differently is make the chains feel a little more integrated, especially where they’re hooked into his skin. But I’ll keep that in mind for the next time I do something like this!

There’s an uncensored NSFW version of this on my Patreon.

Ridge, azarketi bard
Ridge, azarketi bard
This is just a quick drawing of Ridge, my Azarketi ifrit bard, to announce the weekly Pathfinder stream I have been a part of. The campaign is drawing to a close and I’ll miss playing Ridge, but I’m excited for future characters to share. Anyway, I don’t have a lot of thoughts here. This was a warm-up that I didn’t spend a lot of time on.

I think if I was going to take anything away from this, it would be to learn how to do something a little more interesting with backgrounds on these simple pieces.

matanji orc magus
Matanji orc magus

This is a piece I whipped up to celebrate Paizo’s announcement of the ORC license! This is a twisting tree magus from Pathfinder 2e. He’s a relatively generic character that I created randomly. A transparent version of this is available as pay-what-you-want stock art on Pathfinder Infinite, so you can use him for whatever art purposes you need!

These are a couple of recent drawings from my Dislyte swimsuit series. It’s just a fun side project I do where I reimagine characters from Dislyte in swimsuit designs based on their main design. Meredith was kind of hard for me. I tried to keep to her 70s-inspired theme but it was outside my usual comfort zone and I wasn’t sure what else to do with her.

Caleb and Micah from the Warring Heart Trilogy by J. Ashburn
Caleb and Micah from the Warring Heart Trilogy by J. Ashburn

Shared the almost-finished version of this last week and I completed it! I like how it turned out. I think I did pretty good with the composition and drawing the attention to the two characters. I like how the wings came out and it was quite a relief to not have to draw every single feather out like I used to do. I even like how Caleb’s (the angel’s) face turned out with that sharp angle. So all in all I’d count this as a big win.

Cal Kestis and hubby
Cal Kestis and hubby

Commission I showed a progress piece of last week featuring Cal Kestis and a man from the Fallen Order 2 trailer. Again, I’m happy with how this came out and I’m glad I adjusted the camera angle before I finished. I followed my instincts and it paid off. For the first time in who knows how long, I’m very happy with the way I drew and shaded a nose at this low angle. That’s always the hardest part of the face for me when I’m drawing at a strong high or low angle. So I think this came out fantastically.

My Dispater pinup was well-received by the Pathfinder community and beyond. To that end, I decided to draw another Infernal Lord. When I asked my Twitter followers, they voted on Mephistopheles, Lord of the Eighth in Pathfinder lore.

The green drawing is what I did first, but as I was sketching I realized he looked a little too much like my Dispater drawing. So I scrapped that idea and went with the second (purple) composition instead. I feel like the arms spread, showing off and putting on an air of welcome fits Mephistopheles more. He’s cunning and charming and wants to win you over with honeyed words and false kindness. So I think it’s a better look for him and it’s a different pose from most of the poses I do.

That wraps up my week in review. I hope you enjoy, and if you have any thoughts, I would love to hear!

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