I'm Jane. I mostly draw elves.
Nope, she’s not! Frene has a headcanon that Velanna cannot bring a pregnancy to term because of her disease and I don’t think that were-diseases were hereditary in any case?
Thank you so much for the compliment!
If you’re stuck with straight faces, it sounds like you’re not pushing the emotion far enough. When I’m stuck, I draw emoticons. Although I’m sure years from now I will cringe at the degree to which I use them in my day-to-day speech online (the ‘u w u’ will one day become as abhorrent as ‘XDDDD’), they’re actually pretty useful in conceptualising and exaggerating emotions. Here’s an example I drew for you:
If you’re anything like me, your characters will look like shite when you first start out. Expressive! (But shite.) Familiarising yourself with how your OWN face works helps a ton. I always make faces at myself in the mirror (mostly because I think I’m highly entertaining, if only to an audience of one) and I would recommend you follow suit if you’re not already doing so. Do it when you’re brushing your teeth, putting on makeup, whatever. Note which parts of your face wrinkle, stretch, thin, fill-out, et cetera. Your eyeballs will remember and then after you keep drawing and drawing and drawing, it’ll become second nature and you won’t have to dash to the mirror like a ninny to make a >8CCC face.
One quick question to ask yourself: are you drawing your faces straight-on? As if someone was looking at them face-to-face on level ground? I’d change up the angles—BOTH the ‘camera’ angle AND the angle of the face. This can help bring a bit more nuance to the emotion. Does your character lift their head up in scornful rage? Or do they dip their chin low towards their collarbone in churlish resentment? Little things like that make a world of a difference.
Thank you so much for your kind words!
Nessie is the joint creation of Frene & I (she’s the babby of my Bodran and Frene’s Velanna), so let’s give her some credit too for the hot babe that is Nessya. aSDGLKAJGKL
That’s his full outfit for this comic. He usually wears some form of Thalmor garb during public occasions as Nuntius’ family has endorsed the government for political and symbolic reasons (i.e.: renewing the union between the Thalmor and the royal family as in the time of his ancestors, Queen Ayrenn and Heir Presumptive Prince Naemon).
For private formal gatherings, he enjoys anything that swooshes and has good weight to it. I don’t think he owns anything that he would consider casual… I think there’s just ‘formal’ and ‘more formal’. That’s like the difference between the above (‘formal’) and ceremonial parade clothes (‘more formal’). Personal appearance is extremely important to Nuntius.
Nocteriil and Morowa are also part of my Heaven & Hell AU. Nocteriil is still the father of Lucelion and right now he’s like a Lucifer/Satan stand-in. (I mean, if I’m reordering Biblical chronology so that the Flood precedes the Rebellion, I might as well mess everything up, right? Why stop at one inaccuracy when you can have them all?)
Morowa is an angel of the third sphere. I’ve only ‘scripted’ one appearance with her thus far, but she’s out and about earth-wise more so than Brii.
Park Ji-woo is the little girl from this post. To modify a quote by Morticia Addams: she’s just like any modern girl trying to have it all and she only wishes she had more time to seek out the dark forces to enquire after their hellish crusade.
Absolutely! Brii is a seraph in this AU. I’ve done a post featuring her that explains their nature according to Isidore of Seville.
She bears a similar personality to her original Skyrim version: she’s Lady Sunshine (energetic, free-spirited, overly cheerful, and eager for adventure). Of all the heavenly or supernatural characters in this AU, she is supposed to be the purest of heart. But as in Skyrim, she’s just as unwittingly self-centred, just as naïve, and just as willful.
Because I’ve centred the plot of this AU around Bodran, she does not frequently make an appearance in the story so I’m afraid I can’t give you a more thorough answer.
From all outward appearances, Nuntius is a good family friend of both Nocteriil and his only son, Lucelion.
Although Nuntius and Nocteriil seem worlds apart in manner and appearance, they are rather similar in nature. For example, Nocteriil has no ‘friends’, only allies and of those allies Nuntius is a valuable one. Yet Nuntius is not so starved for companionship that he would remain in Nocteriil’s society without good reason. Nocteriil—and the family Nocteriil commands—has and will be a valuable bulwark for Nuntius, financially, politically, and socially. Nocteriil’s family has been the unswerving backbone of the Altmeri nobility for as long as the history books can remember; Nuntius knows he will be well-served by such a connection.
On a personal level, Nuntius rather enjoys their company. (The fact surprises even him.) It is true that Nocteriil is taciturn and dispassionate and his son subdued and strait-laced. Yet Nocteriil can have a sneering wit that is marvellously entertaining and Lucelion makes for great sport when the right buttons are pushed and the right levers pulled. I don’t think Nuntius would have liked Briisebrom half so much if his attentions to her had not vexed Lucelion so.