I just roughly doodled and ‘toned’ this to get some Photoshop practice (after FINALLY figuring out how to get pressure sensitivity on my really, outdated and old tablet). I have no clue what color his mage uniform should be, so it’s BW for now.
Sort of was inspired from the character design of Laurent in Fire Emblem: Awakening
But also because I wanted to draw a Black Mage. You gotta wonder why you don’t see POCs in fantasy RPG-esque settings? Oh yeah… because people think ‘POCs CAN’T exist in a fantasy setting’ because it’s ‘un-realistic’! Well, in MY fantasy stories, they do and it’s realistic to me!
Artist problem from experience.
This annoys me pretty much.
You like to draw anthromorphic characters? Then you must be furry, therefore you fuck your dog/cat/or you’re fucked by your dog/cat.
You draw in anime/manga style? Then you must be attention seeking kawaii shiny animu desu artist, who in reality is really lonely and draws waifus/husbandos to comprehend the solitude.
And so on, and so on.
Society is never pleased.
I never understood also one thing. If you don’t enjoy what artist is making, why you’re still looking at it? To feed your hatred and then stroll around web sayin’ “Artist X is such fucktard, wow, such originality, he’s a sick fuck” based ONLY on what person is drawing? Wow, such specialist.
If you have nothing constructive to say, nor going to leave a good critique, leave artist alone.
THIIIIIIISSS!!! (I can relate to this, because recently I’ve been unpacking my hesitation in drawing stylistically and what I like, due to the fear of people commenting like THIS to me… )