Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Lord-Marcus, Mar 9, 2018.
Below is my first drawing of a member of the avian race from the book series I’m writing that I told you all about.
They are called Rachids and they hail from the Island of Phorus in the middle of a giant sea between a supercontinent and an archipelago. They are locked in a perpetual war against a race of infernal shadow beings from the underworld called the Shades, only having survived due to having a very high birth rate - all Rachids are born as fully-formed adults through enchanted sand that forms into whirlwinds when creating new Rachids.
I’m ironically better at drawing creatures or humanoid creatures than humans. I still can’t get the hang of drawing hands gripping things, but my drawing above is probably my best attempt so far - he does convincingly look as if he’s gripping his khopesh strongly. Unfortunately University has meant I’ve had no time to draw for quite a long time - this chap was drawn last year.
Biiiirds!! I like it.
Nice! And congratulations on writing a book.
Haven’t finished it yet but it’s well on the way to completion I believe.
I’ll give you all a spoiler: the first novel of the saga has a reptilian humanoid species as one of the protagonist races.
On khemri forum there's the voting phase for the new artistic competition.
In homage to Settra the Imperishable and Khalida, that are coming back (even if only for a while) tnx to "Made to Order".
... in Failcast
People keep saying how Tomb Kings is an aesthetic that GW can't copyright, but I fail to see how somme of the specific designs aren't worthy of a trademark. The Necrosphinx is unique, as are the interpretations of the Ushabti. Hell, the new undead faction for AoS is just "ghosts." Not even anything spectacular, just LotR inspired ghosts!
The Nighthaunt are hardly even inspired by Lord of the Rings - they’re too much like the traditional Grim-Reaper image for my liking, mainly because they were based upon the Vampire Counts Cairn Wraith, Tomb Banshee, Hexwraiths and old Black Coach. The Dead of Dunharrow on the other hand were ghostly soldiers, ethereal, slightly skeletal versions of their original human selves due to Isildur’s curse upon them. In fact if I were ever going to do a Nighthaunt army, I was going to consider using LoTR Warriors of the Dead models as Chainrasps and Riders of the Dead as Hexwraiths, because I just think the LoTR Undead look so much better - so much more like trapped souls as they more closely resemble their images in their past lives. I think Tomb Kings are considered less trademarkeable than the newer factions because the similar type of thing is highlighted in media like the first two Brendan Fraser Mummy films, even Night at the Museum 2 for a brief stint.