Also posted in my facebook.
I’m just proud of this drawing okay? Even if its VERY sketchy.
So here’s the result of Rein and Aji’s world building. ovo
So remember that post where I told you about Aji and my story temporarily called “Anina and Herik and Vil and Dragon Adventures With Social Commentaries On Race, Culture, Ethnicity, And Class With Bigots Being Set On Fire Also Vengeance Also There is No God”? Well, over the past week Aji and I took Joby and Isa into the fold, and we’ve been building up on the basic plot and fleshing out more of the story!
This is Joby’s drawing of Anina, the daughter of an exiled Firstborn (the ethnic group in haven which preceded the Outworlders/Haveners) living in the slums of the once great City of Singayn.
We decided to base the fashion and design of the characters and setting on a sort-of “colonial Philippine steampunk”. Anina is, in fact, dressed here in one of those slightly-see-through-tops-with-the-puffy-sleeves-whose-name-escapes-me over a more opaque sando, and a tapis over her pants (to conceal the dagger her father gave her before he was abducted as well as a choice of poisons).
(You might also notice the amulet casually glowing while she’s spinning/doing something doubtlessly actiony.)
My friends have made wonderful works of art based on this idea, and i do hope they upload them soon so I can fawn over them while at the same time lament my own lack of talent. I can’t wait for them to post Escoda, Henrik, Vil, and most definitely more Anina!