June122012

jzumun:

imayamiya:

Anina WIP

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!

10PM

I tweaked with the theme and portrait photo. Change anything you might want to change.

— Aji

7PM
sexuallyfrustratedfowlandshort:

jzumun:

This one’s Anina, the daughter of an exiled Firstborn. You may remember her from a previous post. In this one I’ll talk more about her history and stuff. 
The Firstborn are the native people of Haven, having lived here for thousands of years before the “Outworlder” Haveners came and took over. They now live in the Midlands, a region of the continent specially “fenced off” and “protected” for them.
Anina’s father was exiled from the Firstborn cities forty years ago  and nearly twenty years before her birth. Despite this Anina is proud of her heritage and is eager to learn more and practice her culture, even though her inherited status as an “exiled” means she can never enter a Firstborn city.
Five years ago the settlement her family lived in was ransacked by the Shadowless King. Since then she’s been living on her own, dealing in the black markets of Singayn with her knowledge of potions and poison.
She owns two things she got from her father: a dagger and an amulet.

Before she was an expert in potions, she used to earn money by exterminating house pests~

sexuallyfrustratedfowlandshort:

jzumun:

This one’s Anina, the daughter of an exiled Firstborn. You may remember her from a previous post. In this one I’ll talk more about her history and stuff. 

The Firstborn are the native people of Haven, having lived here for thousands of years before the “Outworlder” Haveners came and took over. They now live in the Midlands, a region of the continent specially “fenced off” and “protected” for them.

Anina’s father was exiled from the Firstborn cities forty years ago  and nearly twenty years before her birth. Despite this Anina is proud of her heritage and is eager to learn more and practice her culture, even though her inherited status as an “exiled” means she can never enter a Firstborn city.

Five years ago the settlement her family lived in was ransacked by the Shadowless King. Since then she’s been living on her own, dealing in the black markets of Singayn with her knowledge of potions and poison.

She owns two things she got from her father: a dagger and an amulet.

Before she was an expert in potions, she used to earn money by exterminating house pests~

(via grassandcitrus)

7PM
sexuallyfrustratedfowlandshort:

jzumun:

This is Vil, an upbeat sixteen-year-old homeless boy in the city of Singayn who named himself. All of his clothes are inexplicably too big for him, and he somehow has a different hat every day.
He first met Anina and Henrik when they were running away from some Lawscribes. The next time they see him, he’s cooking dinner in Anina’s hideout and offering them some bread.
Vil can’t remember anything about his past, and much about him remains a mystery. But one thing’s for certain: he has a big crush on Henrik.

#Vil is sort of our creators’ pet #we’re not denying it. #it would be TERRIBLE if something were to happen to him #ehehehehe

sexuallyfrustratedfowlandshort:

jzumun:

This is Vil, an upbeat sixteen-year-old homeless boy in the city of Singayn who named himself. All of his clothes are inexplicably too big for him, and he somehow has a different hat every day.

He first met Anina and Henrik when they were running away from some Lawscribes. The next time they see him, he’s cooking dinner in Anina’s hideout and offering them some bread.

Vil can’t remember anything about his past, and much about him remains a mystery. But one thing’s for certain: he has a big crush on Henrik.

#Vil is sort of our creators’ pet #we’re not denying it. #it would be TERRIBLE if something were to happen to him #ehehehehe

(via grassandcitrus)

6PM

jzumun:

Due to technical problems, I will be uploading Aji’s drawing today. She hasn’t named it yet, but in the spirit of her titles, I have decided to call it “Anina and Escoda sparring and touching inappropriate things while Henrik tries to study and Vil keeps copying him while wearing a fez

Anina: Strong fingers! Been training in somewhere?

Escoda: Ugh, you can still talk? If I bring your tongue down, can you still?

Henrik: Keep the flirting down, guys. I’m trying to study.

Yes, you see the canon pairings are Anina/Escoda and a one-sided Vil/Henrik.

6PM
jzumun:

This is Aji’s concept art of Escoda, the current leader of Singayn’s underground rebellion against the shadowless king. The character was based on Josefa Llanes Escoda and Gregoria de Jesus, a fact slightly obvious from her name.
She is in her mid-twenties, incredibly proficient with the use of fans (for combat Aji, and yes, I know why you’re laughing), and is of mixed race.
The last one is a secret she’s kept since she joined the rebel ranks, because even though the people of Singayn have no qualms with having a female leader, they are still wary of (and sometimes outright racist against) people of Firstborn blood. If her heritage is discovered, who knows what might happen.
Escoda was created as a love interest for Anina. Aji denies it but we all know this to be true.
Case in point:

this is Anina. Look to her right.

jzumun:

This is Aji’s concept art of Escoda, the current leader of Singayn’s underground rebellion against the shadowless king. The character was based on Josefa Llanes Escoda and Gregoria de Jesus, a fact slightly obvious from her name.

She is in her mid-twenties, incredibly proficient with the use of fans (for combat Aji, and yes, I know why you’re laughing), and is of mixed race.

The last one is a secret she’s kept since she joined the rebel ranks, because even though the people of Singayn have no qualms with having a female leader, they are still wary of (and sometimes outright racist against) people of Firstborn blood. If her heritage is discovered, who knows what might happen.

Escoda was created as a love interest for Anina. Aji denies it but we all know this to be true.

Case in point:

this is Anina. Look to her right.

June62012

imayamiya:

Anina WIP

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

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