Art: Theatrical Brave Earth Cover!

Before I say anything, lemme preface this by saying that this doesn’t come with some great announcement about BE or anything. As I’ve said on the forums, it’s on hold (actual hold, not IWSTK ‘dead’ hold). More explained in the quoted DA entry.

http://kayinnasaki.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d2fh4hr

Naomi, in all her…. transparent glory?

I did this as one of my final projects for my Digital Illustration class. Naomi’s silhouette was roughed out from a few pieces of reference art in photoshop before I livetraced it (a requirement for the project) in illustrator and tweaked it further. As such there is no underlying lineart under there. I’m tempted to try and fill it in to see if it makes any sense, as it could also be a pretty cool illustration in it’s own right I think.

Anyways the project was to make a bookcover. I think, sans my name, this looks more like a game cover, but it works either way.

As a note to anyone who follows my development info but doesn’t read the forms, I’m currently not working on Tower in the Sky. I’m waiting for some tools to mature before I go back to it. It’s still the top project in my head at all times, but the time to go full force with it isn’t know. So consider it delayed indefinitely, but with my full intention to get back to work on it as soon as the situation justifies it. That said, expect news about a new IWBTG project soon.

Art: Reese – Hot for Teacher

Just finished another picture! As usual, it includes the accompanying DA post. Had a lot of fun with the coloring. SAI is really much nicer than photoshop for working on this stuff.

http://kayinnasaki.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d2eo03k

Reese Nasaki (formally Reese Dresdner) is the wife of Kayin Nasaki and mother of Cassara Nasaki.

Reese is actually a German veteran World War I and II. During World War I she was gifted with eternal life when she was found fit to spawn a child with Kayin (who could not father children without godly intervention). Kayin, not knowing this fact, left, as he could not stand to be with another woman who would age to death on him.

By World War II, she became an extraordinarily skilled sniper. She eventually ended up switching sides, due to German atrocities, becoming a part of a special SIS unit, dedicated to eliminating SS officers. Near the end of the War, she comes across Kayin, who is stunned to see she is unchanged.

Her first response is to shoot him in the leg so he can’t run away.

From there, she got the live the quiet life, spending the next 60 years in relative piece with Kayin. Around the later years, she became fond of dying her hair (which is naturally brown). In 2000, she gave birth to Cassara.

Reese enjoys reading, particularly about history. She is fluent in a wide array of languages (which Kayin and her practice by playing foreign language scrabble). She is generally quiet and reserved, though she possesses an iron will. She is athletic, loves to be out doors (her favorite place to read), and often drinks over 10 cups of coffee a day.

While drawing this picture, I toyed with the idea of her becoming a highschool history teacher. I think this would be very fitting, but I’m not sure Kayin would like the hours involved! Perhaps a college level instructor would be more fitting!

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