Non-TF: Lia - rough tablet sketch

Discussion in 'Transformers Fan Art' started by RKillian, Jul 15, 2005.

  1. RKillian


    Dec 9, 2004
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    Continuing to practice with the tablet here. This time, I drew a character that actually originated on an Ultima shard I played on a couple years back. She has also made an appearance in a series I've been slowly working on for a couple years now. Might finish it someday, who knows?

    Her name is Lia and and I'd say she has the most developed backstory by far. Originally, the inspiration was Launch from DragonBall with a little bit of evil Xena to go with the whole wizards and warriors aspect of UO. Outside of riding in on horseback and chucking bombs (exploder potions) at everyone, it got old relatively fast.

    When the server was restarted months later, I revived the character with more of a hidden agenda. At the time, there was a quest going on to retrieve some powerful but cursed/possessed armor. Lia played the role of Kathy the Sorceress to gain the adventurers' trust. They fell for it hook line and sinker.

    On a side quest, she got a little greedy and stole some scrolls the 2nd most powerful necromancer had been searching for. With a hefty price on her head, "Kathy" went into hiding as Elizabeth the Innkeeper. The other players were either really slow or I am one hell of a roleplayer, what can I say?

    After the admin got tired of ignoring a relatively successful enterprise and pulled the plug, that whole plot was shelved until a quest appearance in a new story where she's up to her old tricks again as it's a pseudo retelling of the infamous banker quest. That's where I was stuck and waiting for more inspiration and toying with the idea of animating parts here and there :/

    Anyway, this just a pretty rough sketch. I like how the resolution turned out this time. Probably should've done something less sloppy but the effect's kindof neat to look at.