Killian is with out a doubt one of the cooler NPC's of the Adventure Zone campaign. She's been around since the very first story arc and anytime she shows up again it makes me happy. I've also been trying to figure out a better way to show the process without making a video thats 20 minutes long. As it is right now this timelapse video is between 1% and 3% of the actual video length, and thats only the ink and color part. I've got to work all that out. But until I do enjoy the Killian art and be sure to check out The Adventure Zone podcast!
I try to keep up with the podcast and do at least one character every other week. Last week I cranked out Davenport, everyone's favorite little gnome butler. This was also the first time i tried doing a timelapse video of some of the process. You can see how I inked and colored it in the video below.
Adventure awaits in The Adventure Zone. For those of you who have no idea what I'm talking about let me explain. The voices behind one of my favorite podcasts, My Brother My Brother and Me (I animated a segment of the show a while back and you can find that here), have branched out and started building the foundation for their podcasting empire. You can find a list of all of their shows at mcelroyshows.com, but of all of the new shows they have started the one I have fallen head over heels in love with is The Adventure Zone. Its a podcast about the Dungeons and Dragons tabletop game, wait wait wait... don't leave. Trust me. Growing up I've heard of people playing Dungeons and Dragons but never really got interested enough to check it out. I had always figured it just "wasn't for me". I have never been more wrong in my life.
The podcast comes out bi-weekly and after each episode I find myself wishing i could go into hibernation for a week until the next one is out. Unfortunately since erasing a seven days of my life every other week isn't a thing I can do (yet!) I've been filling the void listening to old episodes and drawing some of my favorite characters. I started doing this back in January and if my schedule allows it I'd like to keep doing it in the future. So far I've drawn the main cast Magnus, Merle, and Takko, as well as some other important story characters like The director and Angus. I need to get around to doing some fan favorite side characters like Killian, Johan, Hurley & Sloane, and who knows maybe even some of the enemy monsters eventually.
This show is something that I love very much. Not only is it a great show to listen to, but its made me really want to get a group of friends together and give Dungeons and Dragons a shot. Anyone reading this who isn't already on the bandwagon, please jump on we are having a lot of fun over here.