OLD ART

BEHOLD THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE ART AND CHARACTERS!

2012

Eina (called Huveea back then for some reason that now eludes me) is the oldest character here by far, and the one most recognizable from the start! I conceived her as some sort of way to express my anger when I couldn’t really bite back, so, she was the very representation of my edgy phase.

The merchant was here as well! But he wasn’t a merchant back then, and much less her father. He was a continuation of one of the characters from Rankor Chronicles, now called Redguy (how imaginative!).

And there’s also the character that was to inspire Ader much, muuuuch later!

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The very first Eina ever

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Ader’s twice removed ancestor

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I tried to make a comic

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It was kinda edgy

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Still cute I guess :>

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Trying to learn how to color stuff when I was 16

2013

Revisited the characters since I wanted to make a videogame with some friends! It was to be called Eyrlum. Eina’s called Eina here, and I was already trying to make expression sheets back then, buuut I didn’t know much about coloring so they were a pain and therefore never finished.

The main character was a farmer, yet another step closer to Ader.

See that cutie pie with the witch hat? …That’s Sep.

Eina expressions

She’s always been a cabbage head.

Merc

Pirate! Merchant

More sketches

Seriously. She’s Sep.

Sketches

I was trying to be artsy with the MC here

2014

Some chibies early that year. Accidentally came back to the merchant in a Game of Thrones RP session, the design stuck. Tried my hand at Eina again. For some reason no longer called Eina again.

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Lots of chibies from Rankor Chronicles!

Makedar

Early designs for the Makedar race

Races sketches

I still think this is the best Eina I’ve ever drawn

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Eina's always been a bab

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Look at the merchant all human and stuff

2015

More merchant art. Found a picture of the characters in a drawer. Tried my hand at them once more. Quit.

Bottom middle, Gyof. Bottom right, Ader. Angry Eina right above.

Simple designs Eyrlum

I briefly considered retaking the game

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Merchantventures

2016

Found the same picture again in August 2016, and I was decided to bring it back. That’s how I began working on the novel! The characters were… different back then, but definitely recognizable!

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Ader v1, SO SCRAWNY

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Ader v2, less scrawny, just as ugly

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Ader v3, look at that smile!

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Ader v4, hitting the gym

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He used to be more belligerent

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Sep, being innocent and stuff

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Sep, turning a lot more malevolent

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Sep, entirely too seductive for my heart

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Sep was always my favorite

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Seriously, I used to draw her all the time

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Eina didn’t look very nice at all

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And then she turned into a kid

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Look at Eina all spaced out.

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Eina used to have a giant pet tree. Yes.

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Once upon a time this was a different story.

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Berbiz, looking like a mouse

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Berbiz, looking like a lion

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Whoa there.

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The Merchant looks the same, really.

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Look at that jerkass grin :]

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Ilegrab is a dad

2017

Characters are pretty much defined and there’s a lot less variation! 2017 was when I finally began working on the VN in June shortly before absolutely wrecking my wrist and being forced to mostly quit my job. So yeah! Enjoy! :>

Ader beefcake

Ader got a redesign and turned HOT

Abrazo SepAder

Their dynamics were kinda different

Buena moza 1

Attempted to draw Sep’s old introduction in comic format, gave up

Forja

I was being dumb and drew this, but then I wanted to make a game

Ader deerer

Then I turned into a furry and

Ader deerest

Wait, no, too furry, go back.

Small horns

I found my call in life. And his.

Eina en la ventana

Eina got a redesign and turned 80% cuter

Spooky Sep

Early 2017, Sep being sp00ky

Sep cartoon

Then Sep got a redesign

El templo del mercader

I wanted to paint something bigger and better than I'd ever painted till that date!

El nombre de Sep

Painting important scenes, all serious and stuff