Found the bottom of that rabbit hole: the Black Velvet Painting settings
varric I have wronged you
why are the lines emphasizing his chest hair why is that happening adobe
ETA: On the other hand Anders is glowing blue and getting pulled apart in the middle there isn’t he goddammit this stupid filter is even better at visual metaphors than me DX
You might recognize some of the frescoes that decorate the start of each chapter from the load screens and exposition sequences in Dragon Age II. The frescoes are cool because they’re an example of in-world artwork that help to make the cultures of Thedas feel vital and alive. They were also something nice to look at while the game loads. This one of Anders never actually showed up in-game, but we used it for the chapter about magic.
BioWare Blog: The Visuals of Thedas
Concept artist Nick Thornborrow talks a little bit about the art of Dragon Age for the upcoming The World of Thedas book.
I want prints of all the loading screens, but this one especially aaaaah!
gunpowder treason and poo
Dragon Age fandom, we are all on the same page about sela petrae and drakestone being salt peter (potassium nitrate) and sulfur right? They being key ingredients in gunpowder?
Such that it used to be common for military organizations to sludge through sewers and outhouses and anywhere else large quantities of excrement could be found in search of it?
Like soldiers (presumably low-ranking) could just show up at your door and be like “What’s up we’re going to splash around in your privy-hole awhile” and you’d be like “cool” because you didn’t want to do it yourself and sometimes they’d clean it for you.
Annnyway, my thoughts during first playthrough Act 3 of DA2: …How the hell is gunpowder going to separate him from Justice? Is he just going to try to explode himself apart?
- Anders shows up in blackened recolor robes*, looking dejected -
…WAIT DID HE??!!
*There is also a firepit or something putting up wisps of smoke behind him during that scene, I seriously thought he was supposed to look singed LMAO.
Bagel bag doodles.
In which sylvari fails are cropped and Qua’Lon has a sad and Anders is still cute.
I had to max out my slots just so I’d stop playing with the character creator.
I MEAN ITS JUST… THERE. That hair.
Anyway humans cant have pointy ears or lyrium tatts but I tried.
Blondtea is *divine*
And “honey orange spice” does describe that particular shade of blond rather perfectly, doesn’t it? ^^
Some schmoopy doodles I did for shimmy awhile back that I’ve just rescued off my old computer. ^^
Hawke is totally standing on his tiptoes.
So that Anders is pretty greaDISTRACTINGKOSSITH-
might’ve just spent an hour or so staring at a screencap and pondering how the bodypaint texture on qunari is all smudged from movement and dripped from sweat and extra distracting.
Interlude - Ser Pounce-A-Lot: Awakening.
I was going to do an angsty drawing involving Nathaniel in Kirkwall in a Templar-Champion endgame scenario but I drew this instead.
(Might revive this blog when I come back from vacation, still got a couple dozen unanswered asks oops. X3)
Team Blue Sparkles done-ish! (unless I wake up in a few hours to agonize over my sleep deprived mistakes.) X3
Will try to squeeze in one more set of these Dragon Age inkythings. Next set should be fun! Especially because no one is wearing black feathers!