Archive for November 10th, 2012
An award-winning war photographer and correspondent, Matthew has covered conflicts on eight different planets in his career so far, and is anticipating heading to Tau Ceti I to cover the civil war that has broken out there. A diligent professional, Matthew is committed to his craft.
Originally born in Regio City on Venus (which has been terraformed by humans), Colvin immediately got a job with the Interstellar Press after college. Originally working in politics, Matthew was on the scene when Ishtar Separatists attacked a trade conference. Matthew’s photographs and reporting from the aftermath were commended, and since, he has been sent to planets far and wide to cover conflicts there.
Colvin describes the most important part of his job as bearing witness to conflicts across the galaxy, battles and fights that would otherwise go unknown. He is immensely ambitious, but also committed to the power of photographs to tell a story that words simply cannot.
Colvin finds himself compelled to cover warfare because of his growing abhorrence of it. He respects soldiers, but views their work less as a function of pride and protection and more as a unfortunate necessity of a species that seems that it will never grow past war. But if his photographs can allow people on planets light-years away from the conflict to understand what is going on on the ground, all the better. He has been embedded with the armies of invading empires, with rebels and insurgents, interviewed generals and despots, and has been shot once.
Matthew’s greatest trouble now, one that his editor tries to remind him of constantly, is that he finds himself increasingly unable to simply document some of the atrocities going on around him, when his job is not to get involved. He has never picked up a weapon to fight for one side or the other, but he has stepped in on behalf of civilians caught in the crossfire several times.
Matthew is currently living with a addiction to painkillers, a result of the time he was shot and the incredibly painful rehab he went through after the injury. He hides it very well however, and only his editor, Penelope, knows of his problem.
Even with the wonders of digital photography available to him, to create 3D images for viewers, Matthew always has a simple, 35mm camera on his person, should something go wrong with his digital camera.
Dew Drop Dazzle
Dew is a “do-good” spirit, similar to a fairy. She doesn’t have wings – which she is sometimes bitter about. But then she remembers her fabulous hair. Dew is a spirit concerned with sprinkling the morning dew on the flora, specifically around meadows and small wooded areas. She’s been known to venture into areas populated by humans, too. Her handiwork is always much-admired by the children. Dew always makes sure her little beads of water are as crystal clear and prismatic as possible – so every morning, each drop is its own little rainbow. She takes her work very seriously, but hardly ever worries over anything.
I began this drawing with several abstract shapes and curves. It was a very therapeutic exercise, just letting lines run into each other and begin the form for a character. Once I got an idea for more details, I latched on to it and made it happen. At first I didn’t want to include the bust shot – I wanted to keep it a head shot. But, despite the intention I had behind her design, she looked too much like a voodoo totem without a bit of body showing!
Princess Unicorn is the prettiest princess in the whole world. Unfortunately for Susan Dillon, who hates wearing dresses and looking “girly;” She is called to take up the mantle of Princess Unicorn and “save the world from the forces of evil”, whatever that means. Susan is struggling with the normal hardships of being a teenager and doesn’t need to added stress of crime fighting on top of everything else. It also doesn’t help the Princess Unicorn is very outgoing and friendly, sometimes converting enemies into friends and gaining a whole following of fans in her wake.
Susan really hates what she becomes and will do anything to avoid the transformation, but outside forces conspire against her and she often has no choice but to transform and save the day once more. What a pain!
Qorah is a spunky, brash, and flirtatious girl with a passion – and talent – for boxing. She runs track and dabbles in basketball, but nothing gets her spirits higher than being in a ring with an opponent. She’s recently been showing an interest in mixed martial arts. She doesn’t know it yet, but soon she’ll be starting up an underground women’s federation. A Ladies’ Fight Club, of sorts.
I decided to stick primarily with my own style for this character, but created a personality that I usually stray from – the wild, brash type. I think I managed to capture it fairly well. I also aimed for an ethnicity outside of my comfort range, but didn’t have any set reference in mind. She comes across to me, now, as a blend of African, Hispanic, and a tiny bit Italian. Not sure where I’m getting Italian.
NAME: Sioux Chef
OCCUPATION: I’m pretty sure I don’t have to tell you.
I had a lot to do after working today, so the was only enough time to rough out a sketch and scan it. Lord, I’m woefully out of practice, but I’m starting to re-enjoy this process.
x-posted at Orthocomics.com
Lord Wretch. Intergalactic demigod.
He lives on rock time. Every day is essentially the same day to him, until something New happens. Then, like most rocks can, he ‘throws’ his consciousness above and beyond the confines of his universe, to get a proper vantage point on the New Thing, and interact with it if possible.
The rock itself has an unpronounceable name, but the form you see is called PETRIKIN, a sort of spirit that is what rock consciousness looks like on the rare occasions it manifests in front of humans. To be honest, he can barely see you all. You look like momentary electrical storms to him, fizzing and sparking all over the place. The name is capitalized because all rock names are capitalized. That’s just how it is.
YOU WILL BELIEVE A ROCK CAN MOVE
ROCK ROCK ON
Of unknown origins, the being known as Arioch is indestructible and can generate his own supply of energy. His stamina, and energy blasts seem to have no limit.
Running behind, but I’ll catch up at some point. 😉
Yuri would bring the Cosmic Horror back to Earth.
“Report~ report~ REPORT!”
This is Summer, a razorclaw shifter (half lycan, half person) druid played by my buddy Melissa.
Here’s what I had to work with: She’s a fairly stocky girl due to her diet and feral aspect. Dark eyes with bright pupils (orangy-yellow). Straight white bangs. Dark back hair styled in dread locks or braids. Keeps various trinkets like feathers, pins and beads in her hair.Left shoulder always has her clan’s quilt. She will always put it over pauldrons. Wears various trinkets and accessories like tooths, beads, tusks, feathers, etc.
Summer is the shapeshifty type druid and her feral form turns her into an even stockier werecat/bear. The tattered clothes are for sure appropriate.
you guys should hear my generic lion impression that i bust out
White Planetary World-Bridger says, ” I perfect in order to equalize producing opportunity. I seal the store of death with the planetary tone of manifestation. I am guided by the power of Timelessness.”