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TM Character Set 1 by dragonsong12 TM Character Set 1 by dragonsong12
First set of characters for Twisted Mirrors.
I had a lot harder time with these than I did with the FFC ones. Mainly, I think, because FFC - and all its characters - were designed to be in color and have fun, flashy lighting effects, and TM...well...wasn't. ^^; So they didn't come out quite as well as the FFC ones, but what can you do?

To spice up the backgrounds a bit, I decided to delve into the boetheri spirits a bit more and use those. Jaith, being a storyteller as he is, actually has all the spirits I've designed so far (except one) as well as a depiction of Grik-nor. The spirits are - from top to bottom - rain, sun, wind, mist, and fire. With the other two, I just picked spirits that i felt suited them. For Tai-ra, I used the snow spirit, which is missing from Jaith's just because it looks so much like the rain spirit (though it would be white rather than black). For Tren, I used the fire spirit.

I'm not sure what I want to do next for TM. Perhaps Ralla and Ser-den, or Ralla and Bradley and give Ser-den his own. Nareth should probably be combined with Tren since the character is so up in the air...but I'm not sure yet.

These character images were all designed specifically for use in the Drunk Duck store, and will be available for purchase on a variety of items once they get approved: [link]
I admit I did these RGB, and most printers use CMYK, so I'm not sure how they'll all look printed - particularly Tren, as CMYK is not very good with reds, but we'll see how it goes.
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ajbluesox Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Nice! I read your comic and am excited to see you have a deviant!
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dragonsong12 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I see you commenting on the comic, and I really appreciate it!

Sadly, I don't update DA as often as I'd like. The comic takes up too much time ^^; but I get stuff up here on occaision. :D
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ajbluesox Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
No problem!
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Ra-ooo Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah very cool! I like Tren's especially, the way the fire spirit is circling around from behind it looks like a jaguar, very quiet, but dangerous and ready to strike at any moment. I love those little spirit drawings in Jaith's picture too, it looks like he's in the middle of a story about them. And I really like Jaith's pose too, he's always so expressive!
The layout of the characters seems like it could use a bit more work though, like for both Tai-ra and Jaith if they were moved a little more towards the edges so the spirits in their pictures could have a little more room, or even if the pictures were cropped closer to them. Just so it's a little more balanced.

But man I can't wait to see what happens next in Twisted Mirrors, it's getting so intense!
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dragonsong12 Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I've been having a lot of fun with the spirits, I'd really like to tell more stories with them if I get the chance, but even if I don't, it was worthwhile to design them, so it works. :D

Hm...I see your point about the placements. I really had a lot of trouble drawing these three, since they aren't as prone to action as my FFC characters I was kind of like "what do I doooooo?" but looking at them again, I think you're right, the balance issue could fix them a lot. Hm...I may have to consider that.

:evillaugh: If you think this last chapter was pretty intense, I think you're going to like the next one. I'm very excited to get to it.
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Ra-ooo Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D I'd love to see some stories about the spirits, especially if they're the same fable-style a Grik-nor and the Rain Spirit!
Seeing all of your spirits makes me want to draw mine too :P

I'm glad I could help out too!
And ahhh I'm looking forward to the next chapter!
If I can ask, how far into the story is this exactly? From what I've been able to gather from other times you've said, it's hardly the tip of the iceberg.
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dragonsong12 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I've actually been having so much fun doing the rain spirit story, that I have every intention of continuing on this same vein for the filler stuff. ...though that one was the only fable I had planned just yet. ^^; I'm sure I'll think of something.

You should draw yours more, I love the designs and your style suits them so well! I'd look forward to seeing it! (Even if I forgot to comment for ages because I'm freaking lazy!)

As for how far along the story is, I envision it in three parts and after two more chapters we will reach the end of part 1. I'm not sure how much that really tells you though, since part 1 had all the intro stuff, and I think part 2 is still going to be much shorter, but it's harder to guess. I don't have the rest of the story planned out as fully as part one was...which I should probably get to work on, since we're almost there and all. ^^;

On another note, your new avatar is so freaking cute! I wanna hug it!
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Ra-ooo Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay, that's awesome to know!

Yes, I'm really starting to get the inkling for drawing them now, which is what I've been waiting for. I have so many that are just sort of half formed, and others too who I've never drawn before but know what they look like. I need to upload the pictures I already have of them too!

That does give me a good idea. I can kind of loosely gauge from that. That's good though, there will be plenty more ahead!

Haha thanks! :iconpluffers: made it! As you can see.
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bhudicae Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
ooooo, I love these! I mean, I love the FFC ones, too, cuz, you know, I love your stuff, lol. But I really love these ones cuz, well, you know, I LOVE Boetheris! :XD:
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dragonsong12 Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay! Thanks!
Haha, no problem for liking the boetheri better anyway, they're a bit more fun (definitely more fun to draw ^^; )
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