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Charr Island V: RefreshmentsPrompt 36: REFRESHMENTS
3D render featuring three charr on a beach at night, with a palm tree and a full moon in the background. One charr is still awake and looking at the stars while resting against a wooden barrel, the others are passed out, their tongues hanging out. There's a crab with sharp pincers sitting on a discarded whiskey bottle, eyeing the first charr's paws curiously. If you look closely, there seems to be another charr sitting in the palm tree above them, but only his tail visible hanging down from the tree.

Our charr vacation draws to an end - thank you, Garro, for the refreshments, and for your support! 💛

3D Art — May 29, 2021

Charr Island IV: PartyPrompt 35: PARTY
3D render featuring three charr on a beach playing "crab limbo" at sunset. Two are holding a wooden stick with a crab sitting on it, while the third is trying to pass under it without getting pinched by the crab.

Not sure if Crab Limbo is a thing, but with charr it probably would be.

3D Art — May 28, 2021

Charr Island III: IndomitablePrompt 34: INDOMITABLE
3D render of a male charr with brown fur, facing a seven-eleven crab sitting on a white rock with a blue sea in the background. The crab looks like it's challenging him, and the charr grins back, expression somewhere between amused and intrigued. In the far distance, slightly out of focus, there's another charr swimming in the water and watching the scene.

Looks like dinner on Charr Island isn’t going down without a fight…

3D Art — May 24, 2021

Charr Island II: WaterPrompt 33: WATER
3D render of a male charr near a tropical beach, both the character and camera half-submerged in crystal-blue water. His arms are raised slightly above the water and he's looking curiously at a school of Sergeant major fish swimming close to him. There is a tropical island with a single palm tree in the distance, with a charr clinging to the very top of the trunk, looking helpless.

Kianga, stop playing with that fish - someone needs rescuing!

3D Art — May 13, 2021

Charr Island I: TropicalPrompt 32: TROPICAL
3D render of a shirtless male charr with brown fur, black shorts, and a leather eye patch, climbing a palm tree with tropical sea in the background. He's casually holding on to the trunk with one hand, the other raised in a wave, with the long claws on his feet and hand giving him perfect grip.

Turns out charr are great at climbing trees! We’ll see if he can get down again…

3D Art — May 12, 2021

VRChat character commission for Zephyrus, an anthro lion! Challenging but really fun project, and probably the most complex character I’ve done so far. I loved working with those colors - thank you for the commission!

3D Art, Virtual Reality — May 11, 2021

Aaaah!Prompt 31: AUTODEFENESTRATION

As the last prompt for this month I had “autodefenestration”, or “the act of jumping, propelling oneself, or causing oneself to fall, out of a window”. Apparently that is a thing! 🤔

3D Art — April 30, 2021

Moa ChicksPrompt 30: CHAOS

A little sequel to last month’s scene - looks like something hatched from those eggs!

3D Art — April 29, 2021

3D render of a male charr with brown fur, yellow eyes, and a red eye patch, lying in a cardboard box like a cat, paws in the air and grinning at the viewer.

Blood Legion fits, at any cost.

3D Art — April 22, 2021

AllergiesPrompt 29: ALLERGIES

“Ugh, it’s that time again…” Thank you, Bao, for the prompt, and for your support! 💜

3D Art — April 16, 2021

EnterprisePrompt 28: ENTERPRISE

For this month’s prompt “Enterprise” from my patron Ripa, we are going where no charr has gone before. (No pocket raptor either.)

3D Art — April 15, 2021

BreakfastPrompt 27: BREAKFAST

Tabra has been teasing us on Discord with his self-made pancakes, so I knew what I had to do for the prompt “breakfast”.

3D Art — April 14, 2021

Here’s the final render for our big tribune, Ferox Blackmane, now in full, shiny Blood Legion armor. Kianga is feeling slightly insignificant next to him. 🐱💦

3D Art — April 9, 2021

3D render of a male charr, holding on with both his hands and his teeth to a thick rope over a fiery chasm. He has brown fur, a yellow eye, and a red eye patch, and is wearing red painted steel armor and boots from the waist down, but nothing on his chest, arms, or hands.

It could be worse… I think?

3D Art — April 1, 2021

VRChat avatar commission for Brutus of his Ash Legion charr, Radnur Burntsoul, wielding an Ash Legion Combat Blade, and a cigarette. As with Lacsap previously, this is a collaboration with my friend Driggs, who will handle the rigging and other VRChat magic in the next step. I’ll post an update if I can manage to get video footage of Radnur later!

3D Art, Virtual Reality — April 1, 2021

I’m still working on our next VRChat charr, but as a quick weekend project I thought I’d try making a (very short) visual novel with Ren’Py. You can play it in your web browser! Don’t expect anything spectacular - I used only screenshots from Guild Wars 2 for this, and dialogue I originally wrote for a Q&A thing on Tumblr. But it was a fun project, and I might play more with the idea in the future.

Visual Novel, Writing — March 27, 2021

DespairPrompt 25: DESPAIR
3D render of a charr warrior in red full plate armor, somewhere in the desert. He's standing with his arms and legs chained to the dry, broken ground, pulling at the chains desperately, trying to escape the sun and heat.

Ever felt like the whole world is conspiring to drag you down?

3D Art — March 23, 2021

SacrificePrompt 26: SACRIFICE
3D render of an armored charr guardian, viewed from the back. It is night time, and he's a dark silhouette guarding a large steel gate with a magical blue shield surrounding him. Beyond him there's a battlefield shrouded in mist, with a bright beacon in the distance lighting up the sky. You can just barely make out the outline of an enormous dragon wing hovering over everything.

Some must fight, so that all may be free.

3D Art — March 23, 2021

Full-body charr commission for Kuragari - with an extra Kianga for scale. Ferox is a big boy!

3D Art, Animation — March 22, 2021

PreciousPrompt 24: PRECIOUS
3D close-up render of a male charr holding a golden ring with glowing runes in his paw and looking through it with one eye. The whole scene has a deep red light, with lava visible in the background. It's a recreation of a well-known moment from the ending of the Lord of the Rings, when Gollum finally takes the Ring of Power for himself.

Looks like Garro found a rare drop at Mount Doo—er, Maelstrom.

3D Art — March 19, 2021

FeatherPrompt 23: FEATHER
3D render of a charr warrior in red full-plate armor, floating in space over an earth-like planet, with the sun in the background just above the horizon. He looks like he's holding his breath and is slowly falling down. There's a fluffy red feather floating next to him, much closer to the viewer so it appears almost the same size as the charr.

Physics fact: Did you know that a feather and a fully armored charr will fall at the same speed? … at least in a vacuum.

3D Art — March 18, 2021

SpringPrompt 22: SPRING
3D render of a male charr with brown fur and an eye patch, curled up and sleeping in long grass between some dandelions, with his tongue sticking out in a blep. He's wearing black shorts and no shirt. There's a basket with four large painted Easter eggs next to him, in the colors of the four charr legions: red for Blood, yellow for Flame, blue for Iron, black for Ash.

A little scene for the prompt “spring” from my patron Lacsap. Looks like someone left a gift while he was napping!

3D Art — March 12, 2021

Full-body charr and armor commission of player charr character Ripa Soulkeeper in heavy Vigil’s Honor Armor from Guild Wars 2. This was a huge project and a great learning experience - thank you so much, Ripa, for the commission! 💙

3D Art, Animation — March 11, 2021

SkullPrompt 21: SKULL

A quick sculpt of a charr skull, based on a prompt from my patron Bao. Thank you for your support! 🧡 I’ve never sculpted a skull before and you can probably tell my anatomy knowledge is a little wonky (yes, especially the jaw) but I hope it’s recognizable. 😼 I had two helpful references for this project: one by thiefseeker on Tumblr, and one by xstarrxx on DeviantArt. I also used some pictures of lion skulls… though they don’t have horns.

3D Art — February 26, 2021

3D render of a charr warrior in steel armor smashing his head and fist full force into a stone wall. There's a visible dent in the wall and debris flying everywhere, while the charr seems unharmed.

If you beat your head against the wall, it is your head that breaks and not the wall? Whoever said that has obviously never met a charr.

3D Art — February 22, 2021

3D render of a male charr soldier in full steel armor, saluting next to the banner of the Blood Legion (white sword on a red background).

Spiritual isn’t a word that I’d usually associate with Citadel charr. (Different story with Olmakhan, of course.) But for a regular charr soldier, the closest thing they have to a “religion” is probably their legion?

3D Art — February 15, 2021

ShinyPrompt 20: GREED
3D close-up render of a male charr with brown fur, one turquoise eye, and a brown eye patch, lying on huge pile of gold coins and ruby gems. One of the palm-sized coins is in his left hand, and he's looking at it with pure bliss.

There’s a skritt in all of us…

3D Art — February 12, 2021

3D render of a male charr with black shorts and a red eye patch, sitting alone leaning against a wall, his hand paws resting on his knees. He's looking at the viewer with a calm expression. The scene is lit like nighttime, with soft blue light coming from the left.

I hope I’m not boring people with these daily scenes. I know they’re not terribly exciting, but I find them relaxing and it’s kinda fun to try and come up with new ideas using only poses and lighting.

3D Art — February 11, 2021

Full-body commission for Lacsap of his charr, Bloodeye Lacsap This model is optimized and rigged for VRChat (~40k polygons), although I’m still working on some issues with full-body tracking.

3D Art, Virtual Reality, Animation — February 11, 2021

3D render of a male charr with brown fur and a red eye patch, standing naked in front of a sky blue background. His private parts are covered by his fluffy tail, and he's holding his paws and front of his face, looking shyly at the viewer.

Most shy expressions I looked up for reference had both hands covering the face somehow, I’m just glad he has a tail too. 😼

3D Art — February 10, 2021

Cooking ContestPrompt 19: HONOR
3D render of a male charr with a red eye patch, wearing a red apron with the text “Natural Born Griller”. He’s standing behind a table outside a village, grinning at the viewer, left hand resting on a meat cleaver, right hand resting on an oversized cooking trophy, a few chunks of raw meat in front of him. The cooking trophy is a golden meat drumstick with a meat cleaver embedded in it, resting on a black steel pedestal decorated with golden gears and letters in New Krytan script.

Not all honor is won on the battlefield - some of the most glorious battles happen in the kitchen.

3D Art — February 10, 2021

3D render of a charr warrior in full Blood Legion battle armor, wielding two battle axes and snarling fiercely, with fiery red magic in the background.

Made two versions for this prompt. The first one probably feels more chaotic, but I thought it was relying too much on the background texture, while the whole point of the portrait exercise was practicing poses and expressions. I still like it though, so I kept both.

3D Art — February 9, 2021

Tomes of KnowledgePrompt 18: EXPERIENCE
3D render of a charr warrior with a red eye patch in full battle armor, sitting on a pile of hundreds of large, heavy brown books somewhere in a dark library. He's holding one of them in his left hand, looking a bit incredulous.

“I don’t mind reading one book, but 674 of them? And they’re all the same!”

3D Art — February 9, 2021

Be My Compass?Prompt 17: ROMANCE
3D render of a male charr with brown fur, wearing a red eye patch, black shorts, and a red tank top. He's standing in a sunny meadow during spring time, surrounded by trees, flowers, and butterflies, and holding three dandelions, looking at the viewer with a smile. There's a pocket raptor sitting next to him on a rock, looking curious.

Happy (early) Valentine’s Day from Kianga!

3D Art — February 8, 2021

Waist-up 3D render of a shirtless male charr with brown fur and a red eye patch against a light green background. He's glancing at the viewer with his tongue sticking out and his right hand paw raised slightly.

I’m not quite sure if “cheeky” is the best word for this one, but I guess it’s cute at least. I just knew I wanted something with a blep. 😼

3D Art — February 6, 2021

Close-up 3D render of a male charr with brown fur and a red eye patch, staring directly at the viewer. He's bathed in orange light, with streaks of light and shadow cast over his face.

The idea for today’s prompt “mysterious” was stolen, err, inspired by this gorgeous art by Vae: https://twitter.com/asideASea/status/1336491907774476290?s=20

3D Art — February 4, 2021

3D render of a shirtless male charr wearing a red eye patch, arms crossed, looking down at the viewer with a menacing expression, teeth slightly bared. The background is an eerie purple, with multiple katakana characters ゴ (go) surrounding him.

For day two we have the prompt “menacing”, and Tabra suggested I do a certain meme. I didn’t know the reference previously, but I hope I did it correctly. 😹

3D Art — February 2, 2021

3D render of a male charr with brown fur wearing a red tank top and eye patch against an abstract green background. He's looking up at the viewer with an expression that says he's up to no good: big toothy grin, right hand clenched to a fist, left hand slightly open showing his long sharp claws.

Soo, I want to do the 28 Portrait Challenge this month, with the goal of practicing my character expressions. For day one we have “feisty” - an easy start, because I feel that’s often Kianga’s default expression. 😼

3D Art — February 1, 2021

3D render of a shirtless male charr with brown fur and a red eye patch. He's flexing his biceps and looking at you with a confident smile, teeth slightly bared.

A little motivation for your Monday!

3D Art — January 31, 2021

A virtual pinboard featuring artwork of my characters done by other artists over the years—either commissioned by me, or gifted to me.

3D Art — January 22, 2021

Tiny WarriorPrompt 16: NURTURE
3D render of a tiny charr cub in a basket. He has brown fur, yellow eyes, and short ivory horns, and is covered with a red Blood Legion blanket so only his head is sticking out. He's looking at the viewer curiously with his little tongue sticking out. Blep!

He’ll be fierce and strong one day!

3D Art, Animation — January 20, 2021

A Frost Legion version of Kernas Schi, based on a previous sculpt. Less fluffy, but still handsome!

3D Art — January 18, 2021

Fifth Legion WhiskeyPrompt 15: TRADITION
3D render of a male charr with a red eye patch in full battle armor, visiting a whiskey brewery. He’s leaning against a large wooden barrel with golden letters in New Krytan script, and looking very excited at the camera.

“The charr have a tradition with whiskey that’s almost as old as that with war - the former is much more pleasant though! I recently had the privilege of visiting one of our finest breweries, Fifth Legion Whiskey in Lion’s Arch.” Scene for my patron Warrick, based on the prompt “tradition” and referencing a short story he wrote a while ago. Thank you for both! 🧡

3D Art — January 15, 2021

One planet, two moons. (I’ve always wanted to try a space scene.)

3D Art — January 15, 2021

“Need a head bashed in?” I had a lot of fun modeling the Genesis hammer, Garro’s signature weapon. Thank you Tabra for the commission!

3D Art — January 13, 2021

3D bust render of an anthropomorphic wolf with light gray fur and green eyes, looking at the viewer with a smile and showing his sharp teeth.

3D bust of Ranok from the fantasy visual novel “Far Beyond the World” by Kael Tiger

3D Art, Animation — January 8, 2021

Sculpted bust commission featuring Yami Whitemane! It was a pleasure working on your charr, thank you for the commission! 🧡

3D Art, Animation — January 4, 2021

Well, this has been a year. Thank you for the kind support and encouragement, and I wish you all a happy new year 2021! Please stay safe and healthy!

3D Art — December 31, 2020

Night FlightPrompt 14: PERSPECTIVE
3D render of a charr warrior in full steel battle armor with red accents, flying with a rocket-propelled glider against the dark blue night sky. A crescent moon is visible in the top right corner behind him.

One of my favorite moments in battle is gliding down from high above - gives you a whole new perspective on the battlefield.

3D Art — December 29, 2020

Wintersday CharrPrompt 13: WINTERSDAY TREE
3D render of a male charr in full battle armor made of red painted steel, with his arms spread to the side and red Christmas lights and charr-themed decorations (chains, little knives, axes, and Blood Legion emblems) draped all over him. He's standing in front of a large Christmas tree with gold decorations and boxes next to him.

For the prompt “Wintersday tree” from Coffee Kitten: Don’t just decorate the tree, become the tree. Kianga and Bruce wish you happy holidays - and thank you for all the support and encouragement this year! 🎄

3D Art — December 23, 2020

My second full-body charr commission: Ignado Flaredancer, Flame Legion Shaman! It was a real pleasure working with his design, and I hope you like him too! Thank you for the commission! Credit for the Binding of Ipos book (original design by ArenaNet) goes to my partner Keeya, who let us use his model for the rendered scene: https://keeya.artstation.com/projects/RY2g5e

3D Art — December 22, 2020

A full set of Blood Legion armor for my charr warrior, based on a custom design by Wilderwuff. I don’t have much experience with armor modeling and design yet, and having concept art to work with has been invaluable. Thank you so much, Wuff! This is for the legionnaire rank; there will also be separate outfits for the soldier and centurion ranks. You can also see the concepts for these above.

3D Art — December 11, 2020

“If you think I can fight, wait till you see me dance.” Reeva was chosen in last month’s Patreon poll. Took a bit longer than intended as I’m still struggling with female charr faces, but after seeing her painted I think it’s reasonably close? Hope you like her! Background credit: Screenshot from Hero’s Canton in Guild Wars 2 by ArenaNet

3D Art — November 27, 2020

An experimental scene - I find it refreshing to try something stylized once in a while. With Kianga this usually means VERY RED. 😼

3D Art — November 24, 2020

Animation commission for Tabra! 🤘 Unlike my sculpted busts, Garro has paws and he’s not afraid to use them.

3D Art, Animation — November 23, 2020

Sculpted bust for Sayna Jaye of her wonderful soft gentle giant charr, Teklau Darkwrench. Thank you for the commission! 💙

3D Art, Animation — November 20, 2020

Warrior BannersPrompt 12: SUPPORT
3D render of a charr warrior in black shorts and a red tank top, wielding a battle axe and a large tower shield with the Blood Legion emblem. He has brown fur, one yellow eye, and a red eye patch, is in a combat pose and looking at the viewer with a challenging grin. Behind him there are four colorful banners with different symbols: a yellow sword on a red background, a yellow shield on a red background, a light pink book on a dark purple background, and a light green bullseye on a dark green background - all banners used by the warrior profession in the MMO Guild Wars 2.

A trained warrior isn’t just a formidable opponent on the battlefield, their banners also inspire allies—and they’re great for parties! 🎉

3D Art — November 15, 2020

ProtectPrompt 11: PROTECT
3D render of a male charr with yellow fur standing in front of a massive iron gate. He's not wearing any clothes, but he's resting his hand paws on a large tower shield in front of him, with the Blood Legion emblem on it. Behind him in the distance, his battle axe is leaning against the gate.

Blood Legion isn’t just great at taking things from the enemy, we’re pretty darn good at keeping them too.

3D Art — November 13, 2020

KiangawooPrompt 10: SWAP
3D render of a sculpted arm-less bust, featuring my charr warrior as a wolf: dark brown fur, with lighter fur on his muscular chest, one yellow eye, the other covered with a red eye patch. He's looking kinda happy/excited at something slightly off to the side.

My charr warrior, Kianga Snowstorm, turned into a wolf. How did this happen? 🐺 Quick sculpting project for the prompt “swap” from my patron Warrick. Thank you for your support! 🧡

3D Art — November 12, 2020

Third Charrtober Special commission of a very fluffy charr, Haelios Sunkeeper. Thank you for the commission! 🧡 Background image credit: Jason Leung on Unsplash https://unsplash.com/photos/eJCMXIFBRSY

3D Art, Animation — November 11, 2020

Second Charrtober Special commission featuring Kernas Schi - thank you for the commission! 💜

3D Art, Animation — November 5, 2020

The first of my Charrtober Specials, of Ignado Flaredancer. It was a pleasure working on this handsome charr - thank you for the commission!

3D Art, Animation — November 2, 2020

3D render of a male charr in black shorts, red tank top, and red eye patch, standing in a snowy landscape on top of what looks like a charr-built hoverboard with multiple thrusters and fierce looking spikes.

Don’t you hate slogging through snow? What if you could just float over it on a murderous machine made of flames and spikes? Like a snowboard, except made for war… the… Snow Warboard? You can download the 3D model for the Snow Warboard as a JAGUAR-tier supporter on my Patreon and Ko-fi!

3D Art — October 31, 2020

3D render of two charr hand paws holding each other, with steel chains wrapped around them, against an abstract red background.

When I first met Steel Warband in that vision, I hoped we might be able to turn some of them to our side. But charr don’t leave their warband like a human would quit a job. They are bound, by more than blood.

3D Art — October 27, 2020

3D render of a charr hand paw with brown fur, holding a large medal made of gold and a blue metal, with a black-blue-white ribbon attached to it.

I wonder if Dominion Commendations are given out by the Dominion (and then taken by us as loot), or by the United Legions for defeating Dominion forces.

3D Art — October 24, 2020

3D render of a male charr with brown fur, wearing black shorts, a red tank top, and a red eye patch. He's holding a massive flaming sword in both of his paws, staring at the viewer.

Went to battle and forgot your sword at home? No problem, your friendly elementalist always has your back with a fiery greatsword! Just make sure your shirt is non-flammable. Unless you forgot that too.

3D Art — October 21, 2020