Figured I'd jump into this wonderful thread of artists~ I will be honest and say I did not expect the level of artwork that is present here, but am happily surprised. Lots of beautiful character design and landscapes to be found! Here are my own works and if feeling so bold and honest, eventually my older works to see how far I've come and the change in influences. Here are the main characters of Lost Children, the story I'm currently focusing on in my Eternity...um, saga? Since I'm currently working on my shadowing and lighting skills, my recent works are in greyscale or sepia. It also helps create an atmosphere, so works all-around for me. If you were wondering, there is anime influence in there, but it has become very realistic over the years to the point it would be considered seinen. Dusk Merloci Born to a Surlvhalian aristocrat and his maidservant, Ira immediately fled in his mother's arms days after he was born; a father he had never known sending mercenaries to kill them for political reasons and war between Surlvhal and Resila. Dinah was unable to take back Mat'teniah, her oldest son, before fleeing back to her tribe of Adjura. By the age of five, Ira and Dinah were forced to flee again when the war made its way to them. They were forced to separate from her family when the mercenaries came for them amongst the Surlvhalian troops. Fleeing west into Keldrian territory for the next four years, they sought refuge in Isalme and end their journey when Dinah contracted Breahs. A kindly well-to-do farmer took them in, but sheltered them in the barnhouse because of the contagious disease. Ira befriended Mila Mulkivitch, the farmer's adopted daughter and she began to teach him their language. Scarcely a year had passed when their assassins found them out and set fire to the Mulvitich home, killing the farmer and his sons. Mila took shelter ira and Dinah, but that too was set ablaze. Bedridden, Dinah gave Ira a desperate choice in order to save his life, the boy not wanting to leave her. In the end, Ira and Mila fled before a band of Isalmian soldiers led by Transient Knight Rema Merloci rescued them. The next chapter in Ira's life was as her adopted son by the name of Dusk Merloci. Grateful to her for what she had done, he kept his emotions distant, Mila being the closest to them. Taking time to adjust to the strangely assorted family, his sense of loyalty led him to train under Rema and do the same for others that had been done for him. Joining Isalme military to fulfill this oath did little to qualm the shadows forming within. Before being accepted into Ematus Sercia's order, Dusk trained in the cursed forest of A Piedi del Morto, where he encountered the Daemon Wolf, Heraphent. Unable to overcome it nor withhold the enmity it sought to exploit, Dusk was possessed, found hours later by Rema and Miriam. Dusk never revealed what happened, but Miriam's own past experience and ability to sense the abyss led her to conclude what took place. It would not be until Ez'eliazar Catacombs where he faced Asad of the Hasheek Tabalket that Alastor/Heraphent made himself known to Dusk. Before confronting the rest of the Transients at Ematus Sercia HQ for their involvment with Surlvhal's plot against the king, Dusk took the glyph meant for him, the Eye of Abaron; it's uncertain if this was of his own will or influence of Alastor. Despite his struggle against the demon and aiding Rema in uncovering a dark plot, Dusk continues to fall into disenchantment with the world with the evil he sees, edged on by the evil spirit. Before he is consumed, will he face what he considers his greatest sin that he could never forgive himself for as a boy? Mila was rescued alongside Dusk after her home was attacked by mercenaries searching for hiim and his mother, the children losing both their families. Her story before this is mysterious, a Penumbra infant left at the doorstep of a migrant farmer in Isalme. Raised alongside his three sons as if her siblings, the only thing she had of her past was the name written upon a remnant of cloth. Adopted by Miriam Gavrielle, Rema's blood companion, Mila and Dusk were able to stay together within this new, sorted family. Although adapting to her circumstances faster than Dusk, she loves both Rema and Miriam deeply as missing maternal figures, a confidant for Dusk as only she knows the secret that keeps him withdrawn emotionally, and eventually becoming a big sister and caretaker for Lauro. Despite all this, Mila has desired to know who her real parents are or were. As if her wish had been granted, a mysterious woman named Sorrow comes to her with the chance to meet her mother. With Dusk, Rema and Lauro gone on what could be a perilous journey, the splitting of the family pushes her to join Sorrow, while uncovering the secret connecting this stranger and herself to the Arcturus bloodline.