Download for full size, and it'll be worth it for the detail on the characer.
This is a Scholar of the Correspondence, wandering the streets of Fallen London ( [link]
), a Victorian Era London that was stolen by bats long ago. Though only those that wish to stir up trouble still say 'Stolen'. It can be hard to tell whether you have killed someone permanently, or they will wake up later, the rent is often payed in secrets, and madmen are sent to an expensive hotel. In this city, a part time detective took on a job as an archeologist. In a temple, she retrieved two curious stones. Upon escaping the collapsing temple, she learned that when she looked at them, her eyes bled and her hair would be set alight. She learned the meanings, and was beset by nightmares. The words and symbols of the language she had only heard rumours about, "The Correspondence", would burn themselves into her mind, destroy whatever she wrote them on. They invaded her waking hours and broke the fragile walls of sanity, leaving her in a desolate state where the words were everywhere and all life was grey. The words floated above her, they were everywhere! Everywhere! EVERYWHERE!
And she was taken away."
This is pretty much my story in Echo Bazaar, soon to be renamed "Fallen London", minus... actually, the going insane bit probably did happen, it's just that my character forgot it and it was never written as so. I would not be surprised. Anyway, I'm out of the hotel now and taking a break from it all to duel people to permanent death.
I'm not sure how much coverage my (and thus, her) corsetted dress provides, but I assume I'd have "Indecently Exposed Shoulders", as wearing a shawl or anything would hinder my ability to fight in this game. And the main point of the Corsetted Dress is that the whalebone provides protection, and boosts my Dangerous Quality. Given how much running around I do, it must be one hell of a shield to improve my ability to fight so much!
Art wise, bloody hell. This.Took.Ages. 100% digital work. I experimented a TONNE! A TONNE! I had to remember how I did fully digital work as long ago as early LAST YEAR! ( [link]
). And I made the file huge, only to discover that I was drawing me too small at the very last minute, and I forgot my plans for burnt hair until it was too late, and I had to crop this image so I could make her actually VISIBLE at reasonable resolutions, and I kept on adding and removing the other characters and I messed around with the perspective tool and chrashed my computer and FINALLY decided what to do about the other characters when looking at fanart for one of the Project Zero/ Fatal Frame games (I think it was either "Mask of the Lunar Eclipse" or "Spirit Camera", because I didn't recognise the character). There was a character that basicly had a face that was attacked with the smudge tool, and I thought that having the other characters be grey smears that were attacked by the smudge tool was fitting of INSANITY!
And yeah... I need to practice digital work more.
If you want to play Echo Bazaar with me, my twitter handle for the game is "icecheetah2".