Continuing with an anime influence!
Continuing with an anime influence!
Last night I watched this young man paint LIVE on Twitch. While he worked he was chatting with his community of online viewers, and I noticed he had this silver rod with the letter “S” at the tip. This, he would use to rest his arm on while painting. I had never seen one like it, though I’ve seen artists use wooden ones.
I then told him to smile at the camera. He did, of course, with suspicions that I was up to something. When I showed him what I was doing, he liked it. So I’m going with a “mage” theme here with his painting rod as a staff. Maybe I’ll have multiple colors coming off of it. Or perhaps I’ll have some of his marvel characters float up in the smoke. I’m totally going to have some fun with this!
You can see the process here on my Twitch channel. He was listening to various (may contain strong language) music and speaking while I worked.
True alchemy is the practice of turning common metals into gold and trying to concoct an elixir of everlasting life or curing sickness/diseases. Jenario’s alchemy is based upon the same principles. But instead of trying to turn metals into gold, he tries to study herbs for conjuring potions and liquid-based ingredients to help Nickademis as a doctor.
Jenario also plays around with disenchanting metals (later on) or discovering a way to create dispelling bands for countering harmful magic. This might have been proposed towards negative energy.
Alchemists are needed to come up with practical formulas or the exact intake for which doctors use in their medicines. But the council saw Jenario’s way of doing things closer to the way a magic-user would do it. That’s why they turned against him. Based on some of the backstory we receive while reading one of the chapters, the council made Jenario very nervous while he worked. They were always watching, to the point where his nervous twitch caused his knife his slip and cut his fingers. In the council’s eyes, they probably saw Jenario trying to use blood-magic.
So…. If you watch my last episode with the creature sculpt, at the very end of the video the table tilts over and the sculpture falls with it. It hits the desk and dies. Even with the wire inside holding it together, I would have had to go back and redo all the details which I had painstakingly worked on all weekend.
RIP, creature. You’ll be missed…
I’ll just make your ass better next time!
It’s really interesting to watch other people either game or create art, then stream them LIVE. So I decided to try my hand… at doing a White Wing.
This is no where near what a White Wing would look like in the novels… maybe a Black Wing. But enjoy nonetheless.
As the plot thickens, so then does the backstory to Jenario Onyx. I was quite surprised to include segments within chapters that gave a hint of what Jenario had to do as an alchemist working under the ever-watchful eye of the Council. Not only did he have to concoct new medicines, but spices for council’s cooks and perfumes for their ladies.
One particular scene in the swamp brings back a culinary experience that nearly makes him gag. The swamp scene is full of decaying plants and possible corpses under the water. The smell is atrocious, which brings back a memory of slicing into fish guts to extract its oil glands.
The last whiff of memory comes after Jenario discovers some skunk cabbage, known for its obvious stink if its leaves are broken. He recalls a memory of how he hated when a council leader passed by and he’d cut his own fingers out of a pure nervous twitch. Imagine that happening and having to start all over because whatever you’re making is now ruined! This leads into the reason why the council had all Jenario’s herbs cut and prepared before he ever receives them – yet in the beginning we’re lead to believe he doesn’t know how. He simply forgot due to incompetence.
I think this goes to show that Jenario knows more than he’s letting on. His confidence seems to spur more often for those who believe in his abilities. Otherwise, he seems to shrink into self-doubt. This, of course, is beginning to change. Now, with his first favor from the unicorn, he’s starting to see magic as thin ribbons of light.