Back in the day when Icewind Dale was open to us adventurers, there came to Targos a half-orc from the northern wild reaches of Faerun; K’nari Ironsong of the Black Lion tribe, who found the agrarian and trading lifestyle of her clansmen unappealing. K’nari left Beorunna’s Well after her 15th birthday, which led her to the Ten Towns region and the adventures that awaited, inns that needed a good brawl, and the many demons, dragons, wyrms, drow, illithid, kobolds, giants, posh men in tin suits etc. that needed a kiss…from her axe of course.
OK. In fact, the name was given to a character I actually used to play and finish Icewind Dale 2 with. A half orc without the ‘staple ugliness’ of face including the fangs, warts, crooked teeth and whatnot is not something that’s usually seen around when it comes to fantasy art. Well, that may not be every nerd’s cup of tea, but its my glass o’ wine!
At long last, I found something that is next best to a pad, and gave life to a sketch that was a lying around for quite a while. If you are interested in finding out who exactly this lady is, go google a bit and you will not be disappointed, and it will shed some light on the question as to why she looks rather fearsome.
This will be good for a basic idea about Morrigan.
And Chucky, thanks again for your magic find! 😉
Now that she is complete, I will be heading off to tinker around with a ‘local topic’ … till its done, enjoy art!
Here is something that I put together using some odds and ends that I doodled here and there; The Avenger of Sekhmet. For those of you who are not myth-savvy, I will give a little outline of who in the hells Sekhmet is.
Sekhmet was the lion-headed goddess of war and warriors in the ancient Egyptian religion. Born of the fire in the eye of Ra, the Sun God, she was his tool of vengeance upon the upstart humans, and she did her job well till the Nile ran red. Worried that mankind would be annihilated, Ra and the fellow gods tricked her to drink 7000 jugs of beer coloured red as blood, and the hangover cured her rage! 😀
That being said, the illustration here is that of an Avenger of Sekhmet; a warrior woman imbued with the divine fury of the lion goddess, ready to cut a swath through the enemies of the Nile. Historically incorrect but fun idea, methinks.