Finally finishing up the rest of these sketches sold for Japan relief last year. There were a lot to do, and I probably would have had to take a couple solid weeks off to finish them all at once, which never quite happened. Instead I chipped away at them for way, way too long. I’ll probably pause updates for the next couple days so I can finish the rest and actually get these sent out to people.
Here are a few. Click for bigness.
Here is a Lord English. Bear in mind these were requested almost a year ago. I am sure this generous donor thought they had found a clever loophole and could find out what he looked like long before anyone else did. Little did they know I had an ace up my sleeve: massive procrastination.
If I may ask, what is Donovan's story? :O He looks interesting!
I am still thinking on it but hmm I have some things so far.
Donovan had a rough life. Living in the streets, his family had a really bad fame of being cursed, most notably that his father was said to have made a deal with the grim reaper. They were gone from him while he was still really young, so he had to find means to stay alive. He got in all sorts of bullshit, jobs, problems and relationships. From working to crime organizations and prostitution to security and delivery to assassination and hired killing. Everything you can imagine. He became hard and cold and never tried to make links with people, and he hit rock bottom many times.
He also rarely spoke or raised his voice. As a kid, with no one to tell when people were lying, he was told that he came from a family with a close link to the dead and if he spoke too loud he would call the reaper. OF COURSE he realized they were making fun of him but it became an habit. It also earned him the nickname Reaper’s Hound in the streets.
His life stayed mostly like that, bouncing from a job and a life to another struggling to stay alive. Death was one thing he was afraid of, so no matter how terrible his life was he just didn’t want to die.
Then one day when he got really depressed again and got involved with drugdealers. He was already a bit of a drinker but he started to use drugs, and his situation became worse. Desperate, he came across a suplier who was starting his company. A man with money and, as the word in the street was, not many workers. He searched for that man and learned his name- Julian Fitzgerald. He asked him to accept his services, his strenght and everything he would ask him he promised he would do. The only money he would ever waste on him would be on clothes and food. He only wanted in return a drug treatment so he could get clean out of the addiction.
They made a deal and slowly began to trust and rely more on each other until the present day. Donovan has nowhere else to go and no reason to, he is really found of his master and freely admits that he might not be the best guy in the world but he’s really far from being the worst.