Friday, October 22, 2010

A small section of followers - I wanted to call it the exodus but something along the lines of The red serpent or The forever march would be more interesting. something to basically say "Hey, here comes a unreasonably large about of people all wearing red"
A image of General Merari.

The massive group of traveling followers was essentially a mobile community and with that it needed protection from Creatures, bandits/highwaymen and civil unrest. Merari oversaw the groups militia which was made up mostly of ordinary citizens. 

Thursday, October 14, 2010

And this is a colour view of the holyman

As I talked about in the previous post, The holyman is covered with large horrible growths. He hides them with ornate robes, heavy clothing , and a friendly decorative mask. The large bumps found over his head and back could be seen as  rare virus or plague.

However this condition has a strange up side. The infected host while loosing all ability to be presentable, gains slight supernatural powers were ever the infection is most prevalent.
In order to put together a interesting view of the city, I needed to come up with a history.

The founder was the first person to consider for this story. In general the city would be started by a large band of people all following one man far form there homes and out in to the wilds of this their world. This one man simply named "holyman" ( unless/until a better name is created ) is the center of my attention right now.

He started out as a normal human with perhaps something that made him stand out , some kind of large hat as it were. this seemed a little scary, he should be someone the people want to follow. Robes were the next obvious choice but they felt sort of boring.

I played around with him a bit more and it started to turn ugly. I considered what he would look like with some large gross bumps and weird "horned" growths, but again this was horrible and scary. However this turned in to my final design -- the large plague like bumps all over his body were just that , but they had a beneficial purpose.

And then I covered it all up with robes to keep the common folk from flipping their wigs.

Start it all off.

This is where I'll be posting all the images and information created for my project. In general I plan to create an entire city over the course of this college year. Because I am so good at coming up with names I went with THE CITY OF THESUS because it's my year long thesis and It also has a nice ring to it.