Switching things up again

April 7, 2011

Hey everyone! Since we just ended a chapter, I figured I’d post this sketch sooner rather than later.

I don’t usually do this level of design for a character, but El Pantero’s special in that his design draws from several different sources, quite deliberately.

Layne and I are both huge fans of the old Guy Williams version of Zorro, and the majority of El Pantero’s personality, as well as slight elements of his costuming, draw from here. His cape, however, is vaguely reminiscent of Batman, since he is a masked crimefighter (of love!). His overcoat and belt are drawn from Ezio, the star of Assassin’s Creed II, which I was playing quite a bit while writing this particular storyline. And, as a nod to the fact that Joel is DMing this game, El Pantero has Joel’s strong jaw and long nose.

I had a TON of fun drawing and writing this character, and I’m a little sad that we have to wait a while longer before he reappears. However, I have some BIG plot planned for next chapter, and that simply can’t wait!

Seeing as it’s already Thursday, I have a question to pose to you, the audience! Would you rather jump straight into the new chapter, or would you like another day of D&D sketches so that we can start fresh with a new chapter on Monday?

Please let me know in the comments! The more people who post, the more I’ll get a sense of what folks want! Thanks for your input!


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