Cage of roses

Posted Apr 3, 2020, 9:27:20 AM UTC

Inspired by my RP group’s experience with the Paizo Pathfinder campaign “The Curse of the Crimson throne”, I wanted to draw a picture of Silvyr being trapped in his father’s cage of control. At the beginning of the campaign, his father told him that “If my son doesn’t get in line, I’ll prune him”. I’ve been edging to draw that ever since :)

Done in Schminke akadmie / horadam water colour, with Fabercastel polychromos.

Note- this was drawn in November 2019 so it's a little old, but I really love the design so I felt it was worth a share :) 

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  • Apr 9, 2020, 11:33:36 PM UTC
    I don't want to seem inappropriately, but UNF! There is so much sensuality with this beautiful, gorgeous masterpiece, and to me it's absolutely perfect. Those beautiful radiant, full blooms, the winding vines, all of it is just perfection! Gorgeous work.
    • May 2, 2020, 5:24:33 AM UTC
      HAHAHAH It's a funny story- that's a father/son picture XD They both have a rose theme, and in the RP, Tanith (the father) told Silvyr that if he didn't get in line, he'd "prune him" while cutting the head off a rose. The two of them have a very coy "I'm totally not your son but am I? / I totally don't know you're my son but can you be so sure?" XD

      Tanith is a very sensual character, while Silvyr has a big rockstar vibe, so interpreting it as gay is totally fine Smile I'd want to flirt with Tanith if he wasn't his father XD Currently in the game Silvyr is trying to find out if Tanith is on the villain's team, or the city, to if he wants to embrace him as his father or not. It's pretty emotional. His mother has already exposed her allegiance to the villain, which upsets him a lot Sad
      • Jun 2, 2020, 11:03:06 PM UTC
        Oh, that is as always a marvellous story. You write so well and you have such compelling characters. Even when you're writing characters that are not your own invention, you give them your excellence and robustness. I remember the comic you did of the heroes from "I for Incubus"! It is still one of the most wonderful things I've ever seen.
        • Jul 6, 2020, 2:39:36 AM UTC
          Awe- thank you TuT I really had fun with those two. I think in my head I knew exactly how I wanted them to act but I was going through so much art funk at the time that I needed someone to give me reassurance of "You got this girl" to put it to practice. It was really fun to write ^^
  • Apr 7, 2020, 12:01:55 AM UTC
    This is so lovely! 💜
    • May 2, 2020, 5:25:26 AM UTC
      Thank you, hon TuT I really like how this turned out even though I'm not using water colours to their full potential. It's a beautiful medium Smile
      • May 12, 2020, 5:32:35 PM UTC
        You're welcome! 💜 And yes, watercolours are beautiful! =^.^= 💜