||[May. 4th, 2007|07:52 pm]
Save the Art; Save the World
Tried to draw two of my characters using photos of real people in DeviantArt for reference. The story behind them is they're prospectors in the far, far future. The human race has finally conquered spaceflight, and has already encountered other intelligent beings. They have also discovered planets of fallen civilizations. And in this future, there are people who make a life out of searching through ancient cities deserted for whatever reason, looking for valuable and priceless artifacts to sell.
The guy on the top left is Gideon. He came out to do-gooderish in this picture, but I like the pose. I've always pictured him as a more gruff, scruffy-looking fellow with a knack for finding and getting into trouble. Longer hair too, I think.
The girl in the left is Abbigail, Abby to her friends. She grew up on a homestead near one of the ancient cities. Her parents devoted their lives to encrypting the language of the alien race and died during one of their excavations under mysterious circumstances. Abby was left alone to carry on their research and take care of her home; however, she was too young by law to own a homestead. Gideon meets up with her after getting into one of his scraps and they partner up. I guess this is an older version of her. She's around sixteen when they meet. I love the expression on her face; it looks like she's up to something, which totally suits her character.