hello! welcome to hyaline. or nierio, or kazauthi, or many others - depending on who you ask.
to start with: the main worldbuilding hub is here (most content will be free) https://ko-fi.com/machinesbleedtoo
Here's some art
🧵 replies will contain a detailed introduction (if you're seeing this live, slowly, since I need to caption everything)
each populated area has its own independent governance, allowing for an incredibly varied planet. the single world government could not extend their reach beyond their golden city- arifeux. it is the most technologically advanced city on the planet.
the rulers of this city are colonizers from another world. and they are dying. nature won - hyaline was not made for them.
the area most fleshed out is where the planned videogame is set. a stretch of rainforest the native people call falih’oko elinneu. they are called the gukeur people. they are amiels - a species of lactating egg-laying simultaneous hermaphrodites. ruled by kol, who is an ancient biomechanical entity.
#art #mastoart #fantasy
1 of 3: the world guide. basically a fancy and longer-than-necessary proof of concept for the game. it contains 2 short stories; one pertaining to the game, one pertaining to the graphic novel.
here are some pages from an ugly test print
art CW: quite a lot of blood
here's some art pertaining to the graphic novel (#nailsandteeth) OCs - mainly those who represent me or some aspect of my life, since i have had low energy for a long time for projects. so i resort to artistic self-indulgence to cope. relatable i'm sure
worldbuilding / project thread finished (for now)
@machinesbleedtoo I love how even cross-medium all of these works have the signature Gabriel Lighting. I do not know how to explain it, it just IS and I recognize it at a glance.
@JackalMordant @bestiaexmachina omg thank you both!!! I actually have no idea what it could be either, it's not something I think actively about - as i'm sure you both know as you do art more it becomes intuitive. i'm gonna have to check in on myself when i'm doing it next time to see if i can figure this out (always helps to know, bc it's basis of improvement etc!)
@machinesbleedtoo @bestiaexmachina I know what you mean about the intuition taking over in art. Being in a state of flow, not necessarily consciously scrutinizing the choices as we make them. It's interesting to look over body of work after the fact and be all 'huh I guess that's a thing I consistently do', hashtag onbrand.
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