Willow | The Star

PaperDemon Art RPG weekly prompt #57

 Draw or write your character as a card. Are they more of a regular card from a playing deck? How about a tarot card? What makes them that card?

I rarely participate in a weekly prompt challenge, even though a lot of them are fun. I just don’t have enough time to play my own game these days.

But this prompt I really got excited about and had a ton of fun doing.

The colors are kinda too bright but I dig it a lot.

Sometimes I wish I could take a break from website coding so I could focus on creating art and playing the game.

Cyrus Skyllo

If I recall correctly, I created this character during a livestream in the Amaru discord server that I helped host about creating characters.

I actually have gotten quite attached to this OC and have drawn him in several other illustrations. I’m not totally happy with his clothes so I’ll probably redesign him later.

Minimaid has helped develop this character further by roleplaying him as the investigator in our first Guild Night RP event.

Character Name: Cyrus Skyllo

Character Age: 28

Character Species: Paperdemon

Hair color: Purple

Eye color: grey

Skin color: grey

Wing color: greyish purple/pink


Cyrus likes to be alone. He has trouble connecting with others and often is misunderstood by others in his life. He experienced trauma in childhood, something he doesn’t talk about. So he’s often very cautious around other people because he finds it hard to trust him. He likes to spend a lot of time researching and gathering information before taking on a task. The more prepared he can be, the more comfortable he is. If he doesn’t have enough information, he can get really agitated or fearful and run away from the situation.

It is unknown which portal is his homeworld. But maybe one day he’ll feel comfortable opening up to others about it.

Willow and Jerle investigate the Rootways

Art was created for the Decra Drain Art RPG challenge.

Jerle and Willow rappel down to investigate the rootways underneath the city. They discover a portal underneath the city is draining power away from Aridin’s orbs. Adrian, the Black Bandit is nearby and Willow suspects he’s behind all this given how suspicious he looks. But Adrian is just there to investigate the situation too.

Thank you Minimaid Minimaid for lending me your character Adrian!

Prompt #3 – Rootways

You trace the energy drain to its source– somewhere down in the city below. The roads themselves feel rich with energy, and you discover that the power has sunk beneath the surface of the city down into the roots below. To your surprise, you discover intricate, recently grown tunnels of roots that stretch under the city in a complex labyrinth. Who has built them? Why? How are they taking the orb’s power? Draw or write about your character investigating the root tunnels below the city. Your piece must include your character and either the root tunnels or those responsible for them.

Traveling Merchant

Here’s a new NPC I’ve created for the PaperDemon Art RPG. Her name is Keziah Amin. I still need to flesh out her personality. I have some basic traits written down but she’ll probably get more fleshed out through role play in some upcoming PDARPG events.

We’re going to introduce a new traveling merchant mechanic on the site soon where you can get discounts on some featured items for a limited time.

Aridin, World of Rain Forest Temples

Greetings friends. Here’s the most recent illustration I completed for the PaperDemon Art RPG.

Here’s the thumbnail sketches and early sketch.

Thumbnail sketches
Early sketch

Color comps. I didn’t actually try anything too different in my comps this time. I had a pretty good idea what direction I wanted to take the color.

Color comps – experiment with different color combinations

You can watch a time lapse of me drawing/painting this on my YouTube channel below.

Want to earn rewards for drawing your original character in Aridin? Check out the official Aridin Art RPG challenge.

Art redraw 2001 -> 2022

I decided to redraw an old artwork.

I made this art to craft a new weapon in the PaperDemon Art RPG.

This is the original art I made in 2001. Back then my art had a lot more Akira Toriyama influence. You can see the basic concept I had for weapons in the game exited from a long time ago. The background in this art was generated by Kais Power Tools if I remember right. I wasn’t very good at making backgrounds back then.

Jerle weapon / 2001

And this is the redrawn version with a background I drew and painted myself. Jerle’s clothing was redesigned a couple years ago to look a little more interesting by having tails and an asymmetrical design. Usually I don’t draw his hair this long though.

Jerle weapon / 2022

I rarely do redraws. I’m really happy with how this turned out and may do another one.

As for life updates, I had a baby in February! I should probably make a post about that. I’m also struggling with postpartum depression. Need to make a post about that, too.

Some day I’ll make a good habit of posting to here more consistently.