Thursday, December 04, 2008



Sean and Finn Berry, deck hands






Alright, Stephan, I'll cough up some background...

These are characters from a pirate-era RPG that my friend Everett Downing is gearing up. Finn and Sean Berry (played by Emma Coats and myself, respectively) are teenage brothers from a large Irish-Catholic family who joined the legendary Lt. Robert Maynard in his quest to hunt down the pirate baron Blackbeard. Finn (the red-head) is a hot-headed scrapper, and Sean (who I assume is the older of the two) is a more dignified, voice-of-reason sort of fellow. The two are a lot like Sansa and Arya, for those of you who follow George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series (soon to be an HBO series--woo hoo!); two siblings who couldn't be any different, come close to hatred at times, yet act as a pretty powerful team.

RPGs can be a great exercise in character development and collaborative story-telling. I highly recommend them to any artists, writers, or filmmakers out there. Below are character studies drawn by the glorious Emma Coats.


6 comments:

LHOOQtius ov Borg said...

Post a story about the characters so we know who they are... the drawings are making me want to know.

flaviano said...

sounds cool! those drawing are cool!
hope we will have a sort of male version of rose and isabel adventures

Parka said...

Nice sketches. I thought the last one look remotely like Frodo (Lord of the Rings movie).

Highflyin' V said...

Heh. These are neat.

Emma said...

These are fookin' greaat, mate!

Anthony Holden said...

Solid!