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the Kobb Cave

Welcome to Kobb's little tumblr! This is supposed to be an art blog, but when I hit busy times the reblogs can outnumber the arts a little. If you want just the art, this tag is for you! If you only want to see original stuff, my fanart-free tag is right here.

Currently I'm drawing for a webcomic called Beyond the Western Deep! Update reminders are usually posted here weekly.
Apr 17 '14
Just a heads-up: This week’s BWD page was pre-empted for some serious bookprep work - we have to get it out to the printers very soon to make sure it’s ready in time! I’m happy to announce that all the interior art edits have been completed, and the cover is at about 75% or so.
And here’s a crop of the WIP! I’m busily tackling the remaining detail painting as I write this, and plan to post it up on Saturday where a page would normally go. I’mma be super glad when I can focus on just drawing pages again, oy X)

Just a heads-up: This week’s BWD page was pre-empted for some serious bookprep work - we have to get it out to the printers very soon to make sure it’s ready in time! I’m happy to announce that all the interior art edits have been completed, and the cover is at about 75% or so.

And here’s a crop of the WIP! I’m busily tackling the remaining detail painting as I write this, and plan to post it up on Saturday where a page would normally go. I’mma be super glad when I can focus on just drawing pages again, oy X)

Apr 17 '14
Quick WIP based on a great short story my sister wrote, about her ESO characters running into each other in Cyrodiil. I fully intend to finish it later, with actual accurate character designs and armor… but I’m in cooldown mode and only have the attention span for sketches. X)

Quick WIP based on a great short story my sister wrote, about her ESO characters running into each other in Cyrodiil. I fully intend to finish it later, with actual accurate character designs and armor… but I’m in cooldown mode and only have the attention span for sketches. X)

Apr 12 '14
BWD page is finally up! c:

BWD page is finally up! c:

Apr 10 '14
kobbers:

I…yes.

digging this back up for siblings day :B

kobbers:

I…yes.

digging this back up for siblings day :B

(Source: isidarth)

Apr 10 '14

I was going to draw a character sketch for an old RP buddy a while ago, but it kinda stalled on me - kept turning out really stiff and gross. Then tonight I casually tried it again and it decided to turn out pretty okay this time.

Apr 7 '14

causticbotanist:

I also made four tokens dedicated to the comic Beyond The Western Deep (http://www.westerndeep.net) . They are, going clockwise from the top, emblems of the Canid, the Lutran, the Tamian, and the Erhemein. I got the emblem designs off of this non-cannon olympic themed sketch page here: http://www.westerndeep.net/2014/02/15/chapter-2-intermission-week-2/
I hope you like it kobbers! aka Rachel and Alex!

BWD woodburnings :O That’s pretty awesome, thanks for showing!

Apr 7 '14

okaysizedbangtheory:

i hate when people take other people’s glasses and are like ‘you have horrible vision’ like do you take wheelchairs from people and go ‘wow you have shitty legs’

and then there are people like me, who like to one-up you with how bad their eyes are, haha.

"Aw, your -1.25 glasses are adorable :D I can put them on over my contacts and count all the twigs on that tree way over there!"

(Source: stevesfriend)

Apr 4 '14
ankalime:

finished
I based Khajiit fashion here on Indian clothing, but now I think I should have included some south-east Asia too. India makes sense for me also because its caste system, which reminds me of various Khajiit breeds, it would be interesting if they had different status in the society. 

This has intrigued me as well, how a society works when your species has such a wide variety of forms it can take. Maybe you’ll find this interesting, from the Pocket Guide to the Empire, 1st Edition: The Elsweyr Confederacy -

Over twenty forms have been documented among the catmen of Elsweyr, and, in their own society at least, no one of them is more important or inherently better than another (with the exception of the Mane form, to be described shortly).

And from the Words of Clan Mother Ahnissi to Her Favored Daughter:

And Azurah in her wisdom made them of many shapes, one for every purpose.

I thought I remembered reading another book somewhere that said more plainly that each form of Khajiit has an understood role in their society, but I can’t find it. Perhaps that’s just my current assumption, based on what I’ve read so far. If the Pocket Guide is to be taken as reliable, there is no general hierarchy of forms in a “Cathay-raht > Senche” sort of way… but then again, it was written by an Imperial, not a Khajiit. Maybe there’s a deeper layer that author never spotted.
Which is what I love most about TES lore, the fact that the in-universe sources totally figure into the discussion. :D
Also, I think your Khajiiti clothing is lovely. Makes me want to play around in that sandbox too. c:

ankalime:

finished

I based Khajiit fashion here on Indian clothing, but now I think I should have included some south-east Asia too. India makes sense for me also because its caste system, which reminds me of various Khajiit breeds, it would be interesting if they had different status in the society. 

This has intrigued me as well, how a society works when your species has such a wide variety of forms it can take. Maybe you’ll find this interesting, from the Pocket Guide to the Empire, 1st Edition: The Elsweyr Confederacy -

Over twenty forms have been documented among the catmen of Elsweyr, and, in their own society at least, no one of them is more important or inherently better than another (with the exception of the Mane form, to be described shortly).

And from the Words of Clan Mother Ahnissi to Her Favored Daughter:

And Azurah in her wisdom made them of many shapes, one for every purpose.

I thought I remembered reading another book somewhere that said more plainly that each form of Khajiit has an understood role in their society, but I can’t find it. Perhaps that’s just my current assumption, based on what I’ve read so far. If the Pocket Guide is to be taken as reliable, there is no general hierarchy of forms in a “Cathay-raht > Senche” sort of way… but then again, it was written by an Imperial, not a Khajiit. Maybe there’s a deeper layer that author never spotted.

Which is what I love most about TES lore, the fact that the in-universe sources totally figure into the discussion. :D

Also, I think your Khajiiti clothing is lovely. Makes me want to play around in that sandbox too. c:

Apr 1 '14

I loved the part of last weekend’s Pathfinder session where Tybs’ and Chef’s characters were meeting with the harbormaster NPC in his office (in a private Mumble channel), and while we were waiting outside in the warehouse, Chee’s, Session’s and my character spontaneously started playing I Spy.

"I spy something…. made of wood."

"Crate?"

"Nope!"

"Darn. …That beam there?"

"No."

"Thaaat other beam?"

"Uh-uh."

Apr 1 '14

Sketches from a couple days ago - my ESO characters, as kids. Ra’Haabi has the cutest family *v*