I’m going to give all my secrets away in the morning light
I found this instrumental music that made me very personally paint Anders… you know, the kind where it latches you onto what you’re drawing and look into the VERY SOUL OF IT. The glorious melancholy.
But I don’t feel like it’s finished.
headcanon: anders is this lithe skinny guy who wears his coat and feathers to try and give an intimidating silhouette
Good friends are always there to bring you to KittyLand if you’re feeling sad.
This started off as a piece I wanted to make look nice, but then I went to work and…it was too much. But! it was really fun to draw these two dorks. Love them both!
You will never take another mage as you took him!
so today i was attacked by waves of anders feels
A mindless self indulgent doodle that I have pretty much nothing to say about, but whenever my m!Hawke and Anders stand back to back and fight off enemies it always warms my heart.
Yes, my Hawke is wearing templar armor.
he got it off of a guy he murdered
Do you ever think about the fact that it’s canon Anders swam from the Circle of Magi tower to the Spoiled Princess, a distance which, in the Dragon Age books seems to be about an hour to two hour trip by boat, trying to get free from the Circle?
People don’t do that sort of shit for funzies.
You do that sort of thing because you’re desperate.
This was already making me sad, until I reminded myself that at the time of this particular escape, Anders was still an apprentice. As in, he probably hadn’t even hit twenty yet, at the very oldest, and was likely more in the ballpark of around fifteen or sixteen.
It should tell you something about both Anders and the Circle that, as a teenager, he was willing to swim over an hour, just so he could get a shot at freedom.
And for what? It’s not like he had anyone waiting for him out there. He was a sixteen year old in a foreign country who knew next to no one outside of the Circle. His family was thousands of miles away and/or didn’t even want their mage child back.
He didn’t know what he would eat, where he would sleep, how he would evade the templars, and whether or not they would just brand him a malificar and run him through, like they did to Aneiren. And he couldn’t rely on other people, since there’s a good chance that most of them would just turn him in to the nearest chantry, where he’d be marched straight back to the Circle in chains. He was basically running blind with a wolf snapping at his heels the whole way.
And he still considered this better than staying in the Circle.
things people look for in a man
- believes in freedom
- has a strong sense of justice
- likes cats
- powerful spirit healer
- escaped from the circle 7 times
- fights for mage rights
- willing to die for his cause
- i’m looking for anders
After seeing pheberoni ‘s amazing drawing of all of the Dragon Age 2 companions, I knew that i had to draw them all too. Some of them I managed to make look more like their designs than others. Just a quick upload in preparation for something bigger! :D
My Hawke, Avery, is right next to Anders.
Bethany looks so derpy jesus
veinsofopal said #7 and Anders, perhaps? c: Lovely art, by the way. <3
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A follow up color palette experimentation featuring Anders from Dragon Age 2, a complimentary piece to ‘The Lyrium Ghost.’