Talyc and Fane always live through so much angst (sorry my men) but they’re my favourite couple in my novella fanfic series.
Here Talyc is staring at Fane as he says “goodbye” to him. I wanted to show both of them front, so I placed a divider between them. Both have heads I created in Dragon Age: Inquisition, and both have armours whose colour I change in Photoshop, so it always takes some time to do their images, but it’s always worth it, I find. I always have to remember to add Talyc’s scar, which is subtle, but a detail I’d hate to forget.
As you will read, Fane comes very close to dying. (If he actually lives or dies, you’ll have to read the upcoming chapter to find out.)
To get Talyc’s body in the position I needed, I actually used a Bounty-Hunter character in the armour venting heat, and then I was able to mildly reposition the arms as I needed them. I also duplicated parts of them so they’d be in front of Fane, while Talyc was behind.
I made him cry. I tilted his head and added tears to his face. They’re subtle, but they add a pang to the already heart-breaking scene. (I’m sorry guys, I really am, but your romance is perfect for angst.) yes, I apologise to my characters.
Fane also a tear, one single tear following the natural line of his cheek. I was able to bend the body to have it in the position I wanted. I could have tilted his head more back, but I wanted him still conscious in this image. I really like this one; when I look at it, I can feel the angst of the scene.
As always, I’m open to feedback.
These images were created for my Star Wars The Old Republic Fan-fiction story, The Future of the Force, Story 9 in the Shadie series.