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Image: NS_-_R.F._Lana_Angel_(C).jpg   720x742 74970 bytes 2002.06.08

My R-Force team has been going through tons of changes throughout the years that I've had them, and after years of changing roles, adding in characters, taking out characters, switching out characters, etc... Lana has stayed in there for probably THE longest time. Girl's gotta be good if she's been able to stay for a while.\r\n\r\nLana Angel copyright © Nick Hardin

Image: NS_-_R.F._Lemon_ReNero_(I)(G).gif   637x592 65672 bytes 2002.06.22

Yep, here's another R.F. member that's pending a stat sheet (and a coloring). More on him as I progress.\r\n\r\nLemon ReNero and the R-Force copyright © Nick Hardin

Image: NS_-_R.F._Lemon_ReNero_(J).jpg   613x589 77786 bytes 2002.06.24

Here he is. I adjusted his legs (he's supposed to be a short guy. "Vertically challenged" as he calls it).\r\n\r\nLemon ReNero © Nick Hardin

Image: NS_-_R.F._Terarra_Linding_(C)(J).jpg   626x882 43370 bytes 2002.06.08

This young roo femme is the FIRST roo anthro I've ever drawn. I think I did okay with her. Terarra's one of my favorite characters in the R-Force, and she's actually been in-and-out of the team while I was designing it. This final version is, I'm glad to say, here to stay.\r\n\r\nTerrara Linding copyright © Nick Hardin

Image: NS_-_Rix_Sage_1.JPG   700x494 61324 bytes 2002.01.27

I got Photoshop! YES!\r\nHere's one of my first attempts at coloring. Yeah, I know there's been better, but keep in mind... this IS one of my first tries.

Image: NS_-_Sri_(C).jpg   626x556 38680 bytes 2002.03.02

This is Sri, a character I made for a project in my Latin class (my teacher let me use furries as mythological characters- yes!). This is also my latest character sketch, so now you know where my skills are at this time.\r\n\r\nSri © Nick Hardin

Image: NS_-_Sri_(CA).jpg   626x556 50296 bytes 2002.03.02

This is my digital coloring reindition of Sri. She looks almost like Lana... heh.\r\n\r\nSri (and Lana) © Nick Hardin

Image: NSA_-_Terrik_New_copy.jpg   630x881 92461 bytes 2002.10.24

That cocky-yet-cunning little lizard from a story that I'm writing along with Steven Swanson and John Silipino. (Steve's got a gallery here, too! Go check it out).\r\nIf you have, in fact, went by Steve's gallery, you might recognize Terrik here. He's not only a character for Season II, he's also a main character in my novel! To be seen in the R-Force section once I can get him colored and put in a stat sheet.\r\n\r\n Terrik © Nick Hardin

Image: photo-129.jpg   94x100 7287 bytes 2004.04.09

Nothing much, just a l'il Photoshop distortion of the R-Force symbol. I decided not to post the actual symbol yet, but the insignia on the RF characters' uniforms have it on them (hard to see, though. Uniforms are going through redesigns anyway, and Rix is getting a visual overhaul 'cuz too many of my wolf characters look the same)\r\n\r\nRF dragon-distortion © Nick Hardin

Image: RabbitSage-J2.jpg   592x800 85964 bytes 2009.05.01

Rabbit Sage

Raikonia's a big world, and here is another of its many denizens, a young Auran Sage making a humble living in a forest village. I got the idea for this character when I considered what my own home town might've been like in that world. I realized that if I had lived there, I would most likely be a rabbit, so I began fleshing out this guy. I don't have a name for him yet, but as his story continues to write itself in my mind I'm sure one will come up eventually.\r\nThe runes on the upper left (and adorning his loincloth) are from a popular form of writing by the Sages, passed down by the Shepheri. It's commonly called "cascade" script due to the fact that each letter in a word is connected to each other in an unbroken stream. The runes there in the pic simply say "Rabbit Sage."

Tags: tribal rabbit auran sage warrior male bunny  
Image: Ri'kintoValez-CJ5jpg.jpg   682x909 112574 bytes 2006.05.21

Ri'kinto could easily be classified as the 'mage' of the group, since he has a rare Auran power of not being exclusively chained to any one single power. Instead, he could manipulate his Aura to perform various tasks as they're needed (spells, as he calls them).\r\nHis personality would probably be described as "apathetic" but in reality he just has no way of showing how he feels.\r\nI admit my intention was to make him the 'pretty boy' of the group, and though I meant to give him a rail-thin body , I still think he's a bit thicker than I prefer. Ah well, this likely won't be the first time I draw him, so...\r\n\r\nRi'kinto Valez © Nick Hardin\r\nBackground from Terragen

Image: Rix_Sage_1.jpg   700x494 32571 bytes 2001.12.04

Here's a character for a project I'm doing. This is Rix Hunter, one of the legendary beings known as the Auran Sages. More to come (I hope!)\r\nRix Hunter © Nick Hardin

Image: Rona1-J2.jpg   1147x750 147269 bytes 2009.05.01

Rona Elvheim

This is Rona Elvheim, a member of Gushousekai's "Wyverns" team and a skilled kunoichi (female ninja). This was the image that popped into my head when I read an excerpt of the story and she made her first appearance. She's alert and ready to strike!\r\n\r\nHere's my first attempt at a back-lit figure. I'm afraid I might've lost some of the detail in the shadows, but then again, it kinda adds an air of mystery to the character and accentuates her eyes. Still I wonder if I might've gone overboard with the glowy effects :P

Tags: ninja female wolf kunoichi night moon glow weapon spear dark rooftop  
Image: Ruby-J3.jpg   468x700 163632 bytes 2009.05.01


Ruby didn't mind the JVs' form-fitting catsuits, a trademark for any super spy, but she felt it needed a personal touch, so she kept her jacket and hat to complete the look. The dynamite cowgirl is ready for action!\r\n\r\nY'know... I find it kinda interesting what went on as I drew this. Been watching King of the Hill lately, and I even went to a BBQ restaurant last night. She has a way of inspiring me sometimes, heh. Though this isn't the first time I've drawn revolvers, I'm still new at guns. The recoil compensator, for instance, is a bit too large, and some of the parts don't really match, but it's still progress from previous attempts. Ruby herself doesn't seem to mind as long as they work\r\n\r\\r\nNew artist imminent!

Tags: red foxes jewel vixens cowgirl Texas spy 70s model   [More Info]
Image: Showin_Off.jpg   973x687 97274 bytes 2001.12.09

Vera (my snow leopard) meets Artica for... I guess the second time (fanfic in works, with permission).\r\nVera's taking a particular liking to things like that...\r\n(Yeah, I know Vera's spots aren't realistic as far as snow leopards go, but I'm trying to fix that. Keep a look out for a possible model sheet with more accurate fur patterns).\r\nVera Blade © Nick Hardin\r\nArtica Lagopus © Shawntae Howard

Image: Team_Indigo_sk-1J.jpg   822x707 169581 bytes 2007.02.06

Poké-Morph Team Indigo

Here's my team for Shawntae Howard's "Poké-Combat Academy of Higher Learning" idea; Team Indigo!\r\nConsisting of Storm the Jolteon, Blaze the Ninetales, Neon the Dragonair, and Stiletto the Sandslash, Indigo specializes in brushfire tactics that overwhelm their opponents from the start. Known for their speed and ruthless efficiency, they trained primarily to strike first and never let up. Those that can withstand their initial onslaught will have a good chance of lasting in the fight, but don't let your guard down (Neon and Stiletto know how to handle stragglers, heh).\r\n\r\nMan I haven't played this game in years... but the characters are actually from a morph idea I had back when I did play it. \r\n\r\nNeon, Stiletto, Storm, and Blaze © me (Aelius)\r\nPokémon © Nintendo

Tags: Pokémorphs, Pokémon, fighters, teams   [More Info]
Image: Teekatrade1_copy.gif   809x595 64022 bytes 2004.09.07

My half of a trade with Lysozyme (he's got a VCL page too! Check him out at Juan-Crespo), I hope it turns out okay. Hmm, still gotta color it as well.\r\nTeeka's chillin' out, but she might want to watch where her tail is flailing....\r\n\r\nArt by Nick Hardin\r\nTeeka & X-Ray © Lysozyme\r\n\r\n(check out my Sketches directory for some more pics!)

Image: TeekatradeC_copy.jpg   809x595 164282 bytes 2005.03.23

I tried to color the original but... failed miserably (I never was the best at that, heh). Digital art I'm a bit more well-versed in. More and more I've been going back to digital coloring and although I lost the original large-format file of the pic, I managed to touch-up the post-sized version for coloring.\r\n\r\nTeeka and X-Ray © Lysozyme

Image: TekariAia-C4J.jpg   579x707 174174 bytes 2007.01.02

Tekari Aia

Tekari was once taught from a very young age how to fight and defend with ruthless efficiency. Yet her very personality seemed to contradict such a harsh way of living. The young mouse still maintains a shy, cautious demeanor and is constantly plagued by a lack of self-esteem. Even at the age of eighteen, Tekari has shown to have fighting skills worthy of an aged master, but at the terrible price of a scarred emotional development. Thankfully, Akosha and Mai Tao have proven themselves to be gentle and caring to her and have been helping her through her insecurities.\r\n\r\nTekari Aia © Nick Hardin

Tags: mouse, mice, tribal, fantasy, warrioresses   [More Info]
Image: Tempest_1.jpg   659x843 50670 bytes 2001.12.04

"Tempest" Here's my character I use in a fan-inspired team of furry superheros that my friends and I started last summer (and it's STILL going strong!). The group's based on Shawntae Howard's "Extinctioners". He's been so nice letting us do stuff like this.\r\nTempest © Nick Hardin

Image: Tenefer-C2J1.jpg   692x840 134314 bytes 2007.07.01

Tenefer Eos

From the land of dawn, a lone wolf searching for his purpose... perhaps even... his own destiny.\r\n\r\nMore info at the more-info link (sorry, but there was a lot I had to say, heh)\r\n\r\nTenefer Eos copyright Aelius (me)\r\nBackground by Terragen

Tags: Auran Sages wolves tribal sci-fi fantasy warriors   [More Info]
Image: TenKelWalk-J1.jpg   880x728 210935 bytes 2008.05.29

Tenefer and Kel

It looks like Tenefer found a companion during a portion of his travels ^_^\r\n\r\nThis was a... VERY belated Christmas gift to my buddy Kelketek (technically I finished drawing the characters at Christmas time, but I didn't get them colored until now). He mentioned a desire to see our fursonae together and since I still have a tendency to see what characters would look like as ancient Aurans, I decided to run with the idea and turn his fursona into one just like I did with Tenefer.\r\n\r\nMetallic effects... as much as I love shiny things, they really kick my tail *LOL*\r\n\r\nTenefer copyright Aelius (me)\r\nKel copyright Kelketek

Tags: Auran Sages fox wolf male weapon fantasy sci-fi tribal warriors forest   [More Info]
Image: Tessel-J1.jpg   557x841 117712 bytes 2010.05.26


This character came out of nowhere and presented something unique among my creations - he's not a typical "good guy". In fact, he's a bit of a jerk :p Tessel isn't really an Auran Sage, but at the same time isn't deviant enough to be a Nephilim. A middle range, perhaps Chaotic-Good in a way.\r\nBrash, impulsive, egotistical, and a bit a pervert, Tessel wanders across the land looking for the anything that might thrill him, be it a dangerous quest or a group of criminals to take down. While there may very well be a heart of gold buried under all that self-centeredness, it's not often that circumstances bring it out (most people can't stand to be around him after he completes a tough task, as he'll boast for days).\r\n\r\nTessel copyright Aelius (me)

Tags: jackrabbit hare coy weapon halberd tribal valley loincloth warrior fantasy   [More Info] [Comment]
Image: Tundra_1.jpg   532x1015 54714 bytes 2001.12.04

"Tundra" Here's another character from our superhero team, the GSIF (Global Secondary Intervention Force). She's a kyrokinetic polar bear created by a friend of mine. \r\nTundra © Jenna Johnson

Image: Yariim-F1.png   868x800 747033 bytes 2009.05.01

Yariim the Dancer

It's true what they say about Osranii women...\r\n\r\nAnother character from the novel(s), Fangs of K'aath, by brilliant author Paul Kidd, this is Yariim. She quickly became my favorite character, having sympathized with her and then admired her for her strength and determination, even in the face of bleak odds. Her skills as a dancer are phenomenal; with her lithe, agile body she could melt hearts and attract the mind of any who gaze upon her beauty.\r\nIt also turns out that she's a head librarian (funny that... I happen to work at a library :p )\r\nThanks for creating this beautiful lady, Paul!

Tags: harem dancer blue mouse female Arabian paul kidd fangs k'aath  

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