About my eyes
I am so sorry that I've been gone for so long. Don't worry, I haven't died or fallen off the map, at least not yet. ^__^ I've just been really, really busy with work and doctor's appointments and such. I have a new pair of glasses that are working well (I asked the doc to take out the prism and that got rid of the stereoscopic issue. It was SO WEIRD seeing everything in 3D O__O; It made painting very difficult.). I still see some vibration and I have to take breaks every twenty minutes or so but I can still see and I can still paint! However, my eyesight might get worse as it has been over the years. In fact, I'd say it's a fair bet. My vision (uncorrected) is about 20/400. The only reason I'm not technically considered to be one step away from legally blind is because my vision can be corrected with lenses but if I take my glasses off, I am literally almost legally blind. If it does get worse, I've got a referral to the Bascom Palmer Institute (which I'm pretty sure will not take my crappy HMO health insurance). I've already flushed about 3k down the toilet just getting to this point and that's not counting all the work I've missed.
This is Shae. I sculpted him in Zbrush and painted him up in Photoshop. Yes, it's a guy. You can pretend he's a girl if you want. Shouldn't be much of a leap. He is a satyr. I've always envisioned satyrs to be less "goat people" and more of a race/species unto themselves. He would be covered in fur except for his face, palms, and other obvious places (the fur doesn't just stop at some random point, it smoothly gradates). I've considered making him an adoptable but I have no idea how that works and I don't know if there would be much of a market for him. XD It seems like the adoptables that do the best are super-fetishy. Although I guess some people class pretty boys as super-fetishy. XD I don't. I think this is fairly tame. But then again, I'm a friggin weirdo so, heh, maybe not the best judge. ^__^
Shae is an experienced ehtyric (magic user) and his talents include: Perfect vision (he can see in the dark, long distance, infrared, and ultraviolet), long jump (30ft straight up in the air, 75ft straight out), leadhoof (you really don't want to get kicked in the head by him), seduce, fast talk, blend (he can blend in with certain environments so well that he almost becomes invisible) and a few other little tricks.
Enjoy! Once I get the tidal wave of medical, student loan, and mortgage debt/payment/bills coming at me squared away, there will be more paintings to come. I hope to make a full illustration of Shae if possible.
Wow super sorry to hear of your health issues and how they are affecting your life. I've got similar trials I'm trying to overcome, poor health and the bills trying to fix it ruining my future. It's a long haul. I hope things get better for you truly.
That said I absolutely love this character. Would absolutely buy him too as an adoptable and I've never been one to really do that. But this is awesome, love the concept so much and it's beautifully executed.