An illustration of one of the 8 main characters of my manga thats in the works. At the moment his name is Zeke and he hails from a clan of warriors that take on animal like traits. They can learn skills from watching monsters ( a typical trait of a blue mage).
Zeke's home was wrecked by his clans guardian monster which was actually manipulated by a malevolent outside force. He then donned his now deceased fathers armor and headed off for revenge.