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[AOZTG concept] celestial being

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New concept artwork for Adventures of Zack the Great once more, this time featuring one of an in-game race of celestial beings known as Xinians, named after the all-god Xin, to whom they swear fealty. I based this design on many Christian icons past and present of angels, employing several tropes common to these icons -- the glowing halo, the rainbow wings...


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Let's talk in-game, shall we?


The recurring colours of red, yellow, orange, purple and blue represent the five core tenets held by Xinians, as well as followers of Xin of other races: strength, glory, passion, honour, and grace.


The shield is an interesting one for me, because it was my first instance of thorough research into heraldry. It uses all of the Xinist colours that I mentioned above, with the red and orange flame being a known symbol of passion. The sword shown in the shield is actually a simplified version of the in-game sword of legends, known as Hajo -- the same sword that the game's protagonist is seeking to aid in his quest. I made prominent use of purple (honour) and blue (grace) because "honour" in Xinism is the closest to our understanding of justice, while "grace" in Xinism is the closest to our understanding of mercy -- reflecting the ideal that anyone wielding the terrible power of a sword should wield it with both justice and mercy.


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AOZTG is a turn-based RPG in development, spearheaded by @ZackTheGreat.


Outlines on MS PowerPoint; colouring on Autodesk Sketchbook.


As I have mentioned some months ago, all my contributions are nonprofit. However, I wholeheartedly appreciate the devs being shown love for the passion they've put into the game and its worldbuilding. If you like what you see, please consider supporting the devs by becoming a patron!

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It's dangerous to go alone. Take this

Reminds me of Ephesians 6:10-18

Troisnyx responds:

While I didn't consciously recall it to mind, that message is strong with me. Thanks for reminding me of it.

Love it and the colours you used :D

I like it bc it feels like a religion based off me c:

But tbh, the colors really do this drawing justice!!

Good work ^^

Troisnyx responds:

When I first came across Xinism as it was developed in-game my mind immediately turned to you for some reason. ^_^;

Cheers for the comment, glad you like this a lot!

nice shading and coloring, keep arting!

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