Holding the title of Great Lion in the Kingís Pride, the royal guard, 43 year-old Anan is the protector of the royal family. He is usually the personal guard of the King, but as his son rules during the Kingís illness, he protects the Prince instead. Stoic, stalwart, and a man of duty, Anan is unwavering in his loyalty to the leaders of his village and his oath to their bloodline.
So if you've been following me on Tumblr or saw my journal a few months ago, I've been starting to brainstorm my eventual original comic "The Mask Maker". I've been doing doodles of the characters as well as fleshing out the story and its background universe further. This is the first full character design I've actually drawn out, besides a sketchy bust of the main character, Idris, which is on my Tumblr.
Anan is inspired by Peter Mensahís character Oenomaus from Spartacus, whom I have a huge fangirl boner for. I still havenít come up with a name for the village/land The Mask Maker takes place in, but it inspired by African, Indian, and Arabic cultures with a touch of fantasy influences. The colors in Ananís hair and under his eyes reflect a cultural practice of the landís people, who adorn themselves with bright shades of pigment as a standard of beauty, often with meaning.
Anan was only meant to be eye candy in the background, but thanks to brainstorming with a friend Iíve got a side story in the works for him. There will also be many pin ups and, ahem, naughtier pieces featuring him later huhu