More human warriors! It's an addiction someone please stop me
Technically they aren't royalty but the mine as well be I mean come on look at them they're the power family
Especially since Squirrelpaw grows up to probably become leader like her papa *wipes proud tear*
This is a warm up that got really out of hand so it's like, kinda shitty but also took five hours? I can't find a happy middle
Since I'm starting to really ground down designs for these guys, I'll let you guys know what I was thinking here:
Sandstorm (upper left):
Since Sandstorm is technically a tabby, I made her more sort of spanish looking which is what I kind of imagine the tabbies looking like (darker skin, darker hair, but a myriad of eye colors) but since she's a very light ginger tabby, she has blonde hair. It kind of makes her look really unique and I like that, I felt like Sandstorm was always kind of a looker, although that might have been because she was the only female apprentice in the first couple of books.
Anyways, Sandstorm has been and will always be a warrior first, and a queen second. Although she loves her children, I always imagined that she'd protect them by protecting the clan, and it's said many times throughout the books that she's one of Thunderclan's best hunters, probably the best until Dovewing comes along with her supersonic hearing, so even though she'd probably dress up nicer, I feel like she'd always be ready for the hunt. Also, I gave her longer, curlier hair to explain Squirrelpaw's bushy hair, which she was named for.
Honestly I have so many feelings for my angry bae like she's going to make the best elder ever I am so excited.
Also that feel when she got sad with Firebaby over not having more kids I crie
Firestar (upper right):
I have so much fun with my sad ginger son, I always want to make him look like a super gangly dork who has no idea what's going on but honestly he's literally maybe one of THREE cats in the series to be described as handsome and I struggle with that so much because when I think of him all I think of is like, some confused foreign teenager accidentally becoming a leader and I'm like "there is literally no 16 year old in existence who you could call handsome" but I tried, at least at this point in the series he's grown up and the kids are like 12 so he'd be like on the cusp of his 30's. There was really only like a year long period in between when he became a leader and when he had kids so honestly he would have been a dad at like 18 tops. And Sandstorm is his age so the same goes for her.
Basically what I'm saying is, even when their kids are 12 they still looking fine af
Also should leaders wear cloaks??? I love the idea of leaders wearing cloaks and deputies wearing like mini cloaks idk just imagine it, a bunch of badass thunderclan leaders fighting with cloaks on.
(*is only thinking of bluestar hers would be bad the fuck ass because shE IS*)
Leafpaw (lower left):
She's a dark tabby so she's got dark hair and eyes (leafpaw y u no have green eyes like THE ENTIRE REST OF YOUR FAMILY) but she's also different from her family with the fact that she's training to be (and becomes) a medicine cat (god I fucking hate that term why can't they just be called healers or some shit like "medicine cat" stfu). So instead of gearing her up in the tighter fitting clothes and arm protections and tight, bound hair (since for the thunderclan designs, they all have tight clothes sort of like Windclan since they live in dense forests and need to move noiselessly) (BESIDES THE CLOAK) (*just really wants the cloak*) I gave her looser, more tribal healer clothing, and jewelry, along with unbounded hair and more skin showing since she doesn't need to stay warm on the hunt or protect herself in battle. Also, she a thot anyways, like girl you grow up and hook up with some slick-haired, wind-lickin', windclan warrior don't even pretend like you don't know thirst.
I hate myself for writing this much for each of them but I have FEELINGS for these sad drama pussy children.
She looks more like her mom though with darker skin but has her father's straight hair
Squirrelpaw (lower right):
What can I say this is my main girl my homie, she's the true thot of the family and makes me proud *wipes tear*, although I know she's kinda a problematic fave but they all are, they're CATS for chists sake let me hate them and love them at the same time. Squirrelly is pale like her dad because he white af since he a kittypet (or at least got kittypet origins) and she has muted ginger hair. She's a warrior, so I gave her warrior apprentice clothing and some accessories to match the family palette, you know they got that green/gold aesthetic going on.
Honestly I don't have much to say about Squirrelpaw she's a pretty straightforward gal.
I'm thinking of doing more lots of sketches for these sorts of human warriors posts instead of constant family portraits (which is what I /have/ been doing) so what do you think?
If anyone reads this far