TableTop Champions Season 3

Jump to: Colin | Lux | Minos | Ren | Elyron | The Wild

Another podcast that I’m a huge fan of is the TableTop Champions. I started listening during Season 3.

I don’t often do fan art, but there was something about this show that really spoke to me. Good friends around the game table and playing a ttrpg. What’s more, they’re creative and interested in playing unique characters. That’s… surprisingly rare.

All of the Season 3 Characters from the Tabletop Champions Podcast Together
The Season 3 Characters from the Tabletop Champions Podcast as They Were Early in the Season

So I thought I would do some drawings of their characters as I imagined them to say thanks for all the great entertainment.

They liked the results enough that they asked to pay for them and then put the art on their merch. That’s a pretty great ‘thank you’ for my ‘thank you’ if you ask me.

Colin Tinble the Mousefolk Monk


First up is Colin Tinble. Described as a mouse-folk monk, Colin is a sage warrior with a soft spot for protecting the young – especially orphans.

Played by Kyle, Colin won a special place in my heart. Something about him reminded me of the calm, quiet Kwai Chang Caine of the Kung Fu series from my childhood. Also? I kinda loved that he was a mouse.

Lux – the Childlike Wizard


Next we have Lux. Described as a small child, she’s actually quite a bit more. At the very least, she’s a wizard, and the wiki says that she’s human, but I seem to recall that she’s (SPOILER) a shapeshifter of some kind. Something makes me think changeling? While playing Lux, Stephanie spoke with a slight lisp which just added a little extra adorable to the character.

Minos Stoutheart and Vrath

Minos Stoutheart (and Vrath the Pixie)

It’s not any great secret that I am a bit of a Nipponophile, so I suppose it should be no big shock that I really enjoyed Matt‘s character Minos Stoutheart who is clearly inspired by the samurai of Japan’s feudal era.

Vrath the NPC was quite the comedic relief to Minos’ stoic demeanor. So much so that she eventually built a home in his beard and would invite her pixie friends for a party.

Ren McTavish – Rabbitfolk Ranger


Ren McTavish, played by Lauren was a clever and adroit archer (ranger) with a dark past. At one time a slave, Ren worked hard to balance the karmic scales.

Elyron Syrel the Aasimar Mystic


Elyron Syrel, the aasimar mystic was played by Ben in season 3. He was a calming and reassuring force for the group. And when he needed to be, a powerful force in battle when he brought his psionics to bear on their opponents.

The Wild – Circle of the Land Druid

The Wild

The Wild was a weird, ominous, and even creepy in some way druid of the Circle of the Land played by Kyle later in the season.

Dock Urchin Color Sketch

dock urchin colored sketch
dock urchin colored sketch

Continuing withe the ‘unrepresented character types’ I thought that there are many kinds of NPCs that don’t represented in character artwork. So… a youthful dock urchin. Maybe an informant, maybe just ‘background flavor’, but they’re likely to be present in just about any campaign.

Warforged Gunslinger

Simple greyscale warforged gunslinger.
Warforged Gunslinger

A while back I figured I would try to work out some character types that I hadn’t seen much artwork for. I drew this warforged gunslinger with that in mind.

Of course, I should have dug up a bit more reference materials. If I had, I would have seen that there’s a kind of ‘default’ representation for warforged. I kinda think they generally look a little like Iron Man. I’m sure that’s purely coincidental.

From the Archives: Ororo / Storm of the X-Men Fame

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Sketch of Ororo

Here we’ve got the sketch work I did for some Storm fan art. I focused on trying to create a new pose for her. Something that would be natural – falling back onto an uplifting current since that’s how she flies.

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Inks stage for Ororo

I used to have a pretty simple method for inks – one standardized layer of single width ‘ink’. Then, I would add a second ‘bold’ layer with slightly more variety of thickness to the outer edges and those which should be more pronounced because that edge is much closer to the viewer than what’s behind it. As an example – notice the collar of her vest in front of her face.

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Colors or Ororo / Storm

And here we have the (admittedly rather simplistic) colors for Ororo.

From the Archives: Patch

Patch says "Peace" - or is that "Victory"?
Patch says “Peace” – or is that “Victory”?

Patch (my werewolf biker vigilante OC) is a subject that I keep going back to.

One of my favorite ‘art exercises’ is to draw him in normal everyday scenarios since it’s so easy to draw him doing something intense or dramatic.