The Rat King

I’ve been working on a series of sketches and paintings with a character I am calling the Rat King.

I’m actually not sure if it’s the same character throughout since the main character looks a bit different in each one and seems to be doing all sorts of things that a Rat King might not do.

The Rat King at the edge of a cliff, clutching his staff while he casts a spell to control the weather
The Rat King – Casting a spell that controls the weather

For example, in some he is in what looks like a lab with potions and magic implements.

The Rat Wizard in his underground lab cooking up a potion
The Rat Wizard in his underground lab cooking up a potion

In another he is studying magic spells (while using magic to help him hold up the spell book).

The Sketch
The Rat Wizard studying his spells
The Rat Wizard studying his spells

In yet another he is helping navigate a skiff as he and a companion run away from pirate frigates.

The Rat Wizard escaping from pirate frigates
The Escape – The rat wizard escapes pirate frigates

I have been using these paintings and drawings to experiment with different techniques, both to create them and to prepare and scan them for presentation.

Some day I may create a narrative from them. In the meantime, you can put come up with your own story =)