Some of you whom payed attention to the hint from my last submission are probably asking yourself how Lord Tirek relates to that. Well, he doesn't. The answer to the hint was Doctor Whooves and I have a picture of said mage almost finished. But then I looked at it and found that the pose and design wasn't up to my standards, deciding to scrap it and start over (I went though the same process with Princess Cadence). However, I ended up sketching Tirek instead. And in almost one sitting, the result is this. Sorry, Whovians, maybe next time.
I had tons of fun drawings Tirek. Being such a towering brick house that he is I actually made the "my little mages" emblem smaller as to not diminish his presence. At first I thought that Tirek would present the problem that typically comes with characters that are already humanized, that being not much more I could add in making them human. But Tirek actually did the opposite of that. His design being so distinctive and with so many variations to reference, I had more than enough to be creative with. His magical class, Spellthief, fits him perfectly. It's a D&D prestige class that's basically Tirek in a nutshell. Oh, and yeah, I do realize that he looks like a beefed up character from the Assassin's Creed games.