See Tigryph's wonderful take on this character here:
So, as it turns out, guilt is a great artistic motivator. Tigryph
was kind enough to tag me in her Christmas project to do drawings of other people's characters, and I somehow didn't pick up on it until two months later. (Yes, I am a horrible person.) So, I whipped up this quick reference of Malcolm Quigg, who's a supporting character in the book series I'm currently working on.Name: Malcolm Quigg
Age: 61 (as of 1922 E.A. Looks more like thirty-something because fae age slower.)
(Homo fata tyto)Biography & Description:Malcolm Quigg is the director of Excalibur, a secret organization devoted to investigating and safeguarding the last remnants of magic in the post-fairy-tale world of the Afterlands. Little is known about his past, as most official records pertaining to him are classified at the highest security level. It is believed that he played a significant role in protecting the United Kingdom of Camelot during the Shadow Wars of the late 1890's. As these conflicts were never publicly acknowledged by the authorities, however, no details of his involvement can be confirmed.Most people who meet Malcolm at first mistake him for a scholarly, sedate individual. If, however, they are subjects of one of his investigations, their views change rather quickly once they find themselves flown to the top of the nearest building and dangled off the edge of the roof by their ankles. Malcolm is known for his skills in extracting information from people. He is also a master of combat, employing an ancient method of magic-infused martial arts nearly lost to history. The bands around his hands and arms are enchanted to impart a low-level curse with each punch, bending reality and reducing the probability that his opponents will be able to land punches themselves. His spectacles allow him to foresee his opponent's moves a split second before they happen and react accordingly. This fighting style was popular in the dark times after The End, when magic was so weakened that only the least magical of weapons could be used.
So, "tactile", punching magic, in other words, not twiddling fingers and pointing wands like in Harry Potter and other fantasy franchises. In terms of personality, Malcolm is basically what you'd get if Wolverine were placed in charge of Hogwarts instead of Dumbledore. The hair actually isn't meant as a Wolverine reference, though; it's intended to evoke the "horns" on a great-horned owl. There's also some barn owl influence in the color scheme. In the Afterlands, fairies - more accurately referred to as "fae" - are not twinkly little insect people. They're full-size and have bird wings and talons. Fae are divided into subspecies according to the types of birds they share attributes with. So there are also hawkfae, eaglefae, hummingfae, etc.