Dishonored - Jessamine Kaldwin

"Many of those who lived through her reign will weep until the ends of their lives over the pale beauty with the piercing eyes."

Jessamine is the Empress of the Isles, mother of Emily and political leader of Dunwall. At least she was, before the events of the first game in which her assassination triggers the chain of events that move the story forward. This character could've been really rich and detailed to write if only there was more time to develop her; she's not only a leader, an empress but also the first of her name and also a mother. All these roles and how Jessamine juggled them together could've been extremely fascinating to explore, especially in a climate like her court full of spies and liars.
In this pose I tried to represent the character and personality of the Empress in a way that maybe we don't get to see in the brief time we spend with her in game. I also painted some more details on the face that the model lacked.

Credits go to rotten_eyed for his model extraction and wonderful rig! And Arkane Studios for the incredibly inspiring world of Dishonored, still all these years later. Thank you.
The rest of this character series is available in my gallery

September 1, 2022