Who: Monsieur L’Arbre
What: A legendary 2,000-year-old-tree. Said to possess clairvoyant powers. Believed to lead lost travelers back to safety.
Where: Sighted at various locations within the Sapphire Forest. Typically preceded by a blanket of golden leaves.
Distinctive features: Towering, enigmatic presence. Vines that dangle from branches and creepers that obscure its enormous trunk in an intricate maze. Large and imposing; around 200 meters tall. Incandescent glow. Able to move at will.
Concept development: artwork progression from a rough sketch to more detailed cross-hatching to the addition of grey tones.
Also in the Character Profile series, see Julien Hedgehog and The Musicians.
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