Over the past month, I took some time to draw the three most major characters of Samael: Samanta Liu-Rivera, Niklas Østergaard, and Tien Vo.
Samanta Liu-Rivera is the titular Samael, a well-known and widely feared assassin who tries to retire from the business, but ends up not being able to.
I’ve drawn her many times over the years and her design hasn’t changed all that much.
Niklas Østergaard is a guy who should have been a hardboiled detective but is stuck as a police detective. He is also a spy for Samanta and her assassin friends.
This was my second time drawing him – the first time was a sketch that’s since been deleted.
Tien Vo is a hacker and Sam’s best friend and mission control. She is Vietnamese-Australian and uses a wheelchair (which is why she’s sitting), which I did not draw here.
I’ve drawn Tien a couple of times before, but her previous design was pretty boring. I like this one a lot better.