So I started redrawing and updating the Under the Star cast in 2012, and promptly stalled out after finishing the female characters. Really I should never name a series of pictures after the year in which I start them, because they never get finished in the same year >3>; Dangit.
Sei here took me a few false starts, but I did have him sketched a while back - even before Reishi, who took me about a million false starts >3>; Still, I really do like how he came out. He also wound up with several facial expressions over the course of the thing, but I chose the smile for his main portrait because I found myself wanting him to smile by default. For a while there I got so caught up with Sei's angsty development that I forgot he was supposed to be really cheerful and sweet to begin with. So, smiles by default now :)