Sador started as a doodle I did in biology class in high
school. The character was actually inspired by a Judas Priest
song ("The Sentinel"), and his appearance was
heavily influenced by Eddie, the Iron Maiden mascot.
This was one of the first "real" drawings I did
of Sador that wasnt a doodle. The cat thing in the background
is an old Dungeons and Dragons monster called a "displacer
beast". It is basically a six-legged panther with two
tenticals growing out of it's back that drip paralytic venom.
The monster was the other form of the sentient demon that
Sador uses as his weapon (a black glaive). Basically, it
could take the form of a glaive, or it's natural form of
a Displacer Beast.
I dropped that idea in later images because no one really
knows what a Displacer Beast is except Dungeons and Dragons
dorks. But I thought the idea of a demon in the permanent
form of a weapon sounded cool, so I kept that part.