One of my regrettably ignored OCs, Tristan is a pretty fascinating character with a will of steel and legs to match.
He's grown quite a bit since I last drew him. A bit of history:
Tristan Lazare is a surgical doctor practicing in the same world/time as takes place in Full Metal Alchemist. From a young age, his leg bones were incredibly frail and prone to breaking under relatively little wear. The reason for this was never determined, labeled as an incurable mystery disease.
As he grew older, refusing to confine himself to a wheelchair, Tristan crafted mechanical leg splints to reinforce his legs and enabled himself to walk (however stiffly) wherever he pleased. He could even run without worrying that his shins would snap in half.
More recently, however, the disorder that caused him trouble from his early years has continued to incline. He ultimately had to amputate his right leg, seeking the aid of an automail worker to craft him a new one entirely to resemble his original splint design.
In spite of his physical decline, Tristan presses ever onward, becoming one of the most successful surgeons of his time, earning the respect of many. He enjoys studying holistic medicine, inspired by his friend Christoph Engelbert's* herbal home remedies.
One of Tristan's favorite diversions is enjoying a good meal and snacking on petit fours. He has recently lost a lot of weight, possibly due to the same disorder that cost him his leg.
Quaffi, his puffin/quail hybrid always perches on his head or shoulder to keep him company.
* Christoph is this delightful fellow:
Artwork/Design & Tristan Lazare (C) *SakuraBomb