It dawned on me as I was working on pictures of my characters that I never mentioned what these pictures are being used for, because there is a reason why they all look very similar to each other in their presentation.
These are pictures that I am putting into a physical journal of all of the characters and their profile information. This information is not going to be put up in its entirety because of so many spoilers for their backstories, and hints at what might happen to them throughout the books. It is why I only mention brief bits about each character that often involve their lives before their involvement with the Guardians or Arnyekians. However, I decided to add pictures of the characters to go with their profiles, and thus... these happened:
Now, the backgrounds were more or less tacked on for posting on deviantart, mostly to try and make it harder for people to claim the specific pictures as their own--hence the signature/watermark in the background for each of them (I be paranoid about that). They are not on the pictures that will go into the profiles.