Posts from the ‘Paintings’ Category

A Leopard Among Wolves

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Joscelin Verreuil, second son and hero of the land. I decided white lilies would be appropriate for him.

I always draw him so angry. I think he is a little bit more at peace here. I aimed for trying to highlight his bone structure, and yes gawd, I think I did.

Queen of Courtesans

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I used to use this sort of shading style when my tablet broke a few years back. As mine has kicked the proverbial bucket, this style is back. I forgot how much I like the effect. This sort of ended up with an Audrey Kawasaki swing. I may continue in this style and do portraits of some of the other characters.

Lady in Red

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For one reason or another this sketch of Phedre as Mara never wound up on my artblog. Apologies for that! This is indeed my work ❤ I have plans to make this dress a reality before the year is out, although my sketch doesn’t betray any of the design or details I am going for.

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“A Heart’s a heavy burden…”

Bastian from Grimoire, formerly known as Blackbird.  My mind is just racing all over the place with my old comics as of late…

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A year later, I finally have a new direction for Ether Hallows.  Dis gunna be gud.

No More Dreams

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I started this shortly before my tablet broke last year. It’s been sitting on my hard drive for some time, waiting for me to get a new way to finish it.  I finished it kind of fast, so parts are a little bit more sloppy than I had intended, but really this painting was just to get this scene out of my head.  Ether Hallows is in a sort of limbo right now; I can’t bring myself to break it apart and use it elsewhere, and I can’t bring myself to work on it.  So I am not sure where it is headed; for now, I’ll illustrate stuff from it that I want to see, and see where it leads me.

Aura will always be someone I paint, though; she is one of the louder parts of my subconscious.  A good representation of a lot of what makes me me.  A mary sue, if you will, in my own private fanfiction.  She helps me work through things I have trouble doing on my own, and tends to get a bit abused in the process.  But art of her ends up being cathartic for me, so I think that is a positive step in the right direction.

All grown up…

Zeldyn Rao, my second oldest character, got a redo today in honor of my new tablet arriving.  She has come a long way; at over thirteen years old, she is preceeded only by Ryne, her comrade in arms and love interest.  Part of her update is a race change; which is a big step for me.  I’ve unintentionally whitewashed my characters, and it’s definitely time to put an end to that.  I’d say by our world standards, racially my influence on her now is somewhere between Armenian/Indian.  I did; it feels right.  And now she isn’t the only white girl in the desert, because that always bothered me.

She sure has come a long way, as has my art 😀 happy birthday, Zeldyn!