intense

Inktense on gesso. It’s almost like paint.

the badlands job

“Remember that time we had to cross a wasteland?” “You mean the one with man-eating lizards the size of a horse…why?”  

Cort

There is a giant space gerbil named Cort in my brother’s epic sci fi web serial (you should check it out!) and I’ve been trying to put together some art for him. Trouble is…gerbils are just so dang adorable.

Nelia of Legend

I was in a mood for bold strokes of color, and ended up drawing three cover art concepts. This one is for the River Rebellion. I have this sort of idea that Zare’s swath of white from the Cymerie River will become her trademark in this war.

archer

I found a picture of a mounted archer and decided to practice with the intense ink sticks–big unwieldy things–forcing myself to rely on bigger, sweeping strokes of vivid color. After I accidentally dumped out my–carefully arranged and color coded–case and having to painstakingly find each stick’s proper home, I got to work. It was good…

hoopskirt job

The more I write in the River Rebellion, the more of this story I learn. You might get it someday. I know I post about it often, but that’s because there is an absolutely outrageous dress and a massive headdress and veil. Such things are fantastic fun to imagine.

Shyr Valla

The Eight city, the one that Narya Magnifique wiped off the map, controlled the source of the mighty Bandui River. It was a spectacular city, with mines and waterways and culture. And plumed helmets. Because that’s just awesome.  

Hood

This is an older piece of art, from last year sometime I think. I don’t think I have shared it here yet. I was putting particular effort into cloaks and hoods for awhile there. You can see my control over the water and ink slipping on her face, in particular! It’s all practice.

Green glow

Did some messing around with Inktense last week. I’m still really trying to get the hang of it. I like the way the colors layered, just need to ¬†get more control of my brush strokes.