Commissioned Portrait of Nefertiti Magayak!

🗓 26 Mar 2020
Commissioned Portrait of Nefertiti Magayak!

Since the commission of Marcus and Jessica went so well, I did another commission with the artist Reiesu. This character choice was none other than Princess Nefertiti Magayak of Magaya. I commissioned a portrait of her plus a colored background (flames!). This commission process was fundamentally different than with Marcus and Jessica’s commission because I had actually drawn Nefertiti a few times in the recent and long ago past…very few times. But I had more of an idea of what...

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Commissioned Artwork of Marcus and Jessica!

🗓 12 Mar 2020
Commissioned Artwork of Marcus and Jessica!

So I finally decided to cross this bridge. As in, commissioning artwork by someone who can actually…do art. Not at all like my amateur attempts. My search for willing and able artists took me to Tumblr. I used searches such as ‘commissions open’ to find artists who were available and with styles that I thought could fit the world. I narrowed down the list and eventually reached out to Reiesu. Reiesu’s style was very distinct and I think captures the...

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Drawings via the Apple Pencil and Sketchbook

🗓 25 Feb 2020
Drawings via the Apple Pencil and Sketchbook

So as I think I alluded to in previous posts here and on Patreon, I have an Apple Pencil as of late last year. I’ve been using it to draw on the free Sketchbook app. It’s been quite amazing so far. I’m still learning all of the features and brushes, but the results have been solid so far. I posted some them in the 2019 in Art post, but here they are to date (minus intense spoilers/Patreon icons): Balon -...

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2019 in Art

🗓 02 Jan 2020

Starting the year off with my usual attempt at compiling my non-spoiler, relevant artwork done in 2019. 2019 was pretty back-heavy due to my late-year Apple Pencil purchase and a few months are light/missing due to the artwork being Containment Collapse spoilers. This also doesn’t include the pieces of art that went to the custom stickers of Cyclone and Spellbinder. January None. February None. March None. April None. May None. June Few missing due to spoilers for CC. Vale'roh'gah, rando...

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2018 in Art

🗓 04 Sep 2019

This is so late. I got my stuff together to finally compile this.. The art I did in 2018, minus spoilers and such, organized by month: January None February Chag Xesh Tosh Mason Zfnoc King's Helmet in Darkness March None April None May TCOD Artwork And: Farrco chilling Spellbinder waving June None July Khapiela's Palace Zfnoc Meditation room Chatzu'kuan's ship August None September None October Containment Collapse raw art November None December Hequera with her wings Cyclone, arms crossed Spellbinder...

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The Corruption of Dark (Book Seven) Cover Art

🗓 14 May 2018
The Corruption of Dark (Book Seven) Cover Art

The Madness of Light was about the Essence of Light/Order, which takes the form of a white Spider. The Corruption of Dark is about the Essence of Dark/Chaos, which takes the form of a black Spider. Perfectly balanced, as all things should be. - Thanos Following from that, the covers are opposite and not quite equal to each other. Aye, the covers aren't complete white-black mirrors...one, because the backgrounds are deliberately different. TMOL had a yellow-ish/coppery tone to it and...

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2017 in Art

🗓 07 Jan 2018
2017 in Art

Here’s the art I did in 2017 (excluding book scenes/anything spoilerific), organized by month. January Gladiacon Portrait Pakuqua Znoc and Djaraxen Zfhi Cyclone looking awesome February Hequera Lana Zfhi Khapiela Quahwu Chatzu'kuan March The Wonder The Tree The Sun The Pillar The Omen The Monarch The Grasp The Gaze The Break April Robo Knight Cyclone Side King Side Spellbinder Side Farrco Side May None. June Zfhi Palace The Cathedral Vapaezyre teeth out Rayacha Chajaran Empirian Envoy Chatzukuan's Face Cyclone staring...

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The Madness of Light (Book Six) Cover Art

🗓 01 Oct 2017

Book six. I'm really getting there. Before the first draft was even finished, I did the cover. I've been sitting on this post for a few months now because The Madness of Light is proving to be as complex and tricky as I knew it would. I also knew exactly what I wanted out of the cover for this work. Which was a far simpler task than actually writing the thing. Like Expansion Expression, the cover is concrete. What is...

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2016 in Art

🗓 06 Jun 2017

A break down of the art I did in 2016. A best approximation of it, anyway. Went off of when I scanned it in because I had no other way to figure out when I actually drew it. This excludes any critical book scenes. January None. February March Robo-Knight v3 design Balon April Ra'uw'la Crying May King's Head Cyclone's Head Farrco's Head Spellbinder's Head June Cyclone, vaguely tired Lapadj the Kharatzara Sarela the Szarehan July None. August The spike in...

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Expansion Expression Cover

🗓 02 Apr 2017
Expansion Expression Cover

I bring to you what I've mocked up as the e-cover for Expansion Expression (Book Five). It's very minimalist–most of the power comes from the art. Like How to Stop Wildfire. The process of how I made this one: To start, I used water colors to give the paper a yellow-y-coppery background. Then, once it dried, I took oil pastels and sketched out the 'Scorpion' (the orange pincer). I used two different types of pastels and I smeared them all...

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The Cultivation of the Personal Project

🗓 09 Mar 2017

The story starts like this: I write a story. It takes me many years to get to a point where it is passable. It takes a few more to make me proud of it. It will take less than one afterwards to realize how far I've come since it. But we're not there yet. I wrote a story and I thought I wanted to share that story. So I shoved into onto sub-par medium (Amazon Kindle) because I hoped everyone...

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Of Fractured Edges Cover Reveal + Blurb and Release Date

🗓 31 Jul 2016

It is that time again--time for the cover reveal of my next book + blurb + pre-order and all that jazz. I'm lumping it all together because that's how I roll. The book in question is book four of The Adventures of the Trinity and the One is titled Of Fractured Edges. It took me awhile to get to that title. Maybe hours were spent brainstorming it. I knew it had to do with earth and I knew the color...

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Threads that Bind the Tempest (Book 3) Cover and Blurb!

🗓 15 Feb 2016

It's that time. When you get the appetizer to the next story, in this case Threads that Bind the Tempest. The pre-story story. The lovely and enigmatic blurb. I'll stop talking now. Here is the cover to Threads that Bind the Tempest, in all its glory. Stare at it and bask in its glory. I like it a lot. And for the more substantial part. The blurb to TTBTT: The Trinity and the One’s latest adventure threatens to unravel both...

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Cartoon Propaganda Posters

🗓 07 Sep 2015

I've been practicing my computer-art skills. I decided to make cartoon propaganda posters of the main four. Cyclone, King, Spellbinder, and Farrco. They all are kind of terrible in their own way, but I think it is important to try new things and learn new skills. Cyclone looks like a cartoon character version of himself. I think he would be proud.. King looks dorky, but he is sparking up so whatever. Drew him with the bracelet! Woo hoo! Spellbinder, is...

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Harmonic Waves Blurb and Cover Reveal

🗓 19 Aug 2015

Harmonic Waves is getting close to a release date/Pre-Order Availability. I don't know when exactly, but I'll have date real soon. In the mean-time, here is the blurb: A universe-wide conspiracy looms on the horizon, and the newly formed Trinity and the One are appointed to stop it. While the Trinity and the One are introducing themselves to the Empire, they are interrupted by the news of a bombing on Jalon. To demonstrate their worth to themselves and to the...

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