Commissioned Portrait of Ramulein!

Commissioned Portrait of Ramulein!

After commissioning Reiesu for Marcus and Jessica and Nefertiti, the next character was High Chancellor Ramulein. This one was the hardest yet. I had/have a very, very fuzzy view of him. I knew…general things about what he looked like. Very general. Mostly the physical qualities of Sacon. Not…much else. For that reason and others, this was the longest back and forth. My…‘Resources’ So, before we get into WIPs, let’s talk about some of the resources I provided Reiesu. Beyond the...

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🗓 08 May 2020
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Emerald Haze Cover

Emerald Haze Cover

After mulling over the top fractals I recently generated, the rejects you can see here, I settled on one fractal to use. It was the fractal that I deep-down knew was going to be the Emerald Haze cover art the moment I saw it generate. Any hesitation I had towards using the fractal medium once more for a book cover was shattered by this fractal. This fractal…its entire composition is so apt for the book contents. It is almost like...

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🗓 14 Apr 2020
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Emerald Haze Cover Art Attempts

Emerald Haze Cover Art Attempts

I wasn’t sure exactly what I wanted for the Emerald Haze cover art, but I knew it had to be green. I played around with the Apple Pencil and the Sketchbook app, but I wasn’t too fond of the above results (the art is the post thumbnail). It lacked punch and texture. It needed something more dynamic to convey the themes present in the book. After some thought, I decided to spin up the JWildfire Fractal Generator again. I used...

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🗓 10 Apr 2020
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Commissioned Portrait of Nefertiti Magayak!

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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🗓 26 Mar 2020
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Commissioned Artwork of Marcus and Jessica!

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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🗓 12 Mar 2020
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Drawings via the Apple Pencil and Sketchbook

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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🗓 25 Feb 2020
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2019 in Art

2019 in Art

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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🗓 02 Jan 2020
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2018 in Art

2018 in Art

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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🗓 04 Sep 2019
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The Corruption of Dark (Book Seven) Cover Art

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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🗓 14 May 2018
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2017 in Art

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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🗓 07 Jan 2018
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The Madness of Light (Book Six) Cover Art

The Madness of Light (Book Six) Cover Art

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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🗓 01 Oct 2017
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2016 in Art

2016 in Art

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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🗓 06 Jun 2017
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