Mermaids, Fairy Tales, Zombies, and more. I’m printing a collection of collaborative coloring books…for (so called) grown-ups!
This is a bit belated - but I thought I should let everyone know that there’s a Kickstarter for coloring books printed by Ellen Million going on.
How is that relevant? Well - my work is available in two of their reprints, Rum and Ruffians and Steam Dreaming. Rum and Ruffians features two of my pieces, a swashbuckling man and a lady pirate and a monkey. Steam Dreaming features another two pieces, this time a steampunk mermaid and a “poster” of a fanciful train, a gentleman, a girl with a giant wrench, an exotic young prince and his… robot monkey. Hmm. I didn’t notice the theme until now - I’ll need to remember that for future submissions. ;)
Rum and Ruffians has sold out of the print copies as of this post, but you might be able to pick up PDF copies. (EDIT: Doesn’t seem to be available as a PDF, but if you were really interested, you could always ask very nicely, and maybe Ellen Million will be able to?) Steam Dreaming still has a double-handful left of the reprint and is available as a PDF.
If you miss out on the Kickstarter, you can find a link to Ellen Million’s Coloring Book offerings here. You can always find that link by clicking the “Buy my art!" link on my Sketchblog. :)
"Egyptian" Ryuutama - Female Minstrel
Continuing my series of ancient Egyptian inspired Ryuutama classes - this is the female minstrel/musician! She’s holding a long-necked lute.
Thanks, as always, for the support of my patrons at Patreon!
Fashionable Lady Italy (and her pups)
Over on Menewsha, I’ve challenged artists to take a map of a country, city, state; etc and treat it like a shape challenge to make a character or characters (human or animal).
I took up the challenge of Italy, so here we have an Art Deco and Art Nouveau influenced lady with her terriers. The pattern on her coat was directly influenced by a pendant by René Lalique.
Another piece for Seito - this time one of the more villainous of her characters, Kyden. He was a lot of fun!
I learned some interesting things about markers trying the shading. Unfortunately, I lost many of the highlights (they just look white, rather than pale yellow).
Oh, and PS: I used this photo as reference for the pose.
Nature Spirit Rune
Older sketches of my character Rune as a nature spirit. Found them the other day and realized I’ve never scanned them. As his internal nature is mostly water with a bit of plant (so willows, water lilies; etc listen to him just as well as fish and frogs), his outfit colors are along those lines. His hair, iirc, is pale, new-leaf green rather than its usual pale yellow.
"Egyptian" Ryuutama: Healer
And here is a male Healer type! (Or possibly a Noble or poet-Minstrel?)
Thanks once again to my lovely patrons at Patreon for bringing this project to everyone!
Mein/Iro’s character, Luitger! He’s a semi-steampunkish magic/tech engineer. I didn’t mean to make his shirt yellow, but it ended up working regardless.
Really happy with his hair (which is possibly too long now that I look at the reference again D: ) and his blue-hazel eyes. :3
Kaou of the Peonies
Another piece I did for Seito, this time of the Empress’s right hand woman, Kaou. The colors are much nicer in person, but I did get it about as close as I think I’m likely to.
Look! I learned to draw peonies!
Dystopia, on Menewsha, wanted another phoenix from me and this time suggested something akin to an illuminated style, having seen I’ve done similar pieces before.