The Forest Spirit is more than just a spirit – she is a deity. She has been around since before written history. Her name has been lost to the ages, but she is forever present within the trees. When she moves, she moves slowly, thoughtfully, but deliberately. And when she is found, she will guide travelers by testing them – fail the test, and you are taken out of the forest, forever unable to find it again. Continue reading “The Forest Spirit: An Illustration”
The Fire Mage is part of a small illustration series I’m making, which started with The Water Mage: Continue reading “The Fire Mage”
The Legend of Jamie Roberts is just one comic I’m working on, but I’m at the point in development that I can come up with more solid ideas about character designs, monster designs, environments, and the like.
However, I needed to also distinguish something important in the narrative – the spiritual elements. Continue reading “Comic Page Design for The Legend of Jamie Roberts”
I forgot to share this new illustration with you when I finished it months ago. My bad!
This is called “Two Ladies,” and I wanted to draw this to test how my Copic markers worked on brown-tinted Strathmore paper. Continue reading “New Illustration: Two Ladies”
I first saw Ark Revner’s art in passing at Interventioncon in 2014. I wasn’t able to get a super long look at their art at the time, but I grabbed a business card to check them out later.
I’m so glad I did, because it turns out their art is spectacular.
Digital painting is not easy (I have tried, and failed, many times at it). But Ark’s paintings don’t just make it look easy. They are wonderful to look at. There’s almost a delicate touch to their textures, and with one stroke, their lines can look either airy and light, or heavy and bold.
Ark doesn’t just work digitally, though – they also work with Copic markers. I’m jealous of their skills, but in a way that inspires me to try new things with the tools.
Just look at these sketches they do with Copics!
They have also made one of the most inspiring short comics I have read in a long time. It got over 1000 notes on Tumblr, and I feel like it was deserved.
Know any cool artist I should feature next week? Drop a comment!
Thank you for reading, and I will see you on Monday.