dungeons and dragons illustration mama fern and burnt versus dragon
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Mama Fern is a single mom raising Burnt the half-orc ranger and keeping her forest (and the world) safe from pesky dragons.

I really want to do a series of illustrations and call the whole collection “The Ballad of Mama Fern,” because I love the story I’m building for her.

This illustration was done with Copic markers except for the background – that was done in Manga Studio. I may or may not change the background color. Haven’t decided yet. But I wanted to draw this with some golden/yellow highlights as a challenge, to see if I could do highlights in markers. Turns out I can. I think.