Yeah, I should be writing, editing or fixing my query instead of drawing but I can’t help it. I’ve only four more to go till I have an artwork for each chapter. *phew*. I don’t know about the cover yet, no idea’s coming to me as yet. Any suggestions?
Anyway, here you go: some more artwork to share. This time I attempted to capture the emotional scenes, not sure how they work.
A spoiler? Nah, just a glimpse into the romance in the book. This is to capture the two MCs’ first kiss in the alley. I do like how hungry Haisma looks and uncertain Faziel seems at that, ha. They look sufficiently sexy together, so I’m sharing 🙂 Yeah, still need to draw the wall in the background but that reference will do for now.
He looks very matrix-like here :p I just wanted to show his mechanical wings (which aren’t much. Need to add more details I suppose, but at the moment, all my attempts look fake) It was his crouch that took forever to get right, though, since the reference model didn’t have the entire look to copy from. I couldn’t draw his fingers so I cheated with the gloves.
This is when the two men attempt at reconciliation. I would have liked a bit more emotions captured here, but I couldn’t seem to get the right expressions on both of them. Jebeyan and Faziel have a sort of complex relationship tainted with equally strong love and hate. I would have liked to portray that some day, but for now this is good enough, heh.
Since he will be the mc of the sequel, I thought I should draw him. I tried to capture his afflictions here, having suddenly shoved under the burden of the universe upon his shoulders. But I think he just ends up looking like he has stomach cramps, ha! I do like how he turns out, though, just as I picture him, although he seems much older than thirteen but he’s supposed to look so anyway. In this scene, it was Ishman’s Bells emblem in the background that took forever to draw :p
This is probably a spoiler, but never mind. I thought it turned out a tad BDSM, which wasn’t my intention (no, really, ha!) I like how crazy calm the Princess looks as she saunters her way down to her victim. There are other details included here, but perhaps they wouldn’t come out without the text to accompany the scene.
This is when the Blessed confronts Faziel for his past crimes and attempts to manipulate him into cooperation by offering relief of the hex. I’m trying to capture Haisma’s anger at such preposterous hypocricy and Faziel’s eternal calmness at being yet again subjected to this personal trial he suffers most of his life anyway. I do love how this one turned out and enjoy drawing them together most. Mind you, I’ve accumulated many dregs before these ones I posted here.
All right back to preparing the query. Meh, I still can’t get that one right. I’m trying very hard… And writing is getting harder too, the entire exercise just drains me sometimes. I received a rejection letter again today for one of my short stories, despite having passed two selection hurdles. Meh, I’m trying hard not to let that dishearten me, and will take the positive learning out of it instead 🙂
Take care, peeps and happy creating!