Another sketch for my new sketchbook! Tiefling ranger with her bearded vulture animal companion. Some proportional wonkiness on this, but I think I like it enough to use as the basis of a painting.
I can’t seem to stop by Palace Art and Office Supply in Santa Cruz without buying SOMETHING. This time, it was a bunch of pens and a toned sketchbook.
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An illustration I did for Gutter Glitter‘s Psychopomp II: Bunny Love.
More painting practice from photographs.
Referenced from a screenshot from 2046, the incomparable Zhang Ziyi. Getting back into the swing of things after a hand injury with some new Photoshop brushes.
The swamp where the Gamayun guards Koschei’s soul. Another environment revision, and my favorite of the bunch.
Yet another environment revision. This one is the Isle of Buyan and Koschei’s palace, which is pretty heavily inspired by the Kolomenskoye estate and the chalk cliffs of Rügen.
The chicken-legged hut of the cannibal witch Baba Yaga, ringed by glowing skulls.
Another revision from my thesis. I decided to take a whole new approach to environments, inspired by storybook illustrators and comic artists. This is the deceptively modest home of the dragon Zmey Gorinich. Click to see it bigger!
This is a character revision of my version of the recurring Russian fairytale villain, Koschei the Deathless.
Breaking in a new sketchbook.
I did this illustration of Sophia Brahe, the younger sister and assistant of famous sixteenth century astronomer Tycho Brahe, for the blog Cool Chicks from History. She was an accomplished scientist in her own right, and a pretty cool lady! Check out Cool Chicks from History for more info on her and other amazing women.