Art by Angela R. Sasser

secondlina:

The Valor Anthology Kickstarter is 12 days away from completion and it’s doing GREAT!

I wanted to share you with you guys some of the concept art we used in the Kickstarter’s video. Said concept art is by Justin Lanjil, Annie Stoll, Laura NeubertMichelle “Misha” KrivanekMorgan BeemMegan Kearney and Nicole Chartrand.

Concept art above are for the following stories : an adaptation of the Reindeer maiden, an original tale about a girl and a gargoyle, an adaptation of godfather Death, an adaptation of the Lindworm, an adaptation of East of the Sun, West of the moon, an original fairy tale about masks and an adaptation of the wild swans.

If you love fairy tales and Badass ladies, be sure to check the Kickstarter out!

Signal boosting! So many cool fairy tales and heroines in one place.

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kushielconcepts:


The young man standing in the shadows behind me bowed in the traditional manner of the Cassiline Brotherhood, hands crossed before him at chest level.  Warm sunlight gleamed on the steel of his vambraces and the chain-mail that gauntleted the backs of his hands.  His twin daggers hung low on his belt and the cruciform hilt of his sword, always worn at the back, rose above his shoulders.  He straighed and met my eyes."Phèdre nó Delaunay," he said formally, "I am Joscelin Verreuil of the Cassiline Brotherhood.  It is my privilege to attend."He neither looked nor sounded as though he meant it…- Phedre meets Joscelin for the first time in Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey.

This was a sketch prize for reaching 1000 Likes on my Kushiel’s Legacy illustration project’s fan page.  I was so happy to get the chance to draw Joscelin Verreuil, who does not have near enough fan art of him, considering what a BAMF he is in the books.8x10 inches, HB and 6B graphite pencils on paper.

Re-sharing from my Kushiel’s Legacy illustration project tumblr because I’m super proud of this one.  It’s been a long time since a sketch has kept me up late!

kushielconcepts:

The young man standing in the shadows behind me bowed in the traditional manner of the Cassiline Brotherhood, hands crossed before him at chest level.  Warm sunlight gleamed on the steel of his vambraces and the chain-mail that gauntleted the backs of his hands.  His twin daggers hung low on his belt and the cruciform hilt of his sword, always worn at the back, rose above his shoulders.  He straighed and met my eyes.

"Phèdre nó Delaunay," he said formally, "I am Joscelin Verreuil of the Cassiline Brotherhood.  It is my privilege to attend."

He neither looked nor sounded as though he meant it…


- Phedre meets Joscelin for the first time in Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey.



This was a sketch prize for reaching 1000 Likes on my Kushiel’s Legacy illustration project’s fan page.  I was so happy to get the chance to draw Joscelin Verreuil, who does not have near enough fan art of him, considering what a BAMF he is in the books.

8x10 inches, HB and 6B graphite pencils on paper.

Re-sharing from my Kushiel’s Legacy illustration project tumblr because I’m super proud of this one.  It’s been a long time since a sketch has kept me up late!

artnouveaustyle:

"This Art Nouveau inspired Kickstarter project hopes to fund a series of birthstone paintings directly inspired by Alphonse Mucha’s Precious Stones series!

Kickstarter backers will have this chance to collect exclusive Kickstarter-only prints plus other Art Nouveau themed work from the artist.

Pitching in just $1 also grants you access to the in-depth art diary the artist will be keeping for each upcoming Lady in this series.

Please help spread the word to Art Nouveau lovers you know with a re-blog!”

Thanks for sharing!:)  Just 9 days left and I can still really use the help. Please re-share if you enjoy Art Nouveau (or know somebody who does!)

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cleopatrasweave:

i drew a bunch of elves of color!!

This post reminds me of something that happened a few years back.

I once served as art director for a project where the illustration spec called for characters of a variety of races (in the real-world sense, not the Dungeons & Dragons sense - though the latter was involved as well).

We had one particular artist, tasked with drawing a series of elves, who didn’t quite seem to get what that meant. Their output was basically “white elf”, “another white elf”, “white elf with a tan”, “white elf looking a bit pale”, “yet another white elf”, etc.

When this was pointed out, they were like “oh, yeah, now I get it - I’ll totally fix that with my next piece”.

They proceeded to turn in a picture of a blue elf.

In the end, we had to provide specific quotas for specific levels of racial representation in order to get the point across. It all worked out in the end, but it’s stuck with me ever since that this artist examined the original spec, looked at our feedback, and came to the conclusion a blue elf was more plausible than a black one.

In conclusion: this is awesome.

Read that last paragraph as many times as you need to.

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chaboneobaiarroyoallende:

"True artists are almost the only men who do their work for pleasure."

Auguste Rodin (The Gates of Hell, 1917)

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The first part of my video tutorial for Lady of January discussing the creative process and design behind this painting is up for the general public now! It dropped earlier for my Kickstarter and Patreon folks.

Enjoy and feel free to ask me any questions in comments! Part 2 concerning tools and techniques will be up next week. My KS/Patreon folks will be seeing it before everyone else. ;)

Here are some links to the YouTube and dA versions if you’d like to favorite it there instead.

YouTube - http://youtu.be/pPuxGDBC1IU
DeviantART - http://fav.me/d7usfve

WiP Wednesdays! Not much painting being done while I get prints and things ready for DragonCon later this month. Meanwhile, the Ladies patently await their chance to shine!

WiP Wednesdays! Not much painting being done while I get prints and things ready for DragonCon later this month. Meanwhile, the Ladies patently await their chance to shine!

I’ve added 3 new rewards to my Kickstarter in the form of Art Nouveau ink drawings today!
This is your chance to snag not just one of the Lady of January's prints during this event, but original art as well, as each drawing comes bundled with a print, all for $100 or less!
I’m also working on a walkthrough video of the Lady of January, which I’ll be releasing a week early exclusively for my current Kickstarter Backers and Patreon Patrons. It will be a fully narrated video that I took over the course of making this painting.
More soon! I can’t wait to share.:)

I’ve added 3 new rewards to my Kickstarter in the form of Art Nouveau ink drawings today!

This is your chance to snag not just one of the Lady of January's prints during this event, but original art as well, as each drawing comes bundled with a print, all for $100 or less!

I’m also working on a walkthrough video of the Lady of January, which I’ll be releasing a week early exclusively for my current Kickstarter Backers and Patreon Patrons. It will be a fully narrated video that I took over the course of making this painting.

More soon! I can’t wait to share.:)