The Knight and the Pact with the Devil ~ Sketch

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Here’s one of the images we’re working on right now!

This one will accompany the next Portuguese Folktale we will soon release. It’s a very old medieval story and the version we got, though more recent, it’s still a doozy to translate.
As you can guess from the title though, it will involve knights, devils and… holy ladies?
It’s a mystery for now!

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Lunar Year of the Ox and Thank you!

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Happy New Lunar Year of the Metal Ox and thank you for following us!

Dear all, today marks the auspicious beginning of another Lunar year and the animal presiding over it is the mighty Ox! But not any Ox, a Metal one, symbolizing diligence, perseverance, power, and excellence!

May you keep growing and improving to face the challenges that may arise on your path.

We would also like to sincerely thank you for your support by following, liking, and commenting on our works! It is a genuine pleasure to share with you what we do, mixed with the things we are also passionate about!

And if this new year starts misbehaving, grab your weapon of choice and face those hurdles head-on! In our case, we chose the noble flamethrower for its fiery abilities can be multi-purpose.

Happy Lunar Year and,
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Eyes Of The Forest: Concept art for this Comic Book Part 3

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► Eyes of the Forest Indiegogo campaign is ongoing! ◄

This is our final post about Eyes of the Forest by James Streissand, at least for a while.
It’s been thrilling to share with you some of our concept art for this project and we’ve decided it would be grand to show you what we did when drawing a comic page for this particular venture!

When the preliminary layouts are done and approved that is the first step setting the feeling of motion!

“Eyes of the Forest” is a comic adaptation of the book by the same name. James provided us with the script, so before we started to draw we began by reading both the book and the scrip.
This particular page we’ll be showing represents a wondrous moment between characters in uniform that are all from the same division and share the ability to communicate through the use of a mystic ability.

Right away we begin by doing a very rough sketch to capture the descriptions on the script.
After getting the a-ok (lucky that there were no changes requested for this one!) we begin the sketch stage, adding detail.
The next step is getting the inks done,making the the lines as neat as possible.
Now it’s time for the base colours. The scene is placed a bit before the sunset, so the orange helps bring out the blue colour out a lot.
Finally we come in with colour corrections, shadows, highlights and special effects rounded up by some final touches. After getting the thumbs up from James, we consider it done!

All these processes are repeated in the remaining 21 pages of the comic with some pages being simpler, others a lot more complex and tonal work specific for each page, but all of them were a terrific experience for us!

Thank you once again for checking out this third and last part of our posts for EOTF’s concept art and you can check part 1 and part 2 if you still haven’t seen it, without forgetting to read the post about the ongoing Indiegogo campaign.
If you like fantasy, blue giants and huge felines please consider backing this project!

Thank you and as always,
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Book of Zhu – Eraeli and entourage at the Palace

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Nakeyri on the left and Eraeli on the right. Both amazed at the surroundings (but Nakeyri is too cool to show it…)

Today we’re bringing you a glimpse to the stages of one of the event images we’ve done for Jalek Moye on a project called Book of Zhu.
Despite being a cancelled project at this point, we’re still pretty much fans of the lore, and also cherish all the concepts and art that we did for it.

This image shows the moment the character Eraeli and her entourage arrive at the Palace and are marvelled at the sight, looking around and taking it all in.

It all started with a sketch to grasp the layout that would work the best
Getting the go-ahead for the composition, next was the sketch turn
Refined and Inked, the lines were done
Base colours bring everything a bit more together
The stage of shadows, lights and final touches meant it was done

And there you have it! The good news is that Jalek keeps the lore going and some of the characters from this project are the stars of a new story! More on that later~

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