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Moodboards and Launch: Kindred of the Sea is available!

Hello! This is the day Kindred of the Sea comes out! The ebook is still $2.99, it's available from most retailers, including Amazon Kindle, and for some reason Amazon isn't carrying the Illustrated Edition of the Paperback, so I'm going to have to figure out what I might be able to do about that. Here's …

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Eshekign, Alaeran Mermaid: Creature Art for Alaer and Kindred of the Sea

Hello! I just finished this picture of a mercreature from my ocean world, Alaer. It took me most of May, not that I spent most of my time on it, but figuring out how to do the ocean was a real challenge. Alaer boasts two aquatic semi-humanlike creatures. One of them is somewhat dolphin-like, breathing …

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Portrait of Corostomir: Character Art for Kindred of the Sea

Today I'm featuring a portrait of Corostomir that was sketched in pencil by an artist friend of mine, and which I scanned and digitally colored. Corostomir is the primary Point-of-View character of my up-coming release, Kindred of the Sea, and you can see the Cover Reveal for that here. Corostomir is the asexual partner of …

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Half-elf Tara-lin and Gryphon: Fan Art for Children of the Dryads by Samantha Kroese

Hello everyone! Samantha Kroese made this fan art for Children of the Dryads a while ago, and I just haven't gotten around to sharing it on here until recently! It is such a pleasure to get fan art! So here is Tara-lin with a gryphon. Tara-lin is the half-elf protagonist of Children of the Dryads …

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Tara-lin and the Dryad Kalithalias: Art for Sorceress of the Dryads

I've had an idea of doing this scene from Sorceress of the Dryads for a while now. I'm still binging on GIMP, so I made it digitally. This is also the first time I've done a (nearly complete) humanoid face (that's not supposed to belong to something evil) that I'm reasonably satisfied with. Tara-lin is …

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Book Review, Guest Post, Giveaway, and Art: Merchants of Knowledge and Magic (Merchants of the Pentagonal Dominion) by Erika McCorkle

Merchants of Knowledge and Magic Series: Merchants of the Pentagonal Dominion, #1, Standalone Author: Erika McCorkle Genre: Epic Fantasy (intended for adults) Publication Date: April 8th Book Description: “My secret would plunge the world into chaos.” “How much is it worth?” Calinthe is an asexual dragonfly-person who was sent on a mission to find two …

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Character Art of Lyan and Shobura from Sorceress of the Dryads

I got a real computer graphics program - GIMP - in late December of last year. Since then, I've been exploring how to use it and make various kinds of art with it. This is my first time doing character art (as opposed to monster art), as well as my first time (successfully) making a …

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