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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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Character Art of Noren and Elninya (Art for the Return of the Dragonriders Trilogy

I made this picture of Noren and Elninya with a friend (who drew the man for me, since I am really bad at drawing humans) a while ago. It matches this picture of Silmavalien and Minth. Noren found Elninya's egg shortly after Silmavalien found Minth's, but Elninya did not hatch until much later (just as …

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Portrait of Earnrìl, Elf Friend of Tara-lin, from the Legend of the Singer Duology

I usually do not post this many art posts right on top of each other, but this week end/beginning of the week is special because Sorceress of the Dryads comes out tomorrow! So here is another Artbreeder portrait (though I usually prefer more personalized art) of Earnrìl, Tara-lin's elf friend. Earnrìl is also Tara-lin's oldest …

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Towers and Terraces of Frèlin (Art for the Legend of the Singer Duology)

Today, I am showing some concept art I made for Frèlin, the capitol city of Elethri. These are some of my initial pieces learning how to do digital art (made with a program that was not really made for art and that I was already pushing to its limits). Nonetheless, I think they turned out …

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Portrait of Lìrulin, Elf Huntress and Mother of Tara-lin

This is another portrait I made with Artbreeder. This one I photoshopped after taking it off of Artbreeder. Those eyes are my coloring, and the eyebrows have been changed, too. It's not as perfect as some of my Artbreeder portraits, but it's pretty good. So, here is Lìrulin, mother of Tara-lin and friend of dryads, …

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Portrait of Eldor, Human Father of Tara-lin (Art for the Legend of the Singer Duology)

I have been making a lot of portraits with Artbreeder and getting better at them. This one was originally supposed to be Se'lorn, someone Eldor once knew, but when I saw it I knew at once that was Eldor! So it may not be perfect, but it is pretty good. Also, this is Eldor as …

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Art of Tara-lin, Half-elf and Singer of the Legend of the Singer Duology

Hello! Today I present to you a lovely piece of art done by Lupus Astartis from Twitter (I won this one in an art raffle) of Tara-lin, the half-elf Singer of the Legend of the Singer (Children of the Dryads and Sorceress of the Dryads). Tara-lin is the half-elf daughter of Eldor, a Valor Knight, …

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Portrait of Alis Luela (Art for the Legend of the Singer Duology)

I found Artbreeder and have been playing around on there, seeing if I can get anything that looks like any of my characters, since one thing I can never do is draw a face that looks remotely how I want! The Artbreeder portraits aren't perfect, but this one looks quite a lot like Alis (though …

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Eldazin: Elf Edge of Night (Character from Sorceress of the Dryads)

Here is another character portrait (made with Artbreeder). From now (February 8, actually), until January 22, every Saturday will be a post of some art related to my up-coming release, Sorceress of the Dryads, 2nd in the Legend of the Singer Duology. This time, we feature Eldazìn, the Elf Edge of Night who is first …

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Silmavalien and Minth (Art for DragonBirth, Book One in the Return of the Dragonriders Trilogy)

It's been about a month since my last post, so here is a post for a piece of art I did quite a long time ago! Actually, I did it along with a very kind friend, who drew the picture for me, since I am not very good at drawing faces! In fact, I am …

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