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New Character Painting 007

Character 007 Painted 3 small

These girls are my first round of character paintings for Stuart Harper’s new book “The Lost and the Drowned” due to be published sometime this winter. Its a Young Adult Dark Victorian story about a pair of orphan sisters up against an otherworldly force. I enjoyed reading it and was excited to be working with Stuart again. I illustrated the cover of “Death on the Empress” for him last year.

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In an alternate Britain, where airships rule the skies, fourteen year old Oliver has started his dream job; travelling the world in the largest airship ever built. But when a priceless jewel is stolen, a passenger plummets to their death and an ancient curse strikes the ship, everyone onboard is thrown into mortal danger. But is there more going on than meets the eye? Only Oliver can solve the deadly mystery on board The Empress.

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I am going to redraw and paint the new characters for the upcoming book because the didn’t turn out the way I envisioned them.

Before Sketch

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New Character Painting 005

Character 005 Painted small

Here is a character i designed that is featured on a map for a book by Angela Ford. This was a fun character to draw.

Before SketchCharacter 005 copy small

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New Character Painting 003

Character 003 Painted small

I painted this one fully and did not layer it with the original pencil sketch like I have been doing in the past. She is meant for the YA genre and I like the way all the colors work together. I kept thinking of all the old cartoons I’d watched while growing up. She was fun to paint, I have some great story ideas for her. I think I am going to create a book of some of my illustrations and put a few lines of a story with each one. I think if I can keep working on these characters and gather some various past works and a few new ideas it might make a great piece of work that I could have ready within about six months 🙂 I get books of various artists as gifts all the time and it would be fun to see my work assembled that way. 🙂

Before Sketch

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