Fantasy Book Cover Sketch

2 sketches for a client’s cover illustration. His name is Ethan J. Mecomber and just published his first fantasy novel.  Yeah, that’s a gun-sword 🙂

Fantasy Cover Illustration Sketch 1

Fantasy Cover Illustration Sketch 1

Fantasy Cover Illustration Sketch 2

Fantasy Cover Illustration Sketch 2

Final Blog Contest Winner Sketch

Time for the last Blog Contest Winner’s character sketch.  This one kind of reminds me a little of Hermoine Granger from Harry Potter.  The character is named Cassie, and was concocted by the mind of Brooke at Paper Mountain brookerbusse.blogspot.com.  She is a sassy purple-eyed teenager who loves to lecture, but still has enough sense of humor to laugh at herself for it.

Cassie, Brooke's character

Cassie, Brooke's character

2 More Contest Winners

Another round of contest winners, wahoo!  Bear in mind these are all teen-adventure/fantasy books that these contest winners have won so all of the characters are teenagers.

First is Tenny, a character created by Jeigh @ writerbrained.blogspot.com, she’s a shy naive girl next door.

Second is Grey, Bess’s character from bessweatherby.com, he’s an awkward but somewhat cocky rich boy who doesn’t really fit into the the attention his position garners.

Tenny, Jeigh's Main Character

Tenny, Jeigh's Main Character

Grey, Bess's Main Character

Grey, Bess's Main Character

Blog Contest Winners

My lovely Jess has put on a contest recently on her blog  at concretepiecesofsoul.blogspot.com.  There were 3 winners, and each of them won a free sketch!  You could win a free sketch too if you follow me or Jess, but for now check back to see the next 2 sketches that are to come.

This one is for Julie at rosewoodpencilbox.blogspot.com.  The character is named “Bell” and he is a 16 year old troubled teen dealing with an unfortunate fantastical turn of events in the book he so dejectedly grips in his hand.

Bell for Julie (Rosewood Pencil Box)

Bell for Julie (Rosewood Pencil Box)

Final round of free sketches

Once again I did some free sketches for getting over 100 watchers on Deviant Art (109 as I’m writing this, yay) so I’ve been giving away sketches to whoever requests something.

This last round was for Catelyn Stark from the George RR Martin Game of Thrones series, and on the bottom is Roxas from the Kingdom Hearts games.

Catelyn Stark

Catelyn Stark

Roxas

Roxas

Sketch requests round 2

So still getting requests for free sketches to celebrate getting over 100 watchers on my Deviant Art page (http://stoskri.deviantart.com)

Today we have Daenerys Targaryen from George RR Martin’s Game of Thrones series, and Master Kamagashi, a character invented by Lavender Blade (http://lavenderblade.deviantart.com)

Daenerys Targaryen

Daenerys Targaryen

Master Kamagashi

Master Kamagashi

 

I’m currently doing free sketch requests on Deviant Art to celebrate having over 100 watchers (a.k.a. followers)  These are the first 2 I’ve done so far, enjoy!  If you want to swing by DA, go to http://stoskri.deviantart.com

Mech, http://nimarkiva.deviantart.com/

Mech, from http://nimarkiva.deviantart.com/

Monkey Amazon, http://kaze-fox.deviantart.com/

Monkey Amazon, from http://kaze-fox.deviantart.com/

BAAAAH!!! MASSIVE ORC!!!

So if you know Preston Miller, he was the reference for this, he’s the guy shown below the Orc.

Seriously, no matter who you are or what you like, Orcs are badass, and this one is no exception.  Sketched in PS CS5 in around 1hr

Preston the Orc

Preston the Orc

Preston Reference

Preston Reference

Well it’s literally been like 3 or 4 years since I’ve had a life drawing class, but I found a really nice small get-together that meets every weekend for only $10!  I’ve realized I need to go back to practicing more fundamentals, such as life drawing, still lives, and other various studies in order to improve my paintings, so you’ll be seeing more sketching and studies for the next few weeks or months.  Hope you enjoy, her name is ReAya, and she’s fantastic!  (The longer poses and nicer drawings are at the bottom)  By the way, these were all done with a .7 mechanical pencil.

LLife Drawing Female Model "ReAya"

Life Drawing Female Model "ReAya"

Life Drawing Female Model "ReAya"

Life Drawing Female Model "ReAya"

Life Drawing Female Model "ReAya"

Life Drawing Female Model "ReAya"

Life Drawing Female Model "ReAya"

Life Drawing Female Model "ReAya"

Life Drawing Female Model "ReAya"

Life Drawing Female Model "ReAya"

Life Drawing Female Model "ReAya"

Life Drawing Female Model "ReAya"

Life Drawing Female Model "ReAya"

Life Drawing Female Model "ReAya"

Life Drawing Female Model "ReAya"

Life Drawing Female Model "ReAya"

Life Drawing Female Model "ReAya"

Life Drawing Female Model "ReAya"

Life Drawing Female Model "ReAya"

Life Drawing Female Model "ReAya"

Life Drawing Female Model "ReAya"

Life Drawing Female Model "ReAya"

I sketched up this tattoo a couple of days ago but I’ve had most of this idea for several years.  Now that I’ve gotten a pretty nice tax break, I’m thinking I may FINALLY get my tattoo.  Keep in mind these colors aren’t exact, just place holders for a general coloring idea.  Oh yeah, and it will go on my right arm, elbow to shoulder, bicep to tricep (approx.).  If you have any input about that tat or any questions let me know!

my tattoo Design

my tattoo Design