Art Share – Rheaos and Blair

Art share time!

This NaNoWriMo I worked on a new passion project which you may or may not have had to suffer listening to me gush about over on Twitter for the whole month (and beyond). Well, thanks to that passion project I finally have some evidence that is suitable for this blog that I am actually working on art! 

Drawing characters from the games I play and the stories I create has been the major driving force for my desire to rekindle that skill. Now, after a year of hard work, I finally put stylus to tablet and drew out some characters from one of my novels!

I still have a long way to go and I can see many errors and areas for improvement but, considering where I started, I’m very pleased with my progress. Hopefully, this is just the start of lots of character art! Huzzah!

May I present, Rheaos and Blair of The Halfway House! (Clicking on the image makes it less blurry – curse you, WordPress!)

Yes, it is hard to shop for clothes when you’re 7ft3 and have a tail.

Rheaos is the rather tall, blue gentleman, our main character and one of the many monsters imprisoned by the heinous Dr Bracken. Stood next to him is Blair, son of Dr Bracken and lifetime enemy of Rheaos. In their own ways, they’re both looking for freedom and it’s only by working together that they’ll have even half a chance at it.

Character Profile: Sharneth

 

Sharneth With Background 2

Portrait of Sharneth Vix’sear

Story: Twyned Earth series, first appearance in Through the Black.

Protagonist or Antagonist?: Protagonist

Name: Sharneth Vix’sear

Age: 48

County of Origin: Thikrek

Occupation: First Voice of the Vix’sears

Loyalties: Those who have proven their worth

Goal: To preserve peace

Morals: The needs of the many matter most. Often dark things must be done in the name of what is right.

While exploring a suspicious rock formation, Sharneth and her mate discover that someone is trying to shatter the thousand-year long treaty that has protected her people from the horrors of the past. Thrust into an alien world unlike anything she ever imagined, her mate wounded and the shadows of war gathering, she must unlearn all her prejudices and side with some of the very creatures she fears in order to stop the worst period in her people’s history from repeating itself.

And strange, strange creatures they are.

 

 

 

Character Profile: Tony

Portrait of Tony by OlieBoldador - commissioned by a close friend

Portrait of Tony by OlieBoldador – commissioned by a close friend

Story: Twyned Earth Series, first appearance in Through the Black.

Protagonist or Antagonist?: Protagonist

Name: Tony

Age: 45

County of Origin: Aigorshuck, Sarn

Occupation: Unemployed. Nothing shady going on here. Nooooope.

Loyalties: Family, and one or two close friends

Goal: Save the world.

Morals: Strict, if skewed. There are some things you just don’t do. Try to keep the civilians out of it. Don’t hurt kids and kill anyone who does. And if there’s the risk of a world war starting, ugh, guess you try and help.

When Tony’s best friend decides he wants to stop a war, he supposes he should probably tag along. After all, Michael’s an idiot and Tony’s got connections. Totally legit connections, you understand, but they could come in handy – especially when things get heavy.

It’s easy to underestimate a man who’s four inches tall. Someone’s in for a big surprise.

Character Profile: Ashlyn

Portrait of Ashlyn Hearn

Portrait of Ashlyn Hearn

Story: One Dead Prince

Protagonist or Antagonist?: Um, yes

Name: Ashlyn Hearn

Age: 26

County of Origin: Northern Eirach

Occupation: Herbalist and phony fortune teller

Loyalties: None

Goal: Power

Morals: Possibly

Incarceration for witchcraft and the sentence of death briefly set Ashlyn back in her hunt for a creature of great power. When the kingdom of Eirach is invaded by the Avinbourgers though, she sees the opportunity for escape and jumps at it. Enlisting the help of a bounty hunter to travel far away from the city, she briefly abandons the goal she has been working so hard towards. That is, until they come across a man who knows the true fate of the late Prince Tiernan and suddenly the pieces of a new plan all fall together with even less risk than she could have hoped for.

After all, it’s hardly a sacrifice if you won’t miss them, is it?