Pirate Lass Sketch

Ahoy! It be Talk Like a Pirate Day! And so, me hearties, here be an ol’ scribblin’ of a jolly fine pirate lass! Arrr!

Concept of Merona

I wasn’t sure if I wanted to post this sketch of Merona, as it doesn’t seem to capture her personality the way I feel the first concept sketch did. But I still like it enough to share, and outfit-wise, it is a lot closer to my final design for the character. Plus it’s the first…

Happy Robert Burns Day

I wanted to wish everyone a Happy Robbie Burns Day! I recently did a sketch of a striking Celtic wild woman as inspiration for a short story, and thought I would share it today. Also, it seemed like the best way to make my extremely simple post a little more interesting.

Dwarf a Day: Dwarf Lass on Battlements

To conclude our Dwarf a Day week, surrounding the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, I thought I would finish with a somewhat neglected member of dwarven society: the lady dwarf. Shading each individual stone and finishing up all the details of her clothing, such as the Celtic knot work, beads and fur, actually…

Dwarf a Day: Standing Dwarf Warrior

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opened at midnight last night, and as an ode to the book on which it was based, I thought I would post this sturdy fellow, who’s beard is tucked into his belt, much like the descriptions of many of the dwarves in the book. I really enjoyed doing all the…

Dwarf a Day: King of the Dwarves

As dwellers of the mountains I often imagined dwarves having a fondness for furs and pelts in general, as the temperature high on the peaks where they make their homes would no doubt be bitterly cold. The chain around this dignified dwarf’s neck is partly taken from the description of Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit,…

Dwarf a Day: Well Kempt Dwarf

For day four, we have this interesting character. He has a little bit of a gnome quality to him, but I think he might just be more of an intellectual dwarf. They can’t all be warriors after all.