End of November art

I tried to a bit more artwork this week, so let’s see what got made:

Fanart for a character in Destiny 2. I’ve waited for this character’s storyline for two years, and now that it’s starting up, I am very happy.

Giftart for a writer in my Discord. This is her steampunk cowboy dude.

“I did, and I’m so sorry,” Kari said. “You deserve better. I see that, now. I hope you can forgive me, because I don’t want this to end. You’re too wonderful.”

“I forgive you,” Jayesh said softly. He cupped her face in both hands and stroked her cheeks. Healing magic still poured from his touch. He pressed his forehead against hers and closed his eyes. “I’ve been an idiot,” he whispered. “I let you suffer. I’m so sorry.”

“Kiss me, then, you big idiot,” she whispered back. “I’m giving you permission.”

His eyes opened, inches from hers. He smiled, a little nervously, then touched her lips with his own.


Bit of a story excerpt from the next After Atlantis book. Not Mercurion, the one after it, which I’m already writing it. Maybe I should get Mercurion finished and published, huh?

A girl falls in love with a dead man’s soul trapped in a gun. Based on the game Transistor.

I wanted to try to paint a pic in this particular style, so I went with one of my Destiny characters. Unfortunately, I can’t exactly do the concept art style I was trying for, so it wound up being my own thing.

That’s it for this week! Been writing a lot and not drawing quite so much. Hope everybody had a good Thanksgiving! We’re now rocketing toward Christmas.

November art and books

Man, where did the last few weeks go? I feel like I just woke up and it was mid-November. Anyway, here’s what I’ve been working on.

Guardian’s Awakening and Guardian’s Vow are both available in paperback, finally! I’ve spent a whole week fighting with the formatting and cover art. I just need to get the third book formatted, and that’ll be the first After Atlantis trilogy. Then I can start on Vid:ilantes. I’m going to have to rebrand the series name as After Atlantis, since they’re technically books 4-7. I’ve also been putting book 7 through final edits, hopefully to catch a January release. I’ve been bouncing back and forth with my editor and beta reader, and they’re holding my feet to the fire, like usual. 😀

Sooooo you can see why I haven’t actually been drawing very much. My art mojo has been going into another book cover for H.L. Burke (go see it here! Is pretty!) and redoing the art for my own paperbacks. But here’s a smattering of art I have done around the edges.

Trying out this style. I cheated soooooo very much.
Giftart scribble of a friend’s character. He turned out looking like David Tennant.
Jayesh is too distracted to notice that his dragon, Suntala, is eating his fries.

And that’s it for the past couple of weeks. Hopefully I can actually draw something decent this week to show off.

Inktober 2020 wrap-up

Welp, it’s November now, and Inktober is over for this year. I just love Inktober and I’m sad that it’s done. Anyway, here’s my scribbles for the past week:

Look out behind you!
Don’t break a guy’s heart when he has a dragon.
Rejected book cover design that I repurposed.
That moment when you black out, Lovecraft-style, when looking at the giant evil pyramid.

I’m trying out a new coloring style this week, so I’ll hopefully have that to show off next time. 🙂