Sunday, May 13, 2012


Sabriel again. Sort of. Couldn't really get the key pattern into her surcoat and in the end I just wanted it done. I have this love/hate thing with graphite, since I like using it but it always gets frustrating and never scans particularly well. And I have never yet been able to colour it in a way that doesn't look awful. Back to watercolour and digital for now, I think. Won't get another illu of her done in time for school, but I lav those books so I'll probably give it a few more goes later as well. 


Friday, May 11, 2012


Character design thinger for Touchstone, or Torrigan, the main non-evil dude in Sabriel by Garth Nix, the first from the Old Kingdom series. Also a part of uni work, and featuring his infamous red and gold kilt-leggings combo, which I really quite like (bless you, Garth Nix, for the mention of how his thighs would not fit into Sabriel's leather pants hahaha). Not too fond of how the faces turned out in this, since it doesn't really look like him to me, but it's more for the basic idea of the clothing so hey, I'll do the faces more awesomely when I do a proper illustration of him. Swirly stuff on his tunic is substitute for what I was thinking might be some sort of floral vine design stamped into the leather.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Sabriel character design

Variations of the character design for Sabriel, the main character from the book Sabriel by Garth Nix, the first in the Old Kingdom series. They are pretty much my favourite books, so I chose to do some work involving them for the big self-initiated uni project thing. Mostly just taking different looks at her surcoat here. The keys in the sucoat pattern could probably do with being spaced out a little more, but it's just a shorthand for the pattern really and they need to be big enough to be seen when printed.

(Also I guess this doesn't look particularly female, but at the same, cover a gal in layers of clothing and armour and her figure will sort of disappear. I am not of the furkini or boob plate school of armouring when it comes to women.)