Part two of the series for The Killing Kind. This pairing features a younger Callie Evans (around 14 during this story) and the Moa’rehnzan despot, Carolus Res Ceosan.
As with the earlier entries in the series, I worked up a series of character sketches on prominent characters in The Killing Kind. Much like A Prison of Flesh, this series is a set of four, with a limited color palette. Just like the blue used for APOF, this set features green as a major identifying color. Below are the first two in the series.
For those of you following my Instagram account, you probably know I recently purchased Wacom Intuos tablet/pen in an attempt to work on more digital pieces. As someone whose spent multiple decades as an exclusively-physical media person, this took time, like relearning how to walk. In that time, I've pulled together a handful of various character and creature sketches.
Unlike my previous books, where there was sizable effort to produce support artwork as part of the world-building process, the development of The Fifth Era of Man took on a more minimalist approach. While there are no character illustrations, a small batch of sketches were created for some of the armor and weaponry found in the story.
One of the major elements of The Fifth Era of Man is the usage of semanifestures by the Progenitors known as Prae and Erudatta. This special ability, while having all the appearance of magic, is rooted in the experience of a highly-advanced scientific society.
Much like what was done for Not Gods But Monsters, a part of the pre-writing process was spent creating a visual representation of the world.
To complete the four-piece series of character illustrations for A Prison of Flesh, we have Jehn Brumal and Hollistier Thabies.
While a lot of the ground work (both art-wise and as a part of world-building) was done for the series during the development of Book 1, I did manage to pull together a few concept sketches for A Prison of Flesh. This includes drawings for the boats and Corella's favorite figurehead.