Monday, April 25, 2022

Thraakese Skulls - The Grand Bazaar of Ethra VanDalia

I am thrilled to share another new piece from The Grand Bazaar of Ethra VanDalia. This illustration is for Book Two: The Completed Circle. This piece is one of the supporting images for the book section dedicated to the Ambitious Farmhand. The main protagonist, the farmhand, of the second book is Thraakese, so there will be a fair amount of information, history, and lore regarding their species in the book. I present to you with Thraakese Skulls.

Thraakese Skulls
The Grand Bazaar of Ethra Dalia - The Completed Circle
9 x 12 - Pencil, ink, and acrylic paint on paper
Original - SOLD
© 2022 Christopher Burdett
Thraakese Skulls - Drawing 
9 x 12 - Pencil on paper
© 2022 Christopher Burdett

This piece was my first completed piece of 2022. I am entirely focused on book two these days. This was the first of six smaller pieces I wanted to finish before moving to larger, more involved works. Each section of book two will have at least two supporting pieces of art. They will help flesh out the section and add context to things beyond the Grand Bazaar. The main art for the first three sections of the book are completed, so it only seemed natural to complete the supporting pieces as well. With them finished, I have moved on to much larger pieces that will keep me in the chair drawing for a while. Here is a look at the sketch for the Thraakese Skulls to show where it began.

Thraakese Skulls - Sketch 
© 2022 Christopher Burdett

As a bonus, I have some images of the rendering process of this piece so that you can get a better idea of it taking shape.   

Thraakese Skulls - Process
© 2022 Christopher Burdett

That is all for another exciting Monday on the blog. See you back here on Wednesday! Until then...

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