Monday, April 10, 2023

Aostletic Portrait - 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 is another piece I completed in the final days of 2022, and again, this will be a character portrait that accompanies one of the short blurbs at the beginning of a chapter. I shared more about these with the first post focused on these portraits. With most of these, I have an idea regarding their voice and placement in the book, but the fun part is that it is not set in stone and may turn into something very different from what I first planned. This particular being looks content in answering questions, so they may have a lot to share. This is one of the fun parts of my process. I present you with an Aostletic (name and career to come later).

The Grand Bazaar of Ethra Dalia - The Completed Circle
5 x 5 - Pencil, ink, and acrylic paint on paper
Original - Available on my store
© 2022 Christopher Burdett

Aostletic - Drawing 
5 x 5 - Pencil on paper
© 2022 Christopher Burdett
These are the smallest pieces created for the books. There is something charming about a 5 x 5 image, and I have already framed them all up. They look great in a frame and will make an excellent addition to my conventions later in the year. I have completed the first planned set of them, and I will likely begin making more of them soon. Here is a look at the sketch for the Aostletic to show where it started. Once I have shared all of this first batch, you might notice some Easter eggs in the backgrounds.

Aostletic - Sketch 
© 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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