CoD – “Crazy Beautiful”

sunlitcrypts_crazybeautiful_wm

Happy Fanart Friday! Which means posting this finished illustration of these two lovely fae from “The Chronicles of Dru” 💕

Friends of mine (the Weber sisters) run this series, featuring illustrated adventure and romance stories with a very 80’s fantasy vibe, written and drawn by several different artists. As mentioned when I recently posted the pencilwork for this – in catching up on some of the series’ tales, I seem to have fallen into another ship. Very enthusiastically and ungracefully 😅

So here’s Quinn, a very cheerful Drow necromancer and Nashandra, an Orc earth mage , both from “The Sunlit Crypts” by Raye Steinman.

I have no idea if they’re gonna get together in the end, but at least for now, I’m imagining they’ll find happiness together.

Relatedly, I have also gotten to contribute to the world of Dru myself!! You can read it here, I hope you check it out and explore the rest of Dru as well!! It is such a fun, lighthearted series – definitely recommending it extra in these uncertain times. 🖤

~~~

Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi

Commission – The Zoey Jane Files: Statecraft Affair, cover

zoeyjanefiles_cover05_wm

Another commission for “The Zoey Jane Files” by H.M. Barone – this time, for the cover of the final book in the series!!

I am blessed to call her a friend and to have taken this journey with her. Zoey’s story is so intense and beautiful, and explores a world so different from what I personally write and draw. Getting to illustrate her story has definitely widened my own experience and worldview, and made my life and my work all the richer for it. And seeing someone I care about reach this goal, a whole series finished (!!!), is SO inspiring.

Congratulations, Heather. Thank you for letting me into Zoey’s world.

Check out the full series here! “The Statecraft Affair” drops this Friday!

~~~

Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi

Commission – “Maarten the Gnome meets Tock the Gnome at Faerie Festival!”

maartenmeetstock_wm

Drawn for a dear friend and inspired by our own meeting at New York Faerie Fest last year!

This was honestly SO fun to do. In addition to trying to get the details of each of our characters right (of course), I tried to incorporate the feeling of the festival itself, with little nods to different parts of the festival grounds – and little peeks of other faerie folk enjoying the space! Between that, the stark linework and the banner at the bottom, I hoped to evoke the feeling of old storybook illustrations.

More on Tock available here, and more on Maarten hopefully soon! He has many stories planned, and I can’t wait to see where he goes with them.

~~~~~

 Check out “Tock the Gnome” on Patreon ~*

Shop for prints ~*

Buy me a coffee ~*

Commission – Zoey Jane, Scattered Shards

zoeyjanefiles_cover04_wm

Announcing the fourth installment of a certain spy romance series I get to do the covers for!

“Scattered Shards: The Zoey Jane Files” by H. M. Barone.

Click above for more information, and here for the full series. If you like spy stories, romance, action and adventure with some humor and mystery thrown in too, I highly recommend them 🙂

(And look here for more world building and information from the author!) @whimsysmile ❤

~~~~~

 Check out “Tock the Gnome” on Patreon ~*

Shop for prints ~*

Buy me a coffee ~*

“Eurydice in Hades”

eurydice_in_hades__rachelillustrates

As previously posted looooooong ago in WIP form:

Pencil work, "Eurydice in Hades," personal piece

This was inspired by Emily Carding’s “Faery Craft”– specifically the section on Faery Zodiac. I fall in the “dryad” section, so of course the tale of Eurydice sparked wonder in me – I’d heard it before, of course, but this time I wondered what her existence is like AFTER Orpheus loses her again. She’s still in the Underworld, after all, and I can’t imagine that a strong, fae woman such as herself would just wait around until her husband shows back up.

Since my gnosis of Persephone includes Her care for damaged, hurting souls – Sketch – Persephone and the Dark Heart – I imagine that after her “rescue” is unsuccessful, Eurydice finds comfort in the care of Persephone, having to mourn her loss of life again, but also wanting to move on. And through that, she finds new purpose in however a creature of the trees would still be able to reach out to nature. Through roots, through growing, nurturing seeds in the darkness of the soil. And maybe through that, her beloved bard can still feel her presence too, and have faith that they WILL be reunited even if his desperate plan didn’t work out.

(Throwing my hat in for female autonomy AND True Love, as always ❤ )

I am very, very satisfied in my heart that this piece is finished. Not the least of which because I finally got to feature Persephone in Her “Queen of the Underworld” gown, and that this is another Faerie-devotional piece after not much time to devote to such things! I very much hope you enjoy it, too.

~~~

Support options:

Check out “Tock the Gnome” on Patreon ~*~ Buy me a coffee ~

Thank you!

Look what’s getting illustrated!

Hey everyone! Remember that contest I entered last year, and happen to delightfully have won?

Well it’s time!

cod___ffl___cover_by_drmistytang-dbzy7zfcod___ffl___pg01_by_drzime-dbzz96o

I am so very honored to have contributed to the lovely “Chronicles of Dru,” and especially to have brought Gnomes into that world (Gnomish agenda progressing, muhahaha).

Click here to check out the entire series, and here to check out my story as it’s being illustrated! (More pages to be posted soon, if you’re impatient you can also look for them on dA here and here.)

And thank you, once again, to the lovely Weber sisters. I am truly grateful to have gotten to contribute to your world!

~~~

Story by me, “The Chronicles of Dru” © Jaclyn, Emily and Natasha Weber.

 

“The Snow Queen” coloring book, select images

Only one more weekend of The Cherry Arts’ “The Snow Queen” this year!

In case I hadn’t mentioned it before, we’re also featuring a coloring book based on the show ❤ It is only available for purchase at the performances, and features 7 new illustrations as well as linework of the design work I did for the puppets and shadow puppets!

Here is the cover image, and two of my favorites of the bonus illustrations:

snowqueencoloringbook01_colorimage_wmcoloringbook_robbergirlgreta_wmcoloringbook_spritebattle_wm

To see the rest, come check out the show! Only three more performances – Friday at 7pm, Saturday at 2pm and at 7pm. Click here for tickets!

(And obviously no worries if you can’t, but this is perfect holiday magic and I so hope to get to share it with all of you, if I can!