Monday, December 11, 2017

Sketchbook Cover December 2017

A new sketchbook is due, and I created this cover for it in inks. There were pretty cool images for the InkTober challenge on deviantArt by Konstantin Vavilov that I was inspired by. I tried using my dip pen nibs for the white ink but failed (the cover carton didn't like the scratching) and used brushes instead, which is why the lines are so wonky. Finally, the interior patterns in the shapes were done with pens.


Friday, December 8, 2017

Etsy - Branching Hands

A drybrush drawing on 65×50cm paper. It's based on one of those sketches you doodle and that just work; I put some effort into making the twigs interesting. The paper behaved very much like I hoped - quiet and obedient despite the wet medium - although it didn't like me using a tiny bit of wash on the hands, but it lay down again.
The original is available on Etsy, https://www.etsy.com/listing/561310180/branching-hands


Friday, December 1, 2017

Greystone Chronicles Map

A map I created for Dave Willmarth's Greystone Chronicles. It's a fantasy novel set on Jupiter's moon Io! And the city of Stormforge is set in a dormant volcano's caldera.
"The Greystone Chronicles: Book One: Io" Online https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076FN84HY/


Sunday, November 26, 2017

MC Colouring Contest

The Muddycolors blog called a colouring contest that I just had to take part in. The image was provided by Annie Stegg from her new colouring book, and was great fun to work on. The contest was divided into digital and traditional colouring - I had to make things complicated of course, and used Painter's Watercolour Brushes that emulate traditional media very well. And eat up ALL the available space of your computer - I could barely get a text editor to work alongside that. The winners will be announced after Thanksgiving, so keep your fingers crossed!


Saturday, November 18, 2017

Cecilia

A drawing for a character from the story of a friend. The setting constitutes a Rome with magic, so I could go all in with toga, gladius, and fireball. Nice.
50×65cm, charcoal on paper.


Thursday, November 16, 2017

Black City Six

A series of character portraits I did for a vague idea of a cyberpunk setting. The movie-style lineup came around when I was figuring out how to best present all on one image. There were some in-progress shots on facebook and patreon. The story isn't all that detailed yet, but I'll try to find the time to create a bit of world around theses guys.
https://www.facebook.com/jsl.fans/
https://www.patreon.com/jenniferlange








Thursday, November 2, 2017

Inktober Challenge, the Last Days

The final days of Inktober have come and gone, these are the last drawings I made for it. There was also an awesome badge for Inktober survivors but I can't find it anymore, so if you stumble across it, send me a link, will you?




Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Sketchbook September 2017

I paint my sketchbooks' boring grey covers before using them, and this is my current book started in September.


Sunday, October 29, 2017

Inktober Challenge, Week 4

The almost last week of Inktober. The original idea by the founder was to train using inks, and it works for me. Hopefully this can be an incentive to keep up training episodes better in other fields as well.
The prompts I used from the official list, in order: Trail, Juicy, Blind, Ship, Squeak, Climb, Fall.








Friday, October 27, 2017

TJ Muir's "The Chanmyr Chronicles" Covers

Three covers for the first three books of TJ Muir's fantasy novel series, Book 1: On Borrowed Luck; Book 2: Before the Luck Runs Out, and Book 3: Between Luck and Magic.
Patrons have learned some more about the first on Patreon , and the trilogy will be released shortly.




Sunday, October 22, 2017

Inktober Challenge, Week 3

Third week of Inktober, and I still managed to do one ink drawing every day. I switch between drybrushing and washes, and can't quite decide which I like best.
Last week's drawings, prompts in order: Mysterious, Fat, Graceful, Filthy, Cloud, Deep, Furious.








Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Krähenruf

[deutsch – english below]

"Krähenruf", 43×61cm, Kohle auf Papier. Inspiriert vom gleichnamigen Zauberspruch aus dem Rollenspiel Das Schwarze Auge von Ulisses Spiele.
Unterstützer auf Patreon haben die herstellung verfolgen können https://www.patreon.com/posts/crows-call-13955530 . Poster gibt es auf Inprnt.com https://www.inprnt.com/gallery/ranarh/crows-call/ , und das Original ist auf Etsy erhältlich: https://www.etsy.com/listing/549937040/crows-call


[english – deutsch oben]

"Krähenruf", 43×61cm, charcoal on paper. Inspired by the spell of the same name from the Das Schwarze Auge RPG by Ulisses Spiele.
Patreon supporters got the full tale of its creation https://www.patreon.com/posts/crows-call-13955530 . Posters are available on Inprnt.com https://www.inprnt.com/gallery/ranarh/crows-call/, and the original is for sale on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/listing/549937040/crows-call



Saturday, October 14, 2017

Inktober Challenge, Week 2

Still training with the dry brush. I don't have a lot of time for the single pieces so most are just sketches, but I enjoy doing them, and I guess that's a lot.
You can find my challenge contributions daily on Artstation and Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/ranarh.jsl
https://www.artstation.com/artist/ranarh
And this is Week 2. The prompts are, in order, Crooked, Screech, Gigantic, Run, Shattered, Teeming, Fierce.








Monday, October 9, 2017

Inktober Challenge, Week 1

Inktober is a challenge to draw in inks every day of October, and this year I finally found the time to join. There's an official prompt list I'm following to save me some time while squeezing this in to my daily routines (learn more about Inktober on the inventor's website, http://mrjakeparker.com/inktober/ ). I want to train using the drybrush technique which I find looks awesome - there are some tricks I have yet to master to do it convincingly, but I enjoy doing it a lot.
You can find my challenge contributions daily on Artstation and Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/ranarh.jsl
https://www.artstation.com/artist/ranarh
And this is Week 1's plunder. The prompts are, in order, Swift, Divided, Poison, Underwater, Long, Sword, Shy.








Monday, October 2, 2017