Published 2020-08-11Carol E. Leever
So I'm going to try to stay away from spoilers in these art reveals, though obviously there are some hints as to what you'll find in this book.
As I've said in previous blogs, I'm really new at digital painting. There are a lot of things I just haven't had enough time to practice. One of those things is people -- faces in particular. But I've been wanting to at least attempt to draw some of our characters. I managed with my Kyr painting, but I haven't really tried any of the others.
As part of the plot of Ven'tarian Silence, all the characters get these elaborate festival masks. So I thought that might be an easy way to start with faces -- draw them with their masks on. I only have to paint half their faces that way.
This was my attempt at Shalonie. She ends up with a beautiful mask with a golden headdress on it. This was one of the first paintings I did. Then I redid it. And then I redid it again. I had a really hard time with her chin and mouth. Not to mention that my initial attempt at braids was a bit of a disaster. Looked more like twisted ropes than braids.
In any event I thought she came out looking quite regal.