When I began pursuing artists for the Tellest series, I looked for styles that I really enjoyed. We have Joman’s Kingdom Hearts-esque characters, Paul’s almost World of Warcraft-like concepts, and the gorgeous covers that Leo’s done.
For Dirk, I wanted something that was a little more to his style. For that, I reached out to Amorpheus on DeviantArt. He’s known for his anthropomorphic characters, and while it might seem a little odd to commission an artist who is known for his “furry” work, I thought he’d give Dirk his best shot.
We started off with some head shapes and orientations.
So after we realized what we wanted him to look like, Amorpheus took things to the next step, and delivered us a version of Dirk that had a nice dynamic looking background, and of course a color scheme that really worked for the wolf we know and love.
We plan on utilizing Amorpheus’ services again in the future. He did a great job with this version of Dirk, and hey… there might be other versions we have to do of him too.