Art: Dirk

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.

 

Dirk Pose 1
We felt that this one was a bit too big, and it had some color issues that didn’t strictly leave us feeling like that was Dirk.

 

Dirk Pose 2
This one was the perfect shape and size, but we still had some issues with color presentation. His fur is a lot lighter in the books.

 

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.

Dirk1
Note the white marking on his forehead that almost look like it could be a dirk.

 

 

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.

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Michael DeAngelo

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Michael is the creator of the Tellest brand of fantasy novels and stories. He is actively seeking to expand the world of Tellest to be accessible to everyone.
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