This week, we are returning to Joman for the latest art feature. When we were working on the Kickstarter campaign, I wanted to focus some stretch goals on what had ultimately driven a lot of excitement to the table. Paul and Leo were doing a fantastic job with covers and concepts/interface, and I wanted to reach out to another artist to help round out the edges.
Joman was great because his prices were competitive, he had an art style I was looking for, and he popped up in front of me at the right time. I was actually looking for a comic artist at the time – since Tellest has the DNA of a superhero story in it, it only made sense – and Joman was looking to try and dabble in that arena. We decided to focus together on character art instead.
In order for me to make the case for Kickstarter, I wanted to show that Joman was worth the money it would cost to pay him. On top of displaying the portfolio of original pieces he had floating about the internet, I commissioned him to do work on two character pieces for me. You’ve already seen Kaos, but I wanted to show you one of the other fan favorites, Steel Tip.
Below, you’ll see the process, and of course, next week we’ll be back with the finished piece. Enjoy!