Character Art – Mesos

Hey there folks!  It’s been a long while since we had the opportunity to work with Joman Mercado, but we have a treat for you today.  In As Darkness Falls, there’s a character by the name of Mesos who works really well with the plot.  He’s a dragon hunter, after all, and most of that book revolves around that plot point.  A little too convenient, if you ask me…

Anyway, read on to see the process of bringing Mesos to life.

As we often do, we started with some poses.  Joman’s got a pretty cool grasp on anatomy, and he always gives us a few cool options.

For our sketch, we went with something that was a little more static.  Joman’s work usually features a lot of movement, so we wanted to try going in the opposite direction for a change.

Of course, just because there wasn’t as much movement, that didn’t mean there wasn’t a lot of detail.  Check out how busy that line art is!

It isn’t until you have the final piece that you see just how much work went into it.  I love the outfit he chose for Mesos.  It’s a huge suit of armor, but it’s still got a lot of character and nuance to it.

Anyway, that’s it for now.  What would you like to see from Joman in the future?

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Michael DeAngelo

Michael DeAngelo

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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