We’ve got a kind of weird one for you today, folks. As you know, Tellest is kind of ultra-high fantasy compared to a lot of other stuff out there. We’re the 4K HD TVs to the old 720p projection TVs. What I mean by this is that there really is no lack of weird, strange, fantastic things that happen in these books.
Still, we’ve yet to see a single pegasus, chimera or unicorn anywhere in the world. Sure, we’ve seen golems and dragons and whatnot, but where’s the freaking other creatures?
I honestly don’t have an answer for you, but I will say this: at the very least, pegasi are on their way. I have had a story brewing for about two years now that will lead into Tellest’s third volume of books (with luck).
And here’s another thing to say: we may not have a story in Tellest to say about our latest concept art, but we still do have a funny anecdote!
So, the whole point of this griffin here, which we commissioned from Leo, was that we needed a badge to be our “early bird” for the Kickstarter. At the time, Keota was just a gleam in my eye, so we couldn’t use him. We came up with the idea of getting a griffin in there.
Within like three days, Leo had this guy made up, and it’s one of the most gorgeous greek beasts I’ve ever seen. It definitely makes me want to think of a use for him. Harry Potter had Buckbeak, and everyone seemed to like him. You gotta figure a griffin is close enough to a hippogriff to get some love!
We’re very happy with how this little piece of concept art turned out. We’re hoping to get more mythological and mystical beasts all over the sight in the future!