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Character Art – Dirk

Hey there folks!  It’s about time to ring in the New Year with some new art. We’re taking a look today at one of the awesome pieces that Hozure did for us.  This time, it’s of our favorite werewolf, Dirk.

We started a little different than usual with this one, because Hozure wanted to determine the concepts of the character, in addition to his pose.  So we had a couple of different options for how he would be presented.  We ultimately wanted him to have this kind of chivalrous feel, so we gave him a sword and shield combo.

After that, it was time to pick a pose.  As always, Hozure gave us a hard time picking our favorite.  Each of these options could have been cool, but I think we ended up going with the option he least expected.

Expectations aside, he crushed it, even from early on.  His presentation was so much different than the other works we’ve done.  It’s really impressive how dynamic of an artist he is!

Once he added the other objects and some textures, it looked even more impressive.  Over the years, Hozure has gained proficiency in shading and movement.  It’s really a feat to behold.

Finally we have the character on a background with some shadows beneath so we can really see what he looks like.  It is incredible what Hozure can do.  I’m just beyond impressed, really.

We can’t wait to show you more of the work that Hozure has done for us.  Stay tuned!

Fantasy Promo – Rise of the Golden Dragon

Welcome back, everyone, to a new week, and a new chance to see what’s going on in the Otherworld.  We’ve had our share of space, virtual realms of fantasy danger, and spiritual awakenings in the past few weeks.  Today, we’re bringing you another popular fantasy subgenre: shifters.

Like them or not, it’s hard to argue that shapeshifters are not among the most popular tropes in fantasy right now.  Urban fantasies like Twilight and Underworld use them a great deal, and they’ve opened them up to a whole new fanbase.

Emily Fox serves up her own helping of shapeshifter fantasy with Rise of the Golden Dragon.  It’s just a touch away from the more traditional shifters too.  Werecheetahs, weretigers and werefoxes are the norm here, and Fox plays them up with very whimsical personalities.  But even that whimsy fades away when she introduces a dark prophecy and the four horsemen of the apocalypse.

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Celia is not your average werecreature, she’s the team leader of a bounty hunting squad, hunting down and capturing wanted criminals. But when a prophecy is revealed, Celia and her teammates find themselves embarking on a different kind of mission – a quest to save their land.

Set in the world of Xaylica, Celia and her team are taken on a journey that sees them thrown into the waters with a raging sea serpent; sends them on the hunt for a fiery phoenix; and puts them right in the paths of the Four Horsemen themselves.

The impending Apocalypse is fast approaching, and Celia and her team need to awaken the Golden Dragon before the Four Horsemen condemn them all.

Suspenseful, action packed, whimsical and romantic, Rise of the Golden Dragon is a high fantasy novel that tests the bonds of love, friendship and loyalty.

This first book of the Golden Dragon saga is sure to be a treat for those who are fans of shifters and traditional fantasy settings.  Rise of the Golden Dragon is a quick read that opens right up into the sequels it has spawned.  If you’re interested in this book, check it out on Amazon.

Art: Dirk, Werewolf Form

So, uh… it’s time to let the cat out of the bag.  Its been a little while, so if you haven’t read The Bindings of Fate, or As Darkness Falls, and this news creeps up on you, I apologize.

Dirk, our hero’s canine companion… he’s a werewolf.  I know, it’s shocking.  But no less so than the awesome job that our new artist, Luigiix did in capturing his appearance.

Dirk Sketch 1

 

As is usually the case, we started with a rough sketch.  You can see Dirk in his bipedal form, complete with his katana, Fenrir.

Dirk Sketch 2

 

After that, Luigiix put a more substantial look together.  The shading isn’t exactly there yet, but he’s in one piece, and looking more like a western werewolf than something out of an Egyptian setting.  After that, he put some finishing touches on him.

Dirk Final

 

Dirk has become a fan favorite, and it’s not exactly a surprise why. He’s strong, loyal and dependable, and he’s awesome to boot! Thanks to Luigiix for his awesome interpretation!