Art: Venathryn by John Becaro

We’ve seen Venathryn a couple times now (on the cover to her own novella, and in a small piece done up by Kimirra), but now it’s John Becaro’s turn to try his hand at the spunky elf.  She’s tough and plucky, but she also comes from this beautiful race of noble people. In a lot of ways she’s not unlike the humans that she’s tasked herself with hating (allegedly).

As always, we start with a sketch of our character.


Venathryn sketch visibility


She’s definitely different in spirit than Adelia, even when she grows up.  Adelia still remains reserved, for the most part, even though she’s become this confident young woman.  Venathryn, on the other hand, is incredibly sure of herself and makes it well known.


Venathryn pencils


Here we have a somewhat cleaned up version of the first piece – this is what John does when he’s done with hand drawn pencil.  It’s actually a pretty interesting process!


Venathryn color flats wip


After he’s done with the line-art, he moves onto some flat colors. This helps him to really nail down the final piece.




And here, we have that final piece.  The shading and the background make Venathryn really pop, and you can see the confidence – almost arrogance – in her gaze.  John did an excellent job, and we can’t wait for more from him!

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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.