Character Art – Adelia Kreegan

I always think, Tellest can never have too much Adelia.  She’s a huge part of our second phase of stories, and I think she’s a character that a lot of people can kind of relate to.  And because we see her in two different points in her life, we see both the meager beginnings that most of us have, and the great potential that we’d like to see ourselves arrive at.

We recently had the opportunity to work with another new artist. This time, it’s Clover Teapot, who did a remarkable job with Adelia, to the point where I think we may have our most definitive piece of her yet.  But as always, I ramble too much.  Let’s allow the art itself to express itself.

Adelia 2


We started with the black and white pencil iteration, as we’re oft to do.  In this case, Clover was hooking us up with what she calls a painterly window—it’s a bit more expressive than a lot of work that we have because the art almost seems to pop right off the screen.

Adelia 3


This is how you know that Clover means business.  We very rarely get the double pencil sketches, but she made sure that we were happy with the piece going into the coloring phase.  In this particular phase, our artist worked on refining some of the features, making Adelia a little more sensual and provocative in her appearance.

Adelia 4


Of course, you never really get a feel for where the finished piece is going until you see the color hit the page (or screen).  Adelia looks so bad ass here, and we still had three more changes to go before we saw the final iteration.

Because this was such an extensive process, we decided to highlight Clover’s work across two posts.  Stay tuned in the next few weeks to see the completion of this incredible piece!

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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.