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 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.