I wanted to get a Halloween pic done for today, but given that it's my bday and I wanted to spend it having fun after finishing my Valor stuff, drawing it was a low priority! I may post it up here later when it's done, but for now here are some sketches. <3
A lot of folks have asked what the influences on the Shard in Sister Claire were. Shards are born from the energia, pain and raging emotions of people who have died traumatically (usually en masse) so I wanted the creature to look like a a physical manifestation of that.
Many correctly identified the influence of the creatures from Princess Mononoke. I also wanted it to have a hint of dragon-ness (using my favorite dragon for inspiration) and Ash suggested looking at the eyes in Watership Down to give the creature a truly terrifying, manic look.
This is not the Shard's only form, though. I'm excited to show how it will evolve! 8D
For more info on Shards, check out the Missing Moments! These in particular give some history:
A while back someone asked me to make Sister Claire Miis for use in games like Tomodachi Life. Here they are! What do they look like? Import them and find out! =)
Last day to complete the Sister Claire survey! Let us know your thoughts here! https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/F3HVD9Q
WE DID IT! Valor is FUNDED!
...but why stop there? Help us hit our stretch goals: donating Valor to libraries, creating a digital artbook, and offering a hardcover edition are just some of the things we want to accomplish with this incredible project.
As Ash said yesterday, this is a chance to be a part of something special. This is a chance to see the stories you heard growing up reimagined, rebuilt, reworked: this is a chance to see fairytales the way you’ve always wanted them, with heroines standing front and center. Valor will show you just how much princesses don’t belong in towers. Valor will show you that princes aren’t always the ones who slay the dragons, fight the monsters, win the battles. Valor will show you that women — fierce women, bright women, cunning women, stunning women — can move mountains, make magic, and earn more than than your average happily-ever-after.
Do it for yourself. Do it for children. Change once upon a time once and for all.
Meanwhile, here's a sneak preview at the concepts for my submission to the Valor anthology! And don't forget the new reward tiers: if you purchase THE ASH, you could get a custom fairytale written by Ash and illustrated by me. =)