Sketch and flats of one of my favorite cosplayers @kayyybear. You should support her on Patreon.I love how she is so bold and creative with her costumes. You can tell she puts in that work, like I do with my art and stories.In a community where some try to bash her for being black or dressing provocatively, she rises above it and that takes courage. She’s going to be one of the stories that I want to put together about black cosplayers.
During the week I will be working on rendering and refining the linework.
A man hath no better thing under the sun, then to eat, and to drink and to be merry. The duty of a caretaker is to provide nourishment, both physically , spiritually, and mentally and Gabby takes this role for the team.However, taking on the problems of others can drive her to drink her problems away and with her allergies she mishandles her medicine.When the ghost of their dead from comes for help she wants
to help him because she feels responsible for not protecting him and wants to help him and her friends. What will she do when it becomes too much and GLUTTONY calls her for a drink, when the allergies demand medication, or when loneliness needs food? With her psychic ability to manipulate the weather, Gabriella will storm into action for her friends. Follow Gabriella in the upcoming novel and comic Favor of Ares.
Book Cover Design: Redesign concept of Favor of Ares Series by Terrio Jenkins
Updating the covers for the Favor of Ares series.Although some of the covers were interesting, overall the symbolism was a little lost and the colors (at least for Lust) were also lost.
Here are some of my goals for the redesign.
Eye motif to reference the “third eye” which is connected to psychics.Psychics eyes( Iris) glow when using their power. They can see ghosts, most possessions, enhance a physical or mental ability, astrally project or physically travel to the astral plane.
Color: represents the sin the murder revolves around.The color also represents the mental disorder related to the sin.
Circles: the shape is used as a symbol for containment, in this case the containment of power.
Title: I still want to have a ghostly type font/effect similar to Gothika. This is to add the element of supernatural to the covers with glowing gradients of the title and sin.I ‘m going to experiment with a white, gray, or silver text for name, title, and subtitle. Keeping with the theme from previous designs.
Spear: they symbol for Ares, optional at this point, but will be centered if used.
Sketch 27/30: The Care Bears Tenderheart, Cheer, and Grumpy.I used an x-men cover for posing reference and a picture of Cheer Bear from the 80’s. I thought the pose was too angular, which is my style for now, so I tried to use more circular shapes before going into uploading.The Care Bears are one of my favorite cartoons from the eighties and these were three that I liked most.
Favor of Ares Lore: What is one suppose to do when logic fails?That never happens in the eyes of the team’s most observant member Sammy, as he acts as the team’s scientist. Sam can be lazy, bored,,and generally unmotivated which causes him to isolate himself from others. When the ghost of their dead friend ask for help in finding his killer, Sam joins the group out of a sense of responsibility to help his friends and to use his skills. However is that enough for him to overcome SLOTH, when all he rather do is focus on details, facts, and science? With his ability to shrinkhimself, others, and objectsthere is no problem too big for Sam. Follow Sam in the upcoming novel and comic Favor of Ares.