Two new sketches for The Lays of Anuskaya

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These are not complete, obviously, but I liked these early sketches enough to share them. The first is a scene from The Straits of Galahesh. So as to remain as spoiler-free as possible, I’ll only say that this is Muqallad, one of the Al-Aqim, the three elemental sorcerers who tore the fabric between the material and spiritual planes.

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Creepy, isn’t it? It’s a pretty grizzly scene, so the tone is apropos, methinks.

The second is from The Flames of Shadam Khoreh. It shows a warrior of Hael about to, well, do something nasty to one of the personal guardsmen of the Kamarisi (the emperor) of Yrstanla.

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I love the horse and the way the horseman was drawn. I like the nice touch of the building in the domed background as well.


  1. Paul Weimer (@princejvstin)

    May 14, 2013 at 11:18 am

    Yep, I recognize the first sketches’ scenario. :)

    • Brad

      May 14, 2013 at 11:57 am

      And the second? Have you reached that far in Flames?

      • Paul Weimer (@princejvstin)

        May 14, 2013 at 12:07 pm

        Oh yes, I know where that one is, too.

        I didn’t mean to imply otherwise. Was just struck by the gristly nature of the first illio. :)

        • Brad

          May 14, 2013 at 12:22 pm

          Yes, it’s a bit shocking to see it in illo form after having it only in my head. I.e., it’s odd to see “on paper” how gruesome my imagination was…

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