Friday, September 9, 2016

Deryni Crypt

Deryni author Katherine Kurtz liked setting some of her story events in dark mysterious places, under castles, in caves, at night, or in crypts like this one. I didn't have a story to work from on this piece of fan art, but I just put the medieval mysterious elements together as well as an empowered Deryni monk holding magical "handfire." This was from a time when I was putting a LOT of inkwork into my drawings, like the Lythande illustration you just saw. I would have shown this piece earlier but I had left out the monk's feet and lower robe edge. With the handfire magic of Photoshop I was able to re-size the picture and draw in the bottom of the figure with digital inking.

Original drawing is black ink on illustration board, 11" x 8 1/2", May 1993.

1 comment:

Tristan Alexander said...

Great lighting and of course more sexy architecture! Wonderful mood and structure.