Thursday, April 23, 2009


The Mirror Trolls.

Hey! Remember these fancy-looking guys? They're the mirror trolls from the Snow Queen series I'm doing. This is my first completed chapter illustration, so I thought I'd let you folks see the overall "look." I may go back in and add more tone later; I'm not sure. Suggestions welcome. And please, please click through to view the bigger version. That's the only way to see all the excruciatingly detailed parts I lovingly addressed, especially in the trolls' outfits (created with items from my own closet, apparently).

I'm in the middle of multiple massive projects, so while the posting may be light right now, expect to get smacked in the face with non-stop updates soon. This is assuming that all goes according to plan and I don't hate the end products, forever protecting them from the judging eyes of the Internet.

In unrelated news, I had an excellent birthday weekend in New York. I must plug the band I saw, Weep, which is fronted by one of my personal heroes, Doc Hammer (I mean that in the most genuine, un-fangirly way, though despite my very best efforts when seeing him in person, my nervous laughter sometimes kicks in anyway). The music was even better live and, let me just say, the audience saw some tattoos most fans are probably not even aware of. All in all, not a bad way to enter Year 21.


  1. That illustration is for real.

  2. I can't even fathom trying to deal with that many people/body parts/tangliness. I am impressed like you wouldn't believe. Top score.

  3. Oh wow, I LOVE "The Snow Queen" and cannot wait to see more of your illustrations for it. The expressions are amaaaaazing in this.

    Good luck with the rest of the semester! Belated happy birthday, sounds like it was awesome.

  4. whatta composition. now that is serious...