Kitara is described as a descendent of Medusa who has a deadly crimson eye that turns people to stone when she looks at them.
|I did a a quick sketch of her face and was satisfied with the first one.|
The creator of Rax wonderfully conveyed his dashing personality in a brief story paragraph written as part of Crowd Sorcery's character creation exercise. It was (almost) easy to transform him from that vivid first impression into a tangible drawing.
|Rax is a confident young swordsman who can talk to dragons.|
I wanted to vary the illustrations that would be published in this issue, so I decided to submit at least one complete sketch as opposed to a bunch of loose sketches of faces. Luckily, I only needed one or two quick development sketches of Rax's face before I was happy with it, but I did play with a couple different hairstyles on a piece of tracing paper. This drawing isn't as clean as the one I posted of Aciere Steele last week, but I like the gesture and the balance between rough and polished lines.
Check out next week's Fantasy Dictionary post to see the sketches as they appeared in Cricket.