Sir Bregga Laydon, masterfully painted by C. Bedford. Bedford’s ethereal art can be viewed here: http://cbedford.deviantart.com/ Check it out! I also encourage you to view the full-size image above by clicking the picture: from the creases on Bregga’s hands to the links in her chainmail, the details in this portrait never fail to delight me.
The gold eye on Bregga’s chest represents the Bright One. Some worship him as a god, while others believe that he’s a powerful alien with mysterious goals. In issue one of the Shining Ascension comic series, he will break centuries of silence with a message for Bregga …
In the lead-up to issue one (available early 2015), I’ll be posting more character art by exceptional artists, so stay tuned!
Beautiful grayscale illustration of the characters Sir Bregga Laydon (left) and Faatin (right) by Asher Dumonchelle. They seem to be discussing important matters. Maybe Faatin is telling Bregga about the day she lost her eye!
Check out more of Asher’s work here! http://dumonchelledraws.deviantart.com/
Nick Robles has finished the pencil layouts of Shining Ascension Issue 1, and they look amaaaazing! I want to marry them! A battle, a heart-to-heart chat, a sexy*** chess game, and a life-changing visitation occur within the first twenty-two pages. Nick’s currently coloring his work. Once finished in early 2015, the comic book will be uploaded online, free to anybody interested in a fantasy adventure with diverse characters.
See you then! ❤
***Well, the sexy part may be debatable. XD
Behold, the first color concept art of Sir Bregga Laydon and her massive sword, by the exceptional Nick Robles!
In the upcoming Shining Ascension comic book series, one encounter with the strange divine pulls Bregga into a world of danger, intrigue, and adventure. Can she survive?
Before she was a knight, Sir Bregga was a teenage mercenary! Here, Nick Robles has drawn young Breg in her mercenary garb. Her sword is almost taller than she is! In the first issue of Shining Ascension, we’ll get a peek into Bregga’s past. Isn’t she a cute young’un?
Curious fact: the scarring on her face (also visible in adult Bregga pics) was caused by a smallpox-like virus that spread through her home country.
Earlier this week, I posted concept art for Bricius and his brothers, three characters from the Shining Ascension series. Above, artist Nick Robles has rendered Bricius in the comic’s visual style. Yep, SA will be a painted comic, much like Nick’s other work on “Clockwork Angels” (reviewed here by USA Today). Nick has a splendid eye for color, and he also did a lovely job capturing Bricius’s grumpy personality. ❤
Nick Robles has created more glorious character art for Shining Ascension. Nick, you’re awesome! ❤
Maedoc the King’s Son (ax), Caratacos the Magician’s Son (spear), and Bricius the Poet’s Son (crouching) meet Bregga during her quest. Are they friends or foes? You’ll have to read the comic to find out! 😀
The half-brothers will appear in the Shining Ascension series, coming to the Internet early 2015.