Bregga by Needlesslycryptic: O, MY HEART! I am slain by its beauty.

Bregga

The Watson to my Holmes***, T. Hueston, commissioned a special piece of art from Needlesslycryptic: Sir Bregga Laydon as the Knight of Swords tarot card. Everything about this art – the colors, the texture, beauty of Bregga’s noble expression – is so gorgeous, I may cry. At the very least, I’ll make it my desktop background. Check out Needlesslycryptic’s tumblr: http://needlesslycryptic.tumblr.com/ It’s a treasure!

By the way, Bregga is a protagonist in the Shining Ascension comic book series, an ongoing fantasy project. Read more about it here and here.

***T. Hueston and I decided that I’m Holmes, because I’m morose, solitary, and intelligent, and Hueston is Watson, because they are brave, wise, and good-hearted. Also, Hueston is a doctor. Obvious choice.

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Bregga and Faatin Watch a Parade: New Art by Asher Dumonchelle

Faatin_Breg

Once again, the talented Asher Dumonchelle has drawn Bregga and Faatin, from Shining Ascension. There’s no official context for this image, so I made one up.

Faatin: Bregga, this parade is the worst. I can’t see anything. Humans are too tall.

Bregga: Okay. Hop on.

Faatin: Thank you! Much better. Uh oh.

Bregga: What?

Faatin: I think you have lice.

Bregga: !

Faatin: Sorry! Sorry! It’s just dandruff. I can recommend something for that.

Bregga: … ;-;

The end. What an exciting tale.

For more gorgeous art by Asher, check out: http://dumonchelledraws.deviantart.com/

Bregga: Shining Knight, Art by C. Bedford

Bregga Laydon by C. Bedford

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!

Character Art: Teenage (not mutant) Mercenary Bregga!

Teenage Bregga

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.

 

Comic Book Teaser: The Brothers Three

Nick Robles has created more glorious character art for Shining Ascension. Nick, you’re awesome! ❤

Brothers Three

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.