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Friday, May 24, 2013

Birth of a Goddess (slight nudity warning)

Anyone who knows my work, knows I use nudity very sparingly. It's not that I have a problem with it ... quite the contrary ... in my college days, not only was I trained working with nude models, I was also an exotic dancer. However, I do feel nudity in art does need to be pertinent to the story I am trying to tell, even if it's a study in the human form. Vulgarity just isn't my thing.

This project started out as a mini-tutorial, trying to help my son figure out a problem he was having with a winged character he was working on, and it took on a life of it's own.

I figured out the issue he was having, but then I had a winged character I didn't want to just erase. Next thing you know, a story was buzzing in my head and I was off on my own adventure. lol

Now, I never profess myself to be a writer, but I now have a story in my head, one that now has a visual 'face', so maybe I'll give writing a go ... and maybe I won't ... lol.

Until next time ...
Aidana WillowRaven

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

'Living in Cyn', poetry by Cyntax, has a book cover:

I don't have the back cover blurb, yet, but this cover is for a poetry book I've been hired to illustrate :D

Until next time ...
Aidana WillowRaven

Monday, May 20, 2013

'Kid Ninja and the Notorious Nine' are ready for action.

Meet the gang from Kid Ninja and the Notorious Nine ...

Kevin Kulbreath is Kid Ninja, he believes in justice for all students. He’s smart, handsome and likes to hang out with his friends. His favorite subject is math and his favorite sport is basketball.
Marc Green is Ninja One. He is smart, loves school, his favorite subject is science and his favorite sports are football and basketball.
Lucy Levi is Ninja Two. She loves hanging out with her friends, getting straight A’s in school and strawberry ice cream. Her favorite subject is Social Studies.
Norman Freidman is Ninja Three. He has radical moves and loves to kick butts. He also loves school and His favorite subjects are Language arts and Social Studies
Tommy Corbin is Ninja Four. He is intelligent and tough and his favorite subject is science. Even though he can be a bit intimidating, he has a big heart.
Autumn Anderson is Ninja Five. She is a straight A student and her favorite subjects are Math and Science. She loves chocolate ice cream and watching football with her dad.

Mirada Maxwell is Ninja Six. Her favorite color is purple and she has a brown cat name “Chip” and her favorite ice cream is Mint Chocolate Chip.
Jamie Fong Yee is Ninja Seven. She is the captain of the school’s Chess Club, her favorite color is raspberry and her favorite subjects are Math and Science.
Jimmy Lee Palmer is Ninja Eight. He is older than Sammy Lee. His favorite subject is math and he love ice hockey and baseball.
Sammy Lee Palmer is Ninja Nine. He is the youngest of them all. His favorite subject is art and he loves amusement parks and playing baseball.

This is my first time illustrating in this 'old school' style for a publication. Let me know what you think :D

Until next time ...
Aidana WillowRaven