This is the character I’ve been playing in a Dungeons & Dragons campaign. Gwinnura (Gwin to her friends, Mistress Throthgunahr to others) is a dwarf woman who has taken the opportunity of her recent widowhood to do a bit of adventuring as she travels away from her late husband’s home and towards the distant dwarven settlement where her daughters now live. She was a member of the town guard before she married and afterward continued helping the village by training the young ones in the dwarven martial arts. Now she’s dusting off her fighting skills to earn a bit of coin on her way across the land, taking in the sights and finding new companions along the way.
Not to end on too harsh a note for the kids, they do get to go to FUNZone. The agreement was for if they went undefeated during the regular season. So, losing the championship doesn’t keep them from getting their party.
This is a very morality focused storyline, if you haven’t gathered yet. Since the kids goofed off so much before, it catches up to them. They aren’t paying much attention during the game, assuming they’ll win with no effort, and so they lose the final championship game.
Here’s the 11th interior.
The team is in a locker room at the Sea Turtle’s school. They’re relaxed and goofing off a little. Nothing serious, but they also don’t seem very concerned about the up-coming game.
Here’s the 10th interior.
The coach substitutes at the Sea Turtles’ school and observes that the team is really working well together. They’ll be a real challenge to the Jackrabbits next time they face them.
Oh, I’m sorry. I got a bit distracted over Thanksgiving and didn’t get around to posting the rest of this series. Here’s the 9th interior.
From A Basketball Story, a picture book I illustrated for Entrepreneur Media Inc.
The Sea Turtles have heard that the Jackrabbits get a trip to FUNZone if they win all their regular season games. They’re determined to stop that. I intentionally chose to depict the two huddles, essentially the same pose but with different characters, from two different views.
Today I participated in the Monsters Go illustration prompt. That’s where professional illustrators recreate monsters drawn by children.
This week’s art was by a kid named Lily N. Here was her drawing:
And here’s my version of it:
And here’s a link to Monsters Go on Instagram.
Here’s a two-page spread. You can see the kids are goofing off. Not really doing any harm, but not doing what they’re supposed to be doing either. In the story, at this point, they’re starting to think they’re undefeatable and they don’t have to work at it anymore. This will cause problems later.
Again, this is from the latest illustration project I finished, A Basketball Story, for Entrepreneur Media Inc.
This image covers about a page and a half, with the gutter running between the boy leaning against the wall and the poster. The gray wall color extends all the way to the left, with text overlaid in that empty space.
Aside from the cover, this is our first and only close-up of members of the Sea Turtles team. They’re discussing how, if they work very hard, they can keep the Jackrabbits from going 10 – 0 for the season.
Again, this is for the picture book, titled A Basketball Story: Always Be Humble, which I just finished illustrating for Entrepreneur Media Inc.
Here’s the right side of the interior I posted yesterday. Coach Miles is explaining how he’ll take the team to FUNZone if they win all ten games in the season.