3 down, 1 left to go.
2 down, 2 to go.
First ettin all done!
I’ll be offline for the holiday. More on these next week. Happy Thanksgiving everybody!
This is the last of the set - since they’re large creatures, we’re only doing 4 of them.
I found myself wondering how ettins go about getting their hair cut while I was drawing this series. Even with a second head, it’s not like they can turn and look at the other one very well, nor crane behind to see the back. So I gave them all pretty rough haircuts.
I never think of 2-headed giants when I hear the term “ettin” - instead it makes me think of Stargate’s goa'uld (which, of course, were called that by the Norse-style human cultures in that show precisely because they have “2 heads” - just one is inside the other). Possibly I’ve just watched that show too many times.
I still have 7 more illustrations for this book, and they’ve unfortunately taken far longer than I intended, but I’m still plugging away!
I actually finished these back in early September, but I’d gotten out of the habit of posting things regularly this summer.
The 3rd book in The Saga of the Rose series is The Nothing Light, and I drew more maps for that volume. The majority of the story takes place in northern Surak, in and around the city of Lessas, so all the new maps pertain to that region.
And there they are, all done!
Up next will be a set of ettins, as the first of pack #3.
And that’s the last of them. Tomorrow I’ll have the set image that goes into the permanent gallery.