I actually think it’s a bit of a shame that this will end up publishing so small - there’s some fairly subtle details about Felice that I’m fairly proud of, but that are hard to see without blowing the image up a bit.
It took a lot longer to get these finished than I would’ve liked, but they turned out fairly well, I think.
Next, I’ll be posting another illustration from Whispers of Heaven.
I actually finished this several days ago, but holiday preparations distracted me from posting.
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!