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by Chris Howard

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Seaborn art


Saltwater Witch Chapt 13, page 4 is up!

Did some drawing this afternoon, a couple more panels for chapter 13. Done and posted.  Check it all out here: http://www.saltwaterwitch.com


Saltwater Witch Chapt 13, page 3 is up!

Sketched out the two panels for page three this morning, lined and colored them this afternoon, and just finished the lettering, balloons, and other details. It's posted.  Check out page 3 here: http://www.saltwaterwitch.com/switch

Here's the linework for the two panels:


Zombie Road

Zombie Road – promo piece for Saltwater Witch. Click the image for the full view. http://www.SaltwaterWitch.com


Seaborn book covers!

Here's the latest rev of the new Seaborn book cover for the trade edition. Click the pic for the full view.



I haven't painted a traditional mermaid in a long time.  I've penciled and painted bunches of "people from the sea," but my Seaborn don't have tails, in fact they make fun of the mermaid myths.  I actually started thinking about this in May for a contest running on dA that ended in June.  But I was finishing up my last book, and never got around to it.

Waterhouse-Mermaid I wanted a fairly realistic mermaid with jewelry, rings in her hair, maybe some cool tattoos, and clothes of course would be for those freaks who breathe air.  I wanted a mermaid who can kick Waterhouse's mermaid's scaly butt–with her tail. I wanted a mermaid who was stronger, edgier and maybe a little tragic, none of that combing long tresses and singing on the rocks–not unless it was clear that it's just a ploy to lure sailors to their dooms. Finally got around to completing the painting this morning.

A lot of this painting is about the light, bold white light coming from above.  As usual, I'm still tweaking, but it's pretty much done.  Hope you like.  Love to hear what you think.

So, here's the full work and some detail crops.  Click them for the full view.