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Designing Warriors of Virtue Cover Art Part 11

(A.K.A. Schoolism Pictorial Composition Week 05)

Video 11: If you cannot see the embedded video: https://youtu.be/KyWC9orjd8I

You an find out more about the  Warriors of Virtue fantasy series by clicking on the link.

In this video I continue to add form to the characters. I tend to add form by painting light and shadow areas. However, for the Schoolism Assignment I’ve been given a challenge of adding light and shadow digitally after painting everything without a definite source of light. You may note me deviate from this somewhat, but by the end of the video I think I have finally reached the lighting stage of the project.

In the second half of the video you can also watch as I paint Lord Malachite’s dragon eyes. I had quite the trouble blending the surfaces until I decided to mask the area and use a soft edge brush.

As always, if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me.

Until next time…

>>HUGGS<<

Mili

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Mili Fay--Portrait by Catia Da Costa of CDC Photography

© 2014 CDC PHOTOGRAPHY

Mili Fay, a Toronto-based artist, classical animator, illustrator, writer, and singer, is an award winning graduate of Sheridan College and Art Instruction Schools. In November of 2011 she created Mili Fay Art determined to support the world one artwork at a time.

Her latest published work is Animals In My Hair; a story about a boy who goes for his first haircut only to find endangered animals falling out of his hair.

Currently, Mili is working on her first ever illustrated Fantasy novel, Warriors of Virtue, about a reluctant princess who must prevent a war with the dragon-people, while keeping her mission a secret from her over-protective mother.

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Designing Warriors of Virtue Cover Art Part 10

(A.K.A. Schoolism Pictorial Composition Week 05)

Video 10: If you cannot see the embedded video: https://youtu.be/Bep7wQ_D0SE

It has been a while since my last post. My life is finally allowing me to continue working on the Warriors of Virtue cover.

I’m painting, fleshing out more of the characters, costumes, and details. However, I do think I’m too slow. This way of illustrating is taking too long. I think if I was working in traditional media that I would be done by now. I’m actually considering switching from the Pictorial Composition Schoolism course to one of the introduction painting courses, since there has to be a better way to paint digitally. If professional digital painters were working like this, they would never get anything done.

I think I may also do a traditional painting of this cover art for comparison. I want to see how long it would take me to complete the work traditionally, then I will choose which one I will use for the cover.

What I also love about painting traditionally is that I will be left with an actual painting that I may eventual sell to a fan, or giveaway in a future contest.

If you are a digital painter, can you tell me what I’m doing wrong?

Thanks in advance.

Until next time…

>>HUGGS<<

Mili

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Mili Fay--Portrait by Catia Da Costa of CDC Photography

© 2014 CDC PHOTOGRAPHY

Mili Fay, a Toronto-based artist, classical animator, illustrator, writer, and singer, is an award winning graduate of Sheridan College and Art Instruction Schools. In November of 2011 she created Mili Fay Art determined to support the world one artwork at a time.

Her latest published work is Animals In My Hair; a story about a boy who goes for his first haircut only to find endangered animals falling out of his hair.

Currently, Mili is working on her first ever illustrated Fantasy novel, Warriors of Virtue, about a reluctant princess who must prevent a war with the dragon-people, while keeping her mission a secret from her over-protective mother.

Join Mili Fay Art Fan Club to stay in touch with Mili Fay and to be the first to find out of her upcoming books and artworks.

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Happy New Year 2016! Greeting Card and Gifts: Part 01

Video 01: If you cannot see the embedded video: https://youtu.be/QBHbkJtzuGc

I may have left it too late, but let us hope not. 🙂 I’ve been working very hard on editing my fantasy novel “Warriors of Virtue” that I’ve decided not to continue painting the cover while the writing juices are flowing. However, I cannot leave my loyal fans empty handed on New Year’s Day! I’m preparing some special gifts, and I do hope I finish the package on time, but if not all the members of the Mili Fay Art Fan Club will get my special “gift basket” sometime in January 2016. Just keep an eye on your email account.

The contents will be a surprise, but I’ll give you a hint: if you like fantasy, if you like to travel, and if you would like the greeting card I’m currently creating, you will like this gift.

Thank you again for sticking with me and encouraging me to become an even better writer and artist.

With love,

Mili

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Mili Fay--Portrait by Catia Da Costa of CDC Photography

© 2014 CDC PHOTOGRAPHY

Mili Fay, a Toronto-based artist, classical animator, illustrator, writer, and singer, is an award winning graduate of Sheridan College and Art Instruction Schools. In November of 2011 she created Mili Fay Art determined to support the world one artwork at a time.

Her latest published work is Animals In My Hair; a story about a boy who goes for his first haircut only to find endangered animals falling out of his hair.

Currently, Mili is working on her first ever illustrated Fantasy novel, Warriors of Virtue, about a reluctant princess who must prevent a war with the dragon-people, while keeping her mission a secret from her over-protective mother.

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Designing Warriors of Virtue Cover Art Part 09

(A.K.A. Schoolism Pictorial Composition Week 05)

Video 09: If you cannot see the embedded video: https://youtu.be/1MvTazxVvyw

I only had about an hour to work on this next video. In it I’m trying to flesh out Nikolina. I want to give her form, but I’m still not lighting the character, because I’m not sure how I want her lit. In the book, there is a white light cast on these characters from above. The elements they are wielding also have their own glow and colour.

For now I’m concentrating on just creating these characters out of nothing.

Until next time…

>>HUGGS<<

Mili

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Mili Fay--Portrait by Catia Da Costa of CDC Photography

© 2014 CDC PHOTOGRAPHY

Mili Fay, a Toronto-based artist, classical animator, illustrator, writer, and singer, is an award winning graduate of Sheridan College and Art Instruction Schools. In November of 2011 she created Mili Fay Art determined to support the world one artwork at a time.

Her latest published work is Animals In My Hair; a story about a boy who goes for his first haircut only to find endangered animals falling out of his hair.

Currently, Mili is working on her first ever illustrated Fantasy novel, Warriors of Virtue, about a reluctant princess who must prevent a war with the dragon-people, while keeping her mission a secret from her over-protective mother.

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Designing Warriors of Virtue Cover Art Part 07 & 08

(A.K.A. Schoolism Pictorial Composition Week 05)

Video 07: If you cannot see the embedded video: https://youtu.be/jxMZbuSOAuc

Video 08: If you cannot see the embedded video: https://youtu.be/ILqs3z5w21w

In these videos I continue to paint. I’m trying to figure out how to flesh out and round the character, while maintaining brushstrokes. I find it rather difficult, because digital paint does not behave like actual paint. If I want to add a shadow, it comes on too strong, and I cannot suddenly feather my brush to blend the line into the paint. Instead, I pick up the near colour with the Eye Dropper Tool (by pressing Alt while I’m still using the paintbrush) then I hope that by keeping my strokes on the Cintiq light and feathery the colours would somehow blend.

I find that the brush I’m using has too hard edges. However, when I select a soft brush, it has too soft edges. I can’t seem to find a happy medium, but if I can figure out how to paint the main character’s face, everything else should be easy. 🙂

I think I’ll devote the next two days to editing the book, so that maybe I can come at the painting with fresh eyes and a rested brain.

Until then…

Love,

Mili

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Mili Fay--Portrait by Catia Da Costa of CDC Photography

© 2014 CDC PHOTOGRAPHY

Mili Fay, a Toronto-based artist, classical animator, illustrator, writer, and singer, is an award winning graduate of Sheridan College and Art Instruction Schools. In November of 2011 she created Mili Fay Art determined to support the world one artwork at a time.

Her latest published work is Animals In My Hair; a story about a boy who goes for his first haircut only to find endangered animals falling out of his hair.

Currently, Mili is working on her first ever illustrated Fantasy novel, Warriors of Virtue, about a reluctant princess who must prevent a war with the dragon-people, while keeping her mission a secret from her over-protective mother.

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Designing Warriors of Virtue Cover Art Part 05 & 06

(A.K.A. Schoolism Pictorial Composition Week 05)

Video 05: If you cannot see the embedded video: https://youtu.be/oaSwa4uze0Y

Video 06: If you cannot see the embedded video: https://youtu.be/fZzxYcbypbY

Last night just before I went to seep I had an epiphany: I should paint digitally the way I would paint on a canvas!

This may seem obvious to you, but I am a trained 2D animator and the only digital painting I have ever done was underneath strong line art. Yesterday, that is how I begun this work as well. Then the epiphany struck.

When painting on a canvas, I always paint over my artwork. I work in translucent layers so that I can see my sketch, and when necessary I go back and redraw bits an pieces of my sketch with a pencil crayon. I do not toss confident brushstrokes, but instead I explore the persons or characters I paint as I slowly build them up from nothing.

I chose a textured brush and kept the opacity pressure sensitive. I would get strange lines in my work, but that’s alright. I find that sketchiness and imperfections in an artwork somehow make it feel more real. My favourite artist are Monet and Drew Struzan after all. My favourite digital artist who is responsible for me wanting to attempt digital art at all is Selenada. I work by building up layers of paint. I find in this way that the translucency and the different paints under the painting also make the work feel more real than if I was trying for photographic accuracy. There is movement in brushstrokes and liveliness that cannot be achieved with smooth blending. I am a painter not a photographer, why should I aim for photographic accuracy?

The challenge is also figuring out how “real” I want this work to feel. The proportions are that of a cartoon and the inside of the book is illustrated with ink line art. Should I bring in the ink line back to the work?

For now, I’ll focus on painting, but I may need your input to answer those questions soon.

Until next time…

Cheers!

Mili

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Mili Fay--Portrait by Catia Da Costa of CDC Photography

© 2014 CDC PHOTOGRAPHY

Mili Fay, a Toronto-based artist, classical animator, illustrator, writer, and singer, is an award winning graduate of Sheridan College and Art Instruction Schools. In November of 2011 she created Mili Fay Art determined to support the world one artwork at a time.

Her latest published work is Animals In My Hair; a story about a boy who goes for his first haircut only to find endangered animals falling out of his hair.

Currently, Mili is working on her first ever illustrated Fantasy novel, Warriors of Virtue, about a reluctant princess who must prevent a war with the dragon-people, while keeping her mission a secret from her over-protective mother.

Join Mili Fay Art Fan Club to stay in touch with Mili Fay and to be the first to find out of her upcoming books and artworks.

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Designing Warriors of Virtue Cover Art Part 03

(A.K.A Schoolism Pictorial Composition Week 05)

If you cannot see the embedded video: https://youtu.be/9Bj-n9RDU-c

In this video I’m refining my sketch further, getting it ready for painting. I did not like the main character’s turtleneck collar. Instead I decided to give her a lace collar more suitable to the medieval outfit the character is wearing.

In the book, Warriors of Virtue wear black tunics with gold embroidery. The symbol in the center is an apple tree (inspired by the White Tree from The Lord of the Rings), surrounded by a pattern of full and crescent moons.

Warriors of Virtue Apple Tree Design

© 2015 MILI FAY ART | Warriors of Virtue apple tree design.

I have designed this pattern a few months ago, but I forgot what I did, so you can see me trying to figure it out on a separate layer. Each of the warriors also has a unique belt design, but I will bother with that detail during painting.

After I’ve completed the main character’s rough design, I moved on to her companions. I’ve realized that I’ve made them equally as big, so I decided to use the transform tool to shrink them a bit, to give the main character more prominence.

I’ve repositioned the three characters to center them, though now the main character is slightly off center. I actually think it looks better this way. What do you think?

I believe my next step would be to begin painting. I’ve never really painted digitally, so wish me luck!

Until next time…

>>HUGGS!<<

Mili

 

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Mili Fay--Portrait by Catia Da Costa of CDC Photography

© 2014 CDC PHOTOGRAPHY

Mili Fay, a Toronto-based artist, classical animator, illustrator, writer, and singer, is an award winning graduate of Sheridan College and Art Instruction Schools. In November of 2011 she created Mili Fay Art determined to support the world one artwork at a time.

Her latest published work is Animals In My Hair; a story about a boy who goes for his first haircut only to find endangered animals falling out of his hair.

Currently, Mili is working on her first ever illustrated Fantasy novel, Warriors of Virtue, about a reluctant princess who must prevent a war with the dragon-people, while keeping her mission a secret from her over-protective mother.

Join Mili Fay Art Fan Club to stay in touch with Mili Fay and to be the first to find out of her upcoming books and artworks.

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Designing Warriors of Virtue Cover Art Part 02

(A.K.A. Schoolism: Pictorial Composition Week 05)

 

If you cannot see the embedded video: https://youtu.be/sG1vtWhKzzE

 

In this second video I develop the sketches of the Fire and Wind Warriors, then I create another layer and begin working on my main character again. I’m thinking about her pose, clothes, hair, hair, hair, hair… It’s frustrating to figure out what kind of hair I should draw. Eventually, I went onto Google and entered “curly hair in the wind”. I found a picture that sort of looked like what I have in my head. I’m always amazed how what I can see in my head I cannot draw well without the aid of a visual reference. Why is that?After I did a decent job with the hair, I looked at the outfit and realized I need to find some reference for her clothing as well. The characters are wearing tunics over hose. I think they have bishop sleeves, because I want them to feel comfortable to swing a sword. Noting can be too tight. I also know they wear belts. However, I’m not sure what I should do with those belts. Should I add a sword? They do carry swords, but do they have to be in this picture, or should I make their swords appear as needed, so they do not have to lug them around–after all Ardan is full of magic. Then there are cloaks. These cloaks have hoods and are attached to the jewels on their chest. Should I be fancy with the jewel, or should I just let it be a plain stone in the oval setting? What does wearing a cloak actually look like? I do not want them covered by the cloaks. Should the cloak be folded back? But what would make it be folded back?

At this time, I really wish I knew more about clothing. I just hope that further research on Google will help me figure out how to draw what I need.

Until next time…

Love,

M

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Mili Fay--Portrait by Catia Da Costa of CDC Photography

© 2014 CDC PHOTOGRAPHY

Mili Fay, a Toronto-based artist, classical animator, illustrator, writer, and singer, is an award winning graduate of Sheridan College and Art Instruction Schools. In November of 2011 she created Mili Fay Art determined to support the world one artwork at a time.

Her latest published work is Animals In My Hair; a story about a boy who goes for his first haircut only to find endangered animals falling out of his hair.

Currently, Mili is working on her first ever illustrated Fantasy novel, Warriors of Virtue, about a reluctant princess who must prevent a war with the dragon-people, while keeping her mission a secret from her over-protective mother.

Join Mili Fay Art Fan Club to stay in touch with Mili Fay and to be the first to find out of her upcoming books and artworks.

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Designing Warriors of Virtue Cover Art Part 01

(A.K.A. Schoolism: Pictorial Composition Week 05)

 

And so it begins…

As some of you may know, I’ve been writing Warriors of Virtue since I was 16. The idea for the characters struck me even earlier. It grew out of some fan art I drew after reading The Lord of the Rings when I was 14. I wanted so much to be a part of that world, that I added myself, my cousin, and my sister to Frodo’s team.

As I got older, I created my own world. Taking everything I loved about Sailor Moon, The Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, Greek/Roman Mythology, Fairytales, etc. and mushing it into a fantasy realm called Ardan.

More time passed, and eventually the three main characters that were myself, my cousin, and sister had to change to fit the story. However, I still retain the names of my family members, though I have changed the main character’s name to Lauraliee.

I’ve been working on this story for nearly 20 years, and I feel I’m finally ready to share my work with the world. I wrote this story for me, to fix everything I felt needed fixing in the works of others that I loved. The story is also a way for me to work out the meaning of life. Most importantly, I wrote this story to have fun; when I’m writing or reading it I am there, in Ardan. It is my perfect place and somewhere I go to when I need to escape.

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Before the story becomes available I still need to edit the final draft, have my editor edit the final draft, and I need to illustrate the cover of course. In chapter illustrations will come later, but I cannot possibly publish something without a cover!

Designing a cover for Warriors of Virtue is not easy. My world is so rich with wonderful fantasy characters and fantasy species that I have invented and that I love dearly. I tried once to design a cover where I included many scenes ala Drew Struzan. However, my mentor and friend Mark Thurman said that the image would not work as a cover. He was right. It would make a wonderful poster–showing all the main characters and some of my favourite action packed scenes. However, for a tiny postage size image that appears on Kindle it was way too involved.

So, I asked myself: “Self, what should I include, and what should I leave out?”

From the busy extreme, I went minimalist. I wanted to create a cover from the design of Warriors of Virtue uniform emblems (an apple tree surrounded by full and crescent moons).

Then I looked at the sketch and I thought that I cannot really tell anything from the design. An apple tree usually signals a story about Adam and Eve, and my story has nothing to do with the Bible… Well, maybe not nothing, because it has its own creation myths, but no.

The chief conflict in the story is between humans who rule Ardan and the Dragon Lord Malachite who use to rule Ardan until he went crazy and decided to exterminate all the humans, because he thought they were evil pests to the magic community.

Warriors of Virtue are three human children (16, 15, and 14 at the start of the story) who join with elemental spirits (water, fire, and air) to prevent war in Ardan.

After much deliberation, I have finally decided to share the moment when they first use their powers as Warriors of Virtue, while the Dragon Lord looks at the reader with his menacing dragon eyes.

Warriors of Virtue Value Thumbnail

© 2015 MILI FAY ART | Value Thumbnail showing Warrios of Virtue rough cover design.

I like that the main character is also looking at the reader. The title divides the “good” and “evil”, as if asking the viewer which side he wishes to join. Unlike Sauron who is an all seeing evil eye, my “evil” side is not necessarily evil, though it has crazy individuals that do evil things.

If I can find enough sill to pull of what’s inside my head, this will be one amazing image. The good news for all you artists is that I will record every bit of my work from the above thumbnail image to the final finished cover art.

The bad news is that I have no idea what I’m doing, so you’ll have to be patient with me as I figure it out. Well, maybe “no idea” is too strong. I know how to draw and paint. The trouble is that I’ll be drawing this from my head, with limited reference, with no knowledge of lighting a scene, and digitally. Yes, this will be a fully digital image. The rest of the illustrations in the book will be pained with acrylic or drawn in ink, but the cover will be all digital…

I’ll be recording my progress and will post sped up video clips on You Tube. In the future I hope to edit those clips and write a tutorial video for each step of the creation: sketching, painting, lighting,…

However, that will be in the future. For now, I hope you enjoy my progress videos. As you will see, I begin working very rough. Some artists like to start with tone, I start with line. I also feel the need to have a face, a focus I can connect to. Then, I redraw the drawing changing bits and pieces until I feel ready to paint.

This first video is just the beginning of my sketching process. It took about 50 minutes which I sped up to about 2 min.

As I’m drawing, after I get past the initial warmup lines where I wonder if I’m an artist at all I start to think about the main character and what I need to have her do, the expression she needs, the elements of the drawing that will support her action,…

If you have trouble seeing the embedded video, here is a link: https://youtu.be/OWaNZok9BUE

I’ll post more videos as soon as I have something to share.

Until then…

Cheers!

Mili

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Mili Fay--Portrait by Catia Da Costa of CDC Photography

© 2014 CDC PHOTOGRAPHY

Mili Fay, a Toronto-based artist, classical animator, illustrator, writer, and singer, is an award winning graduate of Sheridan College and Art Instruction Schools. In November of 2011 she created Mili Fay Art determined to support the world one artwork at a time.

Her latest published work is Animals In My Hair; a story about a boy who goes for his first haircut only to find endangered animals falling out of his hair.

Currently, Mili is working on her first ever illustrated Fantasy novel, Warriors of Virtue, about a reluctant princess who must prevent a war with the dragon-people, while keeping her mission a secret from her over-protective mother.

Join Mili Fay Art Fan Club to stay in touch with Mili Fay and to be the first to find out of her upcoming books and artworks.

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Warrors of Virtue Concept Sketches

For the past couple of weeks I have been working on editing my fantasy series Warriors of Virtue. The first couple of chapters have been edited often since I first wrote this story when I was sixteen. Therefore, they did not take as much work. However, now I find myself working through text that makes me cringe (please note: I am a recovering perfectionist). The progress is slower and since I am my own boss I have to find a way to keep myself motivated. I came up with this brilliant plan where I am not allowed to do any drawing until I have at least 10 pages of text edited. You may think that 10 pages of text is not much. This would be true if I could only work on my story. However, the last few days I have been interrupted almost every hour with unplanned tasks and by unplanned visitors. As a result, I barely got through eight pages in two days!

Where is a private island when a writer needs it?!

Today, I’m barricading myself in my room, and I am not coming out until I get at least 20 pages done!

I did manage to get through my quota last week and on Monday, so here are some concept sketches for Warriors of Virtue. I’m trying to combine this illustration task with my Schoolism lessons, and so far the two have meshed well.

© MILI FAY ART | Warriors of Virtue Concept Sketches

© 2015 MILI FAY ART | Warriors of Virtue Concept Sketches

I work very roughly while sketching out ideas. Starting top left to right what you can see here is a thumbnail of: a transformation scene, when a character becomes a Warrior of Virtue by joining her soul with an enlemental spirit (I’m currently editing this section of the story); cover art concept sketch, the first is for a regular book format, the second is for a Kindle Series; Sky Kingdom garden–this scene takes place near the end of what would be a second book if I decide to print the series; the first four on the bottom are of our heroes in the Hall of Mirrors; at the bottom right we see Lauraliee leaning her head against a mirror–the mirror in question is not ordinary and that is why we do not see her reflected face.

© MILI FAY ART | Warriors of Virtue Concept Sketches

© 2015 MILI FAY ART | Warriors of Virtue Concept Sketches

Our main characters are three royal teenagers. However, because they have led such a sheltered life, at the beginning of the story they are very childish. Prince Vladimir plays a trick on a maid, and our heroes are summoned by the Queen. In the above sketches we see Princess Lauraliee arguing with her mother, because she had nothing to do with the trick. The blue sketch will be developed further. If you are wondering what the bottom blue squiggles are, it is a down-shot of the chandelier in the Empyreal Ballroom, facing the entrance door and showing the way up to the mid-level gallery.

© MILI FAY ART | Warriors of Virtue Concept Sketches

© 2015 MILI FAY ART | Warriors of Virtue Concept Sketches

From left to right top row: perspective guide that did not work out; Lauraliee arguing with the Queen; Lauraliee discovering Vladimir and Nikolina in her closet; a copy of a pose from a painting.

From left to right middle row: Lauraliee discovering Vladimir and Nikolina in her closet, a wider angle shot; the next two are of Lauraliee holding a squirming lamb.

From left to right bottom row: Vert (in dragon form) making his presence known to our heroes at the Emerald Lake; couple of sketches of Lauraliee holding the squirming lamb while Nikolina claps in joy.

© MILI FAY ART | Warriors of Virtue Concept Sketches

© 2015 MILI FAY ART | Warriors of Virtue Concept Sketches

From left to right top row: our heroes leaving Empyreal Castle to begin their journey; our heroes being attacked by a herd of wild centaurs; a rough sketch of the main centaur (I’m trying to figure out the pose).

From left to right bottom row: Storm Rock, home of the dragon people; Legolas (The Lord of the Rings, a sketch for the upcoming FANtasy Character Design) standing on top of a tree; playing with the perspective of the Empyreal Ballroom.

Legolas has made it in this sketch, because I’m currently trying to find the time to complete his design.

© 2015 MILI FAY ART | Warriors of Virtue Concept Sketch: Lauraliee and Diamond

© 2015 MILI FAY ART | Warriors of Virtue Concept Sketch: Lauraliee and Diamond

Could this sketch be a beginning of a love story? Well, you’ll have to read the series to find that out. 😉

I hope I’ll have more sketches for you soon. Until then…

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Cheers!

Mili
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Mili Fay--Portrait by Catia Da Costa of CDC Photography

© 2014 CDC PHOTOGRAPHY

Mili Fay, a Toronto-based artist, classical animator, illustrator, writer, and singer, is an award winning graduate of Sheridan College and Art Instruction Schools. In November of 2011 she created Mili Fay Art determined to support the world one artwork at a time.

Her latest published work is Animals In My Hair; a story about a boy who goes for his first haircut only to find endangered animals falling out of his hair.

Currently, Mili is working on her first ever illustrated Fantasy novel, Warriors of Virtue, about a reluctant princess who must prevent a war with the dragon-people, while keeping her mission a secret from her over-protective mother.

Join Mili Fay Art Fan Club to stay in touch with Mili Fay and to be the first to find out of her upcoming books and artworks.

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