Shadowness - Liquidd D. L. Taylor (known online as Liquidd) is a published illustrator/graphic designer who works primarily in the fantasy art field. He has had the distin... en Feanne Complete <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />Client - Jim Galford Project - Design characters to be used for promotion of the book "In Wilder Lands" References Used - None Media - Derwent Drawing pencils (sketch), Corel Photo Paint and Painter X Author Jim Galford commissioned me to create two character posters for promotion of his book entitled, "In Wilder Lands". This is the first of two. I am also in the process of illustrating covers for two of Mr. Galford's book. This is a design for Feanne, a Druid female red-tailed fox anthromorph. This design will be used at an anthro convention where Jim will display his new books. Mon, 19 Mar 2012 14:05:20 -0400 Modern Mythology <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />Client: Storm Moon Press Project: Cover illustration for novel (Modern Mythology) Media: Corel PhotoPaint and Painter X Author's Description: After years of studying the art and magic of runecrafting, Käde has returned to her family in the Southern Circle in time for the long, dark winter when the sun disappears for two months. While there, she has a chance to catch up with Räivä, a childhood friend she has not seen for many years. Just as new feelings between the two women begin to bloom, an accident with her hunting party leaves Räivä lost somewhere in the blizzard. Käde knows she has little time to find Räivä, but it will take more than just runecraft to rescue her, and Käde fears she doesn't have the strength. Artist's Note: In this illustration, Räivä and Kade walk across the frozen tundra from their small village rekindling a bond which began when they were younger. Note the leather pouch on Kade's belt. It is filled with runes made from bone because Kade is a runic spellcaster. Sat, 17 Dec 2011 01:26:41 -0500 As A Phoenix Rises <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />Client: Kathryn McGirl Project: Cover illustration for novel (As A Phoenix Rises) Media: Corel PhotoPaint and Painter X Author's Description: Settled in two mysterious yet prominent lands of Sathia and Lerinia, the Prince of Sathia captured the first Lerinian he has ever seen after she made an attempt on his life. Prince Venn, discovered that the dormant conflict over the countries was now fading and he must try and reunite the two nations with the help of his would be assassin Loxy so the two join together to try and reignite an ancient power and solve the mystery of the past to save the world from ultimate war. Artist's Note: In this illustration, the two characters, Venn and Loxy (which is the would-be assassin and his travel companion) have collected the last relic needed to reignite the ancient power. After having placed all the relics, they stare in awe at the rebirth which could help them prevent ultimate war. Sat, 17 Dec 2011 01:26:39 -0500 Venom: Damned Nightmare II <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />Part of The Collaborators Series that I'm creating with various artistic friends. The great thing about artists is that our styles and strengths are so diverse. This diversity allows us to play off of one another's artistic strengths and create more powerful pieces. Hopefully my Collaborators series will showcase how we can use diversity to achieve unity. The following piece (Venom:TDN II) is a collab between myself (colors and effects), *spidersman1208 (line art) and bg assisted render compliments of Tirzah ( . liquidd primary medium: corel photopaint spiderman1208 primary medium: pencil credit info: You can find spidersman1208's original render (which is entitled "Venom: The Damned Nightmare") here: tirzah primary medium: KPT Fraxplorer. Venom is copyright Marvel Comics Entertainment Thu, 08 Dec 2011 15:04:46 -0500 Storm <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />One of my favorite X-Men ladies. This is actually a WIP (Work In Progress), but I am posting it anyway. Sue me. ;P Storm is copyright Marvel Comics Entertainment Thu, 08 Dec 2011 15:04:44 -0500 Black Cat: Closure <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />Love is a fickle emotion. Hot and intense one moment then bitter and cold the next. A gamble of the heart. Infatuation, on the other hand, is far more forgiving, but it too can hurt. Especially when it is confused as love. Such was the case of Felicia Hardy aka Black Cat who wanted to be with Spiderman and for a time got her wish. But the romance was short lived because Felicia could not love Peter Parker the man, she was too infatuated with Spiderman. Black Cat is a fine looking woman and since I had to try out the Wacom Graphire tablet I won in *drakhenliche's contest I figured I'd create this piece. A few pieces of symbolism are strewn about in it for good measure. Black Cat and Spiderman are copyright Marvel Comics Entertainment Illustration copyright myself, of course. Thu, 08 Dec 2011 15:04:43 -0500 Garbo <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />The first piece in my Silver Screen Legends series, the incomparable Greta Garbo. medium: Derwent Drawing pencil (Sketch) PhotoPaint and Wacom Graphire tablet (Painting) photo reference used <b>WIP sketch/video</b> Sun, 04 Dec 2011 04:55:30 -0500 The Last Kindred <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />MechMage Balik looks on as his distant brethren (the Drom) escape through the Imogen Nexxus (a temporal displacement portal). The large creature in the background is a *GateKeeper which is used by The Drom to control and navigate through the portals at will. This is a scene from my upcoming fantasy novel, Sorche. *This GateKeeper was referenced from Burne Hogarth's "Dynamic Figure Drawing" book. Sun, 04 Dec 2011 04:48:10 -0500 Acasca: Broken <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />Name: Acasca (Aw-cask-uh) Race: Ivory/Scuro Age : 1596 Hair: Color changes in corellation to the Sorchen lunar cycle (reddish brown, white, or deep blue) Eyes: Base color is hazel, however luminescent flecks within the eyes are constantly changing thereby giving the appearance her eye color has changed. Height: 5 in. Weight: 1 lbs. Birthplace: Sorche' Lineage: Common Ivory Background: The birth of Acasca occured during The Dark Inception, a period of war between the fairy like races of Sorche, Ivory and Scuro. She was the daughter of two lovers, one Scuro and the other Ivory, who hid their affections from each of their races. In an attempt to quell the era spanning feud between the two races, The leader of the Ivories (Pashe) and his lover (Caupis) of the Scuro, announced the birth of their child. A birth which was supposed to usher in a new era of peace and unity between the races by showing that the two races could live in harmony. Peace was eventually attained, however, it was merely a momentary reprieve. Acasca's story unfolds within the world of Sorche. Sun, 04 Dec 2011 04:31:20 -0500 Immortal Conquest <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />Client: Kevin Blackmon Project: Cover illustration for novel (Immortal Conquest) Media: Corel PhotoPaint and Painter X Author's Description: This book follows Magnus, who was the villain in the first book. In this scene, Magnus is facing off against an old world vampire called a Strigoi. Artist's Note: In this illustration, Magnus clad in his blood red tunic and wielding his ethereal short sword draws first blood from the Strigoi with a clean cut across the chest. The Strigoi manages to cleave a good portion of Magnus' tunic, but nothing more. The stage has been set as the two battle in the courtyard of a crumbling castle in the moonlit night. Once again I've also used an semi-impressionist approach to create the sense of realism in this piece. "Immortal Conquest" is Kevin's second novel of the series, the first novel cover 'Immortal Journey" can be found here on Shadowness as well. Sun, 04 Dec 2011 04:13:55 -0500