“Apparition at Merigvon”, graphite, 2009.
Interior illustration for my novel The Alarna Affair, chapter two.
This drawing took four months to finish because I kept getting frustrated with all the fiddly architectural detail. I’m glad I stuck with it though. I’d explain more about the character, but that would be giving spoilers. 😉
… okay, maybe a few. Here’s an excerpt from the chapter this illustrates:
Jon stared, looking up as a winged figure in flowing black plunged down from amid the ranks of statuary and swooped low over the crowd. The figure’s wings were big and black, the span of a train car’s length. The face, only briefly glimpsed, was a man’s, unearthly beautiful and calm, still as a statue, with terrible, strange, burning eyes. He was there and gone in an instant, sweeping over the moving train and diving to ground on the opposite platform, invisible now along with the thief. Jon stared around open-mouthed to find the crowd already calming, oblivious to what he had just seen. No one looked up, pointed, or seemed in the least alarmed by the sudden gust of wind kicked up by giant wings.