Tilaweed Card 1993.Szekeres
This illustration of Tilaweed was created as a thank you card that accompanied an original art gift of Tilaweed for Cat Kouns Born: A significant staff member (and constant friend) at Warp Graphics while WaveDancers was in production. (Thank you Cat, for the high rez digital files of this artwork for my archive gallery). It's rare that I do artwork specifically as gifts.
I used the line art that I did for a proposed 1st issue cover for WaveDancers. I cut the page to the size of a card, and masking taped it to my painting table. When removing the masking tape, it left the linework underneath it untouched by the paint.
WaveDancers was published during 1993 - 1994, so this is from that same time, but has never seen print publication. It's interesting to me how elongated the design of Tilaweed became. She was the poster girl of the series.
I've updated the look of Tilaweed for the new Elf-fin series Julie Ditrich and I are currently working on. Still long and lithe, but a touch more toned.
The updated Tilaweed for comparison is here: [link]
Art © Jozef Szekeres 1993 - 2010
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