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Khel'zet Harankhek

From my "Daggers of Darkness" series:

Here's Khel'zet Harankhek, Communication Technician (Lower Grade), of the R'Hin Empire. Although talked about in the books, in chapter 6 of "On the Trail of Legends" you get to meet a R'Hinzi female who had been "collected" and brought to Dra'ka. Naoia is wondering what bonehead is behind snagging and bringing Khel'zet there right when James and his crew will also be there. Arneora also had no knowledge of this, and will be looking into it on her own. Naoia figures a way to hopefully diffuse a potential flareup in hostilities between the R'Hin Empire and the Sol Federation of Worlds, and Arneora also tries to instruct the Terrans not to give in to hard feelings over the past.

The R'Hinzi have had more than their share of hardships, which has generally hardened their outlook on life. Khel'zet will be face-to-face with the first members of the Sol Federation of Worlds she has ever seen--all that she knows about them is what has been told to her people by "authority" types, Khel'zet will have to reconsider what she thinks she knows about her former adversaries, and they will have to do the same with her. Will Mindy, who was severely wounded by a R'Hinzi plasma cannon while attempting to save a wounded man, be able to forgive? Will Khel'zet be able to forgive those who killed her brother in battle at Demon's Canyon on Chandor-IV? Will this end up be an eye-opening (and possibly a heart-opening) experience that will begin to change views? We shall see. ;)

Khel'zet is about 5 ft 8 in tall and 128 lbs, has dark skin, white hair (even her eyelashes are white), piercing blue eyes, and upswept pointed ears. She will likely give one the impression of being a Drow elf from stories, though no, she does not worship a spider demon (the R'Hin actually live above ground, though due to their sun, they tend to be more diurnal -- active during morning and evening hours).

I did the initial drawing using a 0.5 mm mechanical pencil with HB lead, then inked the outlines when set with a 0.1 mm Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pen with black India ink. I did the initial coloring using colored pencils (on Khel'zet) and brush pens (on the rock pillar she's secured to in the drawing). I did the rest digitally using Adobe Photoshop v.6.



© 2019 Ronald J. lebeck (that's me)

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Arneora

From my "Daggers of Darkness" novel series:

Here's Arneora, known as the "Dra'ka Nulen" on her world (she's the oldest and wisest of her people), in her anthro form. She's about a head taller than Rhuw-Rha'an in this form--in her full size, she's 75 meters in length, so definitely not a small gal. Arneora is quite spry for her age, which she is older than the world the Dra'kans are living on. Arneora can, of course, "flame" things and change her shape between her large and smaller forms, like all of her kind, though she has another ability--she is a living lie detector (she senses untruths), so one needs to be honest with her. Arneora seems to have a preference for well-mannered males (polite, respectful, rakish but not flamboyant), and likes to be thought of for who she is and not what she is (meaning: her position among her people).

Dra'kans have a rather high normal body temperature, so they're quite warm to be with during those cold mountain nights, and it seems the libido of the older females seems to get higher with age (think along the lines of Loxanna Troi on ST:TNG), and as James will attest to, "there is nothing infirm or sagging on her (Arneora's) body".

I drew this using a 0.5 mm mechanical pencil with HB lead, inked the outlines with a 0.1 mm Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pen with black India ink, then did the initial coloring using PrismaColor pencils and Faber-Castell PITT brush pens (some squares in the background), and a graphite stick of 6B hardness for the tile lines. After scanning at 600 d.p.i., I completed the drawing in Adobe Photoshop v.6 (color smoothing, shading, lighting effects, etc.). Text was added in Micro$oft Publisher 2016.



Art, character(s), and story © Ronald J. Lebeck (that's me).

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Hey Folks, 

Here is the latest on "Daggers of Darkness #2: The Heart of Élendor"...

Both the paperback and the Kindle version are now "live" on Amazon--that means they are available for ordering.

Here's the link for those interested:

Product details
  • Series: Daggers of Darkness (Book 2)
  • Paperback: 472 pages
  • Publisher: Independently published (February 1, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1795372117
  • ISBN-13: 978-1795372114
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 1.1 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
 
CT1 Lilly Donnelson - Working Out

From my "Daggers of Darkness" novel series:

Here's CT1 Lilly Donnelson, keeping fit by working out in Nightwing's Rec Room/Gym.

I tried to get her fur to look right--something apparently a lot of digital artists don't take the time or make the effort to add the fur detail. Lilly is a bit on the "fluffy" side, unless she's just coming out of the shower or a swimming pool. It does hide some of her muscle tone, being "fluffy", but Lilly is quite fit and does have excellent muscle tone under that fur. You can imagine that while lying between Lilly and Tanya, James stays quite warm, which is why he keeps the temperature of his cabin a little cooler.

Except for the initial positioning sketch and outlining of Lilly, I did pretty much everything on this digitally, using Adobe Photoshop v. 6.0, my netbook computer, and an old Micro$oft IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0 corded optical mouse. It's a pain in the tail, but since I don't have one of those good (and very expensive) 26" Wacom Cintiq drawing tablets, I gotta make do with what I have. :)



Art, character(s), and story © Ronald J. Lebeck (that's me).

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Cover Art for 'The Heart of Elendor'

Hey Folks, 

I've finished the cover art for "Daggers of Darkness, Book 2, The Heart of Élendor". The actual book's cover will use the picture at least, though I'll see about the font for the text part and the rest. I do have another version of this without the "glow" around the First Ones holding The Heart. 

The cover art depicts the actual two First Ones who put The Heart into it's place within the central chamber of the structure on the world known as Élendor Prime, billions of years in the past. Later, statues were made by the First Ones to be put into the places they had stood to commemorate its placing. These two First Ones are still around and quite alive and well  :) Their names will come around in the story. ;) 

I might add that this is sort of like a copy of the same "Heart" you may have read about in "The Sacrifice for Peace"--it's actually one of several that are connected to the Master Heart (for lack of better term for it at the moment) located in the realm the First Ones come from (there will be more on that in the 5th book in this series, "The First Ones"). The Heart can exist in multiple locations at once, and Élendor was one of them. 

I drew the original figures using my 0.5 mm mechanical pencil with HB lead for the initial sketch, then outlined them using a 0.1 mm Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pen with black India ink. I added the base colors using colored pencils and ink, and then did extensive digital work using mostly Photoshop v. 6.0. 


Art, story, characters © 2018 Ronald J. Lebeck (that's me)

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Hey folks,

I've uploaded a new video on my YouTube channel--an a video that introduces the crew of Nightwing, the long-range scoutship in my novel series, "Daggers of Darkness".



Meet the crew of the S.F.S. Nightwing, SLG-78 from my sci-fi novel series, "Daggers of Darkness"! I created this video to introduce the main characters from the first book the novel series, "Daggers of Darkness: Into the Black", which is available on Amazon in both paperback and on Kindle.

The video was created using Microsoft PowerPoint 2016.
The characters were all drawn by me.
The space photos are in the public domain and courtesy NASA.
Music by Atom Music Audio (goo.gl/gHkG0w)
The 3D modelling and animation of Nightwing was by J.D. Booth.
All characters, the ship, and the story is © Ronald J. Lebeck (that's me).

All of my books are available on Amazon, in both paperback and Kindle versions (search using Ronald J. Lebeck in Books).

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Ronald J. Lebeck
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
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I'm 58 years old, born and raised in the Midwest, USA. I served my country honorably in the U.S. Navy and have been to many places in the world. My hobbies include cooking, listening to music (mostly Celtic, '50's-'70's Rock-n-Roll, Classical, light jazz, and world music). I have fair skill at leather working, enjoy hiking and backpacking, canoeing, cycling, and walking. I'm single, unattached, and "straight", I live alone, and trying to get my tail to Alaska. Although my background is in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Information Technology, I write stories that may have humans, G.E.L.F.s (Genetically Engineered Life Form), various four-footed or winged animals, and aliens. My stories tend to be love stories that may be some combination of action, adventure, drama, mysticism, sci-fi, alternate reality, folk tale, and heroic fantasy.
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Thanks. ^.^
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