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Oathbound Concept + Illustration Walkthrough



A behind the scenes glimpse of my book cover painting, "Oathbound", the inspiration behind the piece, character creation, and creative process.
You can watch and favorite this video over on my YouTube channel as well -

UPDATE: Buying the premium content here by clicking "Purchase" now includes my .psd file for you to peruse in addition to the video file as well!
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Oathbound Pt1: Character Design + Creative Process by AngelaSasserOathbound Pt2: Painting Process + .PSD by AngelaSasser

The finished painting:
Oathbound by AngelaSasser


Artist's Links

Attributed Artists:
Brom -
Jason Chan -
Samantha Hogg - Zephyri
James Gurney's Gamut Mask Tutorial:

JonasDeRo's brush set:

"Dhaka" and "Desert City" Kevin MacLeod (
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

You can stream this video for free, but if you want to show your support for the artist, feel free to click Purchase to download the high res file of this video!
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720x406px 90.88 MB
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Nillavel's avatar
This was really helpful, thanks!