The big one is an study set up for a big illustration I'll do with ink later this year. My sketch book is broken, thats why the grey line exists there in the mid of the piece T_T
The scenery illustration is called :"Son Tinh-Thuy Tinh". It literally means The Mountain and Water God. Every year in my country Vietnam, there is always a devastating tropical storm season that kills dozens to hundreds of people. This story is a mythological explanation for that storm season. The story is quite simple, these two did a small contest to get the princess, one won, the other could not accept it, so he raged the endless war against the victor. He lost every year but kept coming back. Their power have been causing the storm season since then.
This was intended for Inktober, but I was doomed with my job and couldn't get this done on time. So, I decided to spend more time on this to test out some technique, mostly with 2 pen nibs that were damaged to enhance my hand's sensitivity and flow. I was not satisfied with it. The WIP can be found on my Artstaion: www.artstation.com/artwork/B0r…
This character is a Scorn Celestial. I mentioned her last year on the Lord Knight description: www.artstation.com/artwork/z02…. After 3 failed attempts last year, I temporarily gave up on her a bit, until now. The idea of this armor came from a traditional Vietnamese theatrical play, named " the old man carries his wife on back to the village fair",which you can search it here in original language: "già cõng vợ đi hội". The actor/actress in this play wears an old man puppet carrying a pair of woman feet in front of him/her, to create an illusion that the old man puppet is carrying that actor/actress on his back. Detail on this character is now a secret. I will probably offer the original fro sale when I open my online shop next year