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KassandraSketching 20170705-5

Lunchtime sketching in Procreate on the iPad. This really I one of the best drawing apps. 

Black Widow, or Nat
Here's the more finished sketch I started in ProCreate on the iPad, finishing up--mostly cleanup in #PhotoshopCC. I'm going to say this is a #BlackWidow fan piece, because that's how this has turned out. And because Marvel's Black Widow is so cool. Yes, she deserves her own movie. Get on that gods of the MCU.
Kassandra - Sea Throne
Got a few painting hours in today. Here's one of Kassandra at the very end of Sea Throne, almost 30 years old. She's a mom, but still rules every wave and tide on the planet. 3 hours in CC with some initial sketching in ArtRage5.



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Chris Howard
United States
I'm a fairly creative guy with a pen and a paint brush, author of Seaborn (Juno Books), Salvage (Masque, 2013), Nanowhere, and a shelf-full of other books. My short stories have appeared in a bunch of magazines and anthologies, including “Lost Dogs and Fireplace Archeology” in Fantasy Magazine, and ‘Tear Apart Worlds” in Pen-Ultimate. My story “Hammers and Snails” was a Robert A. Heinlein Centennial Short Fiction Contest winner. I write and illustrate the comic, Saltwater Witch. My ink work and digital illos have appeared in Shimmer, BuzzyMag, various RPGs, and on the pages and covers of books, blogs, and other interesting places. Last year I painted a 9 x 12 foot Steampunk Map of New York for a cafe in Brooklyn.

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Current Residence: North Hampton
Favourite genre of music: alt,rock,punk, electronic
Operating System: OSX on my MacBook where I do a lot of my digital work, but I also Windows (XP, 7), Linux (Fedora, Ubuntu)
MP3 player of choice: iPad, iPhone
Two new pages up for SaltwaterWitch Comic 16!

This set features the start of an intense discussion between Kassandra and her grandmother--Kallixene. Even with Ephoros at her back, Kassandra's on thin ice, not certain about which direction to go with her new-found family.

Here's the latest Saltwater Witch Newsletter:…

Or go direct!
  • Listening to: Agent Ribbons
  • Reading: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Watching: Cosmos
  • Drinking: Coffee



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ElectronicRainbow Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the Watch! :heart:
Kyena Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Hi Chris :)

Thanks for the watch!
lifebytes Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2007
Thank you so much for the fav, welcome to deviantart.
Alistia Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Welcome ^^
and thanks for the fav :)
Erazakiel Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2007
Thanks for the fav :) welcome to dev art!
the0phrastus Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2007
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