Hint: do not close your browser till you read all the way to the end of the post.
There is a surprise at the end that you do not want to miss!
A week ago, I had the pleasure of revealing to you the first sketch produced by a professional illustrator for my 2030 ET project. You can check it out here if you haven’t seen it already.
This second sketch is from the prologue / first chapter of the 2030 ET novella. The sketch is very rough and was produced for me to sign off on the composition of the scene.
The sketch portrays the central protagonist, Arthur Raind, standing in front of the liquid metal mirror in his training room. Arthur is suspicious that someone or something is living in his mirror so decides to give it a poke with his diamond-edged sword to find out! I don’t want to reveal much more as it may spoil your reading experience.
Make sure you read the previous post on the 2030 ET concept art to get details on Arthur’s (generation 2) battle suit, his sword, and his “superpowers.” Also, read my post on the numerology behind Arthur’s name; this backstory provides some context to why Arthur is obsessed with catastrophic and existential risks to the planet and civilization.
I hope you enjoy the art. I will be releasing more pieces over the next few weeks but the final pieces in full-color will only be available for those who subscribe to my blog newsletter here or those who purchase the novella 🙂 If you do sign up, you will receive a minimum of 3 pieces of art from me (and possibly up to 5) on June 30th.
Congratulations! You have made it to the end of my post. As a reward for reading (or scrolling) to the end of this post, I have an awesome surprise for you. Since I just received the final full color concept art piece for the above sketch, I have decided to share a slightly blurred version of the final piece because it is just so cool I couldn’t resist 🙂 The final piece has so much detail in it I had to zoom in and observe the mesh-like fabric of the suit, the texture of the armour, the buckles on the guards, etc., etc.
Here is the (blurred) final color version of the concept art…awesome isn’t it!