Background: I commissioned several international artists to draw characters from BEACON and CATALYST based upon a few paragraphs of text. I chose a diverse array of styles for this assignment. From comic book to abstract, children’s fairy tale, and hyper-realistic, I wanted each of them to be able to express themselves in their signature styles.
“Sophie,” she said, giving her old friend a quick kiss on the cheek in the hospital lobby. Sophie was a beautiful woman, with long light blonde hair and sharp, intelligent, deep blue eyes, in her mid-thirties. She’d had a deep, low voice ever since Jo had known her – cigarettes being an addiction that Sophie always said she’d get around to breaking one of these days. They’d been at RAND together and had gone out for several happy hours and pub crawls. Jo had always worked hard and played hard, a mindset that Sophie shared. Sophie had been in the medical side of the house, Jo the behavioral. They’d never been put on any assignment together, but theirs was the kind of relationship where they knew that they could trust the other with her life.
Sophie is Jo's old friend and colleague from RAND, another extremely intelligent woman who chose to pursue medicine instead of strategic intelligence. She is a quick-witted, foul-mouthed friend, ally, and adversary to Jo.
Our artists this week are Diana Nemesu (watercolor artist) and Naveed Anjum (anime).
Which is your favorite? Tell me in the comments!
Next week: Lee
November Ellison's new book, Beacon, is a fresh take on the vampire genre by explaining vampires as electromagnetic entities. The book is critically acclaimed for the high-concept interpretation of the vampire romance category, driven by an incredibly complex and intriguing Christian female protagonist.