Jo

The Vessel’s Blood – Character Portraits Pt. 2

Treillim

Treillim

“Stop standing around, you louts!”

Boisterous and steadfast, Treillim serves as the captain of the guard at Zjzjheinne. He answers only to the Commune and bears responsibility for the safety of the entirety of the temple and its inhabitants, but most importantly that of the Vessel himself. It’s a job Treillim takes very seriously—So seriously in fact that he barely allows himself any sort of personal life or time with family. His work is his life. Very few in the temple take pleasure in having to deal with him. Even his own men. Though all are grateful for the security his rigorous ethic has afforded.

 

Pestrymon

Pestrymon

“Come with me, child. Let me take you from this nightmare.”

Pestrymon is the aging Commune of the Vahndriins. His position is the highest within the faith and is granted to the one who may hear Vahndestrus’ words and carry out his will. As such, he resides in Zjzjheinne, the capital temple of the Vahndrii, alongside the Vessel. Much of his time is spent teaching Vulfrey and preparing him for his part in the coming of their lord, especially now that it is so close at hand, and the rest is split between guiding the other priests and monks in the betterment of the faith and expounding sermons for the masses—A task he never tires of.

*****

Just a little late, but here these geezers are. We’ll just pretend it was the holidays and not laziness and video games. In other news I’ve resumed work on The Vessel’s Blood, doing, what I hope, is the final somewhat major edit. Got a good start on the second book’s first draft, which I’ll probably dabble with on the side. As for the website revamp, it’s gonna be a little late too. The TVB website itself is mostly done, I just gotta get off my ass and finish the Alex pic for the new front page. I’m always slow when there’s art involved. Anyhow I’ll have it done sometime between now and the next batch of character portraits(which will be in March…or should be).

Jo

Jo’s Junk

group

Hello and welcome to my shiny new blog! This is a replacement for my old blogger, mainly because I wanted something new, simple, and on my own webspace. So here we are! I’ll be posting all sorts of crap about my various writing projects ’round here and sharing plenty of art related to them.

To kick it off, I slapped together this little compilation of portraits I’d done for my upcoming novel The Vessel’s Blood. Left to right is Treillim – the grizzled, old guard master, Vulfrey – the sacrificial MC, and Gajdren – Vulfrey’s smarmy bodyguard. I’d actually intended to keep going and do the whole cast like this, but it was taking too damn long for my liking, so I opted to restart in a different style. Here’s a little peek:

vulfreyp

This time I went with pen and markers on artist trading cards. I’ve already finished ten(!) of them, but it’s gonna be a bit longer before I share them all. Can’t go blowing the load too soon if you know what I mean… I’ll be starting on the TVB’s website soon though, and then I’ll post up a few more of them. But anyway that’s it for my first post here at Jo’s Junk. There’s going to be plenty more on the way soon with my first book nearing completion and so many other projects on the fire, so keep an eye out.