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Okay, the image does most of the talking, I hope.  I am happy to discuss specifics with anyone interested, to figure out an accurate price for what you want.  Nor are character portraits the only thing I'll do!  I can draw real-person portraits from photos, and as you can see from some of my recent postings in my gallery, I can also do other sorts of illustration.  Please feel free to drop me a line and we can talk it over.


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Alon Rand
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
Current Residence: Western MA, USA
Favorite genre of music: Alternative, Rock
Favorite photographer: Ansel Adams
Favorite style of art: fantasy realism
Operating System: Windows 10
MP3 player of choice: iTunes, and my iPhone
Shell of choice: lobster
Skin of choice: Caucasian
Favorite cartoon character: Samurai Jack, Gir
Personal Quote: "Short term expediency always fails in the long term." -Frank Herbert


Desert Tree
I was flipping through some women's magazine from work, looking for inspiration (the ads in those mags often have excellent photos to base compositions off of), and found this article about something or other, with photos of this woman posing around this fabulous dead tree sitting on a beach below the high tide line. This picture is created using one of those images as a starting point. And no, it is not traced at all, any more than anything else I do is ever traced.

I put it in a desert instead of a beach, and have made the model an angel with a sarong-ish thing. With the possible exception of the tree itself, getting those wings right was probably the hardest part of this one. Drawing those feathers so they appeared to be pointed at the right angle was quite a chore.

In order to manage a satisfactory level of detail on the angel, I actually drew everything in rough, scanned the area around the figure in, then printed it out blown up to fill an 8.5x11 sheet of paper, which I then used to trace out the rough on a separate sheet of my drawing pad (11x14). From that point on, I drew the tree and background, and the figure separately. I left most of the rough of the figure in place on the original scene, and when the sketch was done, I scanned both in, and replaced the figure. Unfortunately, the addition of the wings was a little taller than I'd planned when I started the figure, so the top 3 feathers on the nearer wing, and the top 2 on the farther one, had to be drawn out of place, then cut and pasted where they belonged after scanning. Still its turned out quite well so far, I think.

You can see a detail shot of the woman here.

ETA: I've just uploaded a new version of this picture, as of 2/19/2017.  It's a bit cleaned up, and a higher resolution now - and is also available as a print!

Pencil on sketch paper, composited and cleaned up in Photoshop©
Whispers of Heaven 2-4 - Lanya and the Prince
This takes place more or less concurrently with the last illustration - on the first full day the Roses spend at the camp of the Darkling Prince.  Though some artistic license is being taken here - Lanya and the Prince encounter each other in this scene at the door of the infirmary, rather than over Kryssa's bed there.
The City of Ankarrah
A second thing I made quite a while ago, but forgot to ever put up here.  I believe I made this around 2010 sometime.  This was also for an RPG campaign, though it didn't end up lasting long.  We started out with a mini-game, collaboratively building the setting, then I wrote up what we'd created into readable setting materials, fine-tuned the world map, and made this map to depict the primary locale for the game while the players created their characters.  We ended up playing through less than half of the first adventure before deciding we actually wanted to take a break from fantasy settings.  We wound up playing a really fun homebrew Star Wars campaign for the next couple years instead.

I do still like how this one turned out, but I can only take partial credit for the look - I followed a tutorial I dug up somewhere.  All the details - topography, street placement, and so forth - are mine, but I made it all following a guide to get this general look.


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kestraelflight Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Student General Artist
Hey, happy birthday (:
Taellosse Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!  I am now a positively ancient 36.
kestraelflight Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Student General Artist
I solute you then for making it thus far.:salute: rvmp 
Dagger-13 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great gallery, I love your traditional stuff :D
Taellosse Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!  There's still more coming!  I've got 18 months of art to put up all at once!
zjuzjaka Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008
thank u..))
Slawa Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
Lotay Featured By Owner May 11, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thx for the :+fav: :D :D
NineInjections Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for the fav !
devilsarm Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008
thanks for fav.
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