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Tight Sketch:  Rikyr by brightredrose
Tight Sketch: Rikyr
“But you must know that only he who fights the darkness within will the day after tomorrow have his own share in the sun.”  -Odysseus Elytis

Small birthday sketch for cnicht because she dug up copies of my writing from 2006 and it pays to keep people like that happy nostalgia.  Character belongs to her.  I took some extreme liberties due to time constraints. 

I normally never upload sketches to DeviantArt, because it would clog my gallery.  If this kind of work is your thing, head on over to my blog and follow me there for weekly sketches.  :) 
Rekindled by brightredrose
Might go back and touch up a few things, but for now I'm calling this "complete." Maybe.  There's an unfortunate discrepancy between the display on my "art" computer and the display on my laptop, which always leads me to question which is more accurate and makes painting things like that bear a right pain in the--

Will probably re-evaluate tomorrow when my eyes have stopped crossing. 
So I guess the first notice to new watchers is that I am a fan of terrible puns and jokes that are at least five years past being funny. 

The last journal I penned on this site was also to deliver a broad thanks to a boatload of new watchers after a DD.  :)  While I do not consider Deviantart my main platform for sharing my work, I did grow up on this site (simultaneously publishing a lot of bad art and ignorant comments), and I never thought I'd get a Daily Deviation.  Much less four.  Holeh fishpaste.  Thank you.  Because there were 58+ of you, I had to once again abandon my classy habit of thanking new watchers personally, but you are appreciated. 

As I've said, Deviantart is not my main hub.  Don't misunderstand me: I check my messages and look at art here every day, but deviantart is not the only place where I draw and write.  Therefore, this seemed a good time to shamelessly advertise my other online portals.  Because so many of you recently decided you wanted to see more of my work, and there's a chance that some of you are interested enough to give the following links a looksie. 

The glorious main website
Raconteur Raven:  Essentially a sketch blog.  Weekly sketches and scans of my graphite originals end up posted here.  Weekly updates, and I do not re-blog much. 
Facebook Page:  Finished pieces and "big" updates.  Essentially exactly what you'd get watching me here, but on facebook.
Twitter:  I confess to possibly being the worst tweeter in the world so far as regularity is concerned, but I catch up with artist friends here all the time, so come say hello.  :wave: 

In general, I post a big new piece once a month.  The combination of working on a bigger-than-average piece (which I will post by mid-August or die trying), and having taken a seasonal job as a drawing instructor did set me back the last couple of months, but I can promise fairly consistent monthly updates.  "Little" updates (e.g. sketches, doodles, line drawings) are posted to the blog only. 

I primarily use Deviantart to talk.  :)  So always, always let me know what you think if you've the time to say something. 
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The Crowned by brightredrose
The Crowned
Second book cover design for Kate Seredy's The White Stag. 
Went ahead and took a second concept to completion because a close friend loved this thumbnail in my sketchbook. 
Please note that I do not own the rights to this book, nor is this an official cover image.  It's portfolio fodder. 
The White Stag by brightredrose
The White Stag
If you've read the book, hopefully I don't have to explain my version of a cover for it.  :) 
Putting some example YA covers in my portfolio, and this was first on the agenda. 


is a silly sheep
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
Elisabeth Rose Craster is probably crazy.

It takes a special brand of crazy to go to school for art. Elisabeth studied Illustration at both the Delaware College of Art and Design and the Maryland Institute College of Art. She graduated with her Bachelor's in Illustration in the spring of 2013.

Miss Craster is nutty enough to live with an imaginary raven and a (very real) fat orange tabby cat. She is currently based in her small hometown of Felton, Delaware.

Elisabeth still believes in make-believe and aspires to create illustrated storybooks, book covers, and posters for children and young adults. In an age dominated by the latest gadgets, she plans to combine modern technology with traditional draftsmanship to keep the book--or ebook--abreast of the arms-race for children's attention.

Most of all, Elisabeth is crazy because she never wanted to grow up. So she never did.

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Ravetta Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful art gallery, it is a pleasure looking through your works!
Especially your unicorn paintings mean a lot to me. They remind me of a book I wanted to write years ago and somehow never did ^^
brightredrose Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!  You and me both.  :XD: 
abimanyudju Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lighting effect on your art are superb. i learn a lot just by watching it. thanks for sharing.
brightredrose Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!  I actually had a very good friend helping me with the lighting on this one.  :)  This piece was originally a lot colder, with a pale light.  She reminded me that light has color and convinced me to go crazy with it. 
Meeweeda Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Student General Artist
I just discovered your work and am in love with it. Your style makes me nostalgic. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful talent!
brightredrose Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!  :D
Liszica Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015
Can you draw a cat, from fur of lampart, very, very long tail, big ears and colorfull eyes? Please! I need this cat for me book fantasy.. The "cat" name is Iknoen. I'm from Poland. 
brightredrose Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
It takes me about 40-60 hours to complete a piece, so unfortunately I can't add any projects to my list right now.  :(  I'm already very late sending out my scheduled projects.  It's an interesting concept, though!  I will tell you that the publishing industry usually doesn't like authors to already have illustrators picked out--they like to do that for you.  :)  So, write your book, and don't worry about the pictures just yet.  :D
Ganjamira Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter

:iconlachoirplz: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! :iconlachoirplz: I hope you´ll have an awesome day with lots of presents and a huge cake!!!:party::tighthug:

brightredrose Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Actually I got lots of cash. ^^  Which I'm 100% okay with. 
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