As anyone who has known me for any length of time can attest, I am giddy whenever anyone draws my characters. It does not matter if they draw them in compromising positions (all the better, I would say) or doing something decidedly ‘them’, I am instantly enthralled and grateful for the chance to see my characters come to life. I miss writing comics. And I plan, sometime soon, to start work on a graphic novel script. In the meantime, there are two exceptional artists who have been spoiling me rotten lately.
Heather and I are old friends who go back years upon years. She is the only person, besides my Victor, who has read the rough draft versions of the first four and a half of Flynn’s books. (The ones I have been polishing and publishing as The Vampire Flynn Series.) As such, she has depicted Flynn in varying forms for me: (Click on each image for the larger view.)
She even drew the image I have been using as my author picture.
Well, when I created my newest protagonist, Christian Richardson, I had the itch to see him depicted in visual form and Heather was more than gracious enough to grant my wish. Here is the roguish mercenary himself (and just as shadowy as a figure like him should be.)
Heather is also a gifted writer, and has her book The Drowned available on Amazon.com. I highly recommend picking it up, and not merely because she makes me happy with her art. 😀
Now, Olga and I are recently acquainted. She followed my deviantART profile a couple of years ago and has read my meandering posts with such vigilance, I have harbored a weakness to write whatever she asks me to. 😉 In return, she has given me images like this one of Flynn:
Flynn says he is partial toward anyone who can capture his good side. Unfortunately, he often has to share my head space with a variety of fellow miscreants, Christian (pictured above) being one of them. Before Christian appeared, though, there was Walter, the vampire art thief who features in my work in progress “Thick as Thieves”. Well, Walter was none-too-pleased one night with how much attention Flynn gets for his erotic hunting tale, A Vampire’s Game. When Olga told him Flynn’s work was art, this is what he said:
Olga promptly made up the slight to Walter, in the image below of him and his maker. I must warn, though, it is not safe for work, but I leave it here as my small morsel to those of you who might appreciate such things. I shall share more of the fantastic artwork drawn of my characters soon. For now, curl up on a couch with your favorite book (character)…