A good friend of mine is featured on the Black Girl Nerds blog in their Black Artist Collective Spotlight!
Her name is Takeia Marie.
Those of you who have followed my writing and the Dragon Queen Series know I adore this woman. She was the first artist to bring the characters from the DQ series to life in her art. She’s not only insanely talented, she’s highly underrated and one of the coolest people I have ever met; not to mention the sweetest. 😉 I am so happy for her!
Click the link below to check out her interview with Black Girl Nerds:
Some weeks ago, I promised to post the progress photos, showing how Kyle “K-Boogie” Chaney created the image of Rayne in her full transformed form. I got wrapped up with writing and editing and totally forgot my promise. Sorry about that.
Remember this stunning image of Rayne, created by the amazing artist—Takeia Dunlop, who is now known as Takeia Marie? This image was drawn by Takeia, BUT colored by my awesome friend, Kyle “K-boogie” Chaney.
Impressed? His talent doesn’t stop here.
He created another version of Rayne from The Dragon Queen Series. This one literally blew my mind! And get this… he created it with color pencils.
This drawing was inspired by an image drawn by Paolo Pantalena.
This is Rayne in her full demonic form as the hybrid Dragon Queen.
As you can see, Kyle has an unbelievable talent, one that I’m sure I’ll continue to take advantage of. LOL!
Next week, I’ll post the progress photos, showing how he created this masterpiece, from beginning to finish.
Today, I have a new image to share with you. I hope you like it as much as I do!
I came across an artist named David Dennis on Tumblr and I immediately jumped at the chance to work with him. He’s a great guy, who is totally unaffected by my wacky personality. *grin* I can’t wait to share more of his art with you. Many of you know I’m a HUGE anime and manga fan, which is why I was drawn to his artwork. Anime takes me to my happy place, and so does his art style.
Want to see more of his work? Swing on over to DeviantArt and check it out.
Click on the logo banner below to be directed to Dennis’ DeviantArt Gallery page.
Now, I present to you, the badass black panther shifter from
“I’ve often asked myself, could I have you without hurting you; rouse your body in ways you never knew possible without tripping over to the dark side of my nature and taking my desire for you too far? How can I resist, when I want you more than my next breath?” ~ Tajaé Zhang
Tajaé is the second in command of the UK based Chalvaiz clan—the largest shifter clan in the world. He is ruthless, ferocious when in battle, and at times, separated from morality. But that doesn’t mean he can’t be a lover and a fighter. He is introduced in the fourth installment of the Dragon Queen Series, SHIFTING DARKNESS. In this novel, London has been thrown into a vicious zombie apocalypse. It’s up to Tajaé and his clan to eliminate the rapid spread of this demon virus before it destroys mankind as we know it.
An unseen war is brewing in the shadowy underworld of London. Dr. Faith Miller, a local pathologist, is exposed to the horrific reality when she stumbles upon her brother consuming the flesh of his lover.
Tajaé Zhang, the second in command of the UK based black panther pack of the Chalvaiz clan, and his fellow shifters have been systematically exterminating the walking corpses—zombies, in an attempt to control the rapidly spreading demon virus.
Secretly, he has observed Faith from afar for months. His attraction for her has grown into an untamable love. After she’s bitten and infected with the virus, Tajaé defies the laws of the shifter packs and puts his life on the line to save hers.
Today, I’m spotlighting my friend, Kyle Chaney. Many of you may recognize his name. The reason is, he’s my color master, the artist who colored the characters from The Dragon Queen Series.
I met him on Facebook some years ago. We immediately clicked and became friend. I have to tell you, he is one of the sweetest guys I have ever met. He is also one of the most talented. I must admit watching him work astonishes me every time. He just keeps getting better and better.
Today, I’m sharing some of his amazing artwork. And get this… they are all created with color pencils.
Recognize this man’s raw talent!
**If you click on any of the images it will take you to his Deviant Art page.**
Check out his Marketable Monsters set!
Did I mention these were all created with color pencils?