First Sketch of Air Pirates

Natalie finished my prize sketches much faster than I'd thought. She was only supposed to give me one sketch, but she got so excited about it she drew two.

Here's Hagai Dekham Wainwright. He's never done anything braver than put peppers in his stew, but on his 21st birthday he receives a stone from his supposedly-dead mother and sets out to find her. Unfortunately, air pirates want the stone for its ability to give chance visions of the future, and Hagai soon finds himself in more trouble than he thought.


And this is Sam Draper - elite fighter and wanted air pirate. He nicks the stone from Hagai only to have the lad track him down and ask for it back! Sam doesn't give it back, of course, but he learns that the stone works for Hagai. Since Sam hasn't been able to make it work himself, he lets Hagai join his crew. Adventure ensues!

Thank you again, Natalie, for these awesome pictures. If Air Pirates never gets published, I'll still have these forever. And if it does, I can sell them for millions. It's win win!

7 comments:

MattyDub said...

Wait! I thought she was going to draw your bad ending! Did I misunderstand?! I was so hoping to see that...

Adam Heine said...

She offered to draw whatever I wanted. One of her first suggestions was main characters (since most of her readers are writers), so that's what I had her draw.

Adam Heine said...

Though maybe if you ask her real nice, she'll draw my ending too :-)

MattyDub said...

PRETTY PRETTY PRETTY PLEASE?! WITH CHOCOLATE SYRUP ON TOP?!
-Matt

Anonymous said...

I think they're great!

Natalie said...

Ha, Matt, I don't think I could do that ending justice. So, so much chaos I couldn't harness.

MattyDub said...

Fair enough, Natalie. I just thought I'd get my hopes up. No worries.