That Thing Where I Draw: Novice Suriya

No, this isn't Aang (though she does live at a temple, and she is, for all intents and purposes, firebending). I've paused work on Cunning Folk to implement Air Pirates Plan B, but Suriya's story is still bouncing around my head in pictures like this one.

So after fleeing the villages and ditching Anna (a decision she's still not sure was the right one), Suriya takes refuge at a Buddhist temple in the countryside. It becomes almost a home to her, the first place she has felt safe since she was little. But it's only temporary -- someone will find her eventually.

When she sees a vision of bounty hunters burning the temple to the ground, looking for her, she wonders if she should trust the monks with her secret.

8 comments:

Adam Heine said...

(For those of you following along on Twitter, this sketch is before I got my new awesome colored pencils. That fire was 5x harder to draw than it should've been)

aspiring_x said...

have you tried prismacolors? they're the best colored pencils i've ever used, so smooth, and the colors blend so well!

Adam Heine said...

Prismacolors are what Natalie uses too, but I just can't find them out here. But I recently found a pack of Faber-Castells and I'm extremely happy with them. I'll post the results of my first use of them sometime next week.

Ricardo Bare said...

Ha! Before seeing the text my first thought was indeed, "Aang?"

It's cool that you think about your characters like this. The (new?) story sounds interesting, too.

Adam Heine said...

Thanks, Ricardo. The story is new-ish. I'm halfway through the first draft, or was before I paused.

Myrna Foster said...

And I thought you'd used pastels. It's a wrench to stop working on a first draft to work on something else.

Adam Heine said...

I like pastels; they're bright like nobody's business. But colored pencils give me a lot more control, which I think I like more.

Elaine AM Smith said...

Ah, the power of a picture and a turned in foot! Keep colouring :)