Kiri Moth has sent me another sketch of Kendis, you guys, check it out! As per the good advice I got in from fellow author Tia Nevitt, Kiri used pics of the classical violinist Midori as a pose guide, and now we’ve got a much neater pose here.
I’ve asked her to tweak a couple things about Kendis’ features here–this outfit, while awesome, makes her look a bit Romani–and she also looks a bit too old and a bit too much like Gina Torres. And while having a young Gina Torres play Kendis in the Faerie Blood Movie in My Brain is delicious, delicious awesomesauce, we should avoid having her look too Torres-like on the cover.
But that said? WOW. We’re getting closer and I cannot wait to see the final version!
ETA: OMG, and now I have a color version of Kendis as well! 😀 😀 Violin/fiddle players, let me know: do you think the instrument as drawn in this picture is too big?