I’ve already posted some early artwork for some of the characers located in Castalia, Emperor Mandelbrot’s flying palace. I looked for other artists too, and found Nastasia Peters on Deviant Art. She recently completed the first sketch of the protagonist, Nova Negrahnu, for me, and it’s great.
The best thing about working with Nas is her attention to detail. She asks lots of questions and is very keen to create the exact kind of image I have in my mind. This first sketch is Nova with Zhang, her ring-tailed lemur Eletropet, and sidekick.
I’ve already commissioned her to create another piece, showing Nova in her grid square, a concept central to the book, and a piece that will enable me to create the About page, explaining to newcomers what the book is about.