Some sketches that sprung out of my adventures in colour:
Another sketch of the fairy Queen, finally she's looking how I imagined her.
I was really inspired by the artwork of Elric of Melnibone, a series of fantasy novels. Yoshitaka Amano did a lot of work on this series, and his artwork from this period is very sharp; set in dark fantasy landscapes with figures shrouded in or emerging from the shadows.
I still have to figure out which fairy Queen she is: Titania seems too overdone. So will she be a Gloriana, Meabh or Lorelai? Decisions, decisions.
Here's another sketch of Alva, now in sepia tones.