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Death And The Healer by Toradh
Death And The Healer
…Aaand it has launched! You may or may not remember that I did an illustrated, Disney-style adaptation of Grimm’s fairytale “Godfather Death” a few years ago. Well, it’s back, and thanks to my amazing patrons over at Patreon (www.patreon.com/toradh), there’s now a bilingual (!), free for everyone online version of it!
It can be found at:
cuiascamh.de/death/Death_and_t…

I hope you enjoy and tell as many people about this as you can! It took me so long to actually finish this project although it is rather short, so I'd love people to actually read and look at it and share their thoughts!
Your support is also the best way to make more and far longer, more elaborate projects possible in the future. So please spread the word, and of course let me know what you think!

Please also note that English is not my native language, so if you spot mistakes in the English version (or in the German version, you can never know!), let me know!
These things haven’t been proofread.
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Leoithne by Toradh
Leoithne
Excuse the picture spam – things have piled up!

I had participated in a (manga) character design contest this year (animania.de/news/manga-deutsch…). They still haven’t announced the winners online anywhere, but since the contest is so long over now, I thought I’d finally share the artwork I did for it. It was a shit ton of work, and I put a lot of time and effort into it, especially the comic pages. This isn’t ALL the artwork I did for it, I also made a few sketches and three pages with text to introduce the character, but I don’t think there’s need to share all that.

Leoithne is one of the many characters from my actually-supposed-to-be-a-series-of-novels-someday-fantasy-project, and I chose her for the contest 1) because I figured being manga-fied would suit her, and 2) because she also appears in a webcomic I’m working on with a friend (www.elderend.de).

I’m really happy how her portrait turned out, so here’s a very much cropped introductory page. There’s a dormouse because she likes dormice and because she can shapeshift into one. The images were done on individual pieces of paper and later put together in Photoshop, with some watercolour texture beneath them to look like anything.
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Heart Of The Earth Goes Manga 1 by Toradh
Heart Of The Earth Goes Manga 1
Excuse the picture spam – things have piled up!

I had participated in a (manga) character design contest this year (animania.de/news/manga-deutsch…). They still haven’t announced the winners online anywhere, but since the contest is so long over now, I thought I’d finally share the artwork I did for it. It was a shit ton of work, and I put a lot of time and effort into it, especially the comic pages. This isn’t ALL the artwork I did for it, I also made a few sketches and three pages with text to introduce the character, but I don’t think there’s need to share all that.

Leoithne is one of the many characters from my actually-supposed-to-be-a-series-of-novels-someday-fantasy-project, and I chose her for the contest 1) because I figured being manga-fied would suit her, and 2) because she also appears in a webcomic I’m working on with a friend (www.elderend.de).

This is one of two manga pages I did for the contest. The process of making these was HELL. I sketched the layout in Photoshop, traced the sketches on neat, thin paper with Copic Multiliners and Faber Castell Artists’s Pens, scanned that, added some scanned watercolour textures as if they were screentones, printed the whole thing on watercolour paper, coloured it with inks and watercolour, and then scanned it again to add frame borders and speech bubbles. There were many, very many different approaches between all these stages which I all scrapped because they were horrible. Please do not remind me of them.
I really, really like how some things on these pages turned out, though!
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Heart Of The Earth Goes Manga 2 by Toradh
Heart Of The Earth Goes Manga 2
Excuse the picture spam – things have piled up!

I had participated in a (manga) character design contest this year (animania.de/news/manga-deutsch…). They still haven’t announced the winners online anywhere, but since the contest is so long over now, I thought I’d finally share the artwork I did for it. It was a shit ton of work, and I put a lot of time and effort into it, especially the comic pages. This isn’t ALL the artwork I did for it, I also made a few sketches and three pages with text to introduce the character, but I don’t think there’s need to share all that.

Leoithne is one of the many characters from my actually-supposed-to-be-a-series-of-novels-someday-fantasy-project, and I chose her for the contest 1) because I figured being manga-fied would suit her, and 2) because she also appears in a webcomic I’m working on with a friend (www.elderend.de).

This is one of two manga pages I did for the contest. The process of making these was HELL. I sketched the layout in Photoshop, traced the sketches on neat, thin paper with Copic Multiliners and Faber Castell Artists’s Pens, scanned that, added some scanned watercolour textures as if they were screentones, printed the whole thing on watercolour paper, coloured it with inks and watercolour, and then scanned it again to add frame borders and speech bubbles. There were many, very many different approaches between all these stages which I all scrapped because they were horrible. Please do not remind me of them.
I really, really like how some things on these pages turned out, though!
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Comic test page by Toradh
Comic test page
Support my works! www.patreon.com/toradh
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Franziska-Wen…
Twitter: twitter.com/Toradhart
Tumblr: toradhart.tumblr.com/
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A test page for a comic project that I’d love to do at one point, but I haven’t come up with a plot yet! I have some ideas, though. And all the protagonists will be corvids (and a few wolves). But I still don’t even know whether the white raven is male or female.
You don’t have to understand what’s going on, because, as I said, I’m still not done with the plot, anyway. Please just enjoy the randomness of colourful birds.

Drawing ink and some watercolors on Fabriano hot pressed satinated paper. Yes, I know that adult ravens’ eyes always turn brown, and I know that white ravens have blue eyes, not red eyes. Do I look as if I cared?

Music suggestion: Amanda Lee’s cover of “Dearly Beloved” from Kingdom Hearts (www.youtube.com/watch?v=IB1NMf…). So totally.
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A new page of our webcomic, Elderend, is online!
You can read it here!

Next time we’ll uptime, there’ll be a slight change in scene.
  • Listening to: Set it Off – Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing
  • Drinking: Water

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Toradh
Franziska Wenzel
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
Germany
Anglo-Saxonist in spe, which means that I, too, fell at Hastings in 1066. Would prefer to either learn singing or simply screw all this stuff and become a Pokémon trainer.


Artist for hire!

I love music, ravens, the colour blue, and the sky.

Patreon: www.patreon.com/toradh
Tumblr blog: toradhart.tumblr.com
Twitter: twitter.com/Toradhart
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:iconwhite-rose-brian:
White-Rose-Brian Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Please let me know if this is a stupid question. Do you offer art trades?
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:icontoradh:
Toradh Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
There are no stupid questions!
I generally enjoy art trades, but I don’t do them right now because I have tons of things to do. Sorry!
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:iconladyanaire:
LadyAnaire Featured By Owner Edited Jul 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Danke! :)
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:iconnicoleenn:
NicoleEnn Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful gallery!
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:icontoradh:
Toradh Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconlandobaldur:
landobaldur Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016  Professional General Artist
greetings from one creative mind to another
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:icontoradh:
Toradh Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Wäre ja irgendwie komisch, wenn die Leute hier nicht kreativ wären :D
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:iconlandobaldur:
landobaldur Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  Professional General Artist
du wirst es nicht glauben, manche behaupten das wirklich :D
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:icontoradh:
Toradh Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Man muss wohl nicht alles verstehen :D
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Ephaistien Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Hobbyist
Deine Bilder sind WUNDERSCHOEHN!!!Ich mag alles, was Du malst! Du bist eine grosse Kunstlerin. Ich wunsche Dir noch viele schoene Bilder! Du schenkst die Schoehnheit dem Welt!
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