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Welcome to The Valiant Book! Hubby was in Texas on a work trip and spent his weekend at Fan Expo Dallas. While he was there, he picked up some fantastic sketches to start off our new Valiant-themed sketchbook (don’t worry, The Buckyyyy Book is still in action too!)

First up…. War Mother by the lovely Emily Rose Romano. This was a surprise gift I arranged for hubby, he LOVES future Valiant. War Mother has not been stuck into the sketchbook yet as she may be getting framed instead! Emily’s watercolours are so beautiful, it’s a gorgeous picture.

Ninjak by Clay Mann. I was thrilled that hubby got this as the first sketch in the book. Ninjak was the first Valiant book I read and I am a big fan of Clay Mann’s work, so this is wonderful.

Eternal Warrior by Cary Nord. Gilad is my absolute favourite Valiant character and Cary Nord… wow! I am delighted :) yay!

The Valiant Book is off to an AMAZING start! More sketches will be added as they materialise…

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🎨  updates since Fan Expo Dallas: 🎨

Bloodshot 🔴  by Joey Lee Cabral (more details here)

Gin-Gr by Joel Carroll (more details here)

Gilad & Ninjak - The Fist & The Steel by Katie Cook (more details here)

X-O Manowar by Sean Chen (more details here)

Neela Sethi, Timewalker by Pere Pérez (more details here)

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Slacked off and forgot to post this here - Another sacrifice to the dumpster pile of sketches I’ve worked up on my lunch breaks. This one is another ‘forever wip’ of my FFXIV Roegadyn - Silf Sthalwilfwyn. 

Will probably keep working on this one till I’m sick of it, which usually happens before it’s done. 

We writers are apt to forget that, as the gunsmoke fogs and the hero rides wildly to the rescue, although the background of this furious action is fixed indelibly in our own minds, it is not fixed in the mind of the reader. He won’t see or feel it unless you make him—bearing always in mind that you can’t stop the gunfight or the racing horse to do the job.
—  Gunnison Steele