Today I wanted to do a little promotion on behalf of one of my illustrators.
I've worked with some of my illustrators for over a year now, and they have been key to the "x-factor" of Burning Suns.
Every illustrator I've worked with will be mentioned in an article of their own. I really appreciate the work and effort they have put into the creation of Burning Suns, without them it would have been nothing more than game mechanics and pieces.
To start it all... I'll be talking about Svenja Liv an illustrator and portrait artist from Ireland.
It didn't take long to realize that Svenja Liv was all about personality and portraits. Though Svenja had to get used to the "alien"-aspects of her characters, she surely knew how to make something feel alive and "likable".
Svenja is also good at adapting other people's illustrations into her own style in order to make posters and similar. This has been required several times on the Burning Suns project.
No question her collection of portraits also speaks its own language.
Check out her many illustrations on DeviantArt here:
Svenja has a weakness for painting her favorite characters - which we can all enjoy on her profile :)
If you go to Svenja own homepage > http://svenjaliv.com/ - You'll discover that she uses a lot of time on creating "how to" and similar articles, uncovering some of the mystery behind being a good artist.
And if you find reading and writing novel material to be something for you - you might want to check out her other activities as well... as there's more than meets the eye to this illustrator ;)
And of course this equation wouldn't be complete if I didn't finish it off by saying that Svenja is great at doing covers for books, posters and similar work. It's just right up her alley!
I've found working with Svenja very easy and constructive. It usually doesn't take more than a few comments back and forth before Svenja has located ways to improve her drawings and giving them the x-factor.
If you want to experience Svenja Liv before hiring her for a job, you should definitely go to her page on Facebook and drop her a line or two.
In that regard Svenja got my warmest recommendations :) Especially if you need a portrait, magazine cover or poster done - she is the one to go to.
Emil Larsen, SunTzuGames