Happy Friday, fellow deviants!
I was planning on uploading this one sooner, but it's been pretty crazy here with work so I only managed to do it now that the day is almost over.
This illustration is the first of three posters I've done to promote my work on yet another webcomic project: The Witches Three
. The premise, as stated in the website, deals with "The Dark Ages, a time of loss far greater than we know. The Wicca culture was exterminated, save for The Witches Three. Follow their incredible journey and how they came to be the protectors of Gaia."
You may be familiar with the work I did previously for DarkBrain
on Envoy 82
, but if you aren't I must warn you: there's sexually explicit content in these comics.
It's strange for me to have to warn people against something that is part of our nature and daily lives, but such is the way of the world and especially US-based projects. Having grown-up with european masters, I am used to seeing sex depicted as much as violence or any other motivator within a tale for storytelling and narrative. But I understand that might not be the case with many comic fans not used to these graphic novels. Thus, you were warned!
If you do not fear sexuality, then you will enjoy the hell out of this comic. Mostly because sex is, as I said above, part of the storytelling and not the story itself. The story is quite epic and deals with the Crusades, mysticism, Fantasy and sorcery. A lot of fun subjects I'm happy to be able to tackle! I've always been an enthusiast of medieval times, so getting to do a whole novel set in those times was a dream come true.
You'll also find very strong female leads in the form of The Witches, with Delphi
here being one of them. She has the gift of foresight, which I tried to symbolise in the illustration's proverbial third eye unfolding. A pillar of strength for her sisters, she's the diplomat of the group, trying to find the balance in all things and the understanding needed to stop violence and decay in the Dark Ages.
The first issue is available for free in the website and the second issue will be released weekly, with new page updates every Friday. If you can take a minute to check it out and support the project, that'd be amazing! We need all the fans we can get for the Witches if we are to continue their tale; comment, share and give us your critiques. Everything is appreciated!
I hope to see you there and have a great weekend!