Delilah and the Lands Beyond Belief
Delilah and the Lands Beyond Belief is an original story of mine that is currently in development. The story centers around a pair of boys named Cameron and Noah, who travel to a fictional world, known as the Lands Beyond Belief, created by Cameron's parents. On one side, Cameron journeys through the Lands Beyond Belief accompanied by a few locals, with the ultimate goal of finding Cameron's missing mother. On the other side, Noah journeys alongside some real world friends (and one helpful Beyond Believable cat) with the ultimate goal of finding Cameron and bringing him back home. Along the way both groups are antagonized by the Witch King, a card-carrying villain who served as the primary villain in the original stories.
I'm vaguely planning on turning this story into a comic someday, and even drew out a scene from it back in early 2020. In the meantime, here's some artwork for you to browse:
- Fashionable Orla. From 2020. A rare depiction of Orla's human form.
- Winter Witch King. From 2020. I was prompted, probably by Jules, to draw the Witch King in his winter gear. His regular outfit honestly looks warm to me, so he's extra bundled up here, and accompanied by a snogre minion.
- Fashionable Johanna. From 2020. An autumnal picture of Johanna.
- Fashionable Luana. From 2020. Just a simple drawing of Luana in a red dress.
- Animal Crossing Designs One, Two, and Three. From 2020. I was seeing a lot of fanart of Animal Crossing at the time, and I rather liked the aesthetic of it, so I took a tab at drawing the DLBB cast in the style.
- The First Protagonists. From 2020. I imagine the original Delilah books had a lot of random one-off characters, but generally the stories would center around these four: Mops, the rag doll pirate, Sally Saurus, a dinosaur with wings, Ben, an aspiring knight, and Alice- a.k.a. Delilah- herself.
- Shadow of a Knight. From 2020. This is an image I drew to go along with the last page of the test comic. I was posting it primarily on twitter and there were an odd number of pages, meaning if I posted the last page on its own the automatic cropping might have made it look too odd. It also served as practice for drawing Itzal.
- Bernadette in Johanna's Clothes. From 2019. Exactly what it says on the tin. This one was based on a prompt my friend Jules gave me. I'm not sure how Bernadette managed to gracefully hide the wheel in her head under that hat.
- Miscellaneous Luanas. From 2019. I pretty much knew exactly what Luana looked like before I ever drew her, but these drawings were to make sure the design in my head actually worked for me.
- A WK Fullbody. From 2019. The Witch King had a very interesting design process, most of which took place in a sketchbook while I was supposed to be working. As a result of initially working with plain pencil and paper, his color scheme was the last design element to be settled- this drawing has several different variations on it, but the one you see here is the one I settled on for his official design. Except for the fur trim at the bottom of his coat- that got phased out pretty much immediately once I tried actually drawing him in a comic.
- Alice Reading to Cameron. From 2019. A snapshot of a much younger Cameron and his mother. The book she's reading is The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. It's a book I personally have mixed feelings about, but I think Alice would love it.
- Johanna Sketches. From 2019. With Johanna, I already knew what she looked like EXCEPT for her outfit, so I wound up trying a lot of funky different looks. Even though she's a witch and a Beyond Believer, she feels more grounded to me than you'd expect, probably because she didn't originate as part of DLBB.
- Bernadette Sketches. This is a cluster of messy variations on Bernadette, the sewing machine woman, from 2019. This was my first time actually drawing her but as you can probably guess from the various similarities in the different designs, I already had a pretty strong idea of what elements I wanted to include.