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Sequel Sketchies - March 2016 by The-Ez Sequel Sketchies - March 2016 by The-Ez
Apologies for the recycled info, but lot of people are still writing in to ask me — and I'm happy to answer any questions, truly — YES there WILL be a second Valiard book and it'll probably be released at the end of 2018. Gotta get the first book out there, then I'll get kicking on the second. :meow:

So Lord and Lady Remere will be legit characters in the second book and I can't be more excited. :aww: They're gonna be deliciously villainous dead ghosties. :evillaugh:

And then Ruth at the top-left, being taught by His Sexy Hobo Beardness to see in the dark. Don't ask how. IT'S ALL GHOST MAGIC! :la:

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Scared2dream Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016   General Artist
What's the problem with the guy?  He looks pretty tired.
How far into the future is the sequel?
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The-Ez Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016  Professional General Artist
The sequel starts one day after the first one finished.

And the problem with this guy is that he's super dead. Like, sixty years dead. Like, he wishes he were as alive as a doornail. Dead. Super dead.
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Scared2dream Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016   General Artist
Is he her boyfriend, or is he a new character?
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The-Ez Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Professional General Artist
Oh, no, he's a new character. He's foreshadowed in the first novel, but he shows up for real in the second. :D
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Scared2dream Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2016   General Artist
Ah, gotcha!
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Kateri911 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Josh is bringing the sexy back. XD I love when you draw his wife,she is so gorgeous!(I srsly cant remember her name right now.)
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Sleevia Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ruth's braid is adorable!
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LivanyaAeravir Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Gah! I love all of them! Great work!! :heart:
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ButterChez Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016
Looks like Ruth is getting used to being a ghost
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ButterChez Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016
YAAAAAAAAAAAAS A SEQUELLLLL!!!!!!!!    XDDDDDD
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KairaMcLilian Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016
Its sooo good, I love Your style!
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XandImus Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016   General Artist
superbly awesome sketch  work
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graceleap18 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the first thing I thought of when I saw the guy in the hand bottom corner, all I thought of was Hyde from Jekyll and Hyde xD awesome sketches though!
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The-Ez Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Professional General Artist
Ooooooh you're right! :la: To me he looks like Sweeney Todd meets Sherlock. :giggle: And a bit of Beethoven. :P But I dunno thooouuuggghhhh! I like that! :XD: I want the character to look like a tortured genius, and what better way than to have that Hyde/Beethoven thing going? :D

Anyways, thanks so much!! :hug:
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graceleap18 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
of course! :D it's amazing! i love it :3 Hug 
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RatchetJak Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh nice, I can't wait to learn more about them <3
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The-Ez Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Professional General Artist
Ahhh thank you! That in itself is the HUGEST compliment!!! :glomp: :heart:
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RatchetJak Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :hug:
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ShadowCatPawprints Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aaAAAAH
LOOKS SICK
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The-Ez Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Professional General Artist
THANKS BRO. :iconcoolestplz:
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ShadowCatPawprints Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha np Meow :3 
Your art is amazing
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RazorXSketch Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love Lord Sexy Hobo Beard!  These are beautiful sketches.  I so can't wait for the second book!  Where's a time machine when I need one?!! XD
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The-Ez Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Professional General Artist
UGH I KNOW RIGHT. I wish I could just start writing the second book RIGHT NOW. :giggle: The characters are actually going to do stuff instead of sitting in drawing rooms and having conversations. :faint: And the second book will actually have legit antagonists. Like in the first book, the only antagonist was, I guess, emotions or summin'. And Adam. He was fairly antagonistic. :P

I'm not hating on the period drama genre — I loooooove it — but I'm sick of it now. I wanna write an ADVENTURE FOR MY CHARACTERS ALREADY! :la:
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RazorXSketch Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I know you got this handled and you did say it's gonna be quite a while for the second book to be released, so you have some time to plan out the story. I am a dummy!  Your book series is gonna be great, don't you worry! Hug 

Give me the heads up when you have something awesome to share about it lol La la la la 
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alvringer Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Theodore is going to have to watch out or I am going to start shipping RuthxHobo beardness xD Seriously though, drawing goals is being able to draw people like you draw him ><
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The-Ez Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Professional General Artist
What would that ship be called? :P Ruthmere? Rushua? Juth? :giggle: No........ RUTHOBO BEARDWOOD! :XD:

I definitely can't wait to start writing Ruth and Redmere together. I'm still not 100% sure how their dynamic is gonna work, but I think throwing lively Ruth into a house of the dead basically writes its own comedy. :XD:

But yes! THANK YOU! Drawing Lord Redmere is a little tough at times. I still haven't got a concrete design for him. BUT! I did a BUNCH of portrait studies for him, mostly from 17th century paintings. I know folks say to use live-action ref, and I do when I can, but I really wanted to capture that style the painters of the times used. So maybe try doing that sometime if you want your characters to have a Redmere look! :D I totes ripped it off. PUBLIC DOMAIN, FOLKS! B-)
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alvringer Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha oh gosh Ruthobo Beardwood almost sounds like it could be a real name xD
Yes, I imagine Ruth in the house of the dead is going to be hilarious I can't wait to read it! :la:

Thanks for the advice! I'm going to knuckle down with practicing portraits and anatomy this summer. I would love to be able to draw my own characters how I see them in my head.
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Spinning-Jenny Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Student General Artist
Yesss! Saw these on Instagram and thought they were some of your best sketches yet! Great work on these, all of 'em! :D
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The-Ez Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Professional General Artist
Wow, yeah, I should thank you for supporting me on so many platforms. :blush: I'm loving Instagram, so that and dA are my main places to post now, I think. :P

And I'm so glad you like the sketches! I've taken this Easter weekend off so I've been able to draw lots and actually find the USB cable to my scanner! :XD: Things get nuts in my office sometimes, but it feels great to reconnect... with my characters, not my scanner. Though the scanner is appreciated in its own right, don't worry. :D
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Spinning-Jenny Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016  Student General Artist
Hey, no problem! It's an honor and a pleasure to support you!
And aha, that second-to-last comment made me laugh. x3 
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princessofDisney27 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016
Omg amazingly beautiful and sexy hobo beard! :la:
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The-Ez Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Professional General Artist
"Sexy hobo beard", the only noun which serves as a compliment in itself. :XD: Thank you! :bow: :giggle:
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princessofDisney27 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016
Hehe your welcome ^^
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Dfbzeppy Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Hobbyist
Aah lady redmere is so beautiful... One can even say she is... *clears throat* HAUNTINGLY beautiful. I love myself. I'll see myself out.
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The-Ez Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Professional General Artist
Pfffttt hahahahahaha!

Now THAT was a good pun, and a lovely compliment besides. Please come back inside. PLEASE! :XD:
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RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great art!
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The-Ez Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Professional General Artist
THANK YOU! :D
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BattlingBeasts Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't for the second book, it's going to be great. But I only have one question about the picture. What's with the bite mark on Lady Remere's shoulder? I don't remember reading about that back when you had the chapters posted before the book deal.
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The-Ez Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Professional General Artist
Yeah, like I said on Instagram, you didn't miss anything. ^^; The bite marks weren't and won't be mentioned for a looooong time. :nod: Heck, so little is mentioned about the Valiards in the first book, my drawings on sites like these are the sole indication that they're even characters. :faint:

But since you've been reading, you'll know I'm super duper at keeping tight-lipped about spoilers. So you won't learn what's the deal with the bite marks 'till 2018. ;) :giggle:
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BattlingBeasts Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for clearing that up, I guess I missed it on Instagram. I look forward to learning more once the book comes out.;) (Wink) 
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The-Ez Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Professional General Artist
UGH I KNOW RIGHT. Instagram's comment system is so weird. It's super easy to miss things there. :P I reply to who I can, but I know it might get lost. :no:

Anyways, yeeeaaaaahhhhhh! OMG I'm so excited for the second book. :giggle: It's gonna be a huge change of pace from the "emotional drawing room conversations" thang from the first book. :XD: Seriously, like, that's alleviated by swapping locations every now and then, but it's still a book of conversations. :stare: I'm like DO SOMETHING, CHARACTERS!! :la: :XD:

Thanks for your support, dear! BUG HUGS! :tighthug: :hug: :glomp:
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thereina Featured By Owner Edited Mar 27, 2016  Hobbyist
Those drawings are so cool TvT
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The-Ez Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Professional General Artist
Yeah, guys with long hair eh! :heart: Always happy to know you like my pics, Lulu! :D
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GuardianAngell13 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Can't wait!!
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The-Ez Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Professional General Artist
Ahh thank you! :heart:
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GuardianAngell13 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Student Digital Artist
^^
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blowber Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016   Filmographer
Suspense:D I hope they don't come after me.
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The-Ez Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Professional General Artist
Oh, me too. They better stay away! :XD: I can't stand the idea of ghosts. :giggle:
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the1cutemetalchick Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Student Digital Artist
gods... he could haunt me anytime xD hes dishy
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The-Ez Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Professional General Artist
HAHAHAHAHA! :XD: Okay I legit lost it reading your comment. Laugh LOL  You're lovely, you are! :D
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