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Court Robes

Court robes are worn by the Chosen and the Wise at the court of the God Emperor. Architectural constructions as much as costume, a court robe consists of a skin woven from precious metals and stones hung over a framework of bones. These rough sketches give an indication of how they might appear. Note the extreme height resulting from the wearing of court ranga worn. Note also the sculptural integration of the crowns with the […]

Crowns

The first image is a sketch—that I made, I don’t know when—that is a precursor of the image that appears on the cover of the Second Edition The Chosen. The second is a page from my notebooks, in which I worked out how such a crown might be constructed from various components. Both reflect my interest in symbolism as expressed by costume. The contrast between the aesthetics of the naked human body as promoted by […]

The Twin Gods

This is a drawing I made of the Twin Gods way back in 1986—another indication of how long the Stone Dance has been maturing. The iconography is still mostly valid, though if I was doing it again now I would have had continued the black of the Black God in tattoos all down the left hand side of Their body, in very much the way that the Sinistral Ichorians are marked. Also, the glyphs in […]