I realized there WAS some art I could show while the final art for Part 1 is being created - the sketches! I had to come up with the look for the new characters appearing in Redemption. I had a good idea of their basic look in my head, but now it was time to get them on paper in anticipation of the next illustrations.
First up is Ren. I think she's pretty close to being finalized, actually. May need to tweak here and there (still not sure about the lip color) but I like the basic look. Her body is all wonky and the pose is weird, but it's just a sketch I suppose.
Next up is Jaren. Still thinking about this one. It's more difficult to get the glowing parts right on something that's not tight-fitting armor, I think. I may need to take it down a notch. Still thinking. Thankfully I don't need to draw him for my next illustration.