Thursday, 23 August 2012

Fantasy Alphabet sketches done!

X is for Xolotl

--   Rowena Aitken - Illustrator

V is for Virupaksha

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W is for Wyvern

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Need a new V

Decided that Vargouille was too synonymous with D&D so I need a new one. I've changed other ones before but can't decide to what so i'm going to let you decide what you think will look cool!

Got 5 options. Source of info from

1. Velue - A creature from France whose name translates as ‘Shaggy Beast’. The Velue was a green haired creature from French myth that has suckers coming from the sides of its body. It uses this suckers to attack and sting its victims. It had a long tail, enormous feet and the head of a snake

2. Vulpangue - A serpent that has the head of a fox from Andean legends. Similar to Hide and Cuero.

3. Volkodlak - The Volkodlak is the name of the Werewolf from the mythology of Russia, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Romania.

4. Virupaksha - The pure white winged elephant of Indian mythology. It is the mount of the god Indra who was stunned by its beauty. Airavata has the ability to suck up the water of the earth and spray over all the land creating rain, which was its gift to man.

5. Vithafnir - The golden cockerel of Norse mythology that sits on top of Yggdrasil the world tree. It sits there watching out for the signs of Ragnarok- the end of days.

Please comment below with your choice!

U is for Unicorn and alphabet so far

Remember to follow me on twitter @rowenaaitken for updates!
--   Rowena Aitken - Illustrator

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

O, R, S and Y

Couldn't sleep so decided to come through and draw some more!

Redrew the Yeti... again.

O is Orthus
R is Ruamano (a magical Mako shark, I know, awesome right?)
S is Spriggan - The first version was too creepy but keeping that for a future painting.
Y is Yeti obvs :)

--   Rowena Aitken - Illustrator

2.0 so far...

O and Q

Well, came up with some probs as I felt my original name choices for 2.0 didn't work well. Too humanid, plus a human with a whale's head is going to look stupid no matter what you do.

Here's O and Q. 

O is Orthrus and Q is Quikinna'qu

--   Rowena Aitken - Illustrator

Monday, 13 August 2012


I am reliably told by a good friend who has informed me that my article IS in ImagineFX 87 on page 22! He gets the subscriber version though so i'll have to wait until Friday before I can buy my copy :)

It's all jolly exciting!

Follow me on Twitter @rowenaaitken for more updates!

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Old art redraw

Decided since I lost the old psds to redraw the letters from version 1. Here they are!
--   Rowena Aitken - Illustrator

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

B is for Bunyip and Apophis' livestream video

Hey Fantasy Alphabet fans!

Here's B for Bunyip - I like him, he looks awesome.

A is for Apophis Livestream link
B is for Bunyip Livestream link

Livestream page:

Monday, 6 August 2012

Fantasy Alphabet Redraw

I have spoken to the editor of ImagineFX and due to a last minute editing change the Fantasy Alphabet is being put out in Issue 87 which is available in the UK from the 17th of August.

Due to work commitments i've been unable to update since the file go byebye debacle so going full steam with it now. I was able to retrieve some of the sketches from the blog but no full res art or psds so will be recolouring and redrawing.

Here's how it's looking as of today and will be updated as much as possible so please keep your eyes on my twitter feed @rowenaaitken and on the blog.

Hope you like how it's all going!