Sunday, December 7, 2008

Painted Spiria Pin-up

So this is a painting I did a little while back. I meant to post it earlier but I forgot about it. Although my painting skills aren't all that great, I still really like it because I feel it captures the story of Spiria pretty well.

It shows the four main characters from Spiria in the centre, with the gentle glowing moon on their right, and the harsh, noon-day sun on their left. The main villain of the story looms menacingly over them. An army spills out of the gates of a fortified city, and a delicate blossom blooms from the tangle of vines that frames the whole thing.

An art teacher of mine gave me a lot of tips and pointers while I painted this, so a big thanks goes out to him. Thanks!

Looking at this painting again makes me want to start doing another one...
Anyway, thanks for reading, I'll try and have something new up here by next week.

-Chris Lai

Sunday, October 12, 2008


Greetings, everyone. I apologize for being so tardy about posting. I'm kind of a procrastinator. Anyway, I wanted to post a few rough sketches of some of the characters and creatures that will inhabit the world of Spiria. Spiria is a little idea that I've had rattling around in my brain for a while now, and I would very much like to develop it into a graphic novel series one day. At the moment, I am exploring how I could make it into a webcomic.

Anyway, back to the sketches. None of these are particularly good looking, but I felt like sharing them.

The world of Spiria is inhabited by various different races, loosely based off of animals.
Here, we have a bull-like creature being ridden by a Ferrick (ferret person) wearing a jaunty hat.

This one is an Avarian (bird person) armed with a bow and spear.

Finally, we have a spear-wielding Anthrid (ant-creature) sitting atop a gladehopper (a very large grasshopper creature). These creatures will often be featured in the stories of Spiria as minor villains.

So thats all folks. I hope you liked seeing these drawings that I plucked from my sketch-book. Hopefully I'll be back with more sometime soon.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Spiria Character Line-Up

This is a character line-up that Chris drew a while ago of some characters in the Spiria world. From left to right they are Hahna, Hiriko, Zithara, and Tezik.