Fan art for Ghost of the Gulag
Posted 7 months ago and submitted by Jennifer Bruce | Share link:

This one was created in response to a call for art by David Derrick, creator of the hit online graphic novel “Ghost of the Gulag”. The image is of one of the main characters, a tragically scarred and blinded Amur tiger. The other main characters include the tiger’s companion raven, who acts as his seeing-eye bird. They are joined by a young wolf prince, as they traverse the wilds and animal political landscape of Russia.

This was super fun to make – the swirls in the fur, mixing with the tiger stripes, are one of my favorite parts. Creating this image forced me to explore how my style fits with animal/creature portraits, and I’m pleased with the results! I think in the future I would add a bit more texture, and I would blend the edges a bit more so that it’s less cartoon-like and a bit more ethereal. Still learning, of course!

Jennifer Bruce
New Hudson, USA

Jennifer Bruce is a Michigan-based artist. She graduated from the College for Creative Studies in downtown Detroit with a Bachelor’s in Illustration (and a minor in Concept Art).… Show more.

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1st Quarter Winner of L. Ron Hubbard's Young Illustrator's of the Future Contest, Inclusion in Infected By Art's Vol. 8
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Jennifer took some vague ideas I had and turned them into the best cover art of any of my books so far. She was super easy to work with, and she truly cares about the quality of the final product. I'll be certain to work with her in future!
— Timothy Scott Currey, Author