Curses & Mysteries

Some mysteries and crimes are of the magical sort, and that is when specialized mage detectives are hired. Nellie is one such mage, being exceptionally inquisitive by nature. She makes a living of solving everything from monster infestations and ancient curses, to finding that annoying fairy that keeps messing with people’s shoelaces. As a helping hand and guard, she hired Brahn; a simple, efficient and somewhat moody orc. Their friendship may not be of the most amicable kind, but they work well enough together and watch each other’s back.

This is a personal project I’ve had fun with lately, striving to tell stories through design. I did a few rough sketches showing the characters in typical everyday scenarios as well, which was very helpful to learn more about them.

Photoshop, May 2018.

The team.

The team.

Some closeups.

Some closeups.

Nellie, the mage detective.

Nellie, the mage detective.

Brahn, the companion and guard.

Brahn, the companion and guard.

Story sketch.

Story sketch.

Story sketch.

Story sketch.

Story sketch.

Story sketch.

Original line sketch.

Original line sketch.