Oh, now this is nice. Xombi and Gutsville artist Frazer Irving shares a character sketch for "the Celestial Pharaoh," who will appear in an issue of The Shade next year.
"In the early days my character sketches were rough, hurried and pretty useless as I would modify the overall form as I refined the method used to render them, but since last year I have decided to take a new path and make these “sketches” a little more complete. This chappy gave me a lot of hassle as each idea I had required far more layers than I would have liked and would have been impossible to draw from several angles without the use of a model. Eventually I settled on this design which is practical and does the trick," he writes on Tumblr. Can't wait!