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Concept art for Jahida

The visual for the protagonist, Jahida, of my short story Devil’s Village is inspired by a drawing I did, in April 2015. My pencil drawing is a copy of Baby Cakes, a character by the artist Henrique Naspolini, who in turn based it on a Trevor Claxton concept.

Here is the pencil drawing I made, and below it are three versions I created by running various filters in Gimp, an image manipulation program.

Original pencil drawing:


Messing around with the filters in Gimp:



This next one, reminds me of the “Infrared Thermal Imaging” technology used by Jahida and also by the Bravo Team, in the short story.


Credits: Featured image (Pencils in the post title): “2B or not 2H”, by MJM (License: Creative Commons 2.0)

Dayo Ntwari
<b>Dayo Ntwari</b>, a Rwandan Nigerian writer, has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy since childhood. He enjoys writing stories inspired by African legends and myths. He believes Africa’s diverse histories, religions, spirituality and mythologies can serve as a never-ending treasure trove of inspiration for African science fiction and fantasy. His short stories include: <b>Omoshango</b>, published in the People of Colo(u)r Destroy Science Fiction special issue of Lightspeed Magazine <b>Devil’s Village</b>, shortlisted for the Writivism 2015 Short Story Prize <b>Nomansland</b>, shortlisted for the 2015 Huza Press Award <b>Mother’s Love</b>, longlisted for the 2015 Short Story Day Africa Prize Dayo lives in Rwanda, where he is currently working on his first novel. He also hopes to publish a collection of his short stories. Twitter: <a href="">@DayoNtwari</a> Goodreads: <a href="">Dayo Ntwari</a>

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