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Darklaw | The Spark Becomes a Flame Cover Detail

Detail of the seventh cover image for a series of Darklaw Stories.

Painting separate figures is one thing. Entwining those figure and showing their skin impact is the challenge. Here, Avestine’s lips and fingers clasping Kami’s flesh. Having layers allows working to the edge of each object with smearing.

I like the natural skin tones but thought lamplight could add more depth and brighten the image, so I added a layer of yellow.

Pic 1 shows yellow overlay filter off. Pic 2 shows 50% filter on. © Teresa Wymore

The Darklaw Saga is a linked story collection published at Tantalizing Tales and Redemption Magazine. Find all episodes here.



An outlaw must conquer not only her brother’s army but her own insatiable ambition. And what of her love for the woman prophesied to end the world? (EPIC FANTASY, LGBTQ)

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Teresa Wymore 🏳️‍🌈

Author Artist Athlete • Epic Fantasy & Erotic Fiction • Sapphic power ⚔️ Polyamorous empty-nester & gymrat | she/her | https://twitter.com/teresawymore