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Chance Encounter, Wish You Were Here


Steven Belledin

After I'd handed in Yusri, Fortune's Flame, I was asked to do a second painting featuring Yusri, my current favorite fire demon. This time, he was meant to be pulling a woman out of the rubble of a collapsed building. The woman would be unscathed and there needed to be some indication of connection between them as though the ifrit were recognizing his lucky equal somehow. Given the requirements of the assignment, I decided that…

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Yusri, Fortune’s Flame


Steven Belledin

June 22, 2021 - Today I'm going to talk about two pieces rather than one, mostly because they depict the same character, but also because there's not a ton to say about either individually. So here we go. In the first piece I was asked to create an image of am ifrit (a type of fire demon). More specifically, he needed to be floating in an enclosed space, he needed to be surrounded by floating gold coins, and the space he was floating in needed to reference specific aspects of Persian architecture. In this case, research into Persian architecture is what led to an idea for the piece. Once I found reference that I liked, I went about trying to figure out how the floating ifrit fit in the environment. I did a bunch of quick scribbles and settled…

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