Ethereal Dimension

Creating imaginary, fantastic characters like this is a dream come true.

When you break down what it is I enjoy creating, it all goes back to drawing comic books. Adon is a fictional character in The Realm Ethereal universe. He is meant to be a celestial-like being. Ethereal in every sense of the word.

Yet, visually, Adon is human-like in appearance. He has a head, a torso, and four limbs. And, sometimes, feet. The design of this character (and in fact all of my Ethereals) combines my enthusiasm for creating original characters and blending them into a form of comic book storytelling.

With my work, you will often see color illustrations alongside comic book style art. The paintings of these characters all started out as illustrations for art prints and mousepads. I always knew I wanted to tell stories with these characters as well.

Today, I’m featuring a new drawing that is a vignette into The Realm Ethereal. Adon, the Ethereal, is seen approaching Kiana. These vignettes are a dream come true for me! For over two years I was creating all of these characters as fully painting character illustrations. At the beginning of 2021, I started to feel this pullback to comic book artwork. And also I yearned to spend less time working digitally on my computer. This allowed me to pick up my inking brushes and pens again, after a two-year hiatus from drawing on paper.

Below is the first of these new “vignettes”, inked on paper. It’s interesting, but I still work digitally on drawing the pencil art for these pages. I have to admit, I still like drawing digitally. There are great advantages to being able to compose the artwork on the computer before going to traditional inks.

The entire process thus far has been a tremendous stimulus for my creativity. The result is the artwork below. Adon will play a large role in my upcoming “Enter the Realm” comic book series.

As for the work itself, I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoy creating it. I hope you stick around, there’s more to come! ◈

Creating imaginary, fantastic characters like this is a dream come true.

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Adon, the Ethereal of Dimension – Artwork by Rene Arreola

When you break down what it is I enjoy creating, it all goes back to drawing comic books. Adon is a fictional character in The Realm Ethereal universe. He is meant to be a celestial-like being. Ethereal in every sense of the word.

Yet, visually, Adon is human-like in appearance. He has a head, a torso, and four limbs. And, sometimes, feet. The design of this character (and in fact all of my Ethereals) combines my enthusiasm for creating original characters and blending them into a form of comic book storytelling.

With my work, you will often see color illustrations alongside comic book style art. The paintings of these characters all started out as illustrations for art prints and mousepads. I always knew I wanted to tell stories with these characters as well.

Today, I’m featuring a new drawing that is a vignette into The Realm Ethereal. Adon, the Ethereal, is seen approaching Kiana. These vignettes are a dream come true for me! For over two years I was creating all of these characters as fully painting character illustrations. At the beginning of 2021, I started to feel this pullback to comic book artwork. And also I yearned to spend less time working digitally on my computer. This allowed me to pick up my inking brushes and pens again, after a two-year hiatus from drawing on paper.

Below is the first of these new “vignettes”, inked on paper. It’s interesting, but I still work digitally on drawing the pencil art for these pages. I have to admit, I still like drawing digitally. There are great advantages to being able to compose the artwork on the computer before going to traditional inks.

The entire process thus far has been a tremendous stimulus for my creativity. The result is the artwork below. Adon will play a large role in my upcoming “Enter the Realm” comic book series.

As for the work itself, I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoy creating it. I hope you stick around, there’s more to come! ◈

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”Adon - Ethereal of Dimension“ Artwork by Rene Arreola.

Adon, Ethereal of Dimension

The Realm Ethereal is comprised of multiple dimensions. Adon is the Ethereal of Dimension. Adon oversees all ethereal undertakings and activities within and around all dimensions.

Adon controls the Knakama Spheres. These spheres are said to be like “eyes”. As such, these spheres act as a means by which Adon can view all dimensions at will.

Adon bears three elements of the powerful Ethereal Golden Armor:

1) A face-plate bonded to the Dimension Ring

2) The Collar of Golden Ethereal Flames

3) One-third of the Crown of the Realm Ethereal, fastened to his torso

With these armor elements and the Knakama Spheres, Adon’s total power is second only to Om, the Ethereal of Vibration.

Below is the completed, inked artwork featuring Kiana and Adon. I’m creating a new series of “Vignettes”, spotlighting The Realm Ethereal creations. When you subscribe to my email list (which is free to do), you’ll get to see the final, finished-inked artwork…with STORY  and COLOR! Be sure to subscribe to have the latest, full story vignettes delivered to your email inbox each month.

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Inking Adon in the "Kiana & Adon Vignette"

About the Artist

Rene ArreolaMy name is Rene Arreola and I am an artist creating comic books and illustration. I am combining my love of both fantasy and comic book art to create visual stories. If you enjoyed this post and would like to receive notifications when I make new posts, you might consider subscribing to my newsletter. It costs nothing to sign up and you may unsubscribe at any time.

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