Down the Dark Path Books, Paintings, and delicious darkness from J Edward Neill

New Beautiful Girl Sketch – Nadya

September 22, 2017 | Art! | Permalink

For my latest round of short stories, I’ve decided to sketch my own cover art. It’s a challenge. …and I love it. This next piece is a sequel to this. Here’s a quick progression: * * * Nadya, the Deathless – a character in the novel Hollow Empire. Thanks for stopping by. More paintings are […]

New Beautiful Girl – The Sorceress

April 23, 2017 | Art! | Permalink

No man dares to cross her. No death is deep enough to bury her. Please enjoy The Sorceress: I really enjoyed drawing her. She’s based on a friend who was brave enough to pose for me. She’s about 18″ x 24″. Pencils on watercolor paper (which tends to hold graphite really well) Here’s an early […]

Ashes for Ande – Sketching a pretty girl

January 10, 2017 | Art!, Books! | Permalink

Sometimes…every once in a while, I decide to step up my art. Usually I work on abstract paintings with lots of deep, dark color, like these. But lately I’ve set my sights on something realistic. I’m calling my newest painting Ashes for Ande. It’ll eventually (hopefully) be a book cover for my next series, Ashes of Everything. For […]