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Hello everyone, my name is Karolyne da Rocha. I am an illustrator and the creator of the Balsamus universe. Suport the project Balsamus comic!
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Hello everyone, my name is Karolyne da Rocha.
I am an illustrator and the creator of the Balsamus universe.

Official site: https://www.balsamuscomic.com/

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So, what is the Balsamus project?

Written and illustrated by Karolyne Rocha, the seminal chapter of Balsamus, The Lost Lamb (12 pages), begins the twisting and turning tale of a warrior-general, Reithan, who, despite his past, ultimately finds redemption amid the eternal and unchanging characteristics of God. It is a thrilling and culturally rich Middle-Eastern fictional story, set against the historical tapestry of the interbiblical period, or the 400 years of prophetic silence between the Old and New Testaments.
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Visual Aesthetic:
Presently, I explore  the aesthetic of the comic books of the 70s and 80s, especially the Conan comics, which were the triggered to the definite  rebirth of Balsamus in 2018.
The aesthetic mentioned is the finishing which involves the aged texture of the printed paper, donning the appearance of yellowish paper and some blemishes in black ink.
(Left) Howard Chaykin and Ernie Chan, Conan the Barbarian #82 Splash Page 22- (Right) Sample of the pages of Balsamus
The colored illustrations will also simulate the limited coloring of the CMYK press of that time, where you can clearly see the mistakes and color limitations. This aesthetic  brings a mixture of timeless nostalgia and an aesthetic that fits harmonically with retro comic books. 
Conan- The Destroyer- Official Movie Adaptation- Balsamus Scene Concept Art
Well, as I presently work with commissions, I cannot dedicate myself  integrally to the project. Thus, not only every support counts, but it is also an additional step so that I can sit on my chair and dedicate myself more to my middle eastern boys! Creating an universe is not an easy task- it takes time ( studying, training my drawing skills, writing, scenery studies, thumbnails, buying sketch materials, inking, coloring, developing the concept arts, and arts for marketing…. oh my, so much!).
I am also developing this project not only due to personal satisfaction,but also so that I can bring in it teachings and convictions that I have . . . after all, no project is born at random, right? 
Do you want to be a part of this universe? Join the Kayhan soldiers to unveil the thick!

Final considerations;
• It will have no adult art content (NSFW);
• Rewards can vary according to the production of the month:
- Between illustrations and comics;

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Caravan to the city of Nuri;

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Finding the treasure;

Thanks for everything! You are wonderful. :')

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