Here is the very first completed illustration, depicting one of the Gems (I'll leave her unnamed for the moment) being comforted by a Swarla, one of the beautiful, fantastical creatures that roam the world of Nocrist. They are seated on one of the balconies of the many livable trees in the Swarla community, those of which can be seen in the background. This illustration still lacks stars in the sky which will be added later digitally, so this is a very raw version.
I drew this illustration myself under a different name, using charcoal and ebony. The higher quality version will appear in the published book.
Hope you like it!