Wild Seed by Octavia Butler.
Featured in Ladies of Literature Anthology Volume II.
Pencill & Photoshop. 2015.
Odera is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design,
where they earned their BFA in Illustration.
At Brown University, Odera studied movement-theater
and west African dance with New Works/World Traditions.
As an illustrator, Odera loves to explore storytelling through character archetypes,
afro-diasporic mythologies, and magical girl transformation sequences.
Follow me at tumblr: odera.tumblr.com
Visit my printshop at: www.inprnt.com/gallery/odera/
In celebration of E3 kicking into full gear, and new Zelda on the horizon, now is a great time to unveil a piece I did for my patreon (www.patreon.com/Odera) a few months ago.
I wanted to envision what a Zelda game would look like if I had full creative control and so I present to you “Zelda and The Ancestral Swords”. A world where Zelda is the central character, as she explores her matrilineage and reincarnated forms (e.g. Sheik and the goddess Hylia).
You can learn more about this piece, see more exclusive illustrations, and get some pretty cool rewards by subscribing to my patreon, Melanin Mythologies, at www.patreon.com/Odera. I recently revamped things so that the rewards are a little bit more exciting as well (custom drawings, prints, etc). So I would love any support so I can continue making images like these!
Thanks and all the best,