" One must always be careful of books and what is inside them. For words have the power to change us. "
more b&w colection
Luna and Cho /talking/ about nargles during class.
I can’t write dialogues lmaoI really want this (friend)ship to exist.
A sketch of Day before I go to hell- I mean school (coughs) school.
Day (c) Legend, Marie Lu
long time no tmi art huh? I’ve missed these two
and yes, alec has an undercut :3
not gonna lie, i mainly stopped because i didn’t think people wanted to see it, now i’ve learnt not to care
Audra and Vane from Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger.
I just finished book two and I’m not sure my heart can handle the wait till book three ;____;
Sabriel by Margot Wood
In the early 1990s, Garth Nix went to a flea market in Sydney, Australia and looked through a box of old, early 1900s photographs that were being sold for a dollar a piece. As he flipped through the photos he came across a photograph of a young woman in a military style coat wearing a belt made out of bells and holding a sword. He studied the photo, wondering who this mysterious woman was. He purchased the photo, took it home and promptly wrote the draft for his young adult high-fantasy novel, Sabriel.
THIS DID NOT ACTUALLY HAPPEN. But what if it did? And that, my beautiful friends, is the idea behind this fauxto.
I wanted to do something different for my Young Adults fauxto series. I’ve recently been doing character portraits and knew I wanted to do one for Sabriel, but to give it a twist, I wanted to take a fauxto of a real person that would serve as the inspiration for the fictional character. Does that make any sense?
Basically, in my imagination, Garth Nix based Sabriel off a real person and I wanted to explore what that woman would look like and voila, you have the image before you.
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My friend Margot (The Real Fauxtographer) has an amazing series where she interprets YA novels into these wonderful, wonderful photos (see also, her Code Name Verity photo, and her photo for Shadow and Bone - amazing).
I had the privilege of sitting for her on her Sabriel photo. Personal bias aside, this is a pretty special photo to me because Sabriel is one of my absolute favorite books ever, and she’s a heroine near and dear to my heart.
When Margot first approached me about this portrait, I shared with her that a lot of readers may disagree with her interpretation because Sabriel is interpreted as white (I mean, it’s pretty canon). Her response - “you’re pale, you have dark hair, you’re Sabriel” - while simple, is gratifying and validating to me. Not a lot of people would be flexible to the idea of having a POC pose as a traditionally white heroine, making this doubly special, and even more awesome.
i saw this and thought “omg that looks JUST LIKE reelbs” and then i saw this post and i’m so thrilled it really is you because this series kicks so much ass and this is a really really great interpretation
Ahhhh, amazing! may12324 have you seen this?
Sorry I’ve been so absent with my art… Please don’t hate me.
I really don’t know why I haven’t drawn these girls before… (considering the trilogy is my second favourite trilogy only after Chaos Walking) but seriously they are so badass I can’t. And really these books aren’t very well known but they deserve the recognition so read them! They are amazing
i watch them give their hearts away and i think, ‘don’t you know better’?
filed under: what i totally thought four was gonna do.
Reblogging to let people know that society6 has updated their special offer. Yay~!
If you click on the above link you will not only get free international shipping but you will also get a $5 discount (through midnight pacific time, March 9th). Society6 must be feeling really generous right now XD
I’m pretty happy with how this turned out. Howler’s a gorgeous character and she was a blast to draw <3
(Please note that Owler’s tumblr is full of super gorgeous and incredibly NSFW art, so if you’re interested in knowing more about Howler go off and check her out, but only if you’re an adult. Lots of nudity and sex and other explicit things!)