Quick Aelin sketch I’m gonna be building up in the coming weeks :) 

Someone called me a nerd the other day because I draw ‘women with pointy ears’ - it was, of course, all in jest. But it made me think about all the times I have been called a nerd and it was meant as an insult. Am I supposed to be insulted that I admire strong, powerful women? Fictional or non? And not to mention the author behind these incredible characters. So call me whatever names you want but I will compile them together and make a dam crown out of them and wear it with pride because I am the queen of nerds. 

Anyway… update on this soon! 

Character copyright of Sarah J Maas

I had one of those days today where ANYTHING I drew was just terrible and my motivation was rock bottom - I thought that I was at the start of an art block so I tested that theory by going back to my solid rock which is SJMaas’s beaut characters <3 

Turns out the art block is null and void as I managed to get Feyre out of my head and onto paper *PHEW* 

“Embers stirred her unbound hair as she wrapped her hands around his neck and pressed close. A golden crown of flame flickered to life atop Rowan’s head…” 

FINALLY finished this beast! (will probably go back and change everything) From chapter 56 of Empire of Storms <3 

I had so much fun with the lighting and colour on this one and basically went to town on it. If anyone asks me where the light comes from in one of my illustrations I will throw this book at them and be like READ SJMAAS AND THEN YOU WILL UNDERSTAND THE NEED FOR DRAMATIC LIGHTING. 

Trying to get Rowan out of my head has turned into a dangerous game and now I cant stop - here’s a few quick sketches from this evening’s session! I went for the whole Assassin’s Creed vibe ….

I think the top left is getting close to how I picture him! 

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Willa Sibert Cather (December 7, 1873 – April 24, 1947) 

American writer who achieved recognition for her novels of frontier life on the Great Plains, including O Pioneers! (1913), The Song of the Lark (1915), and My Ántonia (1918). In 1923 she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for One of Ours (1922), a novel set during World War I. (Wikipedia)

From our stacks: Cover  and illustrations from My Ántonia By Willa Sibert Cather. With Illustrations by W. T. Brenda. Boston and new York: Houghton Mifflin Company. The Riverside Press Cambridge, 1918.