i did this piece a while ago for a friend’s first solo-curated gallery so i think it’s okay to post :O!!! it’s a big one. the theme was “quiet moments” and i wanted to depict the wonder you feel as a child when it comes to exploration and the unknown at one of the quietest times of day (5 am)

EDIT: Guys, this isnt meant to be a romance piece or anything, I just like these characters ;)


I  have two screens - one is my laptop and one is a monitor screen. The monitor is what I work on but is calibrated differently to my laptop screen and I have NO idea which one is right. So I apologise if this is too dark or light depending on the screen you see it on… I tried to make it look good on both… 

Mor and Azriel :) Mor’s dress was so fun to paint <3 And no I do not ‘ship’ these two, it was just in my head so decided to paint it :) 

Merch will be available soon! 

Characters copyright of Sarah J Maas. 

Illyrian fighting leathers copyright of Charlie Bowater. 



Cassian chasing down the commander <3 

I wanted to spend some more time on the background but I literally have no time left as I have lots of other work to do - may come back to it at a later date …

I have two monitors that I work on - my laptop screen and then a much bigger screen to the side which is where I do all of my painting and both seem to be calibrated differently! I think my big screen is correct but apologies if you are looking at this on a phone or a laptop and the contrast seems a little off. 

Prints up on Etsy! Bookmarks soon to follow :) https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/521858902/cassian?ref=shop_home_active_1

Character copyright of Sarah J Maas

Illyrian fighting leathers inspired by Charlie Bowater’s design. 


Jessie Willcox Smith (September 6, 1863 – May 3, 1935)

A prominent female illustrator in the United States during the Golden Age of American illustration and “one of the greatest pure illustrators”. (Wikipedia)

From our stacks: Illustrations from The Seven Ages of Childhood. Pictures by Jessie Willcox Smith. Verses by Carolyn Wells. New York: Moffat, Yard and Company, 1909.