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Grul’s old design has been around since before I even started writing. And now I’m in the middle of writing the third and last book of the Ties of Lapis trilogy, can you believe it?

Over the years, Grul has always been one of my favourite characters out of the ToL bunch to invent clothes for, I just love her style!

So I thought, hey, why not redesign, or rather update her a little, see what she’d look like after everything she’s seen and everywhere she’s been. While working on this, I realized how much this outfit mirrors how far both Grul and I have come: Me as an artist, and she as a character.

Look at her, she looks so much more confident and mature! I’m so proud of her!