sarah shoemake

A little snippet of my current WIP. More fan art for the amazing A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas. I just love these two so much! *sobs*

There is sill a long way to go and a lot of tweaking to do. The full illustration–in full color–will be coming soon… ish.


UPDATE: Final illustration can be viewed here.


I had the opportunity to meet Sarah J. Maas at her Baltimore event on Thursday, and it was absolutely amazing. 

I predicted I would do one of two things upon meeting her: cry or go into shocked silence… . I went into shocked silence. Seriously, I’m glad pictures were taken because I can barely remember what I said, and I’m pretty sure most of my responses consisted of no more than one or two words.

These books mean the world to me, and I cannot begin to express what it felt like to show Sarah my illustrations. I made up a little packet of prints for her and was thrilled to learn she had seen some of my work before! She was incredibly sweet and told me how much it meant to her that I and other fans take the time to do artwork based on her books. She said my Suriel illustration was perfect and I even got a “Wow” from Josh as I quickly shuffled though the images.

I also wanted to thank the group of fans that hunted me down and spirited me away with them. It was great meeting you and I really appreciate the support of my work. I hope I’ll have the opportunity to meet you again. <3 <3 <3

This event was SO worth the road trip in the horrible rain, and I will definitely try to make it to her future events.