And Temeraire rounds out the formation! Celestials and their tendrils, love ‘em–
i’m catering to my draconic aesthetic with this one (though that is entirely too many digits on the wings imo, four is a perfectly respectable number tyvm, and i’ve enough difficulty fitting in five yet alone six). in other news painting black has not magically gotten easier, still need to work on that…AND of course the size disclaimer, being ‘i’m really not even trying.’
A present I made for my dear friend @ave-puella. You may recognize it as a short Temeraire fic she posted a little while back. It’s done entirely by hand, and was my first time attempting borders and illumination. I’m still figuring out gold leaf, but it was super fun to work with (there’s also some gold work on the border of the third page). For those of you unfamiliar with the Temeraire universe, there are dragons, hence the second page border.
It was a heck of a lot of work, but was entirely worth it for her face and incredulous ‘what did you do?!’
Guys, I know this isn’t the Law you’ve been expecting, but I’ve been guzzling down Naomi Novik’s Temeraire series at the rate of a book a day this week, and I’m not gonna lie, I absolutely love William “Honor” Lawrence.
I did this quickie in about 3 hours. I should really remember to record myself drawing one of these days - but then you guys would be able to see that I traced all of those ships off assassin’s creed screenshots.
The Temeraire exchange just de-anoned so I guess I should post this thing I made! It’s for the incorruptible @captainshellhead who wanted privateer Laurence and Tharkay. Everyone should check out the exchange there’s a lot of good stuff, including A Soft Dawn which was written for me and is wonderful!