“Come closer,” she said. “Let me see how you’ve grown.”
“I’ve been grown for some time,” said Kell.
She drew a nail down the arm of the throne. “Yet you do not fade.”
“Not yet,” he said, managing a guarded smile.
“Come to me,” she said again, holding out her hand. “Or I will come to you.”
Kell was not sure if it was a promise or a threat, but he had no choice regardless, and so he stepped forward into the serpent’s nest.
This was the first A Darker Shade of Magic fanart I wanted to do before the other one, but this one was hard!!! Astrid Dane (on the throne) is described as “She would have blended in with the rest of the room if it wasn’t for the black veins on her face and hands that made her stand out” And the room is described as all white stone that gave Kell a shiver as it reminded him of Ice and the cold, so I tried to keep the grey’s a little on the colder side. I hope you enjoy it!
The Book of Kells is a stunningly beautiful manuscript containing the Four Gospels. It is Ireland’s most precious medieval artifact, and is generally considered the finest surviving illuminated manuscript to have been produced in medieval Europe. As many as ten different colors were used in the illuminations, some of them rare and expensive dyes that had to be imported from the continent. The workmanship is so fine that some of the details can only be clearly seen with a magnifying glass.
(1881–1968), born in Scrabster in Caithness, Scotland, was an artist and art teacher who made an important and influential contribution to the revival of interest in Celtic and Insular art which began in the 19th century.