On the worst days, on the even worse nights, I used to think about all the bad things that have happened to Simon-just the ones I know about. And then I’d wonder about all the terrible things that have happened to him that I don’t know about. Twenty years of bad things. How long would it take for those painful memories to die back? Or, at least, to wither?
-Any Way the Wind Blows by @rainbowrowell
I spent way too long on this, mostly because I have been desperately trying to learn (and relearn) illustration techniques and was using this piece as practice. I think I repainted this at least 8 times before I said ‘ok, let it go’. Ive never rendered a full illustration on my iPad before, and it was really addicting to try out different brushes, explore styles, play with lighting and effects.
Since going to Megacon recently, I realized how much I really missed drawing characters. I used to all the time, it’s what got me into art. I want to be able to draw the characters that I love, and create my own again, but I don’t really know how to anymore. I don’t know what my style even is… but I want to try. It lit a little fire in me. I’ll learn.
☀️I’m officially a sucker for all things Simon Snow. What a funny, romantic, sad and tender series. I read these during a transitional time of my life, and they mean a lot to me. They also got me into reading again. Thanks @rainbowrowell for giving us a wonderful world of nontoxic vampires, supportive relationships and realistic (magical) rosebud boys.
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