Dropping this new illustration inspired by The Mortal Instruments by @cassandraclare, featuring the crew from the New York Institute! Featured on a HUGE puzzle, part of the 2021 Literary Locations add-ons from LitJoy Crate!
This was such an action-heavy illustration! So much pose! So much SFX! But I had to shove everyone out to the edges to make room for the centerpiece figure of the NY Institute building! We wanted to feature the true building and a super-imposed image of its glamour as a ruined cathedral. If it's not apparent, I'm a huge fan of using dutch angles and wide angle perspectives in my illustrations - and that absolutely had to happen here to fit in the sheer size of the building and its surroundings. I've always found spherical perspective drawing so much more dynamic and fun to build! 😤✨🧡
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emma carstairs! this took soo long but i’m really happy with the result. before you get on my case about her lack of marks… don’t. she’s left handed.
she’s a knight in a faerie story here, come to save her prince :) anyone else getting super excited for secrets of blackthorn hall? ✨
character belongs to @cassandraclare !!!
find this piece also on IG @/ ladylyeart, i’m terrible at tumblr.
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Cordelia being oblivious to James' feelings
"James chuckled. His cheeks were flushed, probably from the warmth of the room."
" "Let me move my hair out of the way," she answered, reaching up to sweep the heavy mass of it over her shoulder. James made a funny sort of sound. Probably stunned by the sheer amount of buttons on the dress."
" "Daisy," he said, and his voice was thick, almost slurred. He must be horribly embarrassed, she thought."
" "Please go," James said. His voice was nearly unrecognizable. What had she done?"
"She thought her best feature was her hair. (James had only smiled at this, and when she tried to make him tell her what he was thinking of, he waved it away.)"
" "And I was no longer afraid. I knew I would be able to come home, because of you. That you would lead me back. You are my constant star, Daisy." She wondered for a moment if he were light-headed - though she had given him a blood-replacement rune."
"She had caught James looking at her oddly several times since the battle had ended, as if he wanted to do or say something, but was restraining himself. She couldn't imagine what it was."
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