I've always been amazed at how a person can take my words and make a picture - or in this case, a digital painting. I want to share with you the art I have commissioned over the years while writing The Darkness in the Midst and other works in progress. Sometimes, when I'm feeling stuck, art can keep me going. Enjoy the art and make sure to check out each artist's page. 

If you follow me on Twitter, then you have probably already seen this gem by Indi, aka @IndiiCreates:

 

I am just in love with this portrait of Faye! This is the more colorful version (isn't Indi nice, she gave me two versions, this one and a more muted version) and honestly, it reminds me that I am going a little less *dark* in my work in progress, at least so far (things can always take a turn). Gah! It's just so amazing. I really need to get this printed out professionally. When I received the final portraits I had a fiery urge to get writing about Faye again. So thanks, IndiCreates!

Please check out Indi's website for commission info and links to her other social media sites. You will definitely want to check out her other art! 

Until next time, 

Joy.
I've always been amazed at how a person can take my words and make a picture - or in this case, a digital painting. I want to share with you the art I have commissioned over the years while writing The Darkness in the Midst and other works in progress. Sometimes, when I'm feeling stuck, art can keep me going. Enjoy the art and make sure to check out each artist's page. 

There are many artists I had long admired on deviant art and Isbjorg is one of them. Last year, while starting work on a new story, I decided I wanted to see these characters. I saw that Isbjorg's commissions were open and the rest is history. And now, for the first time on the blog, here are two of my new characters:

 

On the left is Faye. She is the protagonist of my work in progress. On the right is Baleryn, an important supporting character. You will find out a lot more about them in the future. For now, I will just say that Faye and Baleryn are from the duchy of Malandra and their story takes place simultaneously and after Daughter of Darkness. Oh, and Faye is a priestess *of sorts*. ;) 

Aren't they gorgeous? Make sure to check out Isbjorg for more cool art. 

Until next time, 

Joy. 

P.S. I have shared only the watermarked versions because the originals are for my personal use only.
I've always been amazed at how a person can take my words and make a picture - or in this case, a digital painting. I want to share with you the art I have commissioned over the years while writing The Darkness in the Midst and other works in progress. Sometimes, when I'm feeling stuck, art can keep me going. Enjoy the art and make sure to check out each artist's page. 

Today I am sharing a commission done by Nicole Cadet. She is an Australian artist who was able to take some preliminary sketches from another artist and complete them in her own magical style. I had commissioned someone else for another portrait of Cadda, but that artist had to drop out for lack of time, but she let me keep the sketches. I have since lost those sketches, but they were basically various poses and styles done in a quick paint. Anyway, Nicole did an amazing job:

 

To me, this is how Cadda would've looked in the beginning of her journey (From the Darkness Comes). Nicole even wrote a blog post on her process for creating this portrait. You can read it here. Again, I am so intrigued by the process and amazed at the results. 

Please check out her website or her deviant art for more beautiful art and/or commission info. 

Until next time, 

Joy.

P.S. I have shared the watermark version because the originals are for my personal use only.
I've always been amazed at how a person can take my words and make a picture - or in this case, a digital painting. I want to share with you the art I have commissioned over the years while writing The Darkness in the Midst and other works in progress. Sometimes, when I'm feeling stuck, art can keep me going. Enjoy the art and make sure to check out each artist's page. 

First up are these two gorgeous works by Tanya Anor, aka JustAnoR on deviant art.


This was the first time I got to see Cadda through the eyes of an artist. I had my own pathetic attempts at creating her which will never see the light of day. But this one, I am proud to share. The scene is not from any particular book, but she is wearing some special armor (if you read She-Wolf on a Leash, you will know what I mean). Next to her is the one and only Matty Larkin. Don't they look awesome?

 

Now, take a wild guess on who this is! Yes, it's Ry Villandrando, captain of the high seas. He looks like he's up to no good, doesn't he? ;) 

Tanya Anor was great to work with. I don't know if she still does commissions, but she does a lot of fan art that is gorgeous as well. I once ordered an iPhone case with her drawing of Uhtred of Bebbanburg on it. It's a shame I upgraded my phone and the case no longer fit, but I still treasure it as I do these commissions. 

I hope you enjoyed this post and please check out JustAnoR for more. And let me know what you think. Is this how you pictured my characters? 

Until next time, 

Joy.

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