I don’t claim to be a good artist (so don’t judge the below too harshly!), but I do like drawing; and as my two most recent sketches are related to the book I’m currently writing, I thought I’d post ’em here.
This first one is of the main character’s mother. I was trying to copy a picture of Arwen (from Lord of the Rings) but it didn’t quite work out; I looked at what I’d drawn and, seeing the woman’s wistful expression, realized it must be Einur’s mother.
The second sketch is of a scene that will come pretty near the end of the book. I’m not sure if the woman in it will be a woman in the actual book, but the picture didn’t look like a man and I didn’t want to redo it… This sketch is not as realistic as the first – no shadowing, much simpler and plainer – because I was drawing freely rather than from a photograph. Personally I’m extremely pleased with the way her hand turned out. I can almost feel myself holding the Emerald when I look at it!
(Sorry the caption is cropped off at the bottom, by the way – not sure what happened there.)
Artwork copyright 2015 by Benita J. Prins.