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Whatever You Want

I got cutesy with Clip Studio Pro.

I was feeling depressed and solicited requests for sketches. The one and only Jordan L. Hawk told me to draw Whyborne and Griffin’s first smooch. Well, it has some context, so… it needed to be a comic. Then it turned into a bit more detail than a sketch.

Whyborne and Griffin © Jordan L. Hawk and my goodness everyone read these books.

The Unspoken Thing
"They should have pulled away, one or both of them, but neither did, and every tick of the clock as they stood and stared at each other, hand to hand, was a hammer blow that nailed the unspoken thing irrevocably into place between them."

- KJ Charles, A Gentleman's Position (Society of Gentlemen, Book 3)

I'm not a great artist, but it's an instinct of mine to present fanart to an author out of undiluted enthusiasm for their work. I don't always draw fanart for things I love, but there are some images that stick in my head until I put them down in a sketch to the best of my ability.

So here is my best effort at drawing David Cyprian and Lord Richard Vane. A Gentleman's Position captured my heart because of the confluence of Shit I Like in one excellent book, and because KJ Charles is an astounding wordsmith, and because it is a love story for the ages. Cyprian is just a fantastic character, and goes into the annals of Most Awesome Confidential Servants*, tied for first with John Childermass (of Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell). I'd love to see some kind of crossover between Charles and Clarke wherein Cyprian and Childermass quietly and secretly take over England.

I did my best in terms of researching style, but good goddamn, Regency-era fashion is complicated. I took a guess at Lord Richard's hairstyle and I could be 1000 miles off base, but I went for floofiness because that seems to have been what hair was like back then. I also know that his cousin Harry rocks the Titus and Lord Richard did not seem super enthusiastic about it, so I figured he would probably not go that route.

The space between David and Lord Richard and their hand positioning didn't quite match up to the book, but I ran out of room and was forced to improvise.

Many thanks to KJ Charles for being such a good writer, and for writing so many good books.

*Nota bene, Merrick from Charles' Charm of Magpies series also ranks highly in this category.
King and Cabinet
I wanted to practice lineart on my Surface, and I also felt like doodling, so it ended up that I drew the Gryphon King and the Royal Cabinet. There's only a little over 20k words in the manuscript so far but doodling these guys up made me want to get back to the project in a big way. The big thing I learned about these characters while drawing them is that Zoey and Vitruvia want none of your shit.

The Library, Kay, Archer, Stormbringer, Xander, Fabian, Zoey, and Vitruvia belong to me. There will be more of them all later, I'm sure.
Enough of drawing other people's tall, scrawny arcanists! I gotta give my own some love sometimes. This is a much better picture of Male!Kay and Sebastian. You might almost forget that ol' Seb there is a mass murderer and war profiteer. Almost.

They're gonna keep on traversing the multiverse, kicking ass, taking names, and trying for redemption along the way. But it's pretty likely that Sebastian has tortured someone recently.

Rex Kay Tocuinn II and Sebastian Archer belongs to me. 
Ready To Go
Oh hai there. I'm back! Coloring that last piece on the computer showed me how much fun it is to work with Clip Studio Paint on the Surface Pro 3. Not as much of a fan of PS on this machine, but oh well.

I said I'd draw more fanart for Jordan L. Hawk's Whyborne and Griffin series. Here are the titular gentlemen. Griffin styling Whyborne's hair gave me diabetes so I thought I'd doodle a little comic. It's pretty rough but I was just having fun.

Whyborne and Griffin belong to Jordan L. Hawk (and each other).


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Mik B.
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Null-Entity Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thankyou Kindly For The Watch :D
narrochwen Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014
thanks for the :+fav: ^-^
theamazingkepso Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
Thanks for the fave! =D
CanRay Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks for the watch! :D
Sara-Ford Featured By Owner May 20, 2010
Don't forget to scan ShaneyGriff for me when you have the chance <3
AprilsChild Featured By Owner May 20, 2010
Oooh, I won't! Right now I am homeless tho, so it might be a while... <3
PandaRevolution Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009
Domo arigato gozaimas *bow*

Lets do a art co-op or trade or something like that.
AprilsChild Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009
Yes! When I am less HORRENDOUSLY busy. :D
PandaRevolution Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009
Lol. Ok :]
RulerKing809 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
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