Cici | 17 | English
that first night I near died in your arms // you said “no more your self I’ll let you harm”
to trust my words, trust their meaning // to trust when love you are receiving // to lever hope out of the darkness of abyss of the cheated heart
I so get it now. Being a wolfblood is gonna to be so great.
…sankta alina… sol koroleva… sun summoner…
My tribute to Alina Starkov from Leigh Bardugo's The Grisha Trilogy, a fantastic series of YA novels set in a Russian-inspired fantasy world and a lovely magic system. I wanted to show her power (and the amplifiers!) rising out of the Volcra but also a little fear that comes with being an accidental heroine.
Done in traditional media: pen, marker, color pencil on toned paper (as usual).
OH. MY. WORD. I can’t tell you how much I adore this. Loved seeing the work in progress at the launch but oohhhhhhhh the final!!! Thank you so much for sharing it <3
Seriously, Tumblr, are you kidding me, you deleted this one, too?! Re-blogging myself again because Tumblr is a shitface.
”..the problem with wanting is that it makes us weak…”
Aleksander Morozova, the Darkling from the Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo. All of Leigh’s characters are great, but I love a sympathetic villain.
Companion piece to Alina Starkov (which I gave to Leigh at a signing, and that was an awesome night!).
Haha, I hope you didn’t think I was done with this series.
More Grisha Art: http://fictograph.tumblr.com/tagged/grisha
Little bit of a closer look at the limited edition Grisha poster! You can read here for info on how to snag one! (Please support independent booksellers!) This version is the original design without the branding. I’m quite fond of how it all came out!
You know, I started drawing Grisha fanart a ways back, a little while after the first book was released. I was such a fan of the richly imagined world, the very likable and sardonic heroine, the damn costuming, the fabulous author… And now here I am, with my sparkly official Grisha poster (thank you Kayte and Keith for making it even prettier). I could not be more fortunate, more privileged, more honored.
If you end up getting a poster, please take a picture, post it, and tag me. I’d love to see it in someone else’s cute paws.
More people have said Happy Birthday to me in here then in real life or even on Facebook. Says something doesn’t it
THANK YOU CUTIE
So many people, thank you