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.
Final installment just came out! Got mine signed by Leigh at the LA Book Release party. *o* You should pick ‘emup!
Done in traditional media: pen, marker, color pencil on toned paper (as usual).
leigh, if you are reading this, nilah, cassie and i would all gladly work on a grisha movie *coughcough*
Nikolai Lantsov from Leigh Bardugo's The Grisha Trilogy. I had to do him justice with a painting, but I’m sure he’s upset that he can’t make his hair all nice now that he’s part shadow-soldier.
I have a thing for rebellious guys with sharp wit and overblown confidence. But what I really adore about this character is his evolution (although, that’s what I love about all of Bardugo’s characters). His transformation in Ruin and Rising tests his personality so well, the perfect a blow against his ambition and hubris.