The Russian cover of Fire & Hemlock.
I like Polly’s hair as it reminds of fire, though she’s not red-haired in the book… and she looks like Hermione…:)
But they changed the title :( Here it’s The Knight on the Golden Horse
Fanart for Diana Wynne Jones’ Hexwood
So I don’t know… I want to start posting some of my stuff on tumblr so here it is. I’d like to add a few tweaks but I wasn’t sure of what to add and Photoshop was starting to die on me so I’m leaving it like that for the time being.
THIS BOOK GAVE ME ALL THE FEELS!
'Cat looked at the Italian boy, and the Italian boy held out his hand and said, “How do you do. Please call me Tonino,” in excellent English, but with a slight halt at the end of each word, as if he was used to words that mostly ended in 'o'. Cat knew at that instant that he was going to count the days until someone took Tonino back to Italy again. And he hoped someone would do it soon.'
- From ‘Stealer of Souls’ in Mixed Magics, Diana Wynne Jones
(aaah i haven’t so much as picked up a pencil in almost a year but re-reading this series makes me want to learn how to draw properly and then draw EVERYTHING). The illustration that went at the start of this short story always stuck with me - I loved Cat’s side-eye, and Tonino’s woebegone homesickness, and what I presumed were subtle differences in continental vs British boys’ clothing.
Chrestomanci series Book 4 : The Lives of Christopher Chant by Diana Wynne Jones
Japanese book cover
Illustration by Miho Satake