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Kaye's Carousel by AbigailLarson Kaye's Carousel by AbigailLarson
Kaye, the main character in Holly Black's "Tithe"

Playing around with colors and textures... I'm not sure if the textures are helping or hindering this piece. Let me know what you think!
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Unicornhorselover12 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
I loved this book 
great job on this
Lady-Dracoleo101 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Well done! I always imagined the scene to be dark. I feel like this comes exact to what Holly Black was trying to portray.
mothfly Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
very interesting angle. I also like her posture and face expression (:
broken walls fit perfectly...
DaniMoss Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG!!! Fan art (especially GOOD fan art) of any Holly Black work is SO rare, especially Tithe/Ironside/Valiant (her newerish stuff is a lot more popular it seems) and this made all of my places happy forever. I have been trolling your gallery thinking *this is some really cool art, I like the whimsical and spooky feel of it and the colours are gorgeous* then I happen upon this and I think that now you are my favourite ever. 
Maemouse Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Student Writer
I love Holly Black, I met her a few months back at a book signing. I've been looking through your gallery and you have no idea how happy I am that you made fan art of Tithe <3
anitwi Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I just finished reading Ironside.

This is truly fantastic - and how I see Kaye too. <3
jokersdraw Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this sooo much!!! Tithe's one of my favorite books~ I also drew her in her Chow Fat's t-shirt a long time ago when I first read the book.
jessgutteridge Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Student General Artist
fallen in love, you're works beautiful! Really inspires me to pick some abnormal themes to illustration around myself
Twisted--Fantasy Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is such a treat, I can never find any good fan art for this book, it is one of my favourite fantasies novels and is so under appreciated. Thanks for creating this beauty!
blue-eyed-darling Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Chekkata Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
I love this book! Absolutely wonderful depiction. I love your style and your whole gallery has me speechless.
tralaralarito Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
This is my favourite book..and it gets so little love fanart/fanfiction wise...
I just love this I wish you drew her looking like a pixie..
AbigailLarson Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It was a really awesome book! I should draw more from it :)
Papa-John Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Definitely helps. This is beautiful!
SElmaZELda Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
That is just soooooooooooooooooooooox1000 cool, I wish I had this talent like u.
sheandherheart Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
two words...IN LOVE!
sunshineotaku Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
omg this is stunning :o
lhiannon-sidhe Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
I love her expression
EllinikiThea Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it.
tibrocks Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WHEW!! not what i thought of when i read the books(cuz my mind is odd..), but this is very,very,very,very good. :D i love it! fantastic!
Illyria144 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
please do more from Holly Black!! :D
poppy4ever Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
My sister's name is Kaye! haha...she likes this novel.
CakeandCaboodle Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
All your Holly Black work is so wonderful! You have a great style; both the drawing itself and the coloring really capture the urban faerie tale-ness of her stories.
Love the texturing in this one, as well--subtly plays up the aged feeling.
AbigailLarson Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much! Holly's work makes for great illustrations! Her characters are so much fun.
TechnoEngel Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this book! I noticed right away where this is from, this is really cool!
AbigailLarson Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
That's awesome! Thank you! I love Tithe as well :D
lizziriot Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
this is the best representation of kaye ive seen.
AbigailLarson Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Aw! Thank you! She's a fun character ^_~
Rise-OTD Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
Love this. :D
Powzin Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
Under the momentum of those songs macabre lullaby.
Fumisempai Featured By Owner May 15, 2011   Traditional Artist
I love this. Tithe is awsome!
anirak4 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
simply beautiful!!
lethalbney Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I think the texture really helps. it adds a grunge look which I think is really necessary for a piece from this book. and the color scheme works really well with the texture. just over all I think it really captures the mood of the book.
delusionalwoman Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i love holly black! this is absolutely spectacular!!!
CactusPrincess Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I love the perspective of this piece.
timetofrolic Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist
Ohmigoodness I loved these books! Your style really seems to capture the gritty, beautiful atmosphere of the story. And the perspective in this piece really draws the viewer in - I love it!
DanaBannanaPan Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
loved that book, still do
phantomthief713 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
This is wonderful. It's great to see that someone else out there has an interest in Tithe. I would have to say that the textures help the piece. I'm not really sure about how the texture works on the front left leg of the horse, but other than that it works very well.. I especially like the way that you did the cracks. Well done.
Hitsugaya-Koorihana Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
this pic reminds me of the monochrome nightmare I had a few years ago, although the girl was much younger in my dream.
Absolutely fabulous~
pedobearess Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
it looks fantastic!
Nicolelover Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Dude, i LOVE kaye here!!! OMG. She looks amazing on this freaken thing!
would you be willing to do an art trade with me for the tithe series? I just LOVe this series!
AbigailLarson Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you dear, but unfortunately I am too busy to take on more commissions, and I can't take art trades at the moment. Glad you enjoy this piece, though :)
carynne0 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
I love that book. It's my favorite book (I don't read a lot, so my scope in literature is limited). Holly Black is such a wonderful writer. I remember wanting to write like her when I first read The Spiderwick Chronicles.
AbigailLarson Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, she's pretty fabulous!
XalloxMellex Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
i like your version of kaye the best! its an awsome pic^.^
Spoofty5 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
but wasn't the carousel horse's legs supposed to be broken?
detnemed Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
i love this, one of the only good representations of kay ive ever seen. the texture just adds the dark feeling of the book, altho the carousel horse could be more rough and broken, but :heart: across the board on this one!
glassreflections Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This is absolutely amazing... As for the textures, it really adds to the piece, and adds another visual aspect to it...
sinribbon Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Student General Artist
Eerie and provocative! I do like the textures. They're not overwhelming, and they add some depth. :D
Razzl3erry Featured By Owner May 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh, this is so pretty! Just how I pictured it!
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