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On the Ledge by Crooty On the Ledge by Crooty
This is an illustration of Assassin's Apprentice, by Robin Hobb.

◊Spoiler warning◊ for those who haven't read so far.





Sweethearts...

Fitz and Molly on the ledge below Buckkeep, having a picnic in the wind.

This is an illustration of one of my favourite passages of Assassin's Apprentice, because it creates such a strong image. I can sit down next to them and feel the wind and the sea spray, I can hear the gulls in the air up above and the waves crashing on the cliffs down below.

Now that it's done I realize the sense of scale is wrong: those cliffs should look much higher...

I also struggled a lot with Painter. The colours are a tad garish for my liking.

Done for the LOVERS month on John-Howe.com.

EDIT: added a seagull to accentue depth, according to TomScribble's clever suggestion, and shifted the water hue a little, following dragonladych's smart advice (although the sea was actually amost purple when I was in Mallorca 18 years ago :omg:, I know, I did stare at it quite a bit, in my New Wave teenager's melancholy :P).
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Sailing-Lammas Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009
I love it! I loved that scene too. I was just chanting in my head- kiss her fitz! Kiss her you dumb ass! lol. The perspective is a little confusing... but i still love it!
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AlexdDark Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
Absolutely awesome. Looks simply incredible. Congratulations on a great work.
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Crooty Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much! :aww:
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skyhag Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009
Incredible. The angle is awkward--awkward to work with, I mean, which leaves me all the more impressed.
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DreadKnight666 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Nice perspective :)
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Crooty Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the :+fav:! :blowkiss:
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NatalieAnne24 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The angel you've chosen is great... I love the detials and the movement of the sea :D :+fav:
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Crooty Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the :+fav:! :hug:
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InKibus Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2007  Professional General Artist
Aww, it still looks lovely an romantic!
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Crooty Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
:aww:
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