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Felix and Mildmay by Bluesrat Felix and Mildmay by Bluesrat
Characters from Sarah Monette's "Doctrine of Labyrinths" series (Melusine, The Virtu, The Mirador). She describes them so vividly; after I got done reading the first two, I just had to try to draw them.

They're brothers whom she describes as looking uncannily alike. The shorter, younger one--known as Mildmay the fox--is a thief and sometime assassin, gutter trash born and bred. Though he can be a decent sort, he's habitually withdrawn, wary, and distrustful. The taller one is Felix, a court wizard (of which his tattoos are a badge of office) who's obstinate, arrogant, self-absorbed, and probably slightly unhinged, though he's also charismatic and entertainingly snarky to people who tend to deserve it.

They have a complex relationship--very protective but not quite trusting of one another--and I was hoping to get the sense of that here. I think I did, but on the other hand, while I like the look of Mildmay (the shorter one), I'm not really pleased with Felix. But whatever. I figure I'll post it anyway in case any fans of the books will get a kick out of it.

But I have to give props to :iconthe-earthbound-satyr:, who did fanart of the two of them that came out far better than mine. Felix ([link]) and Mildmay ([link]). Her Mildmay, especially, is IT. That's exactly how I imagine him, and I think you can see that though I honestly didn't mean to, I definitely took a cue from the body language in her portrayal of him.

Now I've got to go hunt up the third book.
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EarthboundSatyr Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the mad props. :) I love your versions of them, btw. :D
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chreana Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007
Awesome! I really like your Mildmay. There's not enough fan art for this series! :)
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