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July 17, 2012
Shadow Spell, a wonderful illustration by `Charlie-Bowater. The composition and vivid colors are just spectacular, and every detail is flawlessly rendered!
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Shadow Spell

The second of two book covers I painted for Simon & Schuster - Caro King’s Seven Sorcerers and also the sequel Shadow Spell.

I painted these last year and it's nice to finally be able to share them. This is my favourite out of the two!


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I read this as a kid and liked it, one of the things that drew me to it was the cover. congratulations, you succeeded!

JupiterGrace's avatar
Just Gorgeous work ^-^
PapiTrooper's avatar
Wonderful work !!
FallenAngelGM's avatar
Worthy of an epic story! :D
calioon's avatar
Forgive me, but I thought this was the Kane series of Rick Riordan ;-; 
especially the whole shadow thing
HotaruTakumi's avatar
nice. never heard of the book though..
ShadowAmyshadamy's avatar
I read this book and looked it!!!! It was amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ShadowWind182's avatar
Awesome!!!!! I actually checked this book out from the library JUST because I loved the cover art. XD
I haven't read it yet, but it looks SO AWESOME.
JabberwockyProject's avatar
This reminds me so much of Serpents Shadow by Rick Riordan, especially with the snake and the girl looks like the main character Sadie, especially with that amulet.
leeinlimbo's avatar
That looks great. Fantastic colour.
Ke-soruu's avatar
O.O This is amazing!! It looks almost exactly like the main character in one of my fantasy stories-- except my character's hair is longer and darker, and she has one blue eye.
But aside from that, this is so detailed and lifelike!!! :D
TJverhagen's avatar
wonderful illustration indeed. That cat really jumps out.
superb rendering, the entire scene has a very 3D feel to it.
draumstafur's avatar
Oh, I love the crystal-type render on the feline-thing.
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Sigma-Echo-Seven's avatar
A truly dynamic composition!
DarlingMionette's avatar
[link] <- Your art has been featured here!
SnehaAqua's avatar
OH MY GOSH I COULD NEVER IN A MILLION YEARS MAKE ONE OF THAT O.O it was PAINTED?!??!?! love the way you used value :3
jarofdirt101's avatar
Omg super cool!!
I could never make something like that :3
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INF3CT3D-D3M0N's avatar
Very nicely done. :iconclapplz:
Oh, NICE effect!
Wolf-of-the-West's avatar
That's really cool!
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