I wish I was a more articulate person so that I could adequately describe just how much I freaking loved the book this painting is based on. I finished S. J. Maas 'A Court of Mist and Fury' around a week ago, and whilst I've kind of managed to function as a walking, talking human being during that time - in my head I have truly been off with the faeries. This book RUINED ME. It dragged me through the wringer, smashed my heart into a million little pieces and then gloriously and magnificently pieced it all together again. This is one of the most sorrowful yet JOYOUS books that I've ever read. I really can't describe how much this book made me feel, my heart is fit to burst! It has easily swooped in as my favourite book of all time and I don't say that lightly.
I've had a lot of book hangovers, but this is in a world of its own. Never have I ever loved a pair of characters (accompanying characters and their world included) as much as I have in this book. I can't even begin to process how S. J. Maas managed to weave together this wonderful tale. It's the second instalment in this particular series so it is kind of spoilery - apologies for that - but I couldn't help myself.
When something effects me this much, I have to paint it out. I REALLY dragged out my time on this painting, working on it as lovingly as I could - listening to F&TM Cosmic Love and Never Let Me Go pretty much on repeat. This. This is my humble offering at the feet of the mighty and majestic S. J. Maas. THANK YOU.
Please send help, because I have no clue how I'm going to survive the next year until the final book is out.
*SOBBING ON THE FLOOR* Just go on without me.... it's too late for me.
Cintiq & PS