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The Court of Dreams by Charlie-Bowater The Court of Dreams by Charlie-Bowater

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.

:heart: Cintiq & PS

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WindstormtheSeaWing Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YES I TOTALLY AGREE
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Epic-Tragedy267 Featured By Owner May 16, 2018
Heart Heart Heart Heart GOALS!Heart Heart Heart Heart 
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SpacePomegranite Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart  that is all I have to say.
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tuckerthecat Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2018
Rhys looks like Spock
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Artistrator Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Classy!
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kamiruizu Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017  Student General Artist
I FEEL YOU Heart Waaaah! 
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:iconagirlnamedkirsten:
I feel the same way about this book and now I'm happy to find someone else who was still reeling after the book. I just finished it this weekend and I have no idea why I've been holding off on reading it -- oh, wait I do know why... it's because I knew it would leave me gutted that it's not real life.

I'm choosing to believe that Sarah J Maas is some sort of (unknowing) seer and is picking up on another dimension where Feyre and Rhysand both actually exist. 
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RAQUELPR Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2017  Student Artist
I felt exactly the same way! and I love your work! I'm a big fan! <3
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Allouquin Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2017
What saved me is having all her books in Audiobook form so I could draw and relive the hearbreat/falling in love. Your work is amazing and it makes me so happy to know that you enjoy the works <3
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bookybabe Featured By Owner May 22, 2017   Digital Artist
Holy shit this is stunning. These are my fave books and your pic totally fits the omg
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sofiaR0DRIGUES Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Student
amazing! :happybounce: 
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VirginiaStone Featured By Owner May 4, 2017
I love your picture and everything you wrote in the description! :D
I felt exactly the same way! XD The second book has ruined me so much, yet I still loved every second of it! <3
You did an amazing job with those two and I thank you for this amazing piece of art! It truly shows how much they love each other! XD
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TheRealJaylen Featured By Owner May 1, 2017
Rhys is showing fryethe mating bond😮😮😉
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Padulczan Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017  Student Digital Artist
WOW...
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Flummie Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Because of you and your pictures, I started reading their books. First I had the wrong book in my hand, so waited for Feyre and Rhys. But they did not come in the book before, I made the search and found, only in March it came with us in German. I cried so much because I could read it now. (I'm in English ne Rivte.)
Now I'm almost through with the first book and always look at your pictures and hope for this in the content. (Was confused because of Tamlin, that has something from 'The Beauty and the Beast', my favorite fairy tale and then I saw your pictures and thought, why is that another?) Now I have to wait a whole year until Part 2 is out . I hofef your pictures help me over this time.

Thanks for your inspiration and I could find such a great book. <3
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TheHappy3 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm having this, mostly because of that dress. Fucking YUM.
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r0llercoazter Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your art is truly beautiful, and I just love the way you portray these characthers <3 ( I too am helpless from reading both Empire of Storms, and 'A court of Mist and Fury')

Thank you for this.
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xHeadstrongx Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017
You're so talented. I bought your Inner Circle print as a pillow on Society 6 and I love it so much. I featured it on Instagram. Do you have an Instagram so I can tag you in it, keep getting asked who the artist is on it.

I see you're from the UK. Do you ever display your art for sale at Comic Cons or YALC? You should, they're incredible.
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annemarie-broeder Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  Student Digital Artist
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TicklishFairy Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2016
I just got done reading this book and fell so much in love with it!  The minute Rhys showed up in the first book I loved him.  I hoped and hoped she would end up with him and the second book is now one of my all time favorites!  Loved it and love your artwork!  Just going to go ahead and fav everything of yours from this series!  All so beautiful!
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TheMorningFrog Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
this is COMPLETELY perfect!!! I finished the book yesterday and you described EXACTLY HOW I FEEL RIGHT NOW 
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Aendryn Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2016
wow. you're really amazing. you have amazing talent! it's great that relates to a book as well, quite revealing too, the power of concepts upon the creative.
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CaraBearaaa Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just finished the two books myself, devouring them quickly and completely. The series is beautiful, seductive, enchanting, heart-rending, and moving in a way you can barely explain with words. Your painting has seemed to capture all of that because when I saw it, all the emotions from my "book hangover" came crashing down on me in full force. It inspired me to do more with my art and to draw with feeling as I see you do.
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Sashahm Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you have prints of this one? I really want one! 
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Camille254 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016
Thats me
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TFSakon Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016
Haha. I for this very reason only read book series which are finished XD. You poor thing. I've had some in my time but you sound devastated. XD. The drawing is superb. Very elegant and ethereal.
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Mini-Minako Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YES! A person I can relate to! I recently finished the book and I'm busy slowly dying. I neeeed the next one! Such a stunning drawing, thank you for helping me slowly recover from my addiction, looking at your amazing paintings definitely help. 
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Worlds-Finest-Moose Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016
beautiful
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Fealin-Meril Featured By Owner Edited Oct 3, 2016
So many meanings, subtle gestures... magnificently!
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YellowRavenInk Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I found out about the book series because my kindle just kept suggesting it and I finally gave in a few days ago. I read the first one which was pretty good on it own and then I read ACOMAF, I can't even describe my feelings but they are really similar to yours and just yesterday I told my BF that I didn't know how to survive a whole year without knowing what comes next...I really feel your pain. But I deeply thank you for the wonderful art you made. It's truly stunning and I hope I'll be able to purchase the print soon. 
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LizbethArceo Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
AHHHHHH SO PERFECT !! IAHHH!!! I LOVE THIS SCENE SOO MUCH!!!!!
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SylkRode Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice dress.
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utriv Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016
Great. Now I have to get this book. Amazing art though! Kudos!
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SalmanAboFaisal Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016  Student Digital Artist
amazing
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Shefali13 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016
Romantic!
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M-o-Dragons Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for finally putting words to the feelings I've had since finishing this book <3 Book hangover! My new favorite phrase xD
AMAZING work! Would love to own a print of this for my wall <3
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estump Featured By Owner Edited Jul 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wish you could have come to Leviosa earlier this month (leviosa.org - I was Logistics & Hotel Director of Leviosa).  Sarah J Maas was there speaking on panels, was a featured author at the Saturday keynote luncheon on Heroines in YA Fantasy, signed books and all.  Could have had a chance to meet her.

Had I discovered you before Leviosa, we might ahve been able to display your art work in the Art Gallery and she could have seen some of your work - if she hasn't already.
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athenapallas87 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just finished the last chapter about an hour ago, and I've gotta say, you summed up my feelings accurately.

Love this rendition of them, and your beautiful use of color and light really evoke how Feyre talks about how she sees the world in her artistic eyes.
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Arretsu Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2016
This book...IS MY LIFE!

I keep re-reading it so I can hopefully...hopefully live till the next book. I AM THRILLED WITH THE FAN ART! *Fangirls.*
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jrainley Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016
I am absolutely in love with this painting its so beautiful and gorgeous, I have it as my screen saver!!! 
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AnonymousPoet28 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 11, 2016
I LOVE IT
EEEEE
and also,  I cried for an hour when I realized the next book comes out in a year.
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nightlocksos Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS IS GORGEOUS, OH MY GOD. IT'S SO BEAUTIFUL. (I kind of want to vector it...? Haha, if you'd be fine with that of course!) Honestly, I'm in awe right now. IN COMPLETE AND UTTER AWE.

(This book destroyed me, I swear.)
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ozlenqueen Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
This is absolutely gorgeous! I would love to see your take on Lucien, Tamlin, Azriel, Cassian, and Amren. (Ok, let's be honest, all of them!) 
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musiclovergirl Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2016
ha ha very dramatic but i also LOVED  this book . They are a perfect team Rhys and Freya . God i hate that sniveling Tamlin . Amazing painting but just shows how every reader see things so different in there own heads while reading .
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Jezzy-Art Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This series ruined me too. Honestly Sarah J. Maas is so brilliant. I've never read such beautiful books in my life. I'm sorry I'm bugging you with all my fangirling but I feel so strongly about her books. 
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Hazelgee Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
well dammit... I'm going to have to give the book a go now xD Glorious piece of art as ever! Your gallery is always so inspiring! :)
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cmmast86 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016
I just finished the book and I can't wait until the next one comes out. Anyone want to send cases of redbull and 5 hour energy to Sarah so we can read it next month? I'll help....
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revois Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your beautiful painting is what encouraged me to go get this book... I've just finished A Court of Thorns and Roses and came back here... and realized that it's not Tamlin in your painting.. I am terrified for what's to come in the sequel!! Thank you for being such a wonderful painter and introducing me to the series (: 
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Charlie-Bowater Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Don't be terrified my dear, the sequel is PERFECT. :la: 

Thank you! 
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revois Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You were right. You were so right. Seriously in tears right now. Thank you so much for introducing me to this series, and for your beautiful and captivating artwork. You are an incredible human being. 
Can't wait for book three!!
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