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Sabriel
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Published: March 29, 2013
© 2013 - 2019 clockwork-madness
I made this as a reinterpretation for the cover of one of my favorite books, Garth Nix's "Sabriel".
There are still things that need some working on but it is largely complete and I was just too excited to not show it off :D
I hope that you guys like it.

Also if anyone is interested in having this as a print, I just set up an Inprnt! www.inprnt.com/gallery/ashleyd…
Image size
3500x5225px 4.12 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
Apple
Model
iPhone 4S
Shutter Speed
1/20 second
Aperture
F/2.4
Focal Length
4 mm
ISO Speed
80
Date Taken
Mar 5, 2013, 2:41:39 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows)
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Werewolf-KorraStudent Writer
I just blazed through the Abhorsen trilogy in three weeks (thanks to Tim Curry narrated audio books), and was literally crying by the end. I had read them in highschool, but forgot so much. Kerrigor, Nick, Lihrael and Disreputable Dog's fates all escaped me, making the ending to Sabriel make me freak out in joy (ultimate evil, kitty cat) and Abhorsen had me bawling. As I said, I forgot what happened with Nick, so when he seemingly y'know, I was legitimately enraged, only to laugh cry when Disreputable Dog started poking at him. And Lihrael had such realistic portrayals of Lihrael's depression and Sameth's PTSD.

I'm gonna start Clariel and then Goldenhand soon. Clariel feels like it will be a good pallet cleanser after Abhorsen's insane ending. But I really want to find out what happens to Nick and Lihrael. No spoilers.
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sweet-suzume Traditional Artist
Awesome interpretation of Sabriel!!
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clockwork-madnessProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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sweet-suzume Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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Solataire007Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooh, this is really amazing. It took me a couple read-throughs to truly grasp how capable Sabriel is. She looks like such a badass here. Well done!
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clockwork-madnessProfessional Digital Artist
Ahh thank you so much! :'D I'm glad you like it, and also to meet another Sabriel fan~! 
beltminer's avatar
I think this is my bestie.
love the pattern.
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clockwork-madnessProfessional Digital Artist
Haha thanks, I am *still* pleased with it tbh it was such a long, difficult process! :)
pierzyna's avatar
Amazing piece of art!
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clockwork-madnessProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you! :) 
gstar888's avatar
This is fantastic! I love the expression in her face it just says it all about Sabriel's journey and how powerful she becomes by the end.
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clockwork-madnessProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks for the great comment, I'm glad you like it! :heart: 
Aranov's avatar
AranovProfessional Artisan Crafter
I love it! You really nailed the no-nonsense, feed-you-your-teeth-for-breakfast attitude, and that surcoat is beautiful. :heart:
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clockwork-madnessProfessional Digital Artist
Aahh thank you so much! I'm glad you like it! :D And the surcoat took SO LONG to do, I'm glad you find it so. :heart: 
Aranov's avatar
AranovProfessional Artisan Crafter
:heart: Gah no joke, so much detail in the pattern! It's fantastic. :D
NonieR's avatar
Cool!

I'd suggest also crediting the artist whose work you're adapting; that way people won't mistake this for "theft" rather than a tribute.

--Nonie
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clockwork-madnessProfessional Digital Artist
Hmm but I wasn't trying to remake the Dillons' work? I was trying to just make up a new cover in general for it. Do I still have to? Honestly not trying to fight or anything, just curious!!! 

I'm glad you like it though! <3 
NonieR's avatar
You're right; I was misremembering the Dillons' cover and thught you were using their pose. My deepest apologies, and even more compliments!

--Nonie
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clockwork-madnessProfessional Digital Artist
Haha, no need to apologize, you're good. :D
And thanks again!!

--Ashley
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herbalmoonProfessional Writer
She looks wicked! Do not fuck with her!
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clockwork-madnessProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks! I'm really glad that the fierceness comes across. 
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LostThymeHobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous. I love your interpretation of the character a lot. :)
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