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TP: The Circle Opens by Minuiko TP: The Circle Opens by Minuiko
Thought I'd upload something that took more than a half-hour to an hour! Here are 15-year-old (or so) versions of the 4 Circle protagonists :)

For some reason there are 3 zoom-in options, the 3rd will give you the best resolution. SAI doesn't have text so I did the typography in Paint which lowered the resolution a bit :(

Sandry, Tris, Daja, Briar (c) Tamora Pierce
Art (c) Minuiko
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Moon-lady13 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is pretty amazing
Cimorine90 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015
I LOVE how you did Briar's hands here! :D 
honouraryweasley Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Sandry is so lovely in this.  I love her clothes and her braid!
honouraryweasley Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nice! I love Sandry's clothes and hair - and Daja's jacket!
WindblownWallflower Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This looks fantastic, I absolutely love it.
stansa Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Student General Artist
I love it espeshaly  the whay you did tris!!
CarthageNut Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oooooh! By far the best designs I've ever seen of these characters! Especially Tris, people never seem to get her quite right...
Anyway, Excellent job!
Expecto-Patronus13 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
Very cool! I haven't read this series in years, but looking at this makes me want to go back!
SlyGoddess Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I loved these books so much. You've really done the characters justice here.

I wish we could see Daja's metal hand though.
kyum13 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
same here
AdmiralPastry Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
I think this is my favorite portrayal of these 4 that I've seen so far :D
SeasaltSunset Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
Oh my gosh this is EXACTLY how I imagine the characters to be! WOW! <3
bookaddicted Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
Ahhhhhh, like like like like like!
Deviantart NEEDS a like button!
(A love icon will do)
luthiantelemnar Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job!
SLDaughterofPosideon Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Willowstream Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, this is gorgeous! I just finished reading The Circle Reforged and you captured them perfectly. Especially Briar *w* The clothes are amazing too! I can't wait to see the rest of your art :love:
xNamelessFacelessx Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the best drawing of them that I've seen!
Kila9Nishika Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
Sandry is PERFECT!
Laleira-Granite Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohmigod. No, okay, I have to share something. So my friend and I have this little inside thing, that she's like Tris and I'm like Sandry.

And uh. In this picture? Tris looks absolutely just like her, and Sandry looks almost just like me (I'm less slight and have a bigger nose). And I... just had to share that. Because it's awesome and it made me go '!!!'
msfcatlover Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Briar! ...Why does nobody draw him? I seriously have found, like, three well done pictures of him on this entie site :(
Meico-Tress Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
All four of them together! ( Is smiling happily while her roomate stares at her like she is insane)

Love this picture!
fedoraStorm Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
Daja is gorgeous,
Briar's hands are beast,
Tris' braids look perfect,
Sandry is brunette
and your art is fantasmic.
Lunarosey Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011   General Artist
This is beautiful~ :la:
Sandry and Briar look amazing. :heart:
But am I the only one who like...supports them as a couple? o:
Minuiko Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
I ship all four with each other in all combinations, haha
Lunarosey Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011   General Artist
Oh, well its good to know I'm not alone then. ^o^ Ha~
GiddyKipper Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
EXACTLY how I imagined them all! Love it, well done! :D
Serena1000 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
These are absolutely lovely! :love:
AnotherStupidTourist Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
Fantastic rendering of these characters.
Little-Lenah Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist
Oh! This is absolutely lovely! :D
Aria-chan09 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Student
I think you did a WONDERFUL job! These are better than what even I imagined for myself :D
rl2wAters Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Great job, idk why but i'd always pictured sandry as a blonde, even though it clearly states in everybook that she's great job for making it easier to imagine! btws...briar looks HOT
Aria-chan09 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Student
Me too! The closest I could get if I tried to change my mind was dishwater blond. Making her brunette made her feel entirely different for some reason.
rl2wAters Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
i guess with the blue eyes, we all just automatically pictured blonde hair...oh well:) it;s still a really good representation of all them, i just finished reading the "Will of the Empress" by Tamora Pierce and it was SOOOO GOOD!! i highly recommend it if u haven't read it already
Aria-chan09 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Student
Actually what made me look for Circle of Magic fanart was my re-reading the entire series, from Sandry's Book to Will of the Empress :D
rl2wAters Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
oh wow...u r REALLY dedicated...i JUST read will of the empress for the first time but i've read the series through twice because the first time, i didn't read them in order...(NOT SMART) i actually started with "street magic" and then read that whole series before the circle of magic, so not only was i backwards but inside out:)
it's always better to start at the beginning of such a series. U did the right thing ;D
Aria-chan09 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Student
more along the lines of I have a free summer and enjoy the books :D Yeah, it's fun to start at the beginning and zoom through them in order instead of waiting for the next book... and the next... next...
rl2wAters Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
every series is like that ;)
Onceuponatime123 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
I love these books!!!! Your drawings are awesome!!
Danibird22 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
lovely. this is exactly how i imagined them. its amazing :D
Pixilatedfairy Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
Briar looks AMAZING!
Katie-Jane8 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011
Dude. So well captured O_O
forget-the-sun Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
Love Daja's outfit and Briar's tats!
Kiroro-No-Sakura Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
awesome as pic ^-^
Lantis-Erin Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful job! :clap:
xoxox12 Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
i have read the whole series and this is almost exactly hope i pictured them all u did an amazing job
ShyLittleKitten Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! :la: I love this so much!
VampireHuntress5790 Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
They are all great. I love briar's tatoos.
Mir-Leixon Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
Yeah for Circle characters!!! I really love the plant tattoos on Briar's arms. The individual details to each character is great. The clothing styles really fit each of their stations in life. ^_^
CupaGreenT Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
AHH This made my day! :D THANKYOU!
Kayalisabanari Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
this is by far my favourite picture of the circle!
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