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The Ballad of Titha Mae cover by sandara The Ballad of Titha Mae cover by sandara
This is the cover I did last year for Jon B. Dalvy newest book.
You can purchase it here : www.amazon.com/dp/1976884411/r…

"Titha loves her father, Theole, with all her excitable heart. The two are indigo-skinned Lunas: a spritely people forbidden to leave the treehalls of Yythengrey. So when their once friendly Dawnfather, the twisted dragon Vulduun, desecrates their homeland and kidnaps Theole, no one is willing to risk saving him – except his daughter, Titha Mae. Such a brash gesture leads the little Luna and her Bear-brother, Paw, on a fantastical journey far beyond the only foliage-filled mountains she’s ever known."

Sounds very exciting! :D
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BlindEyeTwist Featured By Owner May 24, 2018
Very nice :)
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Annathelle26 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Magical! :love:
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CarbonKidrus Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018
Awesome! 
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Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018
Wow! :D
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wandabumpus Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2018
May I purchase of copy of this artwork?
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:iconsandara:
sandara Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018
I’m sorry, this belong to the person who commissioned the image.
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Trisoldan Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2018
lovely:)
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Ashland71 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2018
You are very talented. This looks so fun I want to just walk into this scene!
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VesaiasTheValiant Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018  Student General Artist
Oh, my, WORD! OMG! I can't contain my excitement! That sounds absolutely EXCITING! :happybounce: 
I think I really should read this book by Jon B. Dalvy. Greetings 
Really neat and enchanting cover art, Paw the bear looks so cute! Meow :3 F2U BULLET | Brown Bear 
This deviation is totally +fav'd! :D (Big Grin)
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JonDBWriter Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018  Professional Writer
She's the best at what she does! And thank you so much - hope the book finds its way to you!
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VesaiasTheValiant Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2018  Student General Artist
You're welcome, Jon! :D
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AlexArcticArt Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! 
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candemarzat Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the landscape alone is breathtaking! and the way the lighting interacts with the character in such a natural way is remarkable (the bear especially!)
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Timel8 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2018
awesome
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RgDraw Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Great work ! :D
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SilverSugar Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Gosh the lighting on this is amazing. I really love nighttime scenery.
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D-r-e-a-m-Catcher Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018  Student Digital Artist
So beautiful, the colours are just lovely!! Heart 
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sergemalivert Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Superbe travail, bravo !
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Tranquil-R Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
tht bear looks so fluffy... the moss so stog this is very pretty
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DeeryDeerth Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this cover truly makes me want to read the book! The lilac and indigo atmosphere and all the shading are so masterfully executed! This also seems like high fantasy... very exciting!
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JonDBWriter Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2018  Professional Writer
So glad you love it! I've been an avid fan of Sandara's for years and knew she was the perfect artist to capture these two for the cover. Thankfully she could, and I can't imagine the book without her unbelievably gorgeous work. Hope the book finds its way to you and that you enjoy!
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DeeryDeerth Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I definitely agree! Sandara is certainly one of my favourite artists and inspirations, as well. I bookmarked this cover and watched you so that I can keep track and remember to get your book whenever possible. :)
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Pimpernel Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
It really is beautiful and has a magical feel to it. I'm guessing the book involves quite a bit of magic...
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JonDBWriter Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2018  Professional Writer
Honestly, there is not much other than a hint - much more nature and creature mythology than magic!
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Pimpernel Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, I see :) Well, those are magical in their own ways!
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JonDBWriter Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018  Professional Writer
Couldn't agree more!
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softstorms Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
this is really beautiful :D
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WindNature Featured By Owner Edited Jan 20, 2018  Student Artist
It remain me the adventures in the woods with a familiar. It lovely like beautiful night in the forest.  
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cspoof Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018
Very nice and beautiful...rly like the nature and the bear :D
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ShadowDrakena Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is beautiful, love your art!
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Ravenroseserpent Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018  Student General Artist
Wow this is so stunningly gorgous love the magic feel and the nature well as the night
sounds like a great story and love Titha she is cute and beautiful and love the bear
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tarlanx Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's gorgeous!
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Drangelu Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
How amazing!!! :wow:
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CobraCatDragon2898 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Aw man, the scene and lighting are so gorgeous!
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Raian-Kun Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
amazing!
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Silvia4 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow it does sound very exciting how long did this piece take?
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DeadCobra Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018
Quite wonderful
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Kiwi-R Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018   Artist
GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Hardwing Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018
Fantastic work!
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Yodawgyoutalkin2me Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018
Every picture you draw is a masterpiece!
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sandara Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018
Aw, thanks :)
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DTrain2695 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so gorgeous and mystical~

One thing I found myself doing (in an attempt to learn and recognize important elements of other people's work) is paying attention to how the background and colors change around the focus (Titha and Paw). It's pretty interesting to see how the sharpness, contrast, and color variety are the highest around these two (to draw attention to them) and how those elements gradually fade the farther left and up you go in the picture. Great stuff, I'm sure such a cover will draw people to Dalvy's book!
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sandara Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018
Thank you!
yes, I like to focus more on the characters in a scene and let the bg slowly fade off. :)
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DTrain2695 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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wolfofdesire Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
This sounds like a great book! I need to check this out!
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sandara Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018
Thanks!
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Lugia20711 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful work!
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PeachPot Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018
This piece really draws me in! I want to know more about the story! Wonderful job~! pastel hearts emoji 
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sandara Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018
Thank you!
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beachelf Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018
Awesomeness! Applaud fella (Reactions) by Ehsartem
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