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Kathleen Duey, a friend of mine, recently requested a drawing of Sadima, the heroine of her excellent fantasy novel, "A Resurrection of Magic: Skin Hunger." I obliged her, and had lots of fun doing it. I highly recommend this book, it's just awesome! [link]

Kathleen has also posted this sketch on her blog: [link]

Sadima is a farm girl turned magician's housekeeper and secretary, struggling with day to day life under an oppressive monarchy, so it was an interesting challenge coming up with a costume that was appopriate, fit the culture of the book, and was a believable mish-mash of periods. The bodice and skirt has a roughly Tudor/Stuart working class look, with a neckline that combines elements of the Queen Anne and mandarin designs. Her belt and purse are 14th century, and her shoes are roughly late 1600s.

As for the sketch, I wanted something painterly, but didn't feel like breaking out my paints. So I used Prismacolor colored pencils, with Prismacolor alcohol markers. I'm not crazy about Prismacolor markers, but it turned out pretty well, all things considering.
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Asuna448 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
This is amazing. I love it.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Asuna448 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
Its great. You know the author?
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yup! :)
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Asuna448 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
It's a really dumb question, but have you read the second book ^^
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh yeah! I have. It's great! The third one is coming out soon-ish... it's in process. :)
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limori Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
We need more Resurrection of Magic fan art out there!
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Asuna448 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
Agreed.

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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Definitely! :)
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rawr199613 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
love this book lol just the way i imagined her
[link]
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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LelouchTheRebillion4 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
skin hunger is like........the best book ever. i only read the first few chaps and im truely addicted.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh that's so cool! I hope you don't mind but I tweeted your message to Kathleen. She said, "I love hearing stuff like that about my books, thanks!!!" :D
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LelouchTheRebillion4 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
Kathleen replyed to me :O OMG.
-faints- im TRULY honored!!
i just FINSIHED skin hunger and couldent stand 1 min. without Sacred Scars and ran over to barns and noble!
:D
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I told her that, and she was so thrilled! She's here on dA-- [link] -- or you can tweet her at @kdueykduey. I know she'd love to hear from you. :)
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LelouchTheRebillion4 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010
i feel like a super creep-o fan girl. Dx i have her on face book and now here.
and i keep telling her how i adore her book. lol!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, but authors love flattery. I know I do! :D
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LelouchTheRebillion4 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010
what book did you make o.o
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I just had a short story published-- you can read about it here. [link] Kathleen really liked it! I was so pleased. :D
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RoyXRiza123191 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
OMG! I just finished reading Skin Hunger today and I totally Love it and Can't wait for the next book or to see a picture of Franklin.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey, thanks! Kathleen's on Facebook and Twitter-- you should let her know. Sacred Scars-- the sequel-- has been nominated by Kirkus reviews as one of the best YA fantasy novels of 2009! :D
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RoyXRiza123191 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Thats awesome
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
It is, isn't it? :D
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RoyXRiza123191 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
yes very
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Riniku-Zedai Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009
AHHH love it!
:( Too few people read this series. too few arts D:
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I know, and she's such a great writer! Have you read "Sacred Scars" yet?
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Riniku-Zedai Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
Ahhh yes. Worst ending ever. I did like how Sadima found a better life (for the most part) and cowardly Franklin just stuck with Somiss. And 'Conklin' was pretty hilarious.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Really? You didn't like it?
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Riniku-Zedai Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009
No...it's such a cliffhanger. :/ I even wrote it in pen inside the cover.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, Kathleen is working hard on the last book in the trilogy... so next year we can finally find out what happens to everyone!

I don't know if you're on Facebook, but Kathleen is on there, and she loves to hear from her fans. You should drop her a line sometime. :)
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Riniku-Zedai Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009
AHHHH I WAS SO HOPING THERE WOULD BE A THIRD BOOK :D
I will definitley go check her outtt! Thanks!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Her FB page is here: [link]

My FB page is here: [link] If you want to friend me, go ahead! :)
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Lelablue Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
Great draw. :aww:
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Alwisw Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008
You know whom she reminds me of? Belle from Disney's Beauty and the beast. She looks so much like her! Beautiful work. :)
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh dear, she reminds you of Belle? I guess I can see the resemblance... that's a bit embarrassing for me, because I'm not really that big a fan of Disney. :blushes:

However, I'm glad you like it!
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Alwisw Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008
Oh, I didn't know. I'm sorry, but she does look like her a little bit... =_=
Anyway, it's a really beautiful drawing so it doesn't really matter, does it. :heart:
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, you're right... I just cringed a little bit when I realized she looked like Belle. Talking candlesticks and teacups, noooooo!

But I'm glad you like it, unintentional Disney resemblance asides. :D
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ladybexxa Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008  Professional General Artist
Beautiful! your very gifted!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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ladybexxa Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008  Professional General Artist
Your Welcome! :)
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Concetta20 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh! So pretty! The colored pencil is gorgeous!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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sofish Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008  Student General Artist
your way to blend colours and to coulor is random, I really like it!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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Jibril-Cosplay Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008
I like your way to color much. ^^
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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HabitualFlippancy Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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CyrionB Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008
Very attractive! Lucky friend :)
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