Last Monday’s post brought us a beautiful piece of fan art—a drawing of Janner named “The Boy With Scars.” Here’s its companion piece, titled “Bright Eyes in a Dark Place.”
Once again I am so taken by the way Kathleen does eyes. That liquid effect is even more pronounced here in her portrait of Sara Cobbler. I love Sara’s round face and tumbledown hair for the way they speak innocence even in dark circumstances. And I also love the way she seems to be leaning forward—she’s still present and listening and willing to let herself become involved, even though she’s been through so much and will endure so much more. As Janner said in Friday’s excerpt, she’s brave. No wonder she is such a source of hope, and not for Janner only.
Thank you, Kathleen. I’m so glad you shared your art with us.
This week, Madame Sidler will be reading chapters 42-47 in North! Or Be Eaten. Come back on Friday for an excerpt, and to share one of your own! Meanwhile, we’ve got many opportunities for discussion in our forum.