Last year for my fan art contest, Saher Imran submitted the following picture which made my heart explode with joy (technically this is from two years ago, the fan art contest was not held last year for various reasons).
Being utterly enamored with Saher’s work, when I contacted her to tell her that she had won the contest I also asked if she would be interested in doing any more paintings based on my book.
It turns out that she is a huge fan of my work as well and was very interested in working together on some more art. We chatted through some ideas and eventually I commissioned her to do an as-yet-undetermined-number of character portraits from the Matthew and Epp stories.
Who to work on first wasn’t even up for debate. She was dead-set on starting with Madeline. That was just fine with me.
A few days ago the final Madeline painting came in.
I have one major regret about this project. I regret that I don’t have a massive audience to share Saher’s amazing work with. It deserves more exposure than I can offer on my own. So please, if you know any other fans, possible fans, or anyone at all who loves stories told through paintings, pass the link along.
I just love this and I want as many eyes on it as possible.
And, of course, there will be more to come.
But for now I give you Madeline, the most powerful creature in the entire universe: