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Master of Crows by MelissaFindley Master of Crows by MelissaFindley
This illustration was a commission for the author, Grace Draven, for her new novel (just out) "Master of Crows." She contacted me to ask me to do an alternate cover for use in promotional publications, featuring the hero from "Master of Crows."

Silhara, the titular crow-mage, was a joy to work on. I'm used to drawing guys with more regular features and Silhara's harsher ones were a challenge. (I've heard him compared to Alan Rickman, but I don't see it. I was shooting more for Michael Wincott.) Trying to capture Silhara's unique combination of haughtiness, harshness, and sexiness was a neat challenge.

I also got to read the advanced copy of "Master of Crows." It's very good, and I highly recommend it. If you're interested in checking it out or purchasing a copy you can find more information here: [link]

Please note: because this was a commission for a specific use, I will not relicense it for other uses, nor is it permitted to be used for avatars, sigs, tubes, tags, wallpaper, etc. Please do not use.
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:icondragonmaiden84:
I just read the book. Absolutely loved it! This is a great image of Silhara! Great job!
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erodelbmud2 Jan 11, 2011
This is a beautiful picture! Would u mind if I use your picture for a back ground on my computer?
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Aakronos Oct 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, thatīs awesome :D
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Schingiuire Oct 2, 2010   Writer
I just bought this book because of this picture. Luckily it was available in kindle. <3
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:iconlyntopdollar:
Beautiful artwork. I really like this one.
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ryoko25 Aug 27, 2009  Student Writer
.... This makes me want to buy the book.
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:iconartbeat48:
Congrats, and very nice work!
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:iconamberwood:
Fantastic! I may just look for it in the future!
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:iconkeight:
The author has excellent taste. Love those clouds in the background.
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Sussi1 Jul 8, 2009   Digital Artist
Great work, wonderful rich red color in his robe!
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