Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday // My favourite character art

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s theme is:

July 9: Character Freebie (any topic you want that deals with book characters!)

For this week’s freebie, I decided to showcase some of my favourite character art.

Artist: Lesya

This ADSOM art features in the collector’s edition of the book, and I fell in love with it when I saw it there.

Kell’s coat and hair are spot on and although the lines of his face are sharper than I always imagine them, I really like the way the artist has drawn is face.

He has a confidence and regal nature that we only see flashes of in the books, but I think the style suits him in this piece.





Artist: Lesya

This Strange the Dreamer art is by the same artist as the ADSOM piece above and it’s just??? incredible??? The colours and details are stunning, and the way Sarai and Lazlo are reaching for each other but not quite touching breaks my heart a little bit.

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Artist: Unknown (if anyone can find the artist for this please let me know!)

This is Kell. It just is Kell.

Although the artist has captured him in an anime/manga style (which I love), his coat, hair, and face are exactly how I imagine him.

The expression is perfect too; a blend of innocence and wariness, balanced with curiosity. He also manages to look like he’s holding the weight of the world on his shoulders, which is basically Kell during the entire series.

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Artist: LimeTownStudios

This is my favourite piece of Kaz/Inej art. Their clothing, their hair, the lighting, their pose – it’s all just perfect.

The fact that Kaz is almost, but not quite, touching Inej is very faithful to the book, and I love the addition of the crow feathers in the background.


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Artist: Kevin Wada

Unlike the other art in this post, this picture isn’t exactly how I imagine Nikolai (I see him with a slightly softer face and darker hair).

But I love this piece regardless. The colours and beauty of this artwork knock me for six every time I look at it.






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Artist: Nicole Deal

I remember seeing this Gilded Wolves artwork just before I read the book and it made me even more excited to get to it.

The way each character is captured doing something they’re passionate about, or something that embodies their personality is really cool.



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Artist: Charlie Bowater

As much as I’m no longer a big Throne of Glass fan, I have to admit, I really like this version of Aelin.

The softness of the colours and the gentle lighting make this really striking to look at.







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Artist: Freiheit

This To Kill A Kingdom art has me by the throat. It’s stunning and every time I look at it I find new things to admire.









Artist: MonaMay

I love how cute this Harry Potter art is.

The expressions of Harry, Hagrid, and Hedwig are so cute and really like the almost ‘chibi’ art style.






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Artist: Unknown (I’m also really struggling to find a source for this one, as I can only see it on Pinterest, so if you know the artist please drop me a comment so I can credit them!)

The eyes, facial expressions, and colours of this are just flawless. I’m weak for these two and I can’t wait for Wayward Son.


What’s some of your favourite book/character artwork? If you have any recs for art you think I’d like, let me know!

Until next time,KateNEW

14 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday // My favourite character art

  1. Great twist on this week’s topic! There are so many talented artists out there, and I love when they turn their skills to books. That Strange the Dreamer piece with Lazlo and Sarai reaching for each other is amazing, and I loooove that piece of Kaz and Inej. That’s not quite how I picture Nikolai, either, but the colours are gorgeous and I feel like that’s definitely how he pictures himself!

  2. Such a good take on this week’s topic – I adore fan art. That second one of Kell is fantastic, I’ve only seen it on the Shades of Magic wiki page so would love to know the artist too!
    And oh. my. gosh. The artwork of Kaz and Inej is so sultry, the poses are fantastic, the crow feathers are a great touch too.
    Loved this post!

    1. Aww thank you so much! ❤ I really love that Kell one, I just think his expression and whole look are spot on. But yeah, I really can't seem to find the original artist for it anywhere 😦 Yesssss the Kaz/Inej piece is just *chef's kiss*

  3. I think this is quite possibly my favourite Top Ten Tuesday post EVER! I just finished reading Strange the Dreamer and that Sarai/Lazlo art is absolutely stunning. Also the Kaz/Inej fanart just stabbed me right in the fangirl feels 😭

    1. Omg thank you so much, that’s one of the nicest comments anyone’s ever left on my blog ❤ (Just going to go cry, don't mind me.) Ahh what did you think of Strange? I adore that artwork, I think the artist captured the characters so well. YES, the Kaz/Inej piece is my favourite Six of Crows art (probably) ever; it's just so soft and lovely!

      1. I SPEAK THE TRUTH!!! I LOVED STRANGE THE DREAMER SO MUCH! I’d been in kind of a reading rut before picking it up & it was exactly what I needed – I gave it a solid 5 stars!

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