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East of Midnight - Zaister by silvestris East of Midnight - Zaister by silvestris
I read the fantasy novel East of Midnight by Tanith Lee a while back. While the read itself was nice enough, the more I think back on the complex story, the more I like it. I may have to read it again.

Anyway, this is Zaister, one of the main characters. A spoiled and conceited but angsty princeling, who is to be sacrificed for the good of the people, though he really doesn't feel much like it.
I searched the net for images of this nice character, but couldn't find any. Dismayed by the lack thereof, I set out to correct the problem.

Media used: Mechanical pencil, ink, Derwent colored pencils, Corel Photopaint 9, Wacom tablet.
Character Tanith Lee.
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xXemaaizXx Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
I've read that book, its a good book.
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aisarete Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2007   Writer
I read East of Midnight years ago, and fell in love with it. This... this is Zaister. It's exactly how I imagined it and better. Beautifully done. :heart:
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silvestris Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2007
Ah, thank you! I'm glad you like my interpretation. ^_^
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endejester Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning O_O
Have you ever looked at the works of "Susan Seldon Boulet"?
Your glowing colors and flowing lines remind me of the same style she uses *^_^* <3
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silvestris Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007
I hadn't heart of that artist before, but I looked up her art, and it really is very beautiful. I'm flattered to have my works compared to it; thank you.
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Dragynfyre-of-Ice Featured By Owner May 5, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I read East of Midnight not to while back, and I was delighted to find that her book there shows some themes followed in the Claidi Journals... a wonderful job showing Zaister! Way better than the ridiculous cover of my paperback (it's so outdated and old...) :D
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silvestris Featured By Owner May 6, 2007
I seem to recall the cover on the library-book I read was quite sucky as well. Glad you like this. :)
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Kumorinoko Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2005
Wow, the style you drew this in is amazing. It gives the impression of being on old parchment, but becoming more focused in the center of the drawing. The metal ornamentation actually looks metallic.

That's one of Tanith Lee's books that I *haven't* yet read...I should look into finding a copy. :)
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silvestris Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2005
Thanks for your comment. :)

It was a good book. I've only read a few of her books, but I really liked the concept of this particular story.
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Kumorinoko Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2005
No problem, the art here is amazing. :)

Tanith Lee's books vary in quality, but I enjoy them overall. I recommend Biting the Sun (one of the few still in print) or the Flat Earth series (Death's Master, etc.), which has a lovely mythological feel to it.
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