Full schedule for the Quintana of Charyn blog tour HERE.
Before I reveal the picture, I want to mention that my sister (who drew the fanart) has yet to read Froi of the Exiles and Quintana of Charyn. It was important to me that Froi and Quintana be the characters featured in the drawing because I feel the last two books were Froi's story. At the same time, the fanart had to be something that wouldn't spoil the story for her too much but still represent something from the series. Those were the reasons why I chose Froi of the Exiles as inspiration for the fanart instead of Quintana of Charyn. She used the Australian and US book covers as references for the characters, and even if Froi and Quintana aren't depicted exactly as how they're described in the books, she did her best to portray the connection between them. At least, from everything I told her. I think she did an awesome job with what she had, especially not knowing Froi and Quintana like some of us do. I'm completely happy and satisfied with the outcome!
Now that I've explained all that, it's time to see the fanart with Froi and Quintana:
I about died from happiness when I saw this. It was exactly what I wanted! This scene actually didn't occur in the book. I felt like it could have though. It was inspired by these three moments:
He woke to a hand splayed across his face and a quiet little snore. He picked up the hand and placed it back on her side of the bed... - Chapter 9
She woke him later. A distracted look on her face, her hair all over his eyes. - Chapter 16
When Froi woke in the early hours of the morning, she was watching him. - Chapter 18I wanted the picture to show a tender and sweet moment between Froi and Quintana. I imagine that when they shared a bed together Quintana would wake up in the middle of the night or close to dawn and watch Froi and touch his face while he slept. I was really tempted to have him awake too, looking back at her intensely. But I remember instances between them where she acted a bit shy around him. It's why I decided he should be sleeping. It's a chance for her to do whatever she wanted. Also, it's what could have happened after a certain scene in chapter 18. ;)
Okay, I think that's all I had to say about this picture. I can't stop grinning and staring it. hehe I love it so much! Huge thank you to my sister for taking the time to draw this. *glomps* Hope you all like it too and enjoy the rest of the Quintana of Charyn blog tour!
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