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Athansor by Jezhawk Athansor by Jezhawk
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© Jenny Hawkyard - Jezhawk - Please do not use or re-post this image without my express written permission.
I am totally in love with the book I'm reading at the moment, Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin. This is the horse from the book named Athansor, who I just couldn't help but illustrate he's described so beautifully.

I discovered this book from viewing this piece [link] and after about 2 years I actually happened to remember the book and author whilst I was in a book store, whilst it was in stock. Sold! I'm about half way through, but I'll quite happily say that I've never read anything so spellbinding and beautifully written as this.

Anyway, this is - as usual, a pencil sketch coloured in photoshop.
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Shamziel Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
Fantastic! I started reading Winter's Tale only a few months ago, and it's been slow going because I want to savor every word, but this is pretty much exactly as I imagine Athansor would look, particularly his eyes - so sad and tender and deep. I particularly love the stars and the 'cloud wall' in this, too!
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Jezhawk Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you, Winter's Tale is probably my most favourite read, not so much for the story line but for the craftmanship of the words. I'm glad you think my Athansor is a good representation!
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Shamziel Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
I thought the story was quite wonderful as well. :) But I also love how it's such an unabashed love poem to the city of my birth.
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Juice-04 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you have been featured [link]
please fav the artical :D
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Jezhawk Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thank you
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StripedSkirt Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009
This is absolutely stunning. Winter's Tale is my favorite book EVER EVER EVER. Are you planning on illustrating any more scenes or characters from it?
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Jezhawk Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thank you! I love that book too, I've never read anything like it. I'd like to illustrate some more scenes from it - perhaps Lake of the Coheeries and/or Athansor pulling the sled across the lake :D One of these days!
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anna-earwen Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
This is sooo beautiful!... :faint:
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Jezhawk Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thankyou :hug:
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Baalam Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008  Student
Ooh, I really like this one, it looks great :) I like how you can still clearly see the pencil lines, it really gives it a nice effect
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