Fan Art for Assorted Authors

Shallans Sketchbook fan artThis page contains fan art for books for which I've only produced a few photos so far, so it doesn't make sense to make a separate page for each book.  Once I complete more scenes for each of these books, the associated photos will be migrated to dedicated pages for each book or author.

At present, this album contains artwork based on the Shades of Magic trilogy (A Darker Shade of Magic, A Gathering of Shadows, and A Conjuring of Light) by Victoria / V.E. Schwab, the Locked Tomb trilogy (Gideon the Ninth and the forthcoming Harrow the Ninth) by Tamsyn Muir, and Space Opera by Cat Valente.  My minifigure designs for Gideon and Harrow are based on the amazing cover art by Tommy Arnold.

Spoiler note: this album has no significant plot spoilers.

You can view the files either through the gallery below or the individual image links just below the gallery. Below that, I have included a discussion of the builds and some of the customization involved, followed by copyright and use information. If you're on mobile, the menus are at the bottom of the page.


Individual image links

About these builds

Shades of Magic: the only custom items are the four heads, which I designed and had UV printed by BrickSanity.  Lila's hair is from a third-party company called LeYiLeBrick.

Gideon: Gideon and Harrow's heads and Harrow's torso were done using waterslide decals.  I based these three designs on the cover art by Tommy Arnold.  Gideon's hair is from a third-party company called Arealight, and her knuckle-knives are from BrickWarriors.  I custom-made Harrow's wraparound cloak using a Cricut cutting machine, but a similar product can be purchased from CapeMadness.

Space Opera: Mira and Oort's torsos and Cat and Heath's heads were UV printed by BrickSanity, and Decibel Jones' head was UV printed by MinifigFX.  Decibel's torso and legs were made using waterslide decals.  Decibel's jacket was complicated -- I cut the base jacket using a Cricut, then attached some thick yarn to serve as the fur.  To attach the bat wings through the jacket, there is a small slit in the jacket's neck, and I inserted a bracket through this slit before attaching the bracket to the minifig neck and attaching the arms to hold the jacket in place.  The bracket also has a pair of studs on the back to use to attach the wings.

Legal stuff

The artwork on this page is copyright 2020 by Richard Martin. The source material is copyright by the individual authors listed above.

Feel free to download the images on this page and to use them for non-commercial purposes. If you wish to re-post them online, you may do so as long as you give me credit by either citing me (Rick Martin) as the artist, linking to this site, and/or linking to my Facebook page.

I am not affiliated with any of the authors listed above or their publishers in any way.