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yellowis4happy:

"In a time of fear, the One Who I Promised will come to the raka, bearing glory in her train and justice in her hand. She will restore the god to his proper temple and his children to her right hand. She will be twice royal, wise and beloved, a living emblem of truth to her people…"

Sarai and Dove, with some closeups so you can see my sloppy, bleedy inks.

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deerkick:

OKAY SO THIS WAS A LITTLE MORE THAN A SKETCH…I blame having just finished this series haha

So it’s said that only the most powerful of mages can lift themselves into the air, and even then just for a brief period of time.  It seems to me like it would be trivial for Numair to lift not only himself but Daine as well…show her what it’s like to be eye-level with him (and to get to “fly” in her human body) <3

And since Duke Baird said Numair can only do big things, he doesn’t just lift them but their clothing and hair as well~

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The Queen’s Readers Give Back

fytortall:

If you remember, back in December we did a donation drive for the New York Humane Society in honor of Tamora Pierce’s birthday (December 13). While we did manage to donate a respectable amount, we realize that the holiday season kind of limited us. 

So in honor of Tamora Pierce’s half birthday, we’re doing another donation drive! This time around we’ve chosen Vera House.This is a Syracuse area ‘comprehensive domestic and sexual violence service agency providing shelter, advocacy, and counseling services for women, children & men, education and prevention programs and community coordination’.(x)

The donation period will run from June 13, 2014 to June 30, 2014. If you choose to make a donation, visit this page. On the actual donation page there is a section marked “Optional Information for Tribute Gifts”. Fill in Tamora Pierce’s name here. You also have the option of mailing a check.

If you are local to the Syracuse area, there is an additional option to make a donation of goods. You can find their wish list here. Should you choose to do this, please pay attention to their donation guidelines.

We’d also love if you could send us a message with your donation amount, as we’d love to announce a total at the end of June.

Thank you and happy half-birthday to Tamora Pierce!

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tamorapierce:

fytortall:

ladyverene:

So I’ve been reading through the Emelan novels lately, and it’s made me realize something.

We know almost nothing about Lark. Not her name before she became a Dedicate, not her home. What we do know of her previous life tends to come from offhand remarks from…

She was born to traveling players, their route being from the Unending Sea (someday to be renamed) to Yanjing.  She was trained as an acrobat and dancer and sewed on her own costumes at first, then those of other members of the troupe when it was seen that her real talent was for getting the most even out of bad cloth and rags. 

She learned her magic from goodywives, shamans, and hedgewitches all the way from west to east.  Her family ordered her to marry and arranged a a marriage for her, but (unusually for a daughter) kept her with them and found another clan who would let one of their sons join their family.  They had two children, but they were killed, together with most of Lark’s family, when a warlord attacked their caravan.  Lark doesn’t talk about how she managed to escape.

She joined another traveling circus, but only on a temporary basis, until she could return to a place she had visited a few times, Emelan.  There she presented herself as a student, though her status was more irregular.  Moonstream gave her the cottage not long as she arrived, as she disturbed the dormitory with her nightmares.  It was the kids who started coming to her, and the troubled adults, including one Rosethorn, and one Crane.

She never really enjoyed the sexual aspect of her marriage, but put up with it.  She had never been drawn to men sexually, and knew before her marriage that she was more interested in women, performers being more casual about such things.  Her marriage was primarily to keep her blood lines—and possibly her magic—in the family.

Anything else?

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yellowis4happy:

A commission of Lark to go along with the Rosethorn I drew a few months ago! It was my first time inking one of these in Manga Studio instead of Photoshop, and damn, did that speed things up. I’m doing a Briar, too, and when I’m done with that I’ll slap them all together into one post for easy reblogging purposes.
More Tamora Pierce portraits here and here.
Interested in commissioning a portrait like this from me? You can find more info here.
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yellowis4happy:

A commission of Lark to go along with the Rosethorn I drew a few months ago! It was my first time inking one of these in Manga Studio instead of Photoshop, and damn, did that speed things up. I’m doing a Briar, too, and when I’m done with that I’ll slap them all together into one post for easy reblogging purposes.

More Tamora Pierce portraits here and here.

Interested in commissioning a portrait like this from me? You can find more info here.

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nestofstraightlines:

Alanna, Beka, Okha, Shinkokami, Thayet, Alianne, Kel, Daine and Dovasary (click on their names for larger views).

Warriors, scholars, mages, performers, spies, rulers.

I started this project with the idea of using the Disney Princess aesthetic as an irony to highlight how awesome Tamora Pierce’s heroes are. Halfway through I realised I wasn’t exactly sure WHAT I was saying anymore. Disney’s great. Tamora Pierce is great.

Though obviously constrained somewhat by the Disney aesthetic, I tried to have the dresses also reflect their wearers character a little: for more details on my choices about age and costumes etc, see their individual posts.

As for the hordes of awesome Tortallverse women I HAVEN’T depicted, they’re going to have to wait for another time. Getting nine of these done was work enough. (P.S I love Emelan-verse just as much as Tortall-verse in case there’s any doubt).

Enjoy! it took me rather longer than I’d care to admit…

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angergirl:

There’s a scene in Wild Magic (by Tamora Pierce) where the main character, Daine, stops her heart during meditation because she really, really wants to talk to the dolphins swimming offshore and her heart is beating too loud. When she’s brought back to life, Numair understandably flips his shit. So while Numair is shouting furiously at multiple gods because she stopped her own blessed heart, I was not prepared for this when I said I’d teach her magic, Daine is like, “Gosh, Numair, don’t freak out, it wasn’t a big deal.”

I like to think that Numair holds a secret grudge against dolphins to this day.

angergirl:

There’s a scene in Wild Magic (by Tamora Pierce) where the main character, Daine, stops her heart during meditation because she really, really wants to talk to the dolphins swimming offshore and her heart is beating too loud. When she’s brought back to life, Numair understandably flips his shit. So while Numair is shouting furiously at multiple gods because she stopped her own blessed heart, I was not prepared for this when I said I’d teach her magic, Daine is like, “Gosh, Numair, don’t freak out, it wasn’t a big deal.”

I like to think that Numair holds a secret grudge against dolphins to this day.