Sophie talked to hats more and more as weeks went by. There was no one else much to talk to […]. Sophie got into the habit of putting each hat on its stand as she finished it, where it sat looking almost like a head without a body, and pausing while she told the hat what the body under it ought to be like. She flattered the hats a bit, because you should flatter customers.
Sophie Turner as (young) Sophie Hatter.
Sophie Hatter from Howl’s Moving Castle! (as she is in the book)
It looked much nicer before I coloured it.
First post on my art blog. :D Howl’s next!
Some of my Tom Canty favorites:
1) Cover of The Privilege of the Sword, Ellen Kushner
2) Cover of Black Thorn, White Rose by by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling
3) Cover of Iseult by Dee Morrison Meaney
I want to have a novel published with a cover by Tom Canty some day.
I always wanted a novel with a Tom Canty cover, too. When my very first one (Swordspoint) got it, I knew my life had changed forever. People are always telling me - shamefacedly - that they only bought my book because of the Canty cover. To which I reply: ”Why not? That’s why they put pretty covers on novels by unknown first novelists!”
Since then, Tom & I have gone on to work together on the original hard & soft covers for my books Thomas the Rhymer, The Fall of the Kings, the paperback reissue of Swordspoint, the limited edition of The Man with the Knives … and now, the complete audiobook series of all three Riverside novels (yes, I know there’s one missing - I can’t wait to post it - just be patient… ;)! He is an amazing artist - careful, generous, literate, visionary … I hope you get your wish. Meanwhile, thanks for posting these!
Having a Tom Canty cover is my dream too! My favorite of his work is the cover for Pamela Dean’s Tam Lin and the back cover of Greer Gilman’s Moonwise.
If only having a Trina Schart Hyman- illustrated children’s book is still possible - that was my other dream growing up and reading The Enchanted Forest Chronicles.
The first chapter of Howl’s Moving Castle, one of my favourite books :)
historical drama & period movies picspam:
↳ I Capture the Castle (2003)
moclachanbhernard said that I should try to draw someone from Howl’s Moving Castle (the book). And this is actually one of my favorites books EVER!
So here is my take on Sophie Hatter.
I think she would wear her hair on those milk braids, because it’s very practical hairstyle and sort of plain but also very pretty.
The son of Diana Wynne Jones talks about his mother’s work.
Cat as an adult would be a reserved, polite, anxious sort of Chrestomanci. And then you make the mistake of trying to boss him around and you can’t budge him at all on important things. He’d always be sort of wearing a humble look, and people would sometimes mistake him for a servant, and he does that because it just makes it easier for him. He could never pull of Christopher’s style, anyway. And then his friends would tell him, irritably, to stop being so servile, and then he’d humbly agree (that would annoy them even more) and slide the conversation away, because he’s grown into himself underneath it all, really.