At the beginning of April, I submitted draft 3 of my Tam Lin prequel/faery queen origin story EYES OF WOOD, HEART OF STONE to my agent. It was about 8 months of hard work, overhauling much of the second draft and doing additional research into 14th century Scottish life (which was not fun during a pandemic, let me tell you). As a reward for finishing the draft, I commissioned this portrait of the Faery Queen from Dae Nir (www.etsy.com/daenir), who did a wonderful job! The physical painting is on its way to me as well.
If you write, have you ever commissioned a character portrait? If you’re a reader, do you appreciate character art?