Here is a fanart I made for Patrick Rothfuss – I’ve wanted to paint one for a long time now, just never got around to actually doing it. When I heard that he is coming to Germany I just knew this is the perfect opportunity! So I painted dear little Auri, and went to his reading/signing at the Leipzig book fair. It was awesome to see and hear him in person!
At the book signing, instead of my books, I handed him a print, and asked him to sign one for me.
I was very, very, very nervous, painting someone else’s character (without being asked to) always feels like risky business to me – you don’t want to mess up other people’s darlings/babies after all! Also, the more intense my feelings for a character (like Auri), the harder it is for me to actually get the visual representation to feel just right.
However, when he saw my painting he said „This is beautiful!“ – making me one very happy girl! So there you have it. The three magical words to make an artist-fangirl’s heart melt…
Here’s the signed version of the print that I get to keep. :)