As soon as I started listening to When The Moon Was Ours, I resolved to make graphics from the book quotes. If you’ve known me for any length of time, you’ll quickly realise that I go weak at the knees for images of the night or of flowers, and this book has both in abundance. The writing painted imageries directly into my mind, and I had to get them down – even though I felt inadequately equipped for the task.
If you follow me on any form of social media, you’ll know that I am pretty much obsessed with A Court of Mist and Fury. Many of my fellow fans have been asking for some wallpapers based off the series. To quote Rhysand, here’s to the dreams that are answered.
A Court of Thorns and Roses: Is anyone surprised I used a Rhysand quote in both these wallpapers? For this, I picked rose motifs for call-back to the Spring Court/Beauty and the Beast, some neat little arrows as a reminder of Feyre’s humble beginning as a huntress, and those masks the Spring Court denizens were stuck wearing. I totally mentally edited out the masks while I was reading the book, though.
A Court of Mist and Fury: Like the rest of the fandom, this is my favourite quotes from one of my favourite scenes. Team Night Court forever. I used motifs of constellations and stars for obvious reasons. I thought it looked like she was winnowing with the feathers (use your imagination and humour me a little here). Let’s not look too closely at her hair/Illyrian leathers in this one though, guys. My redrawing needs work.
If you’re after more Sarah J Maas related wallpapers, I posted some of the Throne of Glass series a while back here. I also started making the wallpapers for Assassin’s Blade and Empire of Storm tonight, but they didn’t really fit into the look of this post so I’ll save them for another day. Follow the blog for update as soon as they’re up!
My other wallpapers for other series can be found here.
This is my entry for Marissa Meyer’s bookmark design contest. I based the design off the book covers.
Side One features Cinder and Scarlet. I know Scarlet actually wears hoodie and jeans but I went the more traditional route with her looks here.
Side Two has Cress and the cover page for the upcoming Winter.
I actually really enjoyed making this and will be looking to do similar artwork for other books in the future. I’ve always admired paper cutting art such as those made by Brittney Lee and Helen Musselwhite. While I do not have nearly enough skills to create these art in real life (nor the energy to clean it all up afterwards), the tools on Photoshop recreates a realistic enough effect for my liking.
The design were made using free patterns and tools that came with Photoshop CS5.