The Art of Young Adult

Illustrating my favorite YA novels one drawing at a time

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Anonymous asked: Do we send commissions to your email? What do we include? How much money is it? Sorry for all the questions... :3

Whoops! Sorry, but I’m not doing commissions for money. When I say “commissions”, I really mean “requests” or “recommendations”, because one of my biggest problem is not know WHAT to draw, and I love when someone just says “HEY GILLIAN DRAW ME X AND X KISSING PLEASE” and voila. This blog is a free fan art blog for me to post all my YA doodles :) If there’s a character you’re dying for me to draw, just ask me in my ask box, and I’ll try to get it!

Right now, the only way to buy my art is through my Society 6 store, which you can get check out right here. If you DO want to contact me about anything, I can be found at gillianberrywrites@gmail.com

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Anonymous asked: Recently I've been super depressed. Usually I'll drown myself with things I usually enjoy to find a spark of happiness. It was suggested by a friend of mine, maybe I should send messages to the artists to let them know how much I enjoy their art. So. THANK YOU for being so sweet and wonderful. I can't truly express how much I love your art but know that I hope you always will find inspiration from all the thousands of books you'll read in your life. ♥

I honestly want to hug you so much right now, and let you know that spreading any kind of love or positivity like this truly helps make the internet and the world better. You just made my day so much brighter, you really did. I’m getting a little happy teary right now, and I know you’ll pull through whatever rough patch you’re in. <33 I hope art and books (and awesome-sounding friends) help, and I’m honored and amazed and so appreciative that my doodles of fictional people sometimes kissing make you happy :)

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THE COOLEST THING HAPPENED TODAY. I was working at my local Starbucks and couldn&#8217;t stop staring at this girl. Not because I was attracted to her, or anything. For some reason I couldn&#8217;t pinpoint, this girl kept drawing my attention. Then it hit me. SHE WAS CATH. CATH AVERY WAS TOTALLY AT MY STARBUCKS WORKING ON HER LATEST FIC/MASTERPIECE/ODE TO LEVI. This girl looked exactly how I see Cath in my head. It was freaky.
So like a normal non-creepy person, I whipped out my journal and quickly sketched her. Thankfully, she didn&#8217;t notice, but the dude next to me sure did. He gave me the most threatening look I&#8217;ve ever received. If I&#8217;d dared sketch him, he probably would have sued me. Anyway, this is the speed sketch I made of some random college girl in Starbucks who TOTALLY IS CATH.
Or I read so much fiction that I finally snapped and hallucinated. It&#8217;s possibly. REALITY IS SUBJECTIVE

THE COOLEST THING HAPPENED TODAY. I was working at my local Starbucks and couldn’t stop staring at this girl. Not because I was attracted to her, or anything. For some reason I couldn’t pinpoint, this girl kept drawing my attention. Then it hit me. SHE WAS CATH. CATH AVERY WAS TOTALLY AT MY STARBUCKS WORKING ON HER LATEST FIC/MASTERPIECE/ODE TO LEVI. This girl looked exactly how I see Cath in my head. It was freaky.

So like a normal non-creepy person, I whipped out my journal and quickly sketched her. Thankfully, she didn’t notice, but the dude next to me sure did. He gave me the most threatening look I’ve ever received. If I’d dared sketch him, he probably would have sued me. Anyway, this is the speed sketch I made of some random college girl in Starbucks who TOTALLY IS CATH.

Or I read so much fiction that I finally snapped and hallucinated. It’s possibly. REALITY IS SUBJECTIVE

Filed under cath cath avery fangirl rainbow rowell I SAW CATH OR I HALLUCINATED CATH either way it's cool sketch sketchy sketch sketcherooni good things happen in coffee places namely coffee

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Heir of Fire is out! Let’s celebrate with Celaena looking way cooler and being ten times more bad ass than you or I will ever be!

My review | My blog tour post with visual character guides and a giveawayyyy!

Filed under throne of glass celaena celaena sardothien crown of midnight heir of fire sarah j maas no seriously she is so bad ass heir of fire more like heir of feels this book will break your soul youre gonna suffer but youre gonna be happy about it armor is sort of ridiculously fun to paint painterly paint paint ninety percent of my tags are useless

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polvillodehadas asked: I hate you so much. It's all your fault. I'M SO FUCKING IN LOVE WITH CINDER AND SCARLET, AND I JUST NEED CRESS. And is all your fault! I saw you really gorgeous art from the saga, and then i went to the book shop, and I saw Cinder and Scarlet there, and they were calling me, and i turn crazy. I have read Cinder in one day, and i'm in the middle of Scarlet. What i'm going to do with my life. Soooo, thank you very much, now I'm a fangirl ❤️❤️❤️

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I live to spread joy to the masses.

(Also just wait until you have to wait for Winter! Then you’ll REALLY want to kill me!)

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westfalls-halo asked: Your art is wonderful!!! I just wanted to stop by and say that, because if someone hasn't told you that today, I wanted to say it :) xo

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Seriously, you’re the sweetest. Thank you!

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ohmypercico asked: "do you ever just out of the blue think about nico di angelo and then all of a sudden your chest hurts youre doing something utterly ordinary like washing the dishes or walking the dog and BAM nico feels it happens okay normal things that happen to normal people" YES THIS HAPPENS AND IT HURTS I am living my life and then TADAM NICO FEELS

YOU UNDERSTAND ME! Clearly you know the special kind of agony that comes with caring about Nico di Angelo. Also the special kind of agony of doing the dishes, but that’s another conversation.