The Art of Young Adult

Illustrating my favorite YA novels one drawing at a time

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artificialpace asked: Just found your blog. You're so talented! I love all your art so much.

Aw, thank you so much!

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littlejaytoandfray said to theartofyoungadult:

Oh my gosh… Your art. I’m currently dying of fan girl overload. The squeals. The feels! You’re amazing! I really do love your art.:) keep up the good work! I have a request, though… OH MY GOSH PLEASE DRAW TESSA AND WILL!!!!!! <3 AHHHH


Anonymous said to theartofyoungadult:

DRAW WILL AND TESSA FROM TID PLEASE OMGOMG IM BEGGING YOU

bcwillherondale said to theartofyoungadult:

I just found you’re account and I love it! Could you do some Will Herondale x Tessa Gray fanart please? :)

Anonymous said to theartofyoungadult:

You’re account is so amazing I absolutely love itttt <3 Could you do more TID fanart pleasee? :) maybe will x Tessa?
YOU GUYS REALLY, REALLY WANT SOME TESSA AND WILL. And who am I to deny you the things you want? ;)

Oh my gosh… Your art. I’m currently dying of fan girl overload. The squeals. The feels! You’re amazing! I really do love your art.:) keep up the good work! I have a request, though… OH MY GOSH PLEASE DRAW TESSA AND WILL!!!!!! <3 AHHHH

DRAW WILL AND TESSA FROM TID PLEASE OMGOMG IM BEGGING YOU

I just found you’re account and I love it! Could you do some Will Herondale x Tessa Gray fanart please? :)

You’re account is so amazing I absolutely love itttt <3 Could you do more TID fanart pleasee? :) maybe will x Tessa?

YOU GUYS REALLY, REALLY WANT SOME TESSA AND WILL. And who am I to deny you the things you want? ;)

Filed under wessa tessa gray will herondale more like will HOTTENDALE AMIRITE I'm right cassandra clare the infernal devices tid pretty sure every kiss is made better with a wet t-shirted Will shame about all the things that happen afterwards though spoil me and die clockwork angel i can't rune good so bear with me you just don't meet a lot of Runes right? it was my dad's name oh where'd he get it? I don't know from his parents I guess! okay done with that topic. this is a reference

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littlejaytoandfray asked: Could you give a list of all of your most recent favorite books?

That is the hardest question you can ask any book lover, but there’s nothing I love more than bookpushing, so I’ll do my best to answer! I have hundreds of favorite books, but since you asked for most recent, I’ll focus just on ones I’ve so far read this year. (All my reviews are here on my blog if you want to find more awesome reads.)

Favorite contemporaries:

What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick

Fitzpatrick is the author of My Life Next Door and I could read her books every day.


To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

THIS BOOK. The main character is utterly adorable and so is the love interest. And there’ll be a sequel!


Ask Again Later by Liz Czukas

Absolutely HILARIOUS Sliding Doors-ish contemporary about prom night. Plus a Ship of Ships.

Magnolia by Kristi Cook

THis comes out August 5th, and I LOVED it. It’s kind of like the anti-Romeo Juliet, set in the south during a massive hurricane.

The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes

SUPER, SUPER CUTE. A romance full of squee.

Catch a Falling Star by Kim Culbertson

This book totally took me by a surprise. A girl and a movie star pretend to date while he’s in her small town filming a movie and SPARKS FLY.

Favorite sci fi:

Ignite Me by Taherah Mafi

The last book in the Shatter Me series, and holy smokes such chemistry very romance MUCH WOW.


Cress by Marissa Meyer

Love love love love LOVE this series. This is book number three in the Thorne Cinder series (it really should be called Thorne, though, shouldn’t it) and by far my favorite.


Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi

I binge-read the entire Under the Never Sky trilogy (plus novellas) in about four days. I couldn’t stop! The second one is probably my favorite of the series.

Favorite historicals:
Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman

1931 Berlin. A Jewish reporter and a girl raised in the Nazi party fall in love. BAD THINGS HAPPEN, and Hitler is a huge creep (among other things). HIGHLY RECOMMEND.


Lady Thief by A.C. Gaughen

The sequel to Scarlet, about a gender-bending thief who hangs out and falls in love with a super hot Robin Hood and they have adventures and then really tragic things happen and your heart hurts.


A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller

Suffragettes! Art! Romance! Feminism! All good things!

Favorite fantasy and paranormal:
The Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan

Yes, I only just read them this year because I was living my life incorrectly (this is the only non-2014 release on the list beside Through the Ever Night)


The Falconer by Elizabeth May

Vaguely steampunk 1840’s Scotland. Bad-ass society girl kills evil fae in her spare time. KIARAAAAAAAAAN


The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

Gorgeous high fantasy about a general’s daughter and a slave falling in love and there’s rebellion and war and strategy and Pyrrhic victories and heartbreak.


The Unbound by Victoria Schwab

Sequel to The Archived. I LOVE THIS SERIES PLEASE READ THIS SERIES THANK YOU


Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

Really interesting retelling of Beauty and the Beast with a heavy helping of Greek mythology. Once you get past the rough beginning, this book is incredible.

Strange and Ever After by Susan Dennard

More like Strange and Ever Sobbing. This is the last book in the wonderful Something Strange and Deadly series about necromancers, the undead, kick-ass ladies, and very attractive inventor boys.

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Behind the Scenes: ArtRage Ink Sketch

I have gotten TONS of asks wanting to know how I sketch, which program I use, and how to draw digitally. I’m far from an expert, but I figured it would be fun to show you step by step how I sometimes draw. I use a Wacom tablet and the ArtRage program, a poor man’s Photoshop, and this is my go to form of drawing in ten steps.

Today, I’ll be drawing for you the person who is the most requested character in my inbox… Tessa Gray!

To see, click read more. Commentary for each screenshot is ABOVE the screenshot.

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Filed under tutorial how to draw how to draw in artrage sketch sketchy sketch sketch tessa gray the infernal devices this is where i pretend i am an expert this is just how I do it and this is only how I do it SOMETIMES how to art arting arting is hard how art do

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[Gansey] ran his thumb back and forth across his bottom lip, a habit he never seemed to notice and Adam never bothered to point out.

I think I love Scholar Gansey the most of all the Ganseys (save for back-of-the-Camaro, I&#8217;d-beg-one-off-of-you Gansey, of course)

[Gansey] ran his thumb back and forth across his bottom lip, a habit he never seemed to notice and Adam never bothered to point out.

I think I love Scholar Gansey the most of all the Ganseys (save for back-of-the-Camaro, I’d-beg-one-off-of-you Gansey, of course)

Filed under gansey richard gansey richard gansey iii the raven boys the dream thieves maggie stiefvater book boyfriend hi boyfriend something happens to my heart whenever Gansey rubs a thumb against his lower lip sketch the raven cycle

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osnapits-oceannelaughsalot asked: Omg!!! I'm so glad to have stumbled upon your blog because see, I made a thing like a collage of fan arts and stuff and your work is in them i hope it's okay :((( i didn't take any credit, forgivemeifihadn'taskedpermissionbefore sorry

Totally cool! :) I love when people share my art, and you don’t have to ask permission, so long as credit is given and my signature is visible.

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tewgay2function:

the-book-ferret:


"No," she said, sidelong glancing, "you look…"
"Unsettling?" he asked.
She laughed and nodded.
"Unsettling, how?” he asked her
She kissed him with tongue. On the bus.

This is perfect.

ahhhhh I love this. tattoo it on my body now.

Pretty sure that&#8217;s my favorite thing anybody&#8217;s ever said about my art ever.

tewgay2function:

the-book-ferret:

"No," she said, sidelong glancing, "you look…"

"Unsettling?" he asked.

She laughed and nodded.

"Unsettling, how?” he asked her

She kissed him with tongue. On the bus.

This is perfect.

ahhhhh I love this. tattoo it on my body now.

Pretty sure that’s my favorite thing anybody’s ever said about my art ever.

(Source: theartofyoungadult)

Filed under eleanor & park Eleanor and Park flattery will get you everywhere my friend self-aggrandizing reblogs

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bookmark-girl asked: I have noticed you were wrestling with the Cricket-Lola ship name. I'd like to inform you I call them nobell (TELL ME THAT NAME'S NOT AWESOME).

That is pretty much the most perfect ship name for them ever. WELL DONE.