I know this is a book blog.Β 

But reading isn’t the only hobby I have. I love to draw and paint, and every time I mention that on here, people seem really interested. So I thought I’d add a page showing some of my art – especially since most of it is book fan art anyway!

I am by no means an amazing artist. I will never say I am. I really struggle with drawing people, and yet that’s all I seem to want to do because fan art. But you know, I might as well try.Β 

I’ll keep the most recent at the top, and update it whenever there’s something new, so the further down you scroll…the older they are. (You might want to stay near the top). Also, this won’t be everything I’ve done – not by a long shot – just the things I have on my walls and in my sketchbook!

This will be a very long page no doubt, so if you don’t want to look through it all, I recommend just having a quick look through this year’s, since that’s the latest!

30th June 2017. A drawing of a wolf I made for my Nan.

28th May 2017. A quick painting I did of a character for my small writing piece, In The Few Minutes It Takes. Done with acrylic paint, watercolour paint, and a black fineliner.

Throughout 2017 I’ve been bullet journaling, so I do small tidbits of art every month in here. There a mix of drawing, painting, calligraphy, mood mandalas, all sorts. I have a playlist on my booktube channel where I add flip throughs and tutorials (though there’s only a couple at the moment – more are coming!), so click here if you’d like to see!

Fan art for Christine Spoor’s debut novel, The Changeling’s Journey. I drew and painted these entirely based off her pinterest board and many questions about specifics (hair colour/eye colour etc), since it’s not released until Summer 2017. Painted with acrylic paint, black sharpie used for outlines and detail.

November 16th 2016. Recreation of the cover for The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski. Part of a book cover recreation project for college – previous two shown below.

November 10th 2016. Recreation of the Blue Lily, Lily Blue book cover. After the recreation of The Creeper Man cover (shown below), I did a few more recreations for a college photojournalism project. This one was done with acrylic paint (do not recommend, is a pain in the backside to get off face once dry) πŸ˜†

October 25th 2016. Make-Up imitation of The Creeper Man book cover. Wanted to play with makeup art in the run up to Halloween, but with something different this year. I decided to replicate the cover of one of my favourite horror books – The Creeper Man by Dawn Kurtagich.

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August 29th 2016. Calligraphy. My first try at calligraphy, imitating the typography/fonts from the covers of my most anticipated reads at the time.

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July 29th 2016. Bibliophile Canvas. Made with acrylic paint, a black fine liner and a small stretched canvas. Click here to see a blog post on how I made it.

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feyreΒ Β close up feyre

July 10th 2016. Lady of the Night Court painting – Fan Art for A Court Of Mist And Fury by Sarah J Maas. Done with acrylic paint.

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mountain close up mountain

June 4th 2016. Watercolour painting of a random made up fantasy style mountain landscape.

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May 31st 2016. Wall quote for my bedroom – “To the people who look at the stars and wish. To the stars who listen – and the dreams that are answered.” A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas. Each individual letter was painted, cut out and stuck to the wall (the last line was actually adjusted a bit after the photo, since it looks a bit wonky). Sarah J Maas actually retweeted this!

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rattle the stars

May 22nd 2016. Wall quote “Rattle the stars” – Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas. Each letter individually painted, cut out and stuck on the wall.

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arm ACOMAF arm

May 14th 2016. Arm tattoo design inspired by the A Court of Thorns and Roses cover. Drawn in liquid eyeliner.

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henrietta

April 12th 2016. Peacock drawing, coloured with felt tip pens. I named this one Henrietta, because I was going through my Raven Boys phase and the feathers reminded me of the series.

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AelinΒ close up aelin

April 5th 2016. Fan Art of Aelin from Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas, taking a break to satisfy her fondness for chocolates and shopping. Drawn with a black ink pen. Sarah J Maas retweeted this and told me she loved it, so that was a major fangirl moment for me!

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winter

March 5th 2016. Fan Art of Winter from The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. Done with acrylic paint.

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arm ADSOM

February 12th 2016. Arm design inspired by A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab. Drawn with black pencil eyeliner.

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alice paint belle paint rapunzel paintΒ snow white paint

January 30th 2016. Stained Glass style acrylic paintings of Alice (Alice in Wonderland), Belle (Beauty and the Beast), Rapunzel (Tangled) and Snow White (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs).


aurora pencil belle pencil merdia pencil rapunzel pencil snow white pencil

Unknown date. Pencil drawings of Aurora, Belle, Merida, Rapunzel and Snow White (Disney Princesses). I really like drawing dresses and hair, so that’s basically all this is.

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mockingjay mockingjay close up

Unknown date. Acrylic painting on canvas inspired by the Mockingjay symbol from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.


eye eye close up

Unknown date. Drawing of an eye, done with fine liners.

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feather

Unknown date. Drawing of a feather, done with fine liners.


Like I said before, I’ll update this whenever I have something new worth sharing!

Be sure to let me know what you think!

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29 thoughts on “The Arty Side

  1. You’ve got some great work on here! I especially like the tattoo art for ADSOM and ACOMAF, what did you use to create them? They look really striking. Also your wall quotes are wonderful!

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    1. Thank you! I used eyeliner for them both, it says under the images 😊 the ACOMAF one was liquid eyeliner and the ADSOM was pencil eyeliner πŸ˜† don’t know why I didn’t just use paint, though I suppose it was easier to remove!

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  2. I love your quote on your wall, it looks lovely especially with the fairylights going over it!
    I also love your picture of Feyre, you are super talented. It is exactly how I pictured Feyre in my head when reading the books. Can’t wait to see what other artsy wonders end up on this page πŸ™‚

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  3. Wow, Ashleigh, your artwork is amazing! I especially ❀ the picture of the Peacock! Thank you for posting these – I will certainly keep updated with this page! πŸ™‚

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