I mean it's a book, so there are no rights and wrongs with how to draw the characters, everybody imagines people a little different..
But they are really like I imagined them as well.
Royce i perfect. His face, his gesture, his clothes...really awesome!
You captured their description really well, up to the body language:
While Hadrian looks like a fighter/brawler going for an open duel, Royce got some sneaky, assassin like posture to him.
Also, Hadrians face seems more open, while Royce tense lips give him the demeanour of a quiet guy, one can even nearly hear a snarling voice. (I listened to the German audio book, read by David Nathan, Johnny Depps German dub voice. He did a terrific Royce, and your visual interpretation and that voice just form a perfect match for me...).
Also, last but not least, Royce clothing somehow gives the impression of hidden weapons, even though none of them are visible. Yet, one just KNOWS by looking at that pic that he seems to be hiding rather unpleasant tools).
Okay, all in all: A really excellent version of the two characters, my hat off to you
But thank you so much for the kind words, really makes me want to get better every day!
Do you ever plan to draw something Thiefy please? I would certainly be delighted!
When Michael J. Sullivan writes more Riyria chronicles (what I truly hope he'll do) I'll definitely draw them again, but I'm afraid that most likely not before that. My brain gets stuck in places and I can't help it.
I totally understand that.. hence the comment about the 'muse'. I need to be in the mood to write something - visions in my head that are obsessive but fuzzy until I nail them down in concrete words describing what I see.
I thought it couldn't hurt to ask!
The ending made me sad too, for me I think it's because the paths of Royce and Hadrian parted. It was the end of Riyria...
And thanks for the kind words!
I love the lighting and the sense of action, and you really give a good impression of how they work together!
Though for some reason my headcannon for Royce was that he was actually kinda fat, soo wrong, but I can't shake it xD