This is an illustration I created for author Christine Manzari when a free ebook download of her novel “Deviation” was included in Faecrate, a book subscription box, for the month of July. Christine wanted some art to depict one of her favorite characters in her book, and commissioned me to paint her. This is Arabella, a character with mimic octopus abilities which allows her to shapeshift to look however she wants. The author basically told me I could have fun with her appearance, so I gave her some really awesome hair.
“Deviation” is the first book in Manzari’s series, The Sophisticates.