Arabella – Character Art for ‘Deviation’ by Christine Manzari
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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.

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"Stephanie did a wonderful job. I approached her with character ideas for a book that I had written, and she was excited to take on the project. Communicating with her was easy and quick. She responded promptly and in a timely fashion and answered all my questions. The work is great, high caliber work. She made adjustments when needed. Having illustrations done was probably the easiest part of my book marketing process thanks to Stephanie! I will definitely use her in the future."
— E. Paige Burks, author, Book Illustration