Friday Fan Art

This week’s Friday Fan Art comes from a wonderful local bookstore called The Odyssey Bookshop, located in South Hadley, Massachusets.  To help celebrate The Spiderwick Chronicles’ 10-year anniversary, the staff held a nationwide contest asking Spiderwick fans from near and far to submit a drawing of their favorite character from the series.

The first prize winner won a signed set of the Spiderwick books.  The second place winner received a copy of Holly Black’s newest book, Doll Bones. When my friends from Odyssey shared the entries with me I was blown away by the quality of the submissions. Portraits of fantastic fey, the Grace children, and (of course) the star villain were submitted. All were executed with great talent and skill. Here are the winners and some of my favorite honorable mentions:


First prize went to Brenden from Beloit, Wisconson for his awesome rendition of Mulgarath.  I love his attention to detail – look at all those teeth!


Second place sits with the talented Hannah all the way from Canaro, Canada.  Great Griffin, Hannah!


This beautiful Mallory drawing belongs to the talented Haley.  Nice work rendering the title typography by hand!

Wood Elf

Lastly, Meghan from Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania designed this peaceful Wood Elf.  I really like how you’ve included a head detail as well.  I often do this when trying to capture just the right expression for a character.

I am always impressed by the fan art that arrives here in the studio.  It’s the ultimate compliment to know that my work inspires aspiring artists to create masterpieces of their own. Congratulations to all the winners and to the folks at the Odyssey for supporting the arts.

Keep drawing, keep dreaming.

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