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Smoke + Shadows--Tony + Henry by MNat Smoke + Shadows--Tony + Henry by MNat
I finally got around to reading “Smoke and Shadows“ by Tanya Huff, the first of a sequel trilogy to her Blood Books series. And let me tell you, it was a frickin load of awesome.

So here are some obligatory portrait doodles of Tony Foster (left) and Henry Fitzroy (right). I always liked Tony. I sort of took it personally when they wrote him out of the TV series. What’s not to like? He’s a surly, street-savvy smartass with a heart (and eyebrow ring) of gold. And then there’s Henry: bastard son of Henry the Eighth and Vancouver’s only vampire resident. They have stuff to do. Like save the world from the invasion of the bodysnatching sentient shadows. There’s also wizards involved. Really angry wizards. DUMBLEDOR!

Oh Canada, is there anything you can’t do?
Tony, Henry & Smoke and Shadows © Tanya Huff. It is just my joy to doodle them. :iconimhappyplz:
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shingo-the-pest Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Student Filmographer
Smoke and Shadows fanart, I'm so happy to find this!!!! I hope you don't mind me sharing this? [link]
MNat Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Professional
Oh hey, as long as you credit me, you can share it. No problem! I'm glad you like it! :highfive:
shingo-the-pest Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Student Filmographer
This reply is like months later (sorrysorry) but here's the post I made. And yes, I did credit. :)

MNat Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Professional
Oh hello, nice to see you again!

Awesome! That's great. Thanks for the Source, and I'm really glad you like it. :highfive:
Lilahna1 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
Awesome, though I've never imagined the Prince Of Man with Anne Rice's vampire look. Kinda imagined him with Will's look from "Shakespeare In Love" but as a red head.
Still wonderful work and I'm so glad SOMEONE did fanart
MNat Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Professional
Oh, I haven't seen Shakespear in Love, though I've heard it spoken of often. I might just watch it, for the sake of getting the visual reference XD But yes, my perception of vampires will always be subconciously influence by Anne Rice. That's what I get for reading Interview with the Vampire as a 9 year old x.x

Anyway, thanks for your comments! :highfive: It's always nice to get feedback from someone who's read the books!
thewintercynic Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Extremely pleased to see fan art of this series! Your versions of the boys are pretty much how I imagined them in my own head.
MNat Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Professional
Whoo! Another Blood Books/Smoke and Shadows fan! :highfive: I'm glad you like them. There's so little physical description of Tony that much is left up to the imagination.
theOvercoat Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
Very nice sketches, both of them! I'm especially fond of the looks of Tony, he has a nice, personal face somehow and I like his nose x3 Also, drawing guys with short hair is difficult as hell and you make it look easy <3
MNat Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Professional
I'm glad you like Tony. :D I had a very clear idea in my mind of how he looked while readnig the books (though I'm sure I've taken some artistic license somewhere). :D And I just realized how RARELY I ever draw guys with short hair. x.x Harder for short hair to blow epicly in the wind, I guess. XD
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