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The Darkest Hour Nouveau-style (large file) by spookyheart The Darkest Hour Nouveau-style (large file) by spookyheart
I painted this for Victoria Holmes, better known as the original Erin Hunter, and gave it to her at her tour stop in Naperville, Illinois. She was incredibly kind and grateful for it and signed my books with very kind words. It was one of the most gratifying experiences ever, and even though this picture took ages, I'd do it again.
There's not too much to say on it; The center cat is Firestar, and the main image is Scourge overlooking Fourtrees with his claws out.

Firestar, Scourge, Warriors (c) Erin Hunters and Harper publishing
Art (c) me

Time 10-12 hours
Materials Gouache, colored pencil, watercolor pencil, Faber-Castel pens, Sharpie fine-liner.
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Blu7dragon1 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
Firestar is beautiful ;-;
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spookyheart Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much ;w;
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LoveAnimals8 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
Fireheart is gorgeous here!Love 
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spookyheart Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much c:
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LoveAnimals8 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
No problem! I love Warrior Cats series. I finished the first book two weeks ago. I'm from Portugal, and in my country, the Warrior Cats series only came on summer 2013.
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spookyheart Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow, I hadn't realized Portugal was so far behind. I hope you enjoy the books, they're really fun!
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LoveAnimals8 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
Yeah, I enjoyed the first book so much! Love It's wonderful!  I was so sad when Spottedleaf died... Grr.  The other books didn't came yet, and I'm so excited to have them all! :D (Big Grin) 
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spookyheart Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
When I first read Warriors, Spottedleaf's death made me sad, but Lionheart's death made me sob for an hour ;;m;; He's one of my favorites.
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LoveAnimals8 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
Oh, yes, Lionheart's death... I love him too, he was so comprehensive and noble... I was sad when he died, and also tired because he died too soon. I mean, first, Redtail dies, and so Bluestar chooses Lionheart, and then, Lionheart dies, and Bluestar stays without a deputy again. So, I was tired of so much deputy death and so soon... And I was thinking: for God, Warrior Cats has so many deaths! But I love the series. And Firepaw/Fireheart is so cute!
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spookyheart Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The deaths only get sadder, I'm afraid, and in some cases more frequent. I like the third and sixth books the best from the first story arc.
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Luna-Lovegood12 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Student General Artist
This is amazing!!! I love how u did fireheart :D
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spookyheart Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't draw him much, but I LOVE Fireheart/Firestar. Thank you very much for all your kind comments!
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Luna-Lovegood12 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Your so very welcome, i only give kind comments to stuff i like <3
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spookyheart Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well I'm glad to know people like my stuff. It makes everything worthwhile!
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Luna-Lovegood12 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Yup!
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ShadowstarWC Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
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SwiftFlight1 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
so pretty
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spookyheart Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you <3
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SwiftFlight1 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome!
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BloodyPokadot Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh!!!! YOU MET AN AUTHOR OF ERIN HUNTER?!?!??!! :icondragonweep: you are sooo lucky!
This is such a wonderfully done cover drawing :icondragonwant: I wish that if they released a newer box set of the first ark, they would have your version of covers on them, they are so gorgeous, filled with creativity, nice blending colors and such deep emotion :love: :heart:
very lovely!
-Kat :iconmeawplz:
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spookyheart Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
jdflksjdOh my goodness you're too sweet ;-; Thank you!

If you ever want to meet them, usually harpercollins releases tour dates for Victoria Holmes, the editor and storyline-writer. She makes 5-10 stops per tour, usually in the US and Canada. If you keep an eye out she might be near you sometime!
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BloodyPokadot Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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Thanks so much for the info! :woohoo: :dance:
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spookyheart Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! Good luck!
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BloodyPokadot Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D :meow:

oh! and one more question, do you take commissions or art trades??? XD
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spookyheart Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm currently working on refining my commission prices. I'm willing to take suggestions, as I'm in the midst of an art trade, and I'm really bad at managing those.
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fmabbn Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
omg that's fuckin awesome
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spookyheart Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks c:
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fmabbn Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
;P
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Sno-wy Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This picture is gorgeous! And all this by hand??? (I'm really bad at traditional art X33)
Great job~ It would cool to see this as a actual book cover 8D
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spookyheart Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, yeah, all by hand. Thanks so much c:
I have it set up so that I could do more if I wanted to, but I'd need to find the time XD
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Teahorse Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Student General Artist
This is absolutely magnificent! I love Nouveau style, and you've done an amazing job making a creative and beautiful cover for The Darkest Hour! :love: Simply stunning.
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spookyheart Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow thank you so much! I'm glad you like it :heart:
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Teahorse Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Student General Artist
You're very welcome. <3
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thrushwing12 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Student Writer
Thats cool~
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spookyheart Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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thrushwing12 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student Writer
Yeppers~
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Juniperminthe Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is great! I love Firestar's expression.
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spookyheart Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I wanted to make him look really heroic.
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Ashfur21 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Cool! :la:
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spookyheart Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks c:
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Inktheid Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh, that's awesome! <3
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spookyheart Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much <3
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Inktheid Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :aww:
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Lilleesart Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Student Artist
YOU TOOK THAT LONG TO MAKE THIS??
I really gotta start taking time! You are 10x better than anyone. I love this :P
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spookyheart Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, but I DID take breaks in between XD
It's a good thing to try. I forced myself not to rush it but sometimes I wished I could because my hand hurt so bad!
Aww no, I'm not better than anyone. But I appreciate it. Thank you very much!
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Shatterwing123 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
OH MY GOSH you met her!? You are so lucky! I envy you!

By the way, this is amazing! I love it!:iconfirestarapprovesplz:
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spookyheart Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Keep an eye out for tour dates. They'll be announced on HarperCollins website, and she posts them to her Facebook page. She does one or two a year in different places all over the US.

And thank you very much!
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moonrise254 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oooooh I likey :D
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spookyheart Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you c:
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