Vote for Daneli!

If you’ve read Becoming Queen, you know Daneli well. I decided I wanted to get an artist’s representation of her, and other characters of that book, as I’m working on a sequel right now. So I wanted people to vote on which Daneli they like best. These are my three top favorites out of the five I commissioned. I won’t bias it by telling my favorite. Let me know which one you like best!

Daneli 1


Daneli 2


Daneli 3

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  1. I like #2! It’s the most clear, I can see her face, and I like that she’s in motion, active!

  2. I like #2. It´s much clearer than the other two. Love the way she moves.

  3. Have not read the book, but I like number 1. I think it’s because she’s facing forward and walking toward the viewer. It’s clear from all that she’s a skillful archer, but no. 1 gives a little extra. My second choice would be no. 3; I have a slight preference for 1 & 3 because they look more photo-realistic & it’s easier for me to imagine them as real people. They are all great, though.

  4. I haven’t read your book, but this is my perspective as an artist.
    #3 is too dark and lacks contrast. Not the best at any rate (sorry, artists #3!)
    Between #1 and #2 is a stark difference in styles, and if you think one works better with the tone of your story, go with that.
    If there’s a lot of dark elements to the story, I’d go with #1 because I feel #2 is more lighthearted in its depiction, although the artist could probably pull off more grave scenes in their unique way.
    Hope this helps! 🙂

  5. Thanks, everyone! I’m debating between 1 and 2 – whether I want more realistic or more comic-like. I’m leaning toward realistic, but I haven’t fully decided yet. Your comments are helpful!

  6. Number two. Brighter and easier to see her. The backgrounds on 1 & 3 are too dark and she blends in. #1 could be a contender for me if the background were lighter.

  7. I like #1 the best. Besides the realism, the pensive nature of the face makes me want to find out what’s going on inside her head. Not having read the book, I see a confidence but also, perhaps, a hidden pain that she has overcome to find courage. Wow, talk about reading into it!

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