This blog is a celebration of novel, novel characters!

I love reading novels, and as an artist I know a great exercise to stretch one's illustration skills is to portray characters from a description in a book. This blog is a challenge to myself to do just that so I'll be posting illustrations from whatever book I'm currently reading. Feel free to add comments and send me your fan art for these great titles too!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Poll results- The Clumsy Catch -Featuring Morning's Refrain

This is a long over-due drawing!  I apologize for not having my act together.  I thought it would be fun to periodically do polls on the blog but I’ve run into two problems with that- a) something went wrong with the html code for the poll and b) I was being overly ambitious, unrealistic about how much time it takes to do all this reading, writing and drawing!  Anyway, here's the poll I originally posted:

Daniel Deronda

-Saved from Drowning (the least you can do is bake the man cookies to say thank you) (20%)


 -Runaway Horse (you can't stop it but he can!) (20%)


Hana Yori Dango

-Clumsy Catch (this is the one where you both end up in each other's arms on the ground) (60%)

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

-You'll Never go Hungry Again (you may be poor, but he loves you anyway) (0%)

 I recently read through Tracie Peterson’s “Song of Alaska” series, which I really enjoyed.  The second book, “Morning’s Refrain” is about a lovely lady that needs a lot of help from her beau.  Her story finds her on the receiving end of 3 of the 4 romantic rescues listed in the poll!  Can you guess which 3?  I have to admit when I wrote out the choices this story was still very much on my mind.  So, as promised, here’s a sketch for the winning scenario, inspired by Phoebe & Dalton from “Morning’s Refrain!”

The Clumsy Catch

"Morning's Refrain" p.54-
“Might I help you?”
Phoebe had such a start that she threw the plate high into the air.  This was followed by a muffled cry and a frantic flailing to secure the lost treats.
Losing her balance, she stumbled back against Dalton.  He tried to steady her, but they both realized too late that this was impossible.  He fell backward, his hands still secured about her waste.   Phoebe followed him down, landing on top of his stomach-and a loud groan broke the silence. The only problem was, it wasn’t her loud groan.

Have a great week!



  1. Oh, darling as usual!

    Now I'll have to put these books on my TBR list. :D

    1. Thanks! It was a good series. I was really glad each of the stories were really different despite having characters from the same family living in the same setting. I'm always afraid that when I read a sequel that continues with the children of the first book's protagonists that the plot will be history repeating itself, so it was refreshing to not have that be the case. :)

    2. I should point out, novels probably aren't to fault for my fear of history repeating itself with sequels so much as all those Disney sequels... Lion Kind 2, Little Mermaid 2, Lady and the Tramp 2, etc.