Sketch: Hidden Pushers

Susan Quinn of Ink Spells won second place and a sketch in the Demotivational Contest we had last month. This is her prize, a scene from one of her works in progress:

Although everyone now reads minds, sixteen-year-old Kira Moore can't and never will. When she almost kills her best friend by accident, she discovers she can control the minds of others and is torn between passing for normal and exposing the hidden pushers of her world.

In this scene, Kira meets a young pusher named Laney, while on their way to deeper trouble.

I've only read the one scene, but already I want to read more of this. Thanks for letting me draw some fan art, Susan!


vic caswell said...

love the posturing of the figures and the use of line! great shading under the bench and nice draping of the skirt! :)

Adam Heine said...

Thanks, aspiring! I had good reference pictures for the figures (and Laney's pose is what's written in the scene, more or less). But as I think about the little things I had to change from the references, I'm pretty happy with how everything turned out.

See? When you win a prize, I do a good job :-)

Matthew MacNish said...

Wow. This is really freakin cool, thanks for sharing Adam!

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

I haz fan art. *faints*

My art appreciation skills are limited to things like "Cool!" so I'm glad aspiring can give you some artistic feedback. For me, it was so exciting to see one of my scenes somewhere outside my own head. Makes it real, and inspiring, and I can totes see why Westerfeld keeps insisting on more illustrations with every novel. They rock!

p.s. thanks for being excited about the story, too! I'm diving into Draft 3 today. :)

fairyhedgehog said...

That's a great sketch. I love how they'e both sitting.

lotusgirl said...

Cool concept Susan. I'd like to read more.

Adam Heine said...

Don't tell anybody, Susan, but I don't know anything about art either. I mean, I know how to draw, but I don't know how to talk about it. The last art class I took was in 7th grade ;-)

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

@Lotus Thanks!

@Adam Get out! Somehow I think you know more than you let on.

I wish I'd taken an art appreciation class as an elective, so I could fake my way through conversations about art. Instead, I took philosophy and economics. I can fake talking about those pretty well.