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Holding Back by burdge Holding Back by burdge
jace and clary in a nutshell. :B
i mean, am i right? throughout most of the books
they're holding back. up until- well, i'm not gonna
give anything away; i hate spoilers...

read the books!!
The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
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i love all ur work!! u always do a great job!

and believe me i have read all Cassie's books and i plan to read more! ^^

gotta <3 Cassie Clare!!

u got them just as i pictured them but u made them so much better!

You are so talented at drawing! You're a real artist!

i was so amazed when i saw this! i actually thought it was a photo but looking at it know i know i was very wrong!

i love how you get all the features just right!

just amazing! :D
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What can I say? It's amazing as usual. I think you really capture the whole "holding back" kind of thing going, and in general the whole drawing is just perfect. The detail, especially - in all of your pictures I have to admire/drool over your hair. How do you get hair THAT perfect? It'' amazing. And Clary's face- you get the shading of her freckles exactly right. And- Okay. You get the picture.
The only thing I'd change is that I'm not a huge fan of Clary's clothes. I don't know--they're done really well, but they feel a little too...casual. Or something. Forgive my ranting.
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I love the books and the way you represent them is just exactly how i imagined them. Percy Jackson and Percabeth brought me to you first (i have one of your percabeth drawings as my computer background i love them so much) i honestly practically worship your drawings and everything you do!!! i wish i could draw like you!!!!! you inspire me to draw in any time i have and to look at books differently.... I THANK YOU FOR YOUR WORK!!!!
helenacrystal1 Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha this is so lol,I always recognize your drawings immediately,because they're so incomprehensible pretty! Jace&Clary are so cute here! I want to say thank you for all your drawings!
I love, love, love your work. You're probably my favorite artist on DA and I've found a lot of favorites from your gallery. We like a lot of the same books and shows. Have you considered doing any art for the Infernal Devices series? I haven't seen any good art from it on here, and I know you'd do it amazingly!
I'm on book two right now and omg!!!!!! they just need to stop with the angst and the avoiding and get it onnnnn! lmao the books are amazing though, and I'm forever laughing at someone's witty comments :P Thank you for making fan art for this series <3 it makes my imagination of the characters run wild!
Vanilia2 Oct 1, 2012
So adorable!
f*cking awesome!♥
owlcity2013 Jul 30, 2012  Student General Artist
YOU.Will.Tell. ME when they get together FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.............. Please?
JustPlainEm Jul 18, 2012  Student Artist
I have to say that this is the best portrayal of Clary that I've seen...EVER! Cassandra Clare describes her as if she is a kid and many drawings show her as an adultish drew her perfectly!!!
thatonesnarkychick Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Again, you are absolutely amazing. Words cannot describe how perfect this is.
I don't know how but you seem to capture the very essence of their relationship. Your right they are (as you say) in a nutshell holding back (and I'm only on the first book!!!). I love the way it is all described by the simplicity of it, what I mean is thier hands, Jace has his resting on her hips and Clary's are clinging to his shirt they look so desperate to bring the other closer but so hesitent to do so.
Seriously you could put this on the back of the book, no depcription and draw people into it just be the comlicated depth the (for lack of a better word) ooze.
Sorry I tent to go off on crazy tyrants xD
I love the emotion and depth this picture shows
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