passion for printing

passion for printing

Through the kindness and thoughtfulness of Neda from the lovely @THESUBCLUBbooks, I was introduced to Ava and Max from The Work of Art Trilogy by Ruth Clampett. She felt that I would enjoy the series since it takes place within the art world. While that is true, I also enjoyed the locations used in the first book: Work of Art Book 1 – The Inspiration. I’ve had the pleasure of visiting several of the places mentioned, including what has to be my favorite bookstore on the planet, Hennessey + Ingalls!

I enjoyed all of the characters, but it was fun and interesting to follow the ever-changing dynamics between Ava and Max. Both of them possessed many facets to their personalities, but I really enjoyed how strong, driven, intelligent and skilled Ava was, even when she was feeling less than confident or confused. Whenever there were times when she was second-guessing herself or at a point of weakness, she may have been feeling it internally but did not easily let it show to others. But at the same time, she did not hesitate to seek advice from her close friends when needed as well.

But while Max also had a very strong personality and did not appreciate nor accept others attempting to dictate his actions, he was more than willing to allow Ava to teach him a thing or two. 😉 One such instance occurred when Max asked Ava to show him how to screen print some of his artwork. I decided to attempt to illustrate a moment of weakness that overtook them both, when they let their guards down a bit… 😉

But beware: things are not always what they seem…and events can, and do change in an instant!


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8 Responses to passion for printing

  1. Christine C

    Wow,what a illo! I haven’t heard this book before…but the way you decribed sound so interesting lol. The colors are fantastic and love ava’s glasses and max’s wild hair.
    Great illo Victoria 🙂

    • admin

      Thanks so much, Christine! 😀 I’m so glad you enjoyed the illo! I hadn’t heard of it either, so it was fun to read with ‘fresh eyes.’ 😉 I’m glad my ramblings got you curious about the books! Hope you give them a try! (I don’t think I’ve ever drawn glasses before, if you can believe that! I’m glad you liked them! Wild hair is always fun to draw…heehee…)

  2. Beautiful you’ve done it again and capture the moment!

  3. I have been looking for a new book series to start.
    Max and Ave. Oh this may be what I need.

    • admin

      Hi Constance! Perfect timing! ;D I hope you enjoy the trilogy! Thanks for stopping in and checking out the new illo! 🙂

  4. Victoria! You have blown me away!!!
    Thank you so so much for creating this beautiful image from Work of Art. I’m going to print it out and frame it. It means so much to me that you read the story and were inspired to create such a beautiful image from my favorite scene in book one.
    You are very talented and I am honored.
    With much gratitude,

    • admin

      Oh gosh, I am so happy that you enjoyed the illo and extremely flattered by your kind words! 😀 It was completely my pleasure, and I’m excited to hear that it happened to be your favorite scene from the first book! The characters are really wonderful, so hopefully I did them justice. Thank you so much! 😀

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