Cell-shaded fanart of Kaylin and the Barrani Ancestors from the Chronicles of Elantra series, by Michelle Sagara.
This painting is not an illustration, rather it's an annoying little image that would not leave my mind, especially when I get to passages in the books speaking of the two Barrani Ancestors from Nightshade's castle.
The scene from the painting represents something I would have loved to see happen; Kaylin, waking the Ancestors by mistake, but with no one (except Hope), there to help her. This idea would need to take place before Cast in Flame of course, seeing that Cast in Flame wasn't too kind to the two Ancestors.(╥_╥)
I so wanted to see more of them in the future and I had so many questions about them. Though, that's not surprising; they are Barrani, ancient AND vampires... exactly my cup of tea! （*＾ワ＾*）
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Though my imagination can only guess lol
And of course I also really like the picture especially Hope and the ancestor, they have kind of a similar expression here
Glad you like how this piece turned out, and the 'conversation' between the ancestor and Hope.
Hope looks gorgeous and I especially like your 'magic' glow. It is wonderfully done!