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Sophie and Howl by Ayrtha Sophie and Howl by Ayrtha
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"When she reached Market Square, it was worse, if possible. Most of the inns were in the Square. Crowds of young men swaggered beerily to and fro, trailing cloaks and long sleeves and stamping buckled boots they would never have dreamed of wearing on a working day, calling loud remarks and accosting girls. The girls strolled in fine pairs, ready to be accosted. It was perfectly normal for May Day, but Sophie was scared of that too. And when a young man in a fantastical blue-and-silver costume spotted Sophie and decided to accost her as well, Sophie shrank into a shop doorway and tried to hide.
The young man looked at her in surprise. “It’s all right, you little gray mouse,” he said, laughing rather pityingly. “I only want to buy you a drink. Don’t look so scared.” "

From HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE by Diana Wynne Jones.

I love this book.
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Muncher-Raven Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
This is so perfect!
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Shinwa-Tsuki Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Very nice!
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hazeljones123 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
Lol, Howl the stalker.......
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JediLibrarian Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the looks you gave them :)
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marebear752 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG love your depiction of it!
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sugarylemon Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love³³³³³ this book! Your art is awesome!
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Steelbright Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
I love this book too. :) And i had to stop and look at your picture because of all the character you've given Sophie. her face just feels...different than my imagining of sophie, but so clear! I can see she's in terrified mode right now but that face could do all her other modes as well. I love its expression. The Howl might look a little too goofy to me, but....Sophie's face! XD I think you've made her look older than I usually imagine her, but it gives her a nice edge. Nice work, really.
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Ultra-chan Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
My favorite scene in the book. I love Howl expression, but i think that Sophie is too scared^^
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Macarina Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009
Poor Sophie! she looks so scared...
Nice job :)
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lucida-lownes Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009
That was one of my favorite scenes in the book. I love their expressions and there's some things that look a little out of place but only if you stare at it for a while. c done. :)
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