Announcing the winners of the Fan Art Contest

 

Liar's key UK coverI’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who took the time and submitted an entry (or more) to this competition. For all of us, might we be other readers, publishers or the author himself, it gives a sense of great excitement and joy to see our favourite characters come to life through the vivid imagination and devoted work of other artists.

Beside the many great pieces I was also often moved by the emails accompanying the works, telling us about how the contest provided inspiration to draw or paint again after a long time, how much enjoyment the work caused to the artists themselves, and of course about how much love they felt toward Mark’s books, something that was also clearly reflected in their creations.

During the competition I also realised that unlike the previous ones I hosted on this site, this one gave an equal opportunity to those international readers, too, whose English might not be very good and read the books in translations. For this reason I would definitely like to repeat this competition next year and moving on also organise more of those that encourage everyone to join in, regardless the language they speak.

From so many excellent entries it was very difficult to choose only three, but we eventually came to the following decision:

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The three winners in no particular order are

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Fool girl by Pen Astridge

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Gorgoth with Jorg’s son by Joyce van Paassen

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Snorri and the Graveyard Unborn by John Stewart

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The fourth prize, both offered and randomly selected by Mark, goes to entry 9:

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Skilfar by Ivenn

Skilfar by Ivenn.

Runner ups (again, in no particular order) were:

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The Silent Sister and the Red Queen from a painting in progress by Simon Schmidt

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Aslaug and Snorri by Joel Bastide

Aslaug and Snorri.

The blood of Odin by Ivenn

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.Aslaug by Jedidja van Oene

Aslaug - Jedidja van Oene.

Apart from these we very much liked many other entries, please see all of them once again below. I’d like to thank both Jane Johnson & Mark Lawrence for helping with the judging and HarperVoyager for providing the early copies of The Liar’s Key as prizes for this contest.

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1. Lisa DeVeer by P.S.

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2. Hunted by Alicia Wanstall-Burke

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 3. The Locket by Michael McClung

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4. The Silent Sister’s Trap by Andrea Luhman

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5. Gorgoth with Jorg’s son by Joyce van Paassen

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6. Approaching the Circus by Garrett Rentz

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7. The blood of Odin by Ivenn

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8. Prince Jalan on the Balcony by Daniel Brown

Daniel Brown

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9. Skilfar by Ivenn

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10. Fight by Joy Cronje

Joy Cronje

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11. Jalan and Snorri by Noc Tuidus

Jalan and Snorri

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12. Chibi Jorg by Kirava1

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13. Fool girl by Pen Astridge

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14. The Prince on Stage by Nikoletta Lazar

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15. Snorri and the Graveyard Unborn by John Stewart

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16. Bear, meet Snorri by Marc Esber

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17. The Silent Sister’s curse by Leona Henry

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18. Is Revenge A Science Or An Art by Nian Vervoort 

Is Revenge A Science Or An Art

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19. The Casanova of Vermillion (non-competing entry) by Agnes

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20. The Good, The Bad and The Angry by Kareem Freshpots Mahfouz

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21. Prince Jalan by Flóra Nagy

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22. Jorg Ancrath by Jasmin Hierl

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23. Aslaug by Jedidja van Oene

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24. The Thorns of the Fool  – Jorg and Jalan by Yasmeen Al-Maimani

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25. Jal and Snorri by Clare Henry

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26. Aslaug and Snorri by Joel Bastide

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27. Breaking the Curse with Fexler’s Help by Ivenn

(a scene from the artist’s imagination)

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28. The Silent Sister and the Red Queen from a painting in progress by Simon Schmidt

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29. Prince Jalan by Vivien Horváth

Prince Jalan

Jorg and the Dead King by Vivien Horváth

Jorg and Dead King

Jalan and Jorg by Vivien Horváth

Jalan and Jorg

  3 comments for “Announcing the winners of the Fan Art Contest

  1. May 17, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    Congratulation to the three winners, those were my favourite entries as well! 🙂 And thank you very much for the fourth prize, I’m still in shock and can’t believe how lucky I am! This was the best surprise ever, I’m so happy and grateful for this contest. Not only it gave me joy and motivation – I am one of those who hasn’t drawn anything in ages -, but it was also a great way to spend my time during my recovery from an accident. I have no idea what I would have done in my bed all day if I hadn’t found this website. So thank you again: Agnes, Mark, Jane and all my fellow contestants as well who gifted us with their amazing arts. I hope I can see more fanarts from all of you in the future, you have amazing skills and styles!!

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  2. May 17, 2015 at 11:35 pm

    Snorri and the Graveyard Unborn by John Stewart is amazing!!!

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  3. August 18, 2015 at 11:56 am

    Reblogged this on Halimas Blog and commented:
    Mark Lawrence is a genius, I truly love his work.

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