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Kate Daniels Series: Derek

It's done! It's finally done! I have finally managed to finish this Derek painting. It's been years in the making. I'm not even kidding: the first sketch was done around 2013. The original idea was supposed to be the character we meet for the first time in the Kate Daniels book. When I decided to actually start painting him late last year, I felt it was more appropriate to paint the older version of the character. I decided to keep the sword from the original sketch: it's from Kate's weapons stash. I felt it was a nice homage to the younger Derek since he took the time and ended up choosing the sword for himself. Click to view larger image The novella cover I painted only showed part of his scarred face, and since there are quite the coterie of Derek fans out there, I confess I was a little intimidated at the prospect of painting his face in full view (please be kind to me, Derek fans). The initial concept was to have a dark background dominate