Time to kick off my guest art features!
If you've got a piece in progress that you won't finish in time, I will be happy to share it between Chapters 5 & 6, or post it in my fanart gallery and reblog it all over my social media. I apologize for any inconvenience, I have been so shocked and overwhelmed by the amount of beautiful work people have sent me - but I also don't want to disrupt my comic posts too much all at once. Anything sent to me after this deadline will be shared instead between Chapters 5 & 6 and reblogged/retweeted like crazy in the meantime.
First up: this immaculate portrait of Sanctuary by @Dajamas on Tumblr. They said they were inspired by Michael Malm's portraits for the way he does lighting - and I was delighted on further research to learn that this artist paints a LOT of luminous Jesus portraits. Perfect fit imo. Thank you, Dajamas!
Aside from being an incredible painter, Dajamas also has a comic called Poor Man's Gambit - and I think readers of Fairmeadow would definitely find their story kindred to this one! If the cover art alone doesn't convince you, here's their summary:
(On top of all this, the protagonist, Kes, has a pet tortoise and many cats that he likes to talk to and if that doesn't make him an instant winner in your heart then idk what to tell you.)