The young man standing in the shadows behind me bowed in the traditional manner of the Cassiline Brotherhood, hands crossed before him at chest level. Warm sunlight gleamed on the steel of his vambraces and the chain-mail that gauntleted the backs of his hands. His twin daggers hung low on his belt and the cruciform hilt of his sword, always worn at the back, rose above his shoulders. He straightened and met my eyes.
"Phèdre nó Delaunay," he said formally, "I am Joscelin Verreuil of the Cassiline Brotherhood. It is my privilege to attend."
He neither looked nor sounded as though he meant it...
- Phedre meets Joscelin for the first time in Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey.
This was a sketch prize for reaching 1000 Likes on my Kushiel's Legacy illustration project's fan page. I was so happy to get the chance to draw Joscelin Verreuil, who does not have near enough fan art of him, considering what a BAMF he is in the books.
8x10 inches, HB and 6B graphite pencils on paper.