This is a sketch of Morozko and Vasya from Katherine Arden's amazing Winternight trilogy.
I devoured all three books earlier this month and am now completely in love with Morozko!
I worked on this piece for 7 hours, using charcoal pencils and graphite pencils (5B, 3B, 2B, B, H).
I did find an image to use as a rough basis for their poses, but mostly I had to make up hair, clothing etc. This took me out of my comfort zone, as I generally copy exactly from an existing image. Therefore it was good practice for me to branch out and try something different, and overall I am 65% happy with this artwork. It's not perfect and the detailed shading isn't there, but it captures the characters, I think.