My very own book cover design of Clockwork Angel. A requirement I made for my thesis. I took Book Illustration as my thesis and chose the book Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare coz it’s so awesome. I got to illustrate 24 scenes from the book. I inserted the illustrations inside and printed a hardbound book dummy. It was one hell of a roller coaster ride. :))

Made with watercolors, gears, wires, and other found metals. Edited in Adobe Photoshop.
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Tessa Gray and Jem Carstairs from The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare

"She turned, but Jem had already appeared at her side, and he pushed the window open. As the dark shape fluttered inside, it flew straight for Tessa. She raised her hands and caught it out of the air, feeling the sharp metal wings flutter against her palms. As she held it, they closed, and its eyes closed too. Once more it held its metal sword quietly, as if waiting to be wakened again. Tick-tick went its clockwork heart against her fingers.

                Jem turned from the open window, the wind ruffling his hair. In the yellow light, it shone like white gold. “What is it?”

                Tessa smiled. “My angel,” she said.”

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Tessa Gray and Will Herondale from The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare

"But that didn’t matter; not now. Will could think of only one thing. Tessa. Half in dread, half in hope, he crossed the room to where she lay. The fountain made its wretched soothing noises as he knelt down and lifted her into his arms.

                He had held her like this only once before, in the attic, the night they had burned de Quincey’s town house. The memory of it had come to him, unbidden, often enough since. Now it was torture. Her dress was soaked in blood; so was her hair, and her face was streaked with it. Will had seen enough injuries to know that no one could lose blood like this and live.”

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Nate Gray, Jessamine Lovelace, and some automatons. From The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare. 

                “Jem!” Jessamine shrieked. “Nate’s a liar. He was helping Mortmain all this time—Mortmain’s the Magister, not de Quincey—”         

                Nathaniel whirled. “Silence her,” he barked at the clockwork creature behind him. Its metal arms tightened around Jessamine, who choked and fell silent, her face white with pain. Her eyes darted toward the automaton on Nathaniel’s right. Following her gaze, Jem saw that the creature held the familiar golden square of the Pyxis in its hands.

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Mrs. Dark, Will, and Jem from The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare

. A great crystal chandelier hung overhead, fronded with strings of gray cobweb that drifted in the disturbed air like ancient lace curtains. It had probably once hung over a grand table. Now it swung over a bare marble floor that had been painted with a series of necromantic patterns—a five-pointed star inside a circle inside a square. Inside the pentagram stood a repulsive stone statue, the figure of some hideous demon, with twisted limbs and clawed hands. Horns rose from its head.

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Thomas fighting an Automaton for Sophie and Tessa. From The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare.

“Sophie!” Thomas cried, and Tessa could hear what was in his voice, and knew she had been right about his feelings for Sophie. “The Sanctuary! Go!”

                “No!” Mortmain shouted, turning to the clockwork creature that had attacked Jessamine. As it raised its arm, Tessa caught hold of Sophie’s wrist and began to drag her toward the stairs. A bolt of red fire hit the wall beside them, scorching the stone. Tessa shrieked but didn’t slow, yanking Sophie up the spiral staircase, the smell of smoke and death following them as they ran.

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Axel Mortmain and Nate Gray with some automatons. From The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare.

Tessa whirled to look at her brother, but Nate seemed to have forgotten she was there—that anyone else was there. He was staring past her at Mortmain, the oddest expression—a mix of fear and worship—stamped on his face. He moved forward, pushing past Tessa; she reached to hold him back, but he shook off her reaching hand with a flick of annoyance. At last he was standing directly in front of Mortmain.

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Agatha and an Automaton from The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare

One bloodstained hand gripped Agatha’s wrist; clamped in the other was a long, thin knife. Tessa moved forward, but it was already too late. The creature swung the blade with blinding speed, and buried it in Agatha’s chest. Agatha choked, her hands going to the blade. The creature stood, ragged and terrifying and unmoving as she clawed at the knife hilt; then, with appalling swiftness, it yanked the blade back, letting her crumple to the ground. Nor did the automaton remain to watch her fall, but turned and walked back out the door through which it had come.

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Jem Carstairs and Will Herondale from The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare

“I’ll stay,” Will said a bit crossly, and threw himself down in the armchair Tessa had just vacated. “I can minister angelically.”                

               “None too convincingly. And you’re not as pretty to look at as Tessa is,” Jem said, closing his eyes as he leaned back against the pillow.     

               “How rude. Many who have gazed upon me have compared the experience to gazing at the radiance of the sun.”

                Jem still had his eyes closed. “If they mean it gives you a headache, they aren’t wrong.”


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Tessa Gray and Jem Carstairs on Blackfriars Bridge. From the Infernal devices by Cassandra Clare.

"They walked to the center of the bridge, where Tessa leaned against a granite parapet and looked down. The Thames was black in the moonlight. The expanse of London stretched away on either bank, the great dome of St. Paul’s looming up behind them like a white ghost, and everything shrouded in the softening fog that laid a gently blurring veil over the harsh lines of the city." 

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