Early on during the editing of my short story The Death of Us, I commissioned some character portraits from the wonderful Sarah de Buck, with the intent of including them in the story. Since then, my ideas of what artistic “look” I want the Chronicles to have has changed such that I no longer feel these belong in the story itself, but I’m still quite happy with them and think it would be a shame for them to never be seen. As far as I’m concerned, these are the official appearances of these characters, and any future illustrations of them will likely draw inspiration from these portraits.
And, as an added bonus, here also is the profile illustration Sarah did of the Tinker from The Little Clockwork Girl. This one seriously blew me away when I first saw the finished design (as did the one of Emilia up above), and is what led me to ask her to also illustrate the characters from The Death of Us.