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Our Favorite Fan Art from Neal Shusterman’s Arc of Scythe Series

October 5, 2018
Kate Bouchard

Scythe and Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman introduce us to a world entirely different from the one we know.  A chilling world without hunger, disease, war, or misery, but seeping with death and the conflicting morality that comes with being “in charge” of taking the lives of those around you, for the “greater good,” of the community.

When I am thrown into an exciting new world like the world in the Scythe and Thunderhead, I love looking at fan art to immerse myself in the fictional world, and truly feel as if I know this strange and exhilarating world. Check out a few of my favorite fan art images below from some extremely talented fans on Instagram!

 

Our Favorite Fan Art from Neal Shusterman’s Arc of Scythe Series

We love this simple drawing that makes such a statement.

 

Wow. This is just incredible.

 

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I'll edit this with the less-yellow version after I get home. :') I've been wanting to draw Scythe fanart for a while (I actually drew some stupid ones a bit ago that I'll post later) and since we had late arrival today I had a good 3 hours to work on art, so I decided to draw Volta! Now that I'm seeing it again I can see all of the mistakes I made but honestly this is the best digital painting I've done so far so I can deal with it. Scythe characters are described pretty vaguely, so they'll look a little different every time I draw them lol. It also looks much more yellow than on the computer… [ID: A digital painting of a boy. He has light brown skin, dark brown hair, and yellow eyes. He has a worried expression on his face. His head is titled at a three-fourths view. His hair is curly. In front of him, obscuring everything from the neck down, is a yellow, orange, and red bush that looks kinda like fire. There are green leaves on it, and the bush is partially blurred. It creeps up the sides of the image as well. The background has orange and red blotches and also has green leaves. It is blurred as well. The lighting is very yellow.] #Volta #fanart #digitalart #photoshopart #photoshop #scythe #arcofascythe #scythevolta #hsvolta #scythefanart #voltafanart #digital #digitalpainting #portraitart #artistsofinstagram #digitalartistsoninstagram #digitalartist #smallartist #malecharacter #femaleartist

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This drawing of Volta is pure magic!

 

This drawing is sleek and dangerous. We love it.

 

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Such a fun, powerful read. Shusterman’s new novel is set in a world in which death has been cured. Humans are immortal, cannot be killed by diseases, and can be revived from virtually any accident. The population, however, is still growing at unsustainable rate. To slow it, the Scythedom was created. Scythes, at once feared and revered, avoided and sought, have one job: to meet their quota for deaths per month. They must ensure that the population does not grow too large. But the Scythedom is not as united as it seems, and in-fighting is brought to the surface when one prominent Scythe decides to take on an unprecedented two apprentices, forcing them to compete for the position. Filled with intrigue, death, life, and love, the two apprentices must navigate this new world without knowing the agendas of the Scythes around them or of the mysterious Thunderhead, the collective consciousness created when all human information was uploaded, and responsible for monitoring all aspects of life besides the Scythes themselves…In a world where death no longer exists @nealshusterman forces us to consider what truly matters. #bookstagram #shsbookstagram #shsreads #staplesreads #booklove #dystopia #scythe #arcofascythe #scythedom #anelegyofscythes #YA #death #fantasy #thecloud #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #teachergram

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The art and props in this photo are spot-on!

 

We can’t get enough of this symbol. The colors, layout, and composition are beautiful.

 

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'To him, she looked like a goddess. The only thing that could ever do her justice would be the brush of a mortal-age artist, capable of immortalizing the world with far greater truth and passion than actual immortality could've – @nealshusterman , Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe #2). Well, I certainly hope I did her some justice… I had to re-read this same page a few times to let it a sink in… Look peoples! I have used colors! I do not see the world black and white, rest assured. • • • • • • #citraterranova #scytheanastasia #scythe #thunderhead #arcofascythe #nealshusterman #honorablescythe #writing #books #booknerd #art #fanart #artstagram #drawing #pencils #watercolors

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This painting is just so beautiful.

 

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. ⛏ Siega de Neal Shusterman. La mejor lectura del año. 5/5 ⭐️. De verdad este libro es IMPRESCINDIBLE, no diré más. En un mundo donde ya no hay enfermedades, hay sobrepoblacion, por lo que el gobierno instaura la Siega, un grupo de segadores que controlan la muerte y matan a discreción. . . . ⛏ Scythe, by Neal Shusterman. The best book of this year so far. 5/5 ⭐️. This book is truly INDISPENSABLE, and I’ll say no more! In a world with no deseases, there’s too many people. Because of that, the government set a group called Scythe that controls death and kills. . . . . #scythe #siega #drawing #artist #watercolor #art #illustration #ilustracion #acuarela . #nealshusterman #bookstagram #bookgeek #bookstagramespaña #bookstagrammers #lectura #kindlepaperwhite #anastasia

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We are obsessed with everything in this photo!

 

Love seeing all the characters come to life!