The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide–Fan Artist Highlights

The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide is now on shelves or you can get it via Aside from fabulous information that tells the backstory of fan favorite characters like Alice, we now also have details on our favorite villains like Victoria (or maybe she’s not such a villain after all). We also now get all the history of all of the Volturi coven members and the covens that came to be witnesses for the Cullens. Wolfpack people, no fear, there’s lots of new info on Emily, Sam, Leah and other pack members.

Now aside from all of those juicy details, there are fabulous illustrations through out the book of characters, places, cars, clothing, etc.

One of our favorite sections was the section designated toward fan artists! There is an entire collection of fan art that illustrates different moments in the Twilight Saga. The media and style is different artist by artist. Some are charcoal, some are watercolor, some are abstract, etc. regardless they are all fantastic!

We’d like to call attention to two of them who we have known about for years. They were two of the very first artists to be part of the Ramblings And Thoughts fanfic and fan art site. To our knowledge, this was the first site to recognize fanfic and fan artists side-by-side in the Twilight world.

The first is Darcy Ripley whose fan name is Tainted Tea. Darcy leans towards a surreal style. Below is a picture of Darcy’s of Edward and Bella that doesn’t appear in the guide, but she has two others that do. You can find Darcy’s website here, and you can see more of her Twilight related fan art here.

The next is Kim Kincaid whose fan name is Fatty Lumpkin. Kim works in several media and does mostly portrait work. Below is one of her pictures or her vision of Edward that doesn’t appear in the guide, but she also has two others that do(portraits of Emmett and Jacob). You can find Kim’s website here, and her blog here and you can see more of her Twilight related fan art here.

Congrats to both Darcy and Kim!



  1. The second image has always been my favorite Edward rendition. I have a print out of it on card stock that i use as a book mark for my Twilight books. Looking at it always takes me back to the beginning.

  2. I love her take on Edward, it was more along what I imagined too.

  3. I so love the portrait of Edward. That’s more of how I envisioned him. No less love for RPatz, tho. But the guy in her picture? No that’s a boy I would have swooned over in my teen years. Still do, even though they’re all in their 30s. lol

  4. I love the Edward portrait-it’s stunning and very real, a lot like how I imagined. The eyes in the picture are beautiful…they have so much depth.

  5. jeanbrown says

    Dont care for the drawing of Edward. That is not how i imagine him. Even if there were no movies, i still do not see that as Edward. I guess everyone has their own version of him.

  6. Thank you for posting this. I had no idea. I just knew I was in some “Twilight-related” publication and I could not talk about it. Thank you for providing a forum for artists and for keeping us all up to date on Twilight happenings.

  7. The second is like my favorite fan artist… I don’t care how hot people think Robert Pattinson is. He’s got nothing on the Edward I imagined in my head when I read Twilight for the first time 4 years ago…

  8. emilypruitt says

    Darcy’s work is just whimsical in the most perfect way. It’s dream-like quality really lends itself to the supernatural power books can have to their readers. I would love to own a piece of her work, display it on my wall, and get lost in it over and over again. Kim’s work is just so striking. I want her to do portraits of me & my husband. I think i’d love them more than our wedding pictures.

    I unfortunately didn’t find Twilight until some of the movie buzz had already started. Granted it was back in the days of Twilight Tuesday and early MTV interviews, but still spring 2008; far after the 2005 publish date. I would have killed to have been around in the early days, when things like this began. That is such a powerful thing. And it is such a testament that these artists were honored in the official guide and that the first words in the book, under the title, is a dedication to Lori and Laura. How well deserved that dedication is.

    It is more than i expected. This will definitely take more than one read-through. 🙂

  9. I’m probably posting in the wrong place…but I don’t usually post & haven’t been reading as faithfully lately. I finally got my copy of the Guide and was excited to see the credit you guys got. CONGRATS and thanks for providing a great site for all of us to enjoy!

  10. i think the picture of edward is very close. sharp, strong, and beautiful. its as close as can be imagined by people who havent seen a vampire.

    i really think that rpatz is not even close to edward. i love the actors, but i think they could have casted a lot better for this perticular movie. they arent good enough. No offence to them though!

    I love Twilight!!!!!! it changed my life!!!!!


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