Trudi Canavan

bestselling author of The Black Magician Trilogy

The Sekrit Projekt: My Gift To Fans

So what was all the sewing, photo-taking, sketching and drawing leading to? Well, I wanted to do something with the character sketches other than just put them on this website. So had the drawing scanned and dragged out my old graphic design skills to make a little complimentary gift for fans of the Black Magician Trilogy and the Traitor Spy Trilogy:

Computer wallpaper calendars (LINKS FIXED – I HOPE):

For a screen resolution of 1920×1080.

For a screen resolution of 1600×1200.

For a screen resolution of 1600×900.

For a screen resolution of 1024×768.

Each month I will post a wallpaper featuring a different character – or two. Click on the image in the post that most closely matches your screen resolution and a new page should open containing an image that size. Then follow whatever instructions your kind of computer has for downloading the image and setting it up as wallpaper. (I’m no expert at how this is done, so seek the advice of your usual computer techie helper if you can’t do this on your own.)

Of course, the you are welcome to use the images as computer backgrounds but please don’t use them for other purposes. I have some other ideas for these drawings that I’d like to explore, but will see how things go with this one first.

12 Responses »

  1. Thank you so much!! Sonea is on my desktop now and will be there until the 1st of february. I cant help being curious which character is the next.

  2. Happy New Year!

    Thank you for The Sekrit Projekt, what a lovely gift.

  3. Great idea, Trudi! Thank you.
    Well, Sonea will be definitely stand on my desktop soon 😉

    Happy new year!
    Greetings from Germany***Nicole

  4. Thanks Trudi! I can’t wait to see how each of the characters look in your mind. I wish all of my favourite authors would do this as it’s so interesting to get further into an author’s head 😀

  5. Hi Trudi,
    Wow, I think these wallpapers are a great idea. I modified it to work as a wallpaper for my iPhone, do you want me to post it here?

    Happy new year from Austria!


  6. Thank you 🙂 Not new year yet, but I wish you a happy new year. Here’s a random quote:

    “We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.”
    Edith Lovejoy Pierce

  7. Think I have me new backdrop, although could you fix the links?

    If anyone wants the actual pics in the interim, take the thumbnail and drop the secondary resolution off the link:×298.jpg

    Also would you be able to do a dual screen version?



  8. Good morning Trudi,

    >> “Click on the image in the post that most closely matches your screen resolution and
    >> a new page should open containing an image that size.”

    I have unsuccessfully tried various ways to follow your instructions on how to download the images ment to be linked to by the smaller images above.

    The small images are not linked to the larger (new window) in any way I can see.

    Would you be so kind as to re-link the bigger images behind the smaller ones?

    Thank you for your time.


  9. This is such a cool idea! 🙂 But when I click on the images nothing happens :'( there are no links to the full resolution images – they save small too 😛