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  1. 5 points
    Now that`s a disturbing idea you have there I have the feeling, my new piece might look somewhat different than the other 2. Look I drew Kaladin during the storm !
  2. 4 points
    Wow thanks guys! Hemalurgic_Headshot don`t worry about the reputation I like being a skaa Nice nick btw! About accuracy, I used what I remembered from the book which I confess got a bit messy. In the end I knew only: 1.dark gray armor with no incrustations or whatever. 2. elements that overlap so nothing is exposed (it was amazingly hard to figure out the joint pieces) except the face guard slit. 3. Kholin blue cape (not sure about this one actually) 4. slightly curved blade, with wave like serration near the hilt and the hook for Oathbringer. Also I wanted it to look very different from any normal armor that could be used by a normal man. It`s stated i think, that you recognize a shardbearer immediately on the field. Well I made it recognizable and very heavy! I can`t imagine anyone moving in this, without active stormlight in it.The sharp edges were inspired by real metal shards, they tend to have these flat surfaces, that intersect with sharp edges. Good thing about books, I think Brandon said it somewhere, is that everyone can imagine his worlds differently. But I promise next time to do a better research maybe ask you guys about opinions. I`m a relatively new fan (1-2years) and I`m sure I can learn a lot from all of you. Big thanks again!
  3. 3 points
    This is amazing! you just nailed the face shape and marbling! Good job
  4. 3 points
    It is rare (to me at least) to find people who are not artists come up with detailed mental pictures when they read. Even I don't have one for the first or second read through, or first time I try sketching from memory. To me, Dalinar is tall (184/185cm; I'm guessing 177cm or so is average Alethi male which is pretty big for a pre-industrial society, since in 170cm was considered average in 1920 in my country) and very fit for his age, but in the warcamps there are many young men who are taller and more muscular. Dalinar gets by on his strength of personality. He may not be that much taller than most people, but when they speak to him, they leave with the impression that he's a lot bigger than he is because of his presence and aura of authority. I experimented with a number of hairstyles see what would fit Adolin the best. The first hand-drawn sketches I drew, in retrospect, resembled Fred from Scooby Doo (now that I think about it, Fred and Daphne could easily be recoloured into Adolin and Shallan). Rounded lines suggest softness and youth, and angular lines are better for conveying maturity. It was a bit of trial and error to settle on a style that compromised on his personality of boyish playfulness and adult competence. And one of the reasons why I kept re-working the picture was because there was always something that I wanted to change. You mentioned Adolin with hair product and I remembered that I did draw a variant of it, but painted over it because I thought it was too "princeling" and not enough mop. It looks silly, doesn't it? I think it makes him edge into prettyboy level rather than just being handsome. I think longer or "pretty" hair styles fit Renarin better.
  5. 3 points
    If you rubbed Adolin's head, his hair would still look the same after as it did before. That is how I imagined it would be like when I drew it. Not curly hair, but thick and gets fluffy looking 3 hours after a trim from the barber. I drew the eye as a grey-ish blue, or how blue eyes look on Earth. I don't know if blue eyes on Roshar mean bright blue like gemstones, of it's just Radiants who have them. But Alethi are humans so I went with the more natural human look. But of course you can't really tell in low resolution. The original file when I was working on it was around 4000px wide. I like to explain why I drew certain features because I like seeing explanations from other people. Drawing a character in a stylised way means you condense your perceptions into an image, and summarise hundreds lines of text to convey one or two main traits. It's part of my process, and lets other people see what I see in a character and what parts of them struck me as significant and character defining. For example, some people would see "mop of hair" in Adolin's description and draw it all the way down to his forehead and covering his eyebrows, Bieber-style. To me, that would be too young since I would consider Adolin a man and not a boy. Some other people would have it shorter, 2cm below the hairline. But to me, that kind of Roman soldier haircut wouldn't fit Adolin because he never wanted to be a soldier, and he rebels against Dalinar's uniform regulations without actually breaking the rules... Yeah I think about these things when trying to draw a character design. Small things having meaning to me.
  6. 3 points
    It looks like Kelsier is debating whether or not to cover her eyes and say "Guess who?"
  7. 2 points
    Guys It seems no one pointed out my mistake with the safe hand. When I draw I usually flip the image to check for mistakes in the structure. Looks like I did it one too many times and forgot to flip it back. I`ve no idea how to change the image without deleting all your comments with the image itself. So I`m leaving it like this and posting the links to my DA and Artstation where the image is orientated right. Sorry for this, I feel like such a bad fan
  8. 2 points
  9. 2 points
    @Overlord Jebus, check out the Shallads in full colour! Loving all the Gaz love :).
  10. 2 points
  11. 2 points
    Ah so good, this is what death coming towards you look like!
  12. 2 points
    Love the marble skin. Whish I could do tbat with my drawings.
  13. 2 points
    100/10, Really good
  14. 2 points
    Oh my gosh... its amazing!
  15. 2 points
    damnation I love the skin pattern!
  16. 2 points
  17. 2 points
    Many thanks, this is exactly what I`ve tried to make the viewer feel! So I guess...Success! About my next drawing. I have this image in my head of the moment when Adolin drives the knife in Sadeas`s eye. For me, it was one of the most bad chull scenes ever. I always wanted to make it, with all the whispering in the face, sweat and intent to end this once and for all. We`ll see I might change my mind in the end, but still this scene stayed in my mind shining bright with sweet vengeance Not sure if I can execute it right thou. We`ll see.
  18. 2 points
    Thank you! I`m glad you like my drawing. Just on thing, art is not something to be ashamed of, it just has early and late stages of development I love all the art in the forum, everyone has such a distinct style of work. You can never get bored So instead of shaming you, I prefer to inspire you, so you can create more art for us all! Thank you guys! I`m not a fast painter actually, but I can make a gif of the process, if this will help There is another version of the Image and since I can`t decide which is better I`ll post them both, maybe next week I`ll be ready with it, at least I hope so!
  19. 2 points
    YES!!!! This is amazing puts the 3 drawings I have done to shame.love this
  20. 2 points
    Storms, these are fantastic!! It's like magic
  21. 2 points
    Why, you honor me, good sir Thank you!
  22. 2 points
    Why, hello there, new phone wallpaper.
  23. 2 points
    Both hands up for that idea, too bad I can`t dedicate all my time for this, but I`ll try to update every now and than. That`s if I can decide what to do next There is so much to choose from! I`m accepting proposals
  24. 2 points
    I like it! It looks kind of like a video game avatar from that Stormlight game I'm going to code some day. Seriously though, he's terrifying.
  25. 2 points
    Hey. That's pretty good.
  26. 2 points
    Oh hey Shallan is my height. She is such a pervert XD Im sure she has her fair share Jasnah drawings too.
  27. 2 points
    I don't ship it. . . But your Shadolin art is just so adorable!
  28. 2 points
    I don't draw (I am terrible with a pen), but I do think about a great many little things when I try to mentally picture the characters. I try to be as accurate as possible, but I tend to lock onto certain physical descriptive more than others. In the case of Adolin, the items which draw my attention the most were his messy mopish golden hair, the fact he isn't as physically imposing as Dalinar (whom I imagine as full grown bull, so Adolin isn't a wealking, but he isn't a bull: more athletic, quick and fit than his father) and how most characters describe him as looking youthful. I agree about thick and fluffy hair. I too do not imagine Adolin's hair Biebier style (not convenient to have hair over your eyes for a duelist), more like an in-between. He isn't a boy, but at the same time you would never see many older men (Dalinar, Amaram, Sadeas, Sebrarial, Teleb, etc) harboring the same hair cut. Military hair cut is a no for me as it doesn't befit the "messy mop of hair" Dalinar comments on so often in book. If his hair were this short, they wouldn't look messy nor would Shallan want to rub her hands into them, imho. I really like your take on how Adolin wears his hair "outside military regulation" to rebel from his father's regulations: every little leeway he can get away with it (shinning buttons, upscale boots), he takes it. As for the eyes, I personally pictured them as light blue, like a clear sky. I comparison, I picture Dalinar's eyes as darker blue and Kaladin's Radiant eyes as vivid blue, nearly glowing.
  29. 2 points
    I like the hair, they are about how I always pictured them. I pictured them as looking stylish whenever he combs them, but once his "hair product" wears out or if he doesn't bother, they just fall in a messy unruly mop over his forehead. Exactly the kind you just want to mess even more by robbing your hands into it. Some artists draw them curly, but curly doesn't work for me. The eyes are pretty good, though did you draw them brown or is it my computer screen who isn't rendering the colors right? Adolin has blue eyes. I agree Adolin's hair, from a distance look golden, the black only being seen from up-close or this is how I picture him. I really love you explaining how you interpreted the character description. I once read how Brandon took care not to overly describe his characters in order to enable his readers to have their own personalize imagery.
  30. 2 points
    Thanks! Every reader and every artist forms their own impression and voice for a character...well, as long as the author knows what they're doing. That is why representative cover art with character faces like a movie poster turn me off. Your first impression is coloured by it immediately since cover art is accepted as semi-canon, even if the author had no input.
  31. 2 points
    Hey your Adolin is gold! Love it =) I second that every artist can have their own interpretation, that makes fan art worth admiring =)
  32. 1 point
    Haha, I love Kaladin's face.
  33. 1 point
    Love this nice work.
  34. 1 point
    This is amazing. Absolutely amazing. I wish it was possible for you to make more pieces like this 100X faster.
  35. 1 point
    Do you have a Instagram page.
  36. 1 point
    I love that you're basically showing us Eshonai both in and out of armour. I really like this Shardplate design, it feels a lot more realistic than the Plate that you did for Dalinar, while also still looking really terrifying. And I particularly love how you've depicted the Shardblade mid-summon, it looks fantastic like that. You've somehow managed to give us two images in one and they're both wonderful.
  37. 1 point
    This is beautiful very nice work
  38. 1 point
    FYI, I think the one thing that really makes this whole image work so well for me is the pose of the femalen listener on the left, with her chin raised. That attitude breaks up what could otherwise be a homogeneous group, draws the eye, and invites me to look more closely at the others. Without that little touch I probably would have thought "cool, that's pretty" instead of "Wow, this is INCREDIBLE." So well done!
  39. 1 point
    I really like the marbled skin and the plates around her face.
  40. 1 point
    I’m intrigued by what the picture means. Could you please explain?
  41. 1 point
    I would LOVE to see your process! this is incredible work dnavenom!!!
  42. 1 point
    If you ever have the time, please record your process for a speedpaint, I would love to see how you work! This is amazing @dnavenom ! Great work, and please keep them coming!
  43. 1 point
    Holy. Storms. This is awesome.
  44. 1 point
    This is wonderful, I'm in love all over again! And there was I thinking that we would have to wait months before we got your next piece. Allow me to echo @CaptainRyan's comment on your Shallan piece: if you ever decide to start selling prints of these, please let me know, I would also gladly pay you money for them. In any event, please keep making more art, I'm eager to see more, and you've truly cemented yourself as my favourite Cosmere related artist now.
  45. 1 point
    I really like it it's abstract, but very cool illustration of Scadrial situation
  46. 1 point
  47. 1 point
    Does that look like a Shardblade and Shardplate to anybody else?
  48. 1 point
    This makes me happy on so many levels.
  49. 1 point
    This is the best Adolin I've seen! I mean, I imagined him a bit more manly-looking (like sharp cheek bones and prominent chin and stuff) but with styled hair (messy styled), but at least his eyes, skin and hair colour and are on point. Alethi were supposed to look a bit Thai. These guys with golden-blond hair are my mental picture
  50. 1 point
    Super Sayin Adolin all the way!
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