April 2022 Art Commission


⚠️Huge spoilers for Rhythm of War! ⚠️

Aaah, friends, there's no beating around this bush, we've got a real winner on our hands here. We knew we could really step up our game if we threw twice as much money at these commissions, but our artist of choice, Nozomi Matsuoka (whom you might remember from this particular piece of horror), really outdid herself - not only did she finish this in... hold up, there's a message history somewhere here... 8 freaking days, she also nailed the mood of the piece right off the bat, and was able to split it into two pretty standalone parts. 

What else is there to be said? Everything is great, down to the inclusion of the agonyspren and anguishspren on the wall, which almost never show up in fanart, unlike their much more common (and also present here) angerspren and fearspren counterparts.

A digital illustration depicting Taravangian's death to Szeth on the left, and Rayse's death to Taravangian and Nightblood on the right. Rayse wears majestic golden robes and looks down on the much shorter Taravangian in outrage and pain as the king plunges Nightblood into his chest, screaming in defiance. Golden light shines through cracks in Odium's skin and inside his open mouth and eyes. Black power streams out from the chest wound and seem to merge with the background in that half of the painting which itself looks like a vortex of golden and violet power. This entire moment is vibrant and well-rendered. To the left and somewhat behind all of this is a more desaturated and blurry depiction of Szeth pressing Taravangian against a wall, plunging a dagger into his chest. Agony, anger, anguish, exhaustion, and fear spren swarm the king's dying body. Blood drips from his mouth, and he looks tired. Nightblood hangs from Szeth's waist, and the assassin wears a simple Kholin blue uniform.

 

The right half of the full illustration, depicting Taravangian killing Rayse with Nightblood.

 

The left half of the full illustration, depicting Szeth killing Taravangian in the Physical Realm.

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Holy crem, that's storming great!

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I'd set this as my wallpaper if it wasn't so spoilery, my sister still hasn't read Rhythm of War yet lol

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2 hours ago, Knight of Iron said:

I'd set this as my wallpaper if it wasn't so spoilery, my sister still hasn't read Rhythm of War yet lol

That'll teach her not to look at your phone :P

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