May 2022 Art Commission


Feels like we haven't had one of these posts in some time, doesn't it? In reality it's only been ~3 weeks but it feels nice to get back to something resembling a normal schedule. Nothing lasts, unfortunately, as we have something like 8 commissions in the works right now (many of which are simple, but still), but that's a problem for future mysterious-author-of-these-posts, not present mysterious-author-of-these-posts (this sentence makes a lot more sense on Patreon, where you can't check who is writing the posts, just go with it here).

That should be enough padding, let's look at some art! For the month of May our patrons wanted to see the Lightwoven story of The Girl Who Looked Up, but as it is told to us in the Oathbringer chapter 82: The Girl Who Stood Up - when Hoid finds Shallan hiding in a Kholinar house, and helps her finish the story beyond the earlier version we got, the one where the moral is that the wall was there to keep the girl's people in. In the Hoid-assisted version, the girl ventures out, steals some of God's Light, and brings it back to her people so they don't have to live in darkness... and in the process brings the storms as well. 

For this piece we decided to work with barlydoodles on Tumblr. They have some truly excellent (fan)art, including this silly comic about Shallan wanting to do a Bridge Four sexy calendar and Kaladin absolutely perishing. You can see the exquisite work yourselves, but what is not immediately obvious is that they threw in the additional, standalone portrait of the girl for free, and without being asked to do - just for fun! Barly (?) was great to work with, and you should expect more from them in the future when we land on the right prompt.

A digital illustration depicting a scene from Shallan and Hoid's retelling of the story of the Girl Who Looked Up. The background, which fills most of the image, depicts a vista of a land that could be Shinovar, with its mountains, green fields, and valleys. A highstorm looms in the distance. The focus of the illustration is a young girl, perhaps early to mid teens, with white hair and a pair of very long, red scarves waving in the air. The girl holds pure light in her hands as she runs away from the highstorm, but she doesn't look scared, she looks excited. Just in front of her, Hoid and Shallan stand on a patch of Lightwoven illusory grass, facing away from us. Hoid is dressed in his signature black uniform of the King's Wit, and Shallan wears Veil's red coat with no hat. Behind them are the stone tiles of the house they are actually standing in. Where the stone and grass meet, the illusion breaks down and turns into something akin to a 3D mesh made of light.

 

A standalone portrait of the girl from the Girl Who Looked Up story. She is dressed in a dark dress with very wide short sleeves, all akin to a traveling cloak; golden embroidery lines the edges. The signature twin red scarves swirl around the girl's figure, and she holds a ball of fiery light between her hands. Her shoulder-length hair is white, and she looks happy.

Edited by Argent

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So PRETTY! 

How does one vote for the commission?

Does one vote for the commission?

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Chaos

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1 hour ago, Shallan Stormblessed said:

So PRETTY! 

How does one vote for the commission?

Does one vote for the commission?

By pledging as little as a dollar a month on our Patreon, you can vote for our monthly art poll. There are higher tiers and rewards too!

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Honorless

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She looks like she could be Alina Starkov

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Wyndlerunner

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I'm a big fan of Barly's work, so I'm looking forward to seeing more of their fabulous fanart featuring on the wiki!

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