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Title: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
Post by: candylion on March 25, 2007, 09:29:15 PM
To be simply put, this is a thread where I will post my fanart for Mistborn, Elantris, and Warbreaker. Feel free to comment, talk, and show around, I suppose. Enjoy.

By the way, I'm E.V., I go to Boston University. So if you're in the area and you like what to see, please contact me for any further information.

Check out my stuff at Deviant: http://curiousgenius.deviantart.com

*Just started  sketch version of my in-process manga: DaI. Please check it out (The script is very weak, it'll change I just needed some general idea of it).*

But if you think I just suck -shrugs- I'll agree, I still have a long way to go.
Pending:
1)  Kelsier and the Lord Ruler, facing off in the Square of the Survivor, ash in the sky, surrounded by quiet soldiers and rebels.
2)  Vin shattering the stained glass window in the Lord Ruler's palace near the end, mist curling around her, darkness beyond.
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Done:
1) Don't Gawk
2) Winged Cloak
3) Kelsier Prototype
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Title: Re: Art of Sanderson: Usagi the Fan-Fan
Post by: candylion on March 25, 2007, 09:34:04 PM
Mistborn: Sketch: Don't Gawk

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v723/dragonfrost/Originals/VinCarriage.jpg)

Just and idea of Vin while she's riding in the carriage before Kelsier jumps in, and is looking out the window. This is when she goes to her first social function of course, the ball at Keep Venture.

It was a really quick sketch, but I had to put something up here. They'll get better.

((The picture isn't coming out for me either, I really don't know why. While I try to fix it, check the DeviantArt, it's on there as well, thanks.))

Enjoy. Please Comment !~
Title: Re: Art of Sanderson: Usagi the Fan-Fan
Post by: Shrain on March 26, 2007, 02:33:29 AM
D'oh. Those links don't work. I can't see the posted sketch either. :( And I'm really curious now.

P.S. Yay, a fellow Bostonian who is a fan of Mistborn! Cool. I'm a grad student at Emerson College. Oh, by the way, what does "E.V." mean?

Title: Re: Art of Sanderson: Usagi the Fan-Fan
Post by: candylion on March 26, 2007, 04:11:34 AM
Sorry about that, I don't know why the photo isn't coming up, I'm using photobucket. Anywho, you should try and copy and paste the link now. Sorry, I had a typo in there, it should work and the fan art will be posted there as well. So if anyone else can comment if the photo is coming up for them or not, that would be very helpful.

E.V. is my name? Haha, I go by my initials: Elena Virginia = E.V.

That's awesome, are you originally from Boston? How long have you been living here? Just curious, I just moved here from Guatemala for school, so I pretty much know nothing of Boston.

-is ashamed-
Title: Re: Art of Sanderson: Usagi the Fan-Fan
Post by: EUOL on March 26, 2007, 04:38:07 AM
E.V.

That's really, really good!  Well done!  Thanks for sharing it with us.  As soon as we get the new website up, I'll add a fanart section and link your deviantart. 
Title: Re: Art of Sanderson: Usagi the Fan-Fan
Post by: candylion on March 26, 2007, 05:02:14 AM
E.V.

That's really, really good!  Well done!  Thanks for sharing it with us.  As soon as we get the new website up, I'll add a fanart section and link your deviantart. 
Ack!

-dies-

Thanks! Hopefully, when I get a tablet, they'll get a lot better, I simply sketched this out because of impulse, haha. Thus the dress is very simple and the inside of the carriage isn't done.

I wanted to draw the part where Kelsier jumps in and there's a look of shock on her face, funny scene.

Anywho, thanks so much ^^. More to come.

-grins-
Title: Re: Art of Sanderson: Usagi the Fan-Fan
Post by: Tage on March 26, 2007, 04:48:42 PM
Well, I love the Vin piece there. Hope to see more from you!
Title: Re: Art of Sanderson: Usagi the Fan-Fan
Post by: Shrain on March 26, 2007, 05:08:51 PM
Dang. I'm at work now, and the firewalls won't ever let me look at deviantart. Must be the "deviant" part.  :P I'll have to take a look when I get home.

Oh, and thanks for the clarification, Elena. I'm still somewhat new to Boston myself. We should get together sometime. :) I've been here 1 1/2 yrs. I'm from Utah, Orem in fact. Went to BYU for my master's in American literature. Now I am studying Publishing & Writing at Emreson College.

How are you adjusting to life in Boston? Speaking of adjusting, my brother is adjusting to life in Central America--El Salvador, to be exact--where he is serving a mission for my church, La Iglesia de Jesu Christo de las Santos de los Ultimos Dias. Cool, I can say it in Spanish.  ;D I took a couple years of Spanish, but it is woefully "rusty" now. *sigh* Eric, my brother, is doing very well with the language, which is great. He is always telling us interesting stories about the people and the culture, so I enjoy that. Anyhow, gotta get back to work...
Title: Re: Art of Sanderson: Usagi the Fan-Fan
Post by: candylion on March 26, 2007, 06:25:46 PM
Mistborn: Winged Cloak

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v723/dragonfrost/Originals/WingedCloak.jpg)

You can see the previous art I put here on deviant (In Scraps), but I've replaced it with this one for official fanart. This one's much better, it took me a while but I'm finally happy with how I've drawn Vin, I'll move onto other characters now.

[[Previous Post: Yay, new art. I had to draw her in her shift, towards the end of the book. Well, this one's a bit diproportional, it was really quick, I don't think I even erased on this one, or did I? Well, it's really shitty, so I don't really mind if you criticize it, because I know it sucks too. Although, I like her face in this one better. Anywho, enjoy, more to come soon, hopefully something better.]]

Hopefully.


Shrain - That's really awesome, I did some missionary work over the summer with my church back home, I went to Spain for a few weeks, very cool. Don't worry, your spanish can't be that bad, mine is getting pretty bad though since I've been away from home for so long. Yea, I really miss the culture back home in Guatemala, very different from the U.S., that and the sweets. I'm currently and English major, but I'm probably switching to art sometime in the next year. I really wanted to screenwriting for a while, but i gave up thinking I'd rather work with Japan Animation.
Title: Re: Art of Sanderson: Usagi the Fan-Fan
Post by: candylion on March 26, 2007, 08:07:09 PM
Notice: If you want to see a scene or a character drawn out, just post and tell me, I'm open to suggestions. Actually, I'm looking forward to some. Especially by Mr. Sanderson himself, hahahaha.

I'm so insane. Or crazy. Ah...-jellybeans-

Anywho, yes, please give me suggestions, so then I'll start a list.

-is RATHER excited-
Title: Re: Art of Sanderson: Usagi the Fan-Fan
Post by: EUOL on March 26, 2007, 09:08:54 PM
Wow.  Must say that I'm impressed with that second one as well.  (Though you're right, the one you replaced is a bit awkward with the way the head looks.)  Still, that's a very nice interpretation of the mistcloak. 

What scene would I most like to see drawn.  Hum...  I'd have to say:

1)  Kelsier and the Lord Ruler, facing off in the Square of the Survivor, ash in the sky, surrounded by quiet soldiers and rebels.

2)  Vin shattering the stained glass window in the Lord Ruler's palace near the end, mist curling around her, darkness beyond. 
Title: Re: Art of Sanderson: Usagi the Fan-Fan
Post by: candylion on March 26, 2007, 09:13:02 PM
I'm currently working on a version of Kelsier, seeing if I like it or not. Those are really dynamic scenes, I'll definitely try.

Thanks, -blushes- I'm glad you like my artwork. ^.^ Though I'm a bit confused on the clothing in the Mistborn Setting, with the noblemen suits and all. If anyone would like to clarify this for me, that would be awesome.

Arigatou!~ ^.^
Title: Re: Art of Sanderson: Usagi the Fan-Fan
Post by: EUOL on March 26, 2007, 09:27:53 PM
Mistborn setting is loosely pre industrial England for clothing styles.  Early 1800s, particularly for the men, though few of the men wear hats.  (Breeze puts one on occasionally, but he's one of the few I mention.)  Kelsier would usually have worn a buttoning shirt and pressed trousers, then.
Title: Re: Art of Sanderson: Usagi the Fan-Fan
Post by: candylion on March 26, 2007, 09:36:51 PM
So would there be the high boots? I'm thinking pantaloons for some reason, ignore that. Alright, thanks, ^.^

That helps alot, I'll check that out and hopefully, it'll come out alright. And I hope you're considering Mistborn to be more of an animated film (well, I'd prefer series so there would just be three arc according to the books, and tehrefore you could stay true to the books...better...ish...) than a motion picture.

-grins evully-

Well, I'm off to draw.
Title: Re: Art of Sanderson: Usagi the Fan-Fan
Post by: candylion on March 26, 2007, 10:18:12 PM
Mistborn: Sketch: Kelsier Prototype

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v723/dragonfrost/Originals/KelsierPrototype.jpg)

Hope you like, very sketch-like...like the rest of them. Please comment on what to change or what to keep, I would really appreciate some help so I could eventually get these to be more and more accurate.

Also, I have more of an Idea what the suit are supposed to be, so would the women's clothing be from the era? The corsets don't seem as prominent though.

-shrugs-
-grins-
Title: Re: Art of Sanderson: Usagi the Fan-Fan
Post by: EUOL on March 26, 2007, 10:40:50 PM
For the women, I actually went a little bit earlier, choosing more medieval style gowns.  Corsets are overused in fiction of this style, and I was feeling bugged by them, so I stayed away.  Gowns with lots of petticoats to make them flare at the skirt, then tight through the waist and bust, often with ornate sleeves.  Not full blown, overdone renaissance sleeves mind you.

Actually, to be honest, I mashed modern prom dresses with medieval dresses, and came up with a hybrid in my mind.  A couple of modern gowns I used as a reference:

(http://www.brandonsanderson.com/graphics/gown091.jpeg)

(http://www.brandonsanderson.com/graphics/gown043.jpeg)



That Kelsier looks pretty good, though as I said, Kelsier didn't often go with the full suit--he was more casual than many.  Breeze always has on his full vest and coat, but Kelsier would often do without either.  In the early chapter where he meets Dox on the wall, however, he would have dressed like that.  Personally, I also envision him with hair curling down rather than going back, but that's a matter of personal imagery, and I don't know that I talked about it much in the text.
Title: Re: Art of Sanderson: Usagi the Fan-Fan
Post by: candylion on March 26, 2007, 10:49:41 PM
Curling down? It's disheveled, I know, but I'm a little confused with that description.

Those dresses really make everything alot easier for me, thanks so much. More like debutante...ish. I had alot of fun with that suit, I think I'm going to be enjoying drawing the rest of them, just for those suits.

Haha.

Anywho, that Kelsier was like my first Vin, jsut a prototype a sketch. by my third Vin it got alot better, although she was in a semi-shift...thing. So, the next one will be better. It's really nice to get feedback from the actual author, leaves less room to deter from the acutal book. It's great, now I feel like I know what I'm doing. Haha.

Thanks for the feedback, more to come, enjoy!!~
Title: Re: Art of Sanderson: Usagi the Fan-Fan
Post by: candylion on March 27, 2007, 04:34:57 AM
ACK!!

Thanks for the mention in the post, I feel so incredibly special now. Hopefully I'll get more pageviews, hahah. This all seems a bit too surreal, my favorite author speaks to me. o.O

Yes, much much too odd for my tastes at times, at others I simply go jellybeans. Enough with my ranting, I will soon post another drawing. I'm trying to work on one with Dox, Breeze, Clubs, Ham, Kelsier, Vin and maybe Yeden. The whole group. I'm also trying to work on an Elend/Vin picture. Particularly the part when he asks her to leave because he's afraid for her, and she's simply like: uhh...nuu.

Anywho, more up soon. Thanks for the mention ^.^!!~ Way too cool. (There, I reverted to my middleschool self)
Title: Re: Art of Sanderson: Usagi the Fan-Fan
Post by: candylion on March 27, 2007, 06:22:52 AM
Mistborn: Vin Sketch Page One

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v723/dragonfrost/Originals/SketchPageOne.jpg)

Just random sketches while I rack my brain on how to draw her coming through the stain glass. Or while I think of which angle I should draw the Kelsier/Lord Ruler scene. If you can't see this, it'll be in the Scarps section of my DeviantArt. Some of it is just random crap, but some of it I like. As you can see, there is a small self-portrait on top. tha's what I look like when I draw anything. Ha ha.

Yes, me making fun of myself...that's always good.

Anywho, some serious stuff will be up early tomorrow sometime...or something.

Thanks !!~ Comment and enjoy!!~
Title: Re: Art of Sanderson: Usagi the Fan-Fan
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on March 28, 2007, 12:29:19 AM
Soul Candy, eh? That would explain the Reaper on the cover of the paperback.
Title: Re: Art of Sanderson: Usagi the Fan-Fan
Post by: vadia on March 28, 2007, 04:39:01 AM
I hope vin has better taste than to be in either of those two dresses ;D

(In my very conservative dress style opine: the first looks like a kindergarten project pasted on a dress, and the second looks like somebody chopped the top section off in the desperate attempt to make it sexier and merely made it look cut up.  [Nothing says classy like "I can see your bra straps"])
Title: Re: Art of Sanderson: Usagi the Fan-Fan
Post by: candylion on March 28, 2007, 05:18:53 AM
No update today, people. Not like anyone ever reads this. I promise something tomorrow night after my art class. I'm always pumped after that class. Anywho, I'm going to do the stained glass and ruler/kelsier battle scene. I might do them at different angles. Therefore looking more like an intense scene in a manga.

-grins-

Oh yes, who got a job? I got a job. Oh yea.
Title: Re: Art of Sanderson: Usagi the Fan-Fan
Post by: EUOL on March 28, 2007, 09:16:11 PM
Vadia,

I chose those dresses because of their easy to describe shapes, not necessarily because of their actual cuts and look.  That's the style I wanted--or, rather, I wanted those style of skirts with a more traditional medieval top. 

Candy,

Those random sketches are pretty cool.  I think you've got Vin's look down pretty well.  And congrats on the job!

(Oh, and on the 'nobody reads this' comment, are you aware that Ookla The Mok who posted just a few above is an editor at Tokyopop?  ;) )
Title: Re: Art of Sanderson: Usagi the Fan-Fan
Post by: candylion on March 28, 2007, 09:26:31 PM
Soul Candy, eh? That would explain the Reaper on the cover of the paperback.

I haven't seen the cover on the paperback. Reaper? That was just my sillyness of Bleach oozing out onto the page. But I'm going to post something after my art class, I think I mentioned that, but I'm always in teh mood for something outageously difficult after that. So look forward to it!~

(Oh, and on the 'nobody reads this' comment, are you aware that Ookla The Mok who posted just a few above is an editor at Tokyopop?  Wink )

...-dies-

Are you aware, Mr. Sanderson, that you continuously force me to hyperventilate? Thus throughly scaring my roommates and therefore taking small steps towards the apocalypse by murder by Banana-Platypi?

I think I've had way too much excitement. Editor -blink blink- for Tokyopop -blink blink-?

I'll just sit over here, hoping that someone will recognize my stuff. And try not to die while I'm at it.

Thanks for the comments, something outrageously..outrageous, tonight...thanks^.^!~

Keep commenting!!~ ((It makes me feel better, especially after my 2 hours of training at the tea-shop job. If you're in Boston, come onto the BU campus between 12:30 pm and 2:00 pm everyday at Lollicup/Spice King...w00t! I'll happily take your order ^^....oh that was cheesy/lmae/shoddy...bleh))
Title: Re: Art of Sanderson: Usagi the Fan-Fan
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on March 28, 2007, 09:49:26 PM
Are you aware, Mr. Sanderson, that you continuously force me to hyperventilate? Thus throughly scaring my roommates and therefore taking small steps towards the apocalypse by murder by Banana-Platypi?

DOn't worry folks, the ninja monkey are already fully briefed on said platypi and have the situation well in hand.

Incidentally, candylion, you are now officially on my DA watch list.
Title: Re: Art of Sanderson: Usagi the Fan-Fan
Post by: vadia on March 28, 2007, 10:01:47 PM
Vadia,

I chose those dresses because of their easy to describe shapes, not necessarily because of their actual cuts and look.  That's the style I wanted--or, rather, I wanted those style of skirts with a more traditional medieval top. 


Longest of long suffering sighs, I knew that (my wife wanted the same general shape for her wedding dress -- though we chopped up two dresses to such an extent that neither was recognizable); I just can't help making fun of modern styles
Title: Re: Art of Sanderson: Usagi the Fan-Fan
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on March 28, 2007, 11:57:15 PM
My comment was a joke. If you look around the forum (I'm too lazy right now), you'll find a thread about the Mistborn paperback cover art.

Title: Re: Art of Sanderson: Usagi the Fan-Fan
Post by: candylion on March 29, 2007, 02:26:06 AM
See, now that I know this piece of information that Mr. Sanderson so - winkedley - divulged, I am now incredibly self-concious with my artwork. I don't know what that is doing to my stress levels, but it can't be good. I feel giddy and delirious. Odd.

Thanks for the watch, ^^, I feel loved. Swoooot.

Yea some modern designs are funny looking. But nonetheless, poofy-ness is still the best thing since sliced bread.

I'm hopefully going to enter in the RSoM 8 contest. Something to do with modernized pirates and mutiny. It was weird when I came up with it. Accordingly to my friend Benjamin, it was either that or cowboys/bananas in aqua-space.

...Don't ask.

So hopefully I'll get some of that information up, so I can get suggestions and whatnot or simple feedback. If you care, that is. If you don't -shrug- I'll just go drink some more Boba Tea.

Anywho, thanks for all the comments, it keeps me going. And if you want a print of anything, just comment and I'll be happy to get you one. When I get a tablet, they'll get better, but you can enjoy signed sketches, w00t...or not.

Art coming up tonight, look out for it, and please comment like you always do my lovely...bunny-sides.

...
Title: Re: Art of Sanderson: Usagi the Fan-Fan
Post by: candylion on March 29, 2007, 05:35:04 AM
Mistborn: Sketch: Time To Try

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v723/dragonfrost/Originals/TimeToTry.jpg)

Finally, Kelsier and the Lord Ruler in a standstill, pretty much before the Lord Ruler backhands him. Gotta love the spear. Anywho, sorry this took so long, I started talking about Bleach with my suitemate, she just got into it. Honestly, it started with a great storyline, but the short-cut animation just wants my brain cells to commit hara-kiri. Enough of that. I hope you like this version, I'll do one more from a eagle-eye type view, or any other bird if you'd like. Please comment with suggestions and general thoughts, I really hope you like it ^^. It's quite simple, partly because I wanted it up, and because I'm dying to draw more fanart as well.

More to come, enjoy!~

((I'm now used to that phrase, gah, my new job working with Bubble Tea...weeee..makes you thirsty for the rest of the day. Oh, and then I ahd to draw the nude for my art class, a bit awkward, especially since every other person in my class is very hoity-toity...eWw...))

So, I'm off to draw some more, please pop in when you'd like. The simple version is going to be up in the Scraps section of my deviant, so you can see how they changed, if you like. This will also be posted on my Deviant as well.

Arigatou!~
Title: Re: Art of Sanderson: Usagi the Fan-Fan
Post by: Tage on March 29, 2007, 04:40:32 PM
So I like all the sketches, but this last one really stands out as fantastic. Good job on it!
Title: Re: Art of Sanderson: Usagi the Fan-Fan
Post by: dawncawley on March 29, 2007, 06:36:59 PM
Wow, being a fan of art, but totally talentless myself, I am in awe. They are wonderful! Thank you for sharing with us :)
Title: Re: Art of Sanderson: Usagi the Fan-Fan
Post by: Tink on March 29, 2007, 08:56:02 PM
Candylion, I hope you don't mind me asking, but could you post in a larger black font? I try to read your posts, but I find it difficult in that small bluish green font. Thanks!

PS Awesome art. It's fun to see how you visualize the characters from Mistborn. I really like the one of Kelsier (assuming he's the top one in the last pic). You really caught his confidence and smirk.
Title: Re: Art of Sanderson: Usagi the Fan-Fan
Post by: candylion on March 29, 2007, 09:31:31 PM
-grins-

Thanks for all the comments! I'm glad you guys enjoyed it! it was quite simple, but I'm still happy...despite my four-hour shift I just came back from making people's Bubble Tea, 3 of those which I was alone after a 5 minute crash course. Not good. But this certainly brightened my day. ^.^!!~

Tage- Thanks so much! I'm glad you liked all of them. I drew this one after my art class, therefore it came out better after my drive for being..well...artsy...>.>

dawncaley-Thank you!!~ I'm glad to share it with people. The more I share, the more I'm exposed...haha. But no. Really. -shifty eyes- I'm glad you like!!~

Tink- Yes, Kelsier's on top. (o.o) And then Lord Ruler in the middle. Yea, I finally got his look down better. Lord Ruler was a bit hard, trying to make him an extravagantly dressed nobleman with perfect jet black hair, young, and menacing. Thanks for the comments, I'm happy that you like them. More to come ^^!!~ ((I changed all my posts by the way, so that they're easier to read))

Thanks again, I'll post one or two things today, so please come back and comment with your thoughts and whatnot.

-gigglesnort-
Title: Re: Art of Sanderson: Usagi the Fan-Fan
Post by: candylion on March 30, 2007, 08:00:16 AM
Forgive me, I feel like such a disappointment. No fanart tonight, at 3am...hehe. Since I had to design a tatoo for my roommate...therefore I designed a prototype for my own. Who knows. I'll post it up for sherry and giggles.

Tattoo: Trinket

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v723/dragonfrost/Originals/WingTattoo.jpg)

Enjoy my lovelies, I'll try and post something later on today...hehe.
Title: Re: Art of Sanderson: Usagi the Fan-Fan
Post by: EUOL on March 30, 2007, 09:28:27 PM
Candy,

That Kelsier is very good.  I think you got it with him on that one.  Bonus: you've got a spear sticking from the Lord Ruler's body.  Also, I like the mist swirls.  Great job!
Title: Re: Art of Sanderson: Usagi the Fan-Fan
Post by: bittersweet010102 on March 31, 2007, 10:16:24 PM
woah oh my those 6 sketches(i think it was 6..) by candylion were so incredible! but still, my favourite was the first. very pretty! good job! ;D
Title: Re: Art of Sanderson: Usagi the Fan-Fan
Post by: candylion on April 25, 2007, 05:08:16 AM
Elantris: Color Sketch: Sarene One-Ish...>.>

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v723/dragonfrost/SareneOne.jpg)

Just a random sketch, sorry for not uploading for the longest time. Working more than 20 hours a week. Been depressed, I missed Anime Boston. Anywho, enjoy, I'll uploading something serious soon.

Because I'm not happy with this picture, except for the red.

Going to Korea for the summer, I'll expound in the next upload.

Yea...
Title: Re: Art of Sanderson: Usagi the Fan-Fan
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on April 25, 2007, 02:18:29 PM
aw, but she's cute!
Not quite how I envision Serene. I never saw her as "cute." But still.
Title: Re: Art of Sanderson: Usagi the Fan-Fan
Post by: EUOL on April 25, 2007, 07:39:50 PM
Nice!  It's awesome to get an update. 

Korea, eh?  How long will you be there?
Title: Re: Art of Sanderson: Usagi the Fan-Fan
Post by: dawncawley on April 27, 2007, 06:43:19 PM
I think it is nice :) I like the red, but I also like the overall picture too.
Title: Re: Art of Sanderson: Usagi the Fan-Fan
Post by: candylion on May 31, 2007, 07:29:46 PM
I know this is terrible of me, I haven't been on in ages, not that anyone cares, and my English grammar has gotten a bit worse. Well, my English in general. I've been in Korea, that's why. Actually, I was in L.A. studying my korean to come here, Korea, and I've been quite busy. Found out that I'm not going back to Boston because I got offered an internship at Fortune Fashions's art department or possibly at Disney. But who knows.  So, it is 3 am and I can't sleep, slept all day here then woke up at midnight, and I'm at a PC BANG...like a Cafe Internet (In spanish) without the coffee and a bunch of gamers instead. Anywho, I'm here with my cousin becuase he noticed that I couldn't sleep....well. Hopefully I'll be able to post some stuff, I'll probably not.

But that's not what I'm depressed about, I'm missing the biggest fantasy summer of my life. Mistborn: Well of Ascension (for one), Red Seas under Red Skies by Scott Lynch, Harry Potter DH and the OotP movie (of course), Stardust the movie, and I know I'm missing something else but I can't remember what.

Instead I'm taking 2 art classes, and kroean language class and teaching english while I'm here, my parents believe that's a bit more productive. Anywho, so the good news is that I'm TRYING to post more things, but I can't get on deviant here, I'll be considerably better at drawing and I'll have loads to do when I get back home.

Any fans in L.A. should contact me..we'll...have...a..soda?

Yea, just wanted to tell you, if anyone cares, that I'm still alive and I'll be back in the U.S. by the end of August.

Cheerio.
Title: Re: Art of Sanderson: Usagi the Fan-Fan
Post by: Tage on May 31, 2007, 08:08:03 PM
You know, when I saw there was an update here I got excited. :) I've really enjoyed the stuff you've posted so far, so I hope we get to see more some day.
Title: Re: Art of Sanderson: Usagi the Fan-Fan
Post by: dawncawley on June 01, 2007, 03:13:36 AM
It sounds like you have a full plate right now. I hope to see more art soon, but I am patient. :) Have fun.
Title: Re: Art of Sanderson: Usagi the Fan-Fan
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on June 01, 2007, 01:08:36 PM
Yeah, I haven't seen you show up in my new deviations link for a while. I was starting to wonder. Well, sounds like things are busy but good.
Title: Re: Art of Sanderson: Usagi the Fan-Fan
Post by: candylion on June 01, 2007, 02:52:13 PM
I know, update, false hope again. BUT, I'm so glad you enjoy my work, I was rather shocked...hehehe, thanks for the feedback. I think I'm starting my art classes in about two weeks. So I'll try to have something by then to work on so then I can post something in somewhere...timeframe.something...yea. So, thanks for reading! I love you all.

SARANGHE!

(korean for: I love you....>.>)

So I'll keep you posted. So far, my uncle and my cousin got me tipsy, but this isn't a blog, so that's a story for my deviantart. Although!!!!! I can't access deviantart through this computer, weird, so If I post any art, it'll be here.

Thankeee!!!

-Usagi Hana PANTS!~
Title: Re: Art of Sanderson: Usagi the Fan-Fan
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on June 01, 2007, 08:19:13 PM
But what we really want to know is...how many people in the PC Bang are playing Starcraft?
Title: reeeeply PC BANG
Post by: candylion on June 02, 2007, 01:33:33 PM
HA! I can't believe you know that!

I'm here agin, obviously.

So, including myself, maybe about 4. (Yes, I am hoooked ot the Starcraft, ever since I was 7. Ah! Have you seen the trailers for the second one? SWEEEET!...>.>)

Anywho, yea. 4. Most people play Lineage or other Korean games. Someone next to me is actually playing a dancing game.

oO? Wtf?

((Tokyopop RSOM 7 is OVER! YAY! Now I can start reading stuff for RSOM 8! Shweet!~!!! Manga Summer...unite?))
Title: Re: Art of Sanderson: Usagi the Fan-Fan
Post by: firstRainbowRose on June 16, 2007, 06:47:54 AM
For the women, I actually went a little bit earlier, choosing more medieval style gowns. Corsets are overused in fiction of this style, and I was feeling bugged by them, so I stayed away. Gowns with lots of petticoats to make them flare at the skirt, then tight through the waist and bust, often with ornate sleeves. Not full blown, overdone renaissance sleeves mind you.

That almost sounds to me more like the evening gowns of the cival war times.  They pulled the farthingale (hoop skirt) from the ren times, but the sleeves were a lot more relaxed.  Vary little medieval in the outfits since that style was more of an under dress which was worn over long periods of times without being washed or taken off, and an over dress which was changed more oftan, and taken off while sleeping.  Ren dresses are a bit like it, but as you said there were the big sleeves, as well as bumrolls to make the hips look big (which I think was the insperation for the big hoops for the hips during the 18th century and french revolution.)

Anywho, I was going to ask what type of clothing you were thinking of with Elantris and Warbreaker?
Title: Re: Art of Sanderson: Usagi the Fan-Fan
Post by: EUOL on June 16, 2007, 10:56:55 PM
Elantris:  Renaissance Europe

Warbreaker: Early Mediterranean. 
Title: Re: Art of Sanderson: Usagi the Fan-Fan
Post by: firstRainbowRose on June 16, 2007, 11:18:24 PM
Sweet!  Thank you.  I'm trying to make all of the characters in the sims.

(And sorry about my comments.  I'm realizing after re-reading that they sound really impertinent.  *blush cringe*)
Title: Re: Art of Sanderson: Usagi the Fan-Fan
Post by: Comatose on June 19, 2007, 12:41:32 AM
I thought your sketches of Vin were rather amazing, and while i don't know much about art, I might suggest that kelsier's feet seem rather blockish, however i don't want to be insulting, and you can ignore this comment if you wish.  It's just something that didn't work for me personally.  I would really like to see those ones that were suggestd by EUOL, he picked some good moment to see depicted.
Title: Re: Art of Sanderson: Usagi the Fan-Fan
Post by: candylion on June 19, 2007, 06:22:46 AM
Thanks for keeping this thread alive, adn thanks for your comments, although some of them weren't directeed at myself.

Here's what's going on:

I will depict those scenes soon, but I don't have a scanner available to me at the moment, but I'm trying. I take korean classes for four hours in the morning, teach english, and then go to my illistration and 3d max classes for 3 hours at night, and then I have about 1 and a half hours of homework to do. ALSO, I'm entering the RSOM 8 contest, but I forget if you can submit more than one entry.

Anywho, trying to decide between some paintballing pirates, out of the ordinary fairies and purple dragon poems, a radio man and the unusual relationship between tibby the cat and a brownie, finding newton, or perhaps something from the old polina...as my friend likes to say.

So, I'll try to post something soon. Can't wait till I get back home so I can actually start using the stuff i'm learning.

P.S. I do think that first sketch of Kelsier sucks...so don't worry about insulting me.

-CandeeehhhhCottonish Lionnn...cha...pants...>.>-
Title: Re: Art of Sanderson: Usagi the Fan-Fan
Post by: candylion on August 08, 2007, 09:33:14 AM
Ha Ha!! I am still alive!

Unfortunately.

Anywho, getting back in 20 days! 20 DAYS!! Not tha I haven't enjoyed my time here, you know, with school and teaching and more school. -dies- BUT, I will focus all my strength towards my art...classes. -laughs-

so wait for something in 20 days.

and Mr. Sanderson!

YOU...... o.o....I will wait in L.A. on October 3rd! You must be there! i will make sign all of your books...in teh ENTIRE store...and my fanart..heheh..he.he.

I'm slightly crazy, too much rice can do that to you..o.o
Title: Re: Art of Sanderson: Usagi the Fan-Fan
Post by: EUOL on August 09, 2007, 02:10:31 AM
Lol.  Tell me about it.  I lived in Korea for a while.

Glad to hear you'll be there!  The date in LA is going to be at the Torrance Borders, one of my favorite stores in the area. 
Title: Re: Art of Sanderson: Usagi the Fan-Fan
Post by: candylion on August 12, 2007, 04:58:28 AM
Shwoot, 16 more days. I apologize, this has become more of a half-assed blog over the summer, but I promise it will get better. Just registered for my 4 art classes, rather exciting for me, and Chinese. Sweeet.

I can't wait 'till October.

You lived in Korea?
When....Why...oO?

-weirded out-
-grins-
-throws candy-

I kinda wish I was going to be here for the release of Starcraft II, it looks so beautiful, and everything here in Korea will be on holiday for at least a month. -laughs-

Oh, and wish me luck, finally stylized my charries for my manga entry, one I get back to the US, you'll see a lot of that on my deviant. And more fanart. Yay for fanart!
Title: A gift...
Post by: polaris on August 21, 2007, 11:34:18 PM
This is just my way of saying thank you, Brandon. Mistborn was one of the best novels I've read in a long while. I'm one my way out the door to pick up No.2, but first I wanted to give you this, and I figured this was the best place to do it.

You're officially the first author to inspire me to do fanart.  Now I'll never hear the end of it from the Potter-heads.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/syphons_myth/mist.jpg)


If the image doesn't load you can also checkout the link here: http://xpolarisx.deviantart.com/art/Coinshot-62924550


Title: Re: A gift...
Post by: stacer on August 22, 2007, 06:05:52 AM
I really like that! It's very nice.
Title: Re: A gift...
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on August 22, 2007, 12:34:54 PM
oo! I like that! Hooray!
Title: Re: A gift...
Post by: polaris on August 22, 2007, 06:34:58 PM
Thanks!   ^.^;;  It's not great, but i rather like it... it was supposed to be the scene where she's fighting Shan at the ball+ cloak  ((Hence the undies)) but now it appears to better suit the first battle in WoA.

There's also a colored pencil version here: http://xpolarisx.deviantart.com/art/Mist-born-62924213
Title: Re: A gift...
Post by: Shrain on August 22, 2007, 10:17:25 PM
As my brother would say, "That's a slice of nice!" ;D Thanks for sharing with all of us, Polaris, not just EUOL (Brandon)!

The colored pencil is cool too. I think I like it better because it makes Vin less cartoony. Both are nice, though.

Hey, can I use it as a screen saver??
Title: Re: A gift...
Post by: polaris on August 23, 2007, 01:06:21 AM
As my brother would say, "That's a slice of nice!"  ;D  Thanks for sharing with all of us, Polaris, not just EUOL (Brandon)!

The colored pencil is cool too. I think I like it better because it makes Vin less cartoony. Both are nice, though.

Hey, can I use it as a screen saver??

Sure thing, knock yourself out.  ^.^  And everything i do looks cartoony, thats why i decided to major in animation. If you can't beat it...
Title: Re: A gift...
Post by: Pemberley on August 23, 2007, 09:18:59 PM
Thanks, polaris!  This is really great.  Personally I think I like this version better than the colored pencil version, but both are very cool.  You are talented!
Title: Re: A gift...
Post by: polaris on August 25, 2007, 07:15:01 PM
Thanks, polaris!  This is really great.  Personally I think I like this version better than the colored pencil version, but both are very cool.  You are talented!


 :) Thank you. I'm glad everyone likes it so far.
Title: Re: A gift...
Post by: EUOL on August 27, 2007, 09:41:28 PM
Polaris,

I'm sorry to take so long getting back to you on this!  I think the picture is fantastic, and I'm VERY happy to get it.  I really need to get that Fan Art section of my website up and running, if only to display this!  Thank you so much.  I saw it right when you posted it, but I had a rather interesting week last week.

I'm linking this today on my website!
Title: Re: Art of Sanderson: Usagi the Fan-Fan
Post by: EUOL on August 27, 2007, 10:03:35 PM
I lived in Korea from age 19-21.  I don't know if you are familiar with the LDS (Mormon) religion or not, but a lot of us when we're between 19 and 23 go on missions for the church, where we go live in somewhere else (often a foreign country) where we do service and talk to people about our beliefs.  It sounds kind of strange, I know, but it's really not as odd as it might seem at first. 

So, I went to Korea.  Learned the language, lived in little apartments in Seoul, generally had a blast.  Good times. 
Title: Re: Art of Sanderson: Usagi the Fan-Fan
Post by: candylion on August 30, 2007, 09:03:17 AM
-gigglesnorts-

Awesome. ^^~!!

Anywho, I'm finally back on the same continent, -sigh-, albeit it's L.A. And I will soon be getting my long-awaited tablet...PC...I think.

Yea, so something will be up soon!

-grins-
Title: Re: A gift...
Post by: polaris on August 30, 2007, 11:57:28 PM
Polaris,

I'm sorry to take so long getting back to you on this!  I think the picture is fantastic, and I'm VERY happy to get it.  I really need to get that Fan Art section of my website up and running, if only to display this!  Thank you so much.  I saw it right when you posted it, but I had a rather interesting week last week.

I'm linking this today on my website!


*faints away all fangirl like*

but seriously, if you build it they will come. I've got dozens of ideas on all the characters from Mistborn and even Elantris so if you put up the fan art site, i'll be happy to throw all my copious fanart at you.
Title: Re: A gift...
Post by: Spriggan on August 31, 2007, 12:37:15 AM
I've been thinking of implementing a lightbox photosystem for book covers wouldn't be much of a jump to add something for a fanart page.
Title: Re: A gift...
Post by: EUOL on August 31, 2007, 01:37:59 AM
Sprig,

I'd love it if you did that.  It's one of the things I keep forgetting to add to our lists.  I find fanart extremely flattering, and I love to see it--and when I visit other sites, I love to look at it.
Title: Re: A gift...
Post by: Sigyn on August 31, 2007, 03:29:15 PM
So, does that mean you won't love him if he doesn't do it?  Or that you don't love him now because he hasn't done it?  What about brotherly love and all that junk?  I find this very disappointing.
Title: Re: A gift...
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on August 31, 2007, 06:54:05 PM
well, we *are* talking about Spriggan. Who can blame Brandon for not loving him if he doesn't do what he's told?
Title: Re: A gift...
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on August 31, 2007, 08:14:44 PM
Be nice...
Title: Re: A gift...
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on September 04, 2007, 01:33:07 PM
who me? Who do you think you're talking to anyway?

Sprig knows I'm joking anyway, and he'd be more than happy to make the same joke at my expense.
Title: Lo and behold, some fanart!
Post by: Soryn on September 08, 2007, 02:21:50 AM
Hello hello :)

I've been wanting to do some Mistborn fanart for a while, and finally today I was able to do a bit. This was initially just going to be a concept sketch, and then kind of exploded on to my computer and well...here we are! I colored it (quickly, mind you) and thought to put it up here. The style is a bit anime, and not so slightly chibi (for those of you who do not know, chibi is basically referring to the proportions I did; big head and all that).

I was a little dissatisfied with how her outfit turned out; I didn't feel like I quite captured Vin, and for that I'm really sorry. Oh well - there's always next time! If you have any suggestions or questions, please feel free to post input. I really appreciate feedback. If you wish, you can check out my DeviantArt account at this link! (http://slichen.deviantart.com/)

Also, to Mr. Sanderson - this picture was part of a bigger project that I am trying to put together; if you don't really like the style let me know. This was just what I felt like drawing at the time.

Enjoy!

(http://fc03.deviantart.com/fs21/f/2007/250/c/4/Vin_by_Slichen.jpg)

EDIT: Also, I am aware how child-like she looks. It's just part of my style that's hard to break out of  :'(
Title: Re: Lo and behold, some fanart!
Post by: candylion on September 08, 2007, 08:22:13 PM
I just want to run up to her and pinch her cheeks.

"Awwwww..lemme eatchyouuu!!!"

-ahem-

Anywhos, nice job ^^. I personally can't do a chibi without killing it, but I'm also doing some fanart...right now..o.o (can't get my photoshop brushes right to get that smooth effect -kills self-)

Off topic...but yes, great job ^^.
Title: Re: Lo and behold, some fanart!
Post by: Soryn on September 08, 2007, 10:07:37 PM
Thank you very much for the comment! I'm actually trying to pull away from doing chibi characters like this, but they're just so darn cute I guess I can't help it.

And by the way, it was you who made me want to do some Mistborn fanart. I really liked your sketches :)
Title: Re: Lo and behold, some fanart!
Post by: candylion on September 09, 2007, 12:30:11 AM
OooOoOOoOooOOoOoo!!!

Thankeee!!^^

Oh, and thanks for the add on deviant. Keep up the good work!!

I'm trying to get into color. But I still can't get the brushes right...-kills tablet- But yea, I'm going to definitely post more stuffs soon. Keep it coming, I want to see moreeee!!!

>.<
Title: Re: Lo and behold, some fanart!
Post by: Soryn on September 09, 2007, 12:56:36 AM
Hehe, it mostly takes practice. I've had a tablet for over six years, and I still don't have it right!

For coloring, I mostly use this coloring tutorial (http://elaine-sensei.deviantart.com/art/Elaine-s-Way-58328963), done by a good friend of mine. It's extremely helpful.

What tablet and program to you use, if I may ask?
Title: Re: Lo and behold, some fanart!
Post by: candylion on September 09, 2007, 02:39:30 AM
I have a Gateway Tablet PC..convertible..yadda yadda. And I'm using Adobe Photoshop CS 3 (Because it's the only program I know how to use. Illustrator infuriates me, so I stay away from it)

So it's nice, I have the screen as my tablet etc etc, instead using the pad-like ones...I tried that once. It was not pretty.

That's a great tutorial. I wanna be able to do something like that, but without the thick lineart. More like this: (but still keep my cartoony-ness)

http://asuka111.deviantart.com/art/Melt-down-62719341

So if you have any suggestions..I'm more than open..-dies-

But hopefully I'll crank out a Vin, simply because I already have her down, by tonight. Hopefully.
Title: Re: Lo and behold, some fanart!
Post by: Soryn on September 09, 2007, 09:13:08 PM
Hurrah, another picture of Vin! This one is a bit more accurate in my opinion and is done in my more sketchy style. I am intending to color this later. Enjoy!

For the full-view version, check here: clicky clicky (http://fc02.deviantart.com/fs20/f/2007/252/3/5/In_the_Mists_by_Slichen.jpg)


(http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/2707/vininthemistcoloralterezp2.jpg)

I tried to make the file smaller and I apologize if it slows down your computer at all!
Title: Re: Lo and behold, some fanart!
Post by: EUOL on September 10, 2007, 12:40:43 AM
One of the fun things about fanart is the possibility for interpretation.  Don't apologize for your style!  This is very well done, and I'm impressed.  I tried my hand at art for a while, and I was downright terrible, so I know how hard it is to make things look as good as you have here. 

Thanks for posting these, and make sure to show me anything else you do.  The new website (which we're launching in beta on Monday) will eventually have a fanart section, and I'd love to post these pieces.
Title: Re: Lo and behold, some fanart!
Post by: Soryn on September 10, 2007, 03:58:53 AM
Oh, thank you, thank you!

I'm always a little nervous when presenting fanart. I'm glad that you like it.

I'd be ecstatic if you posted them on your new site. And be assured there is more fanart a-coming!
Title: Re: Lo and behold, some fanart!
Post by: Spriggan on September 10, 2007, 04:13:02 AM
One thing about a fan art page is we'll need everyone's permission to host the art on our server as well as permission to make a thumbnail because Lightbox (http://www.brandonsanderson.com/book/Elantris/page/32/Elantris-Cover-Art) is such a slick little program.

Also a name, and website if you have one, would be good.
Title: Re: Lo and behold, some fanart!
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on September 10, 2007, 01:07:49 PM
She looks like she has a cookie. A metallic cookie. WHich in the hands of a Mistborn becomes a metallic cookie of death.

Mm.. that gives me an idea.

/me starts a new ninja monkey training program.
Title: Re: Art of Sanderson: Usagi the Fan-Fan
Post by: candylion on September 11, 2007, 07:43:17 AM
Alright, I know, kill me. I deserve it.

-dies by her own hand-
-is zombie-like ghost-

Well, I just got my tablet, anyone who's reading, and I've been practicing. You can check my deviant for my latest desktop image:

http://curiousgenius.deviantart.com/art/Killheart-Blues-64626988

So if you want, plaster it on your desktop as wallpaper, and show it around. If you want, if not, look at it, comment and I PROMISE some fan art next. I won't touch my tablet unless I'm drawing Vin...or mist.

-laughs-

Anywho, JUST got my copy of WoA, Borders finally restocked. So I'm gonna read it while drawing fan art, should be interesting. Yeap, thanks guys. ^^

-resurrects self-
Title: Re: Art of Sanderson: Usagi the Fan-Fan
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on September 11, 2007, 01:19:18 PM
you have a new favorite!
Title: Re: Lo and behold, some fanart!
Post by: Soryn on October 09, 2007, 11:03:37 PM
Hey Brandon, it's me again! Here is a digital copy of that bookmark:

(http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/6595/melancholybookmark222renc4.jpg)

Super huge large version  here (http://fc02.deviantart.com/fs20/f/2007/282/f/2/Mistborn_Bookmark_by_Slichen.jpg)

It was really really great to meet you in person! I heard some very interesting tidbits about writing and for that I thank you. I'd never been to a book signing before, so I was unsure of what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised at how relaxed everything was; I had a great time talking with you.

Hopefully I'll see you again in February!
Title: Re: Lo and behold, some fanart!
Post by: Shuez on October 10, 2007, 08:50:12 PM
She looks like she has a cookie. A metallic cookie. WHich in the hands of a Mistborn becomes a metallic cookie of death.

Mm.. that gives me an idea.

/me starts a new ninja monkey training program.

Thank you SaintEhlers for the good laugh and the humorous imagery that will stick with me for days!

----------
About the art: Don't apologize for your style; at least you have a style. Be proud that you have talent and never stop doing what you enjoy. To many people put down the brush, pencil, pen, or instrument as life's crushing stress and global mediocrity kills everything beautiful within us. It is sad how many people I meet or personally know say: I used to be a (guitar player, violinist, painter, writer, etc...), but I just don't do it anymore; there is no time blah, blah, blah.

Sad.
Title: Re: Lo and behold, some fanart!
Post by: Pink Bunkadoo on October 11, 2007, 05:20:37 PM
Candylion, have you ever played with Corel Painter?  I find it much better for getting a smooth drawing line than Photoshop (though it's also frustrating because there are just so many different brushes and I haven't spent enough time with it to know what they all do.)  I've got a few things on my blog here (http://wedoitthehardway.blogspot.com/search/label/wacom%20tablet) that I've done in Painter. 
Title: Re: Lo and behold, some fanart!
Post by: Spriggan on October 21, 2007, 12:25:32 AM
One thing about a fan art page is we'll need everyone's permission to host the art on our server as well as permission to make a thumbnail because Lightbox (http://www.brandonsanderson.com/book/Elantris/page/32/Elantris-Cover-Art) is such a slick little program.

Also a name, and website if you have one, would be good.

Reminder.

Post here or e-mail brandon about this if you want your stuff shown on the site.
Title: Re: Lo and behold, some fanart!
Post by: Soryn on October 21, 2007, 06:34:10 AM
Oh yes, that.

Of course you have permission. If you wish to have a name, use Slichen, as that is my deviant art account name - and my deviant art page (http://slichen.deviantart.com/) is perhaps the closest thing I had to a website.
Title: Re: Lo and behold, some fanart!
Post by: Rain_Storm on October 24, 2007, 09:26:14 AM
I'm new but I'll toss my 2 cents in as well!
I love Mistborn

I have no idea how to post the picture up but here is a link...

http://kittaki.deviantart.com/art/Vin-from-Mistborn-68098020.
Title: Fan Art: Scribbler
Post by: VegasDev on November 18, 2007, 08:23:42 PM
(http://www.napkinstudios.com/files/Scribbler.jpg)

Just thought I would throw up one of the concept sketches I did for Scribbler this morning while on vacation. I have a series of sketches I created, but I am holding off on posting them because I am modeling them in Max.
Title: Re: Fan Art: Scribbler
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on November 18, 2007, 09:31:36 PM
Should the chalkings be standing up like that? I pictured them as sliding along the floor in 2-D.

I like the composition though. Creepy.
Title: Re: Fan Art: Scribbler
Post by: VegasDev on November 19, 2007, 01:31:13 AM
Yeah, I started off withe them flat but they didn't look very good from that distance, I thought about putting some closer but figured it would be faster sketching out with them standing up.
Title: Re: Fan Art: Scribbler
Post by: Shi on November 19, 2007, 02:03:57 AM
Nice. I like the angle. Although I few things look off, like the door.

What program are you using?
Title: Re: Fan Art: Scribbler
Post by: VegasDev on November 19, 2007, 08:04:08 AM
I just sketched it up in Photoshop.
Title: Re: Fan Art: Scribbler
Post by: Tage on November 19, 2007, 06:51:43 PM
VERY nice atmosphere on that. Like Ookla said, the chalkings should probably be 2D on the floor, but other than that little detail, it's exceptional for a little sketch.
Title: A gift for Sanderson!
Post by: Shi on November 26, 2007, 05:20:30 AM
Alrighty, so here's a gift for ya, Brandon, cause I consider all fan art gifts to the author, it's the best way an artist has of saying 'Thanks for writing an awesome book!"

(http://img117.imageshack.us/img117/9035/skyfullofash2eb1.th.jpg) (http://img117.imageshack.us/my.php?image=skyfullofash2eb1.jpg)

Anyway, Vin from Mistborn (and I promised myself I wouldn't draw Vin, too.)
Title: Re: A gift for Sanderson!
Post by: Tage on November 26, 2007, 06:01:43 PM
This may be odd, but the thing I like most about fanart here is seeing everyone's interpretations of what a mistcloak looks like. Nice art, Shi.
Title: Re: A gift for Sanderson!
Post by: Shrain on November 26, 2007, 07:57:38 PM
I like the flakes of ash and intense sky too.
Title: Re: A gift for Sanderson!
Post by: Soryn on November 27, 2007, 03:10:12 AM
Ooh! I love it! Very nicely done; I love how the reddish-ness to everything makes it look.
Title: Re: A gift for Sanderson!
Post by: EUOL on November 27, 2007, 07:27:40 AM
Very nice.  People often focus a lot on the mists, which is great--but I've wanted for some time to see some ashen sky pictures.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Fan Art: Scribbler
Post by: EUOL on November 27, 2007, 07:28:29 AM
Yes, and thank you.  Man, there are so many great fanart posts.  I really need to get a fanart section on my website up and running. 
Title: Mistborn Art again
Post by: Soryn on December 01, 2007, 07:53:34 PM
To avoid necroposting, I made a new thread.

I felt like doing some Mistborn art today, but I didn't have enough time to do a full picture or anything. So I just doodled for a while and colored some of it.

It's rather huge, so I won't even post a thumbnail.
Doodles (http://fc01.deviantart.com/fs24/f/2007/335/e/8/Vin_sketches___kinda_spoiler_by_Slichen.jpg)

There are some minor spoilers for Well of Ascension, I think - but they don't make any sense anyway unless you know what the drawings are, so you'd have to have read the book.  So I'm not sure if they really are spoilers.
Title: Re: Mistborn Art again
Post by: charity on December 02, 2007, 04:02:19 AM
so... I wish I could doodle like that....
Title: Re: Mistborn Art again
Post by: EUOL on December 02, 2007, 08:05:37 AM
You have no idea how much this made me smile.  Thanks, Soryn. 

...

LOOOM!
Title: Re: Mistborn Art again
Post by: Spriggan on December 02, 2007, 08:14:36 AM
We should have one fan art thread, since we don't care about thread necromancy in Brandon's forum, also it will be good so things don't get lost.
Title: Re: Mistborn Art again
Post by: Soryn on December 02, 2007, 04:02:23 PM
I'm glad that you liked it, Brandon! I had fun drawing that one.

As for making all fanart on one thread, should I post this in my other one, or what?
Title: Re: Mistborn Art again
Post by: Tekiel on December 03, 2007, 05:37:16 AM
I loved Vin and the horseshoes - that made me laugh    ;D
Title: Re: Mistborn Art again
Post by: Spriggan on December 03, 2007, 11:03:13 AM
I'll make a new thread and the merge all the art threads I know of into it.

crap, broke something and not all the art threads but this one are missing are missing...hummm...
Title: Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
Post by: Spriggan on December 04, 2007, 12:22:33 AM
Ok this should be working now, sorry about that folks had a bad index I forgot to clean up.
Title: Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
Post by: EUOL on December 04, 2007, 12:30:06 AM
This is a good idea.  I think it will be nice to have a thread collecting all of these, just so that new visitors can look through and see all of the excellent fanart. 

Does anyone have an objection to this? 
Title: Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
Post by: Soryn on December 04, 2007, 03:44:44 AM
No objections here - fantastic idea!

Although, I must say, you seem to have forgot this thread:
"Lo and behold, some fanart!" (http://www.timewastersguide.com/forum/index.php?topic=5469.0)
Title: Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
Post by: Jhaeli on December 07, 2007, 11:33:46 PM
This is a good idea. I think it will be nice to have a thread collecting all of these, just so that new visitors can look through and see all of the excellent fanart.

Agreed!

I really like the art here - I love art, but am not an artist, so it's always neat to see how other people imagine a favourite character.

If any artists are taking suggestions - I would love to see some more Elantrian fanart.
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Post by: Spriggan on December 10, 2007, 04:52:49 AM
Mistborn fan art page up.
http://brandonsanderson.com/book/Mistborn/page/51/Mistborn-Fan-Art

Let me know if there's something I should add information wise.

If you want to be on this page, or one of the other book's fan art section please let EUOL or I know if we have your permission to host the file on our sever and create a thumb (I don't want to have to worry about eventual dead links and images).  Just because you post an image in this thread does not mean we'll place it on Brandon's site, we want your permission.

Also tell us:
1) What name you want used
2) What the pieces name is
3) A website (if you have one)

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Post by: Pescado on December 13, 2007, 03:58:32 AM
Thought I'd throw up a quick sketch that I did. I started it when I was really, really bored in class, and then added some water.
It's pretty iffy, but I hope you enjoy it.   ;)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2306/2106617069_6fb68c33af.jpg)

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Post by: dawncawley on December 24, 2007, 08:37:44 PM
This has taken off, and it is beautiful. I love that there is one thread now to find all the art, it is a joy to look at  all the different ways people see things. All of these are wonderful :)
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Post by: firstRainbowRose on December 26, 2007, 02:50:55 AM
Here's a warbreaker one I made a while ago...

http://firstrainbowrose.deviantart.com/art/Princess-quot-Siri-quot-57014717
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Post by: [email protected]~ on January 24, 2008, 10:09:22 PM
I sketched this before I read the book (I know it's unfinished; I have a short attention span), but it could pass as Vin.  She does look a little constipated. :-\
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j90/stinky00/l_749896437f18d1b9eb9669c88f76dfaa.jpg)
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Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on January 25, 2008, 11:41:20 PM
Um... I think not. If your art was not inspired by Brandon's writing, why are you posting it in this thread? This kind of grandstanding is in poor taste.
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Post by: Shrain on January 26, 2008, 02:46:43 AM
I'll second that--especially because I don't exactly expect (or want) to find pictures of girls in their underwear on TWG. :P
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Post by: [email protected]~ on January 26, 2008, 01:47:17 PM
Gee, the tone is a little unfriendly.  The pic just made me think of Vin as I was looking at other's art.  Sorry if I offended.  The pic was sketched using the pose from different people in different poses.  The body was of a girl in a bathing suit BTW.
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Post by: firstRainbowRose on January 31, 2008, 04:34:46 AM
I made a new one... I got really bored at work. It's supposed to be Vin coming out of the mists...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v615/firstRainbowRose/vin2.jpg)
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Post by: Soryn on February 02, 2008, 07:15:27 AM
I like it! Especially those mist effects - all rainbowy and awesome!


Chibi Vin strikes again!
Uh, I made something with the intention of doodling and it grew into a full blown pic.
It's Vin with...coins? And...fighting...I don't know. I can't even remember if Vin uses the coins like this.
Behold my use of artistic license!
smaller version (http://slichen.deviantart.com/art/MASSIVE-76237174)
full, original size of 1680X1080 (http://fc.deviantart.com/fs25/f/2008/032/a/1/MASSIVE_by_Slichen.jpg)
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Post by: anubis on February 02, 2008, 08:19:11 AM
hi. im new heres what i got. lol.

(http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd131/tolberttheyeti/dg.jpg)
Title: WIP
Post by: Forloc on February 06, 2008, 12:27:02 AM
This is a very early WIP.  Updates to follow.  That background was a very long en devour

This one is for you Brandon, when I read Elantris at the recommendation of a friend, I didn't think much, but learned very quickly not to judge a book by it's cover.  Thank you for keeping me on the edge of my seat, bed, and school desk.

(http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd318/forlocvarec/mistwip.jpg)
I am Gopher Graphics, this is my original work
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Post by: Phaz on February 07, 2008, 01:16:19 AM
I have a question that relates to fan art, so I am posting it here.  However, if there is a more appropriate place for it, feel free to locate it there.

Basically, when it comes to things like fan art, how do the legal aspects play into things? 

For instance, what if someone wanted to make something using the symbols from Mistborn (Such as the Wallpaper Brandon posted http://www.brandonsanderson.com/graphics/Mistborn%20Wallpaper%20One%201028.jpg) or Elantris, what are the limits?

What are the restrictions there?  I would assume that if someone draws a picture of what they think Vin looks like, then it's fine.  What about if they include the words "Mistborn" or some of the symbols from Mistborn or Elantris or something in their art?

I'd imagine that you couldn't make something like that to sell, but what if you made a wallpaper to distribute on the net?  What about hiring another artist to help make something for you.  Like if you do an ink drawing using something, can you pay someone to color it?  What about the other way around?

I'd imagine that there are (hopefully) not many legal problems that arise from fan art, but am interested in the rules anyway.
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Post by: Spriggan on February 07, 2008, 03:00:29 AM
my understanding is as long as it's not for profit there's nothing legally someone could do even if they didn't like people making fan-art, it's fair use, however as soon as you sell that art you could be liable for infringement.
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Post by: EUOL on February 07, 2008, 03:38:08 AM
The answer is:  It depends.  First off, you have to find out if the thing you are recreating is trademarked (like Mickey Mouse) or not. Most fiction like mine is copyrighted, but the characters are not trademarked. 

The second question is this: Are you creating your own work based on the original work, or are you simply copy and pasting?  For instance, if you're creating a wallpaper are you copying copyrighted images directly, or are you drawing your interpretation of ideas, themes, and people in the books?  The former infringes, the second is in a large gray area. 

You see, US Copyright laws protect 'Derivative works.'  One common form of the derivative work is a collage.  Artists have been upheld in their right to take a bunch of clippings from a magazine, cut them apart, make a collage of pieces, then sell that as a new piece of artwork.  Many people argue that drawing a new work based on your concept of a character is a derivative work, and is protected. 

Question three:  How similar IS your artwork?  If it's inspired by the book, and you're not using any actual copyrighted images, you're in a probable safe zone.  For instance, people who sell T-Shirts with things that look a lot like heart containers from the Zelda games.  Link himself is trademarked, but a heart...a heart can't be trademarked.  Who's to say those heart containers are even from the Zelda games?  The people selling the T-Shirts can hide behind the fact that the shirts don't HAVE to be linked to the games.  (Even though everyone buying them knows exactly what they relate to.)

Question Four: (and this one is probably the most important) What are your intentions?  As has been mentioned, if you're not seeking to make any money off of the artwork and you're not at risk of diluting or defaming the actual copyrighted work, then it's likely nobody will care.  It would be stupid of companies to chase down people who make wallpapers based on their properties, since those wallpapers act as free publicity, and the people making them aren't trying to earn money off of them.  If you were selling posters of that image, you might draw attention--but, then, for reasons argued above you could have a strong argument on your side.  (Assuming you wanted to pay the legal fees to fight the person trying to stop you.)

Question five:  What does the author/creator think?  Some people fight fanfiction (and to a lesser extent) fanart because they feel it dilutes their property too much.  Me, I'm flattered, and have no object to fanart.  Fanfiction is more sticky, since authors risk getting sued over their own books with fanfiction.  I've written an explanation on the Warbreaker rights page. 
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Post by: firstRainbowRose on February 07, 2008, 05:14:57 AM
So that prompts me to ask this: Can someone (say on dev-art) who got commissioned to do a fan-art piece for a book or something get in trouble?  They got paid to do what someone else requested, and the request was fan art?  Would that mostly be up to the original creator (author/artist/whatever)?
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Post by: EUOL on February 07, 2008, 05:31:00 AM
Most likely, it's okay.  There's a CHANCE they might go after you, but only if they're a large corporation (Disney) who is militant about protecting their brands. 

However, chances are good that in such a lawsuit if you were able to fight (i.e. you had the money and the desire) you would win unless you were using a distinctly trademarked character.  Example: I've seen people selling sketches they did from the Lord of the Rings movies.  This is protected by law, since watching a movie and sketching the people in it is considered creating a derivative work which does not compete with the movie itself.  However, creating a drawing of Mickey Mouse and selling it could be argued another way, since you're copying a distinctly trademarked character who is already animated.

However, I'm not the expert on this, and I'm not really intending to give legal advice or anything like that.  This is just the way I understand it, though I have looked into the matter a little bit, so I know more than the common person.
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Post by: firstRainbowRose on February 07, 2008, 07:23:59 AM
Cool.  I was mostly just cerious... but still, thank you for answering our questions.  It's weird/cool to see how the laws work.
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Post by: Felastizairu on February 21, 2008, 04:55:10 AM
Ok, I went on this fan art rampage and did a couple things... I'm still trying to decide if I like it or not... and I really wish I had Photoshop so I could give it some color... but oh well!  Here's what I did with my weekend:

(http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh198/Felastizairu/elend.jpg)

I thought it might be fun to do Elend, since he's one of my favorite characters and no one else has so far.  I even tried to put him in period dress.  But like I said, I have mixed feelings about it.
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Post by: Hero of Ages on February 21, 2008, 07:01:20 AM
Your picture of Elend is pretty good. It does remind me of another picture I've seen tho.





For those of us that are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (or Mormons if you prefer) you may also recognize it.
(http://www.josephsmith.net/Static%20Images/weggeland-joseph-smith_MD.jpg)

This is by no means a slam on your effort or art.  It just reminds me of this picture.
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Post by: Felastizairu on February 21, 2008, 07:09:06 AM
Whoa... I didn't even think of the resemblance until you brought it up.  I definitely wasn't going for a Joseph Smith likeness!
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Post by: White on February 21, 2008, 07:53:01 AM
Your picture of Elend is pretty good. It does remind me of another picture I've seen tho.





For those of us that are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (or Mormons if you prefer) you may also recognize it.
(http://www.josephsmith.net/Static%20Images/weggeland-joseph-smith_MD.jpg)

This is by no means a slam on your effort or art. It just reminds me of this picture.


Wow, that is eerie, clearly Mormon-ness is transmitting itself telepathically now and choosing to express itself in some unusual ways....


speaking of which - has anyone ever see those Jesus toast things where you slide it in your pop up toaster to get JC grilled into your toast? they also make a hello kitty one of course ^_^  ;D
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Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on February 21, 2008, 10:37:21 PM
I don't see the resemblance beyond the period collar and the vague "they're both male" thing.

I appreciate that you tried period garb, Felastizairu.
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Post by: Felastizairu on February 22, 2008, 06:07:23 AM
Thanks.  I do try. :)

I've been re-reading MB1 and taking notes on the looks/dress of the characters in Kelsier's crew just in case I get the urge to do a group image.  Actually, I already have the urge, I just lack the time and confidence in my skills.  But we'll see!
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Post by: White on February 22, 2008, 06:19:49 AM
Thanks. I do try. :)

I've been re-reading MB1 and taking notes on the looks/dress of the characters in Kelsier's crew just in case I get the urge to do a group image. Actually, I already have the urge, I just lack the time and confidence in my skills. But we'll see!


Huh, that's a good idea.

Can I suggest maybe that you might want to consider starting a thread in conjunction with the fanart thread of physical descriptions/references to what characters look like? it seems like lots of people here do fanart so it might benefit you guys to lump together...
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Post by: Felastizairu on February 22, 2008, 06:31:39 AM
Huh, that's a good idea.

Can I suggest maybe that you might want to consider starting a thread in conjunction with the fanart thread of physical descriptions/references to what characters look like? it seems like lots of people here do fanart so it might benefit you guys to lump together...

I'm not sure if I should start a whole new thread for this, so I'll just post descriptions here for now.  They're straight from MB1.

Kelsier - tall, hawk-faced, light blond hair, mid-thirties, nobleman's suit (colored vest, dark coat and trousers, thin cloak to keep off ash)

Dockson - shorter than Kelsier, squarish face, stocky build, black hair, short half-beard, nobleman's suit

Breeze - sharply dressed as a nobleman, hat and dueling cane, older, a pit portly, well-styled black hair

Ham - build of a soldier, sleeveless shirt, well sculpted arms, muscular but not massive, close-cropped hair

Clubs - Dull tan overcoat, pair of brown trousers, simple white shirt, face knotted and gnarled, eyes show with disapproving satisfaction

Yeden - short with curly brown hair, gray skaa clothes, worker's coat

That's what I have so far.  Feel free to add and improve the list!
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Post by: White on February 22, 2008, 03:37:48 PM
... wow, that was enlightening... especially how my mind managed to blank out the part of "Kelsier is Blonde."
Tarnation. I forsee there will be some rereading I need to do in the near future.  @_0
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Post by: Felastizairu on February 22, 2008, 09:31:20 PM
... wow, that was enlightening... especially how my mind managed to blank out the part of "Kelsier is Blonde."
Tarnation. I forsee there will be some rereading I need to do in the near future.  @_0

You're not the only one.  I had in my head that Kelsier had brown hair up until I re-read it.  But it's right there, page 49 in the PB version, right when Kelsier saves Vin from Camon's beating.
Title: Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
Post by: Forloc on February 23, 2008, 12:43:16 AM
Added some rough shading, knives, and coloration.  The darkness is a problem, and I'm trying to figure out a way to highlight the MistCloak, with out turning it stark red.  Ash in the background needs improvement too.

(http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd318/forlocvarec/mistwip2.jpg)
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Post by: firstRainbowRose on February 23, 2008, 05:11:45 AM
It's way cool looking Forloc!  But if I may... it honestly reminded me of a jedi the first time I saw it.
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Post by: Forloc on February 23, 2008, 06:06:49 PM
Is it the hood?  I always envisioned the mistcloak to look somewhat like a cross between a trench coat, Tuxedo, and the robe worn by the main character in the game Assassins Creed.  The hood is a little Jedi-esque I might admit.
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Post by: firstRainbowRose on February 23, 2008, 10:52:42 PM
I think it's the hood along with the sleeves and the way the shirt sleeves look poking out.

And (everyone can correct me if I'm wrong) I don't think cloaks have "sleeves" per say.  Usually if it does have sleeves it's then a robe.  Cloaks are just capes with a hood on them.  Sometimes they have slits for your arms to go through, but that's about it.
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Post by: Forloc on February 23, 2008, 11:59:21 PM
Then I guess I made a MistRobe...

Anyway, that was what my envisioning of it was.
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Post by: firstRainbowRose on February 24, 2008, 02:34:48 AM
Hey, there's nothing wrong with artistic licences.  I think looking at it again it's the way the sleeves of the shirt coming out of the robe that make it look Jedi-ish.  And the coloring.
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Post by: anubis on February 28, 2008, 12:11:47 AM
did another pic took less time than last ones (10 min) but i like it
steel inquisitor
probably too dark and i didn't make the charater pic or the castle
(prague and vin diesl) like I did last time, just modified

(http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd131/tolberttheyeti/steel.jpg)
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Post by: Skar on February 28, 2008, 12:23:36 AM
Dude, that's just cool.
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Post by: firstRainbowRose on February 28, 2008, 06:02:04 AM
That is beyond way freaking awesome!  I love it!
Title: Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
Post by: EUOL on March 04, 2008, 02:52:03 AM
Nice indeed.  Well done!  I like the creepy look of it.

Did you ever see the 'fan art' piece I did of an Inquisitor.  (Can an author do fan art of his own work?)  I was trying to mock up something that would work as a nice wallpaper, but I was never satisfied with it.  Posted it here once, with an added "Warning, this didn't come out quite right."

(http://www.brandonsanderson.com/graphics/Inquisitor%20Wallpaper%20Thumb.jpg)

In case you missed it, here's the wallpaper which actually DID turn out kind of cool:
(http://www.brandonsanderson.com/graphics/Mistborn%20Wallpaper%20One%20thumb.jpg)
http://www.brandonsanderson.com/graphics/MistbornWallpaper1-800.jpg
http://www.brandonsanderson.com/graphics/Mistborn%20Wallpaper%20One%201028.jpg
http://www.brandonsanderson.com/graphics/Mistborn%20Wallpaper%20One%201680.jpg
(Links to wallpapers of different sizes of the same image.)
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Post by: Chaos on March 04, 2008, 10:20:36 PM
I like the wheel that shows the Allomantic metals. If only it was in 1440x900... then I'd actually use it.

And it also reveals the 15th and 16th metals, so thanks for that Brandon. :D
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Post by: rjl on March 10, 2008, 12:35:55 AM
Is it the hood? I always envisioned the mistcloak to look somewhat like a cross between a trench coat, Tuxedo, and the robe worn by the main character in the game Assassins Creed. The hood is a little Jedi-esque I might admit.
I thought that the mist-cloaks were silvery white... To blend into the mist. (I haven't read Mistborn 2 yet, perhaps brown ones come in later)
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Post by: Comatose on March 28, 2008, 12:47:36 AM
I really like all this fan art, it's all amazing!  The Kelsier blond thing through me for a loop, all of a sudden I realized that I was picturing everyone but ham with black hair, and I was all, that's odd, they all have black hair, then I realized Kelsier and Marsh have blond hair, and Yeden isn't completel bald, like he was in my head, it's funny how you ened up picturing things even if they aren't what you are told they look like. 
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Post by: bhthomas on April 01, 2008, 09:31:07 AM
I love looking at fanart. It always helps the character more real to have something to look at instead of what is just in your head. I wish I could draw like you people but its not one of my talents.Keep up the great work.

On a side note does any one know when Mr.Sanderson served in korea because my brother was there in 93-95 and went back to teach english .He met his wife there too.
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Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on April 01, 2008, 06:57:05 PM
I believe it was around 1996-1998.
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Post by: Spriggan on April 03, 2008, 01:45:02 AM
This isn't the thread for off topic stuff.  If you want to discuess Brandon's time in Korea (which was '95-'97) please make a new thread.
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Post by: anubis on May 16, 2008, 12:48:02 AM
workin hard on an obligator

(http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd131/tolberttheyeti/obligatortattoocopy.jpg)
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Post by: Hero of Ages on May 16, 2008, 06:27:01 AM
Ooooooh.  Nice.  I always pictured the tatoos at red for some reason tho.  Blue just seems too nice, red is much more menacing.
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Post by: Natalie Perkins on May 18, 2008, 04:51:27 AM
I imagined them like the faded elaborate tattoos of a biker guy except more... pretty seems like a completely wrong word for it but... pretty.
So blues, reds, blacks, yellows, a whole bunch.
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Post by: anubis on May 24, 2008, 12:56:20 AM
ummmmmmm ??? whats with the criticism? this is only MY interpretation of an obligator. If you feel he should look differently then perhaps  you should make your own.
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Post by: Vintage on May 24, 2008, 01:37:47 AM
Anubis, please don't react like this. They are only presenting their own interpretation and I don't see that they are against yours in no way. If you cannot take a little comment and you feel attack in your hability, maybe you should revise your judgment. Maybe You are not able to accept their interpretation.

In all cases, without any criticism, here is Brandon's description and that should conclude all interpretation.

Quote from: MB2, page 48
Like all Inquisitors, he wore intricate eye tatoos - mostly black, with one stark red line - that marked him as a high-ranking member of the Canton of Inquisition.

So, I guess colors indicate from which Canton your Inquisitor is. Black and red for the Canton of Inquisition... maybe red for the Canton of Finance or blue for the Canton of History. ;D

Smile ! I love you all ! And by the way, Anubis, your intricate design is just perfect for me ! I love it ! Such fluidity and precision ! Remarquable !
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Post by: Jabberman on May 24, 2008, 07:44:53 AM
ummmmmmm ??? whats with the criticism? this is only MY interpretation of an obligator. If you feel he should look differently then perhaps  you should make your own.

Dude seriously wtf. You dont have to be such a douche. They're just telling you their opinion. Take it or dont take it. Just dont be rude about it.
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Post by: Gatekeeper on May 24, 2008, 08:06:52 AM
Ummm.. man no one is saying that it looks "Bad". It looks good but there really is no need for such a reaction. quite childish if i do say so myself. When you post any sort of artistic thing online your ganna get comments and a thing called "Constructive Critisism". Reacting posotivley can result in even better work your next attempt. But if you take it negativley ppl are not ganna want to help u with tips and pointers anymore cuz ur just ganna throw it in their face again. criticism one of the core things that makes artists.

All in all, good picture 8) interesting view though. It does look menacing in its own way but yeah I think warmer colors would give it more of a sinister look. like the white eye. and I just realized that is a downloaded brush. smart :P i'd also suggest looking at the source material before starting the project next time too :P
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Post by: oldsizzle on May 24, 2008, 08:27:30 AM
ummmmmmm ??? whats with the criticism? this is only MY interpretation of an obligator. If you feel he should look differently then perhaps you should make your own.

Whatta panzy. dude seriously grow up.

do a couple versions and post'em.
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Post by: tolbert the yeti on May 24, 2008, 07:38:49 PM
Anubis, holy crap man. plagiarizer. I made that pic. for those of you on the forum Anubis is my little brother. continue to rip him to shreds for he has sinned.
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Post by: Forloc on May 25, 2008, 12:54:31 AM
I saw that obligator, and decided to illustrate my own rendition

The tattoo is based on one of the metal symbols, I forget which.

(http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd318/forlocvarec/Obligator.jpg)
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Post by: Shi on June 02, 2008, 06:46:28 AM
Alright, well, this poor little guy I started months ago, then completely forgot about. But, I guess he's not so poor since I found him and actually finished him (I don't have a clue why I'm refering to it as a boy). It's Vin from Mistborn. Ummm, yup. I think I was thinking about t-shirts when I started this.

http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/7870/mistbornsilhouet4az2.jpg
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Post by: firstRainbowRose on June 04, 2008, 05:17:58 AM
***NOTE: I DID NOT DO THIS, I JUST FOUND IT***

I found this on the net, and thought all it needed was the spikes and it would be a sweet pic of an inquisitor.  I doubt that's what the artist was going for though.

http://www.hipgallery.com/photopost2/data/500/thumbs/Picture_53.png
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Post by: tolbert the yeti on June 06, 2008, 01:45:22 AM
(http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd131/tolberttheyeti/spikeinqisitorcopy.jpg)

angry steel inquisitor
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Post by: Reaves on June 06, 2008, 02:46:39 AM
nice!  :)
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Post by: Obi on June 21, 2008, 08:07:07 AM
I made a drawing of Vin ^^
It's pretty big, so I'll just leave a link.

http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/4093/vin01coloreditscn9.jpg
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Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on June 22, 2008, 12:59:51 AM
That is cool.
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Post by: dawncawley on June 22, 2008, 03:24:46 AM
That is entirely awesome. I love everything about it, from the colors to the shape of her face and eyes. It is almost exactly as I had her pictured in my head. Amazing :)
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Post by: Soryn on June 24, 2008, 05:49:39 AM
Was killing time again, and then this happened:
Elantris Doodles (http://fc07.deviantart.com/fs26/f/2008/175/5/f/Elantris_Doodles_by_Slichen.jpg)

I didn't have my copy of Elantris on me and I couldn't remember what everybody looked like exactly. So there's just a random person and very vague Raoden and that other guy too.
I promise some polished and finished fanart sometime in the future, haha. XD
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Post by: Mr. Wednesday on June 24, 2008, 08:51:08 PM
Hello. I was bored once upon a time, and someone nagged/suggested to me that I draw Vin. So here we are.

(http://tn3-2.deviantart.com/fs27/300W/i/2008/176/6/4/Vin___Closeup_by_Giallarhorn.jpg)

(http://fc02.deviantart.com/fs25/i/2008/176/1/a/Vin___Ball_Gown_by_Giallarhorn.jpg)
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Post by: Reaves on June 24, 2008, 08:54:34 PM
lolz soryn, just dont get kicked in the groin...good advice xD

Mr. Wednesday, i really like the second one the folds on the dress and the shading look very good
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Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on June 25, 2008, 05:37:38 PM
Heh heh heh. That was pretty funny, Soryn.
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Post by: Obi on June 27, 2008, 09:09:19 PM
thank you guys!

lol, Soryn, that was awesome.

And I really like Vin's skirt, Mr.Wednesday. It's very graceful. :)
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Post by: Miyabi on July 04, 2008, 02:31:11 AM
You have a very odd style,
but it is aesthetic none the less.
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Post by: Inkthinker on July 06, 2008, 12:54:39 PM
Hey all,

I'm a big fan of the Mistborn books, and I love a lot of Sanderson's design descriptions enough to the point where they drive me to fanart. I hope this is the right thread for posting them (I've only skimmed the 13 pages of the thread so far, not read in detail, but if this thread is only for the OP's art just let me know. I don't want to be a threadjacker).

(http://inkthinker.cryhavok.org/PJ/08/Mistborn01.jpg)

And feel free to crit as much as you please... I draw for a living, so I'm no stranger to it, and my skin is super-tough.

This is just a random Vin moment, from no place in particular in the books. I did want to try and get her design as close to Brandon's descriptions as I could, but I confess to relying on my unreliable memory for most of the details (aside from the mistcloak, which I actually looked up. Page 90 of the paperback edition describes it as being "made of hundreds of long, ribbon-like strips [...] sewn together at the chest and shoulders, but mostly they hung separate from one another, like overlapping streamers"). Her daggers are glass, her coinpouch is tied in such a way as to release from the belt if Pulled upon, and she wears trousers and a shirt and goes barefoot. I even put a couple tiny vials for metals (but I think I made up the gloves). Her hair is black, her build petite.

I think I got it all right, but it seems like this is the place to find out. Let me know what you think!
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Post by: Inkthinker on July 06, 2008, 02:10:52 PM
Rough sketch for Steel Inquisitors. I could not find (at least, on a couple quick skims) a description of their clothing, so I went on a bit of a tangent. All I can recall is that they wear robes, I think? Guess I didn't even get that part right, though...   ::)

(http://inkthinker.cryhavok.org/PJ/08/Steel_Inquisistor.jpg)
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Post by: Miyabi on July 06, 2008, 05:50:30 PM
Inkthinker.

As per the drawing of Vin, I noticed a few things.  1 - As far as I have come to notice there is no Ashfall at night, it is never mentioned in the book, and I believe many people on here have discussed the fact that it doesn't come at night.  2 - I know she is a Mistborn, but look at where her center of gravity would be. . . her positioning is quite odd in this picture and that makes it very hard to be believable. 3 - I know drawing in this style is very hard, and I was never very good at it, but why is her cloak black?

I would give it a 9/10 though, it is very well drawn, if it hadn't been for the inconsistencies I would have given it a 10.  (I'm sorry, I'm very critical.)

As per the Steel Inquisitor.  I don't actually remember if there was a description of their robes, but I've always imagined them differently.  Now however, I don't think I'll be able to imagine them in any way other than the way you have embodied them.  Excellent work.  The only thing that I found odd is the huge cuffs on the gloves.  I mean it looks amazing, but not sure I buy into that, but it is possible.

All in all, I'd have to give this one a 10/10.
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Post by: Reaves on July 06, 2008, 06:49:16 PM
wow ink that is really good, the folds on her clothes are nice plus i really like the gargoyle on the side of one of the buildings. Also that inquisitor is completely beast!!! i love the pose, cape, face expression, arms...also the symbol (is it steel?) he is wearing is cool.
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Post by: firstRainbowRose on July 06, 2008, 08:09:35 PM
Woah, nicely done!  They're both amazing!  (And I really love the vin one!)
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Post by: dawncawley on July 06, 2008, 09:23:33 PM
I am now a huge fan of your work Ink :D I love them both, and the Vin one is probably my favorite of the two. I love the medium as well as the drawing. Well done :)
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Post by: Inkthinker on July 06, 2008, 11:15:55 PM
Thanks, folks! I'm glad you're digging it.

Inkthinker.

1 - As far as I have come to notice there is no Ashfall at night, it is never mentioned in the book, and I believe many people on here have discussed the fact that it doesn't come at night. 

I hadn't noticed, actually... but I counter with mists now coming during the day. It's weak, but I'll go with it. :D

Mostly I just wanted to include both ash and mist in the same drawing. All things considered, I wonder if mist would stretch up to the point that it obscures all but the uppermost towers of Luthadel anyhow. I can't recall if Sanderson ever said one way or another.

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2 - I know she is a Mistborn, but look at where her center of gravity would be. . . her positioning is quite odd in this picture and that makes it very hard to be believable.

Ahhhhh... she's in mid-movement, just stepping but not standing on the spire? Nah... I got nothin'.  Mea maxima culpa. I went through a couple roughs with Vin standing in different ways, but decided on this because I liked the sense of motion.

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3 - I know drawing in this style is very hard, and I was never very good at it, but why is her cloak black?

Ah, now this one I have a good answer for: because silhouettes are easier to deal with in B&W than hatch or pure contour. You can hide a world of sin in a silhouette, and part of my exercises in general lately involve seeing what I can do with solids rather than contours.
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I would give it a 9/10 though, it is very well drawn, if it hadn't been for the inconsistencies I would have given it a 10.  (I'm sorry, I'm very critical.)

Pshaw. Ain't no needs to apologize. As I said, this is what I do... if I couldn't take the heat, I wouldn't scrub the pans.

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As per the Steel Inquisitor.  I don't actually remember if there was a description of their robes, but I've always imagined them differently.  Now however, I don't think I'll be able to imagine them in any way other than the way you have embodied them.  Excellent work.  The only thing that I found odd is the huge cuffs on the gloves.  I mean it looks amazing, but not sure I buy into that, but it is possible.

All in all, I'd have to give this one a 10/10.

Thanks! The glove cuff honestly doesn't make much sense, except to make him look bulkier and heavier than ever. I originally had the wrist and bicep cuffs engraved with Allomantic symbols (like the symbol for "Steel" on his belt) but then realized that A)Inquisitors use Hemalurgy, not Allomancy and 2)wouldn't be smart to have big metal bracers on when fighting Allomancers.

On a second round (presuming I do another, which is almost certain since there's a new book coming out and I expect LOTS of Steel Inquisitors in it) I'll probably try something different with the costume. But the heads, the nails, the build... I'm happy with that, and I'll run with it until the canon tells me different.
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Post by: Miyabi on July 07, 2008, 12:48:18 AM
All in all I like your art and your concepts though. Impressing me is a hard thing to do when it comes to art.  Ask my grandmother, she stopped taking me art shows.

The only thing I have to respond to is the (3) and I guess that it works.  It just confused me at first.  Ha Ha.

More drawings of yours would be much aspired for I would think.
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Post by: SarahG on July 07, 2008, 04:44:10 PM
Inkthinker,

Your drawings are the first on this thread to inspire me to comment.  I really like what you've done!

I actually like Vin's off-balance pose - like you said, it gives a sense of motion, and of the pewter-enhanced balance of a Mistborn.  Plus she's probably using Steelpushes and Ironpulls to stay up there.

At first I thought the city was flooded - I guess that's your depiction of the mists?  It looks like you see them as a fog, which settles low to the ground but can be surmounted; I was more under the impression that they continued up indefinitely into the sky and Mistborn were simply able to see through them.

I like Vin's appearance a lot, especially the way you've blended her hair with her mistcloak.  I also like the details of daggers and vials and coinpouch.  My one objection is that she strikes me as too curvy.  I pictured her having a more boyish figure.

The Inquisitors are perfect - scary while still more human than some of the outlandish monsters I've seen drawn.  I'm very glad you didn't draw their mouths open in a fanged snarl.  I've always pictured them as being the quiet, controlled, sinister kind of terrifying (like Myrdraal) instead of the rabid, feral kind of terrifying (like Trollocs), and I think you've captured that well.

Thanks for sharing some excellent drawings!
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Post by: Soryn on July 07, 2008, 06:09:00 PM
O_O
These are absolutely beautiful!
The sketches are great, I love what you did with the design for the inquisitors. They look so menacing!

As for the Vin picture, I have always loved that style (although I am terrible at doing solid light and shadow) and this makes me love it more! The outline of her face is amazingly well done, I love the expression. I also like her pose; it's perhaps my favorite part of the picture, because it captures a bit of her motion, almost falling (though we know she would control that), and then you have to scroll down to see the rest of the picture, emphasizing the movement, at least for me. :3
You did the clothing folds wonderfully, and I like how the ash reminds me of black snow, reminding me of its own eerie qualities.

I really hope you do more! ;)

P.S. Thanks Reaves, Ookla, and Obi for the comments on my doodles! ^^;
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Post by: JCHancey on July 08, 2008, 06:40:20 AM
The inquisitor was way cool Inkthinker, totally how I imagined them, good job!
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Post by: Shrain on July 11, 2008, 04:11:26 AM
Inkthinker, these are some of my favorite Mistborn renderings ever. I don't mind the off-center pose of Vin. As someone said, she is pushing and pulling on metal and maybe she's about to do a backflip or something. I love the Inquisitors too. The roughness of the sketch lends even more menace to them. I'd love to see more of your inkthinking. ;)
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Post by: Comatose on July 16, 2008, 11:03:11 PM
Sorry to sound redundant Inkthinker, but I love your picture of Vin, especially the pose, it looks almost casual, the way she's about to swing her back foot around and take off into the sky, and I agree with Sarah, I think the mist does reach into the sky, but cool effect nonetheless. When I first saw it I thought it was during the day, I love the ashfalls by the way, they are just great, just great!
If your taking requests... do one of Kelsier, we don't get nearly enough of him! Or the lord ruler, I'd be very interested to see your interpretation of him!
Keep them coming though, they are simply astoundingly amazing!!!!
Oh, and by Vin's hair length, I'd say this is later in the books, perhaps even book 2, and she'd be more mature, and have a less boyish figure by then I think, doesn't it say that in the books.
Anyways, you have some serious skill Inkthinker!
Oh, and are all you artist ok if we use your work for avatars, cuz it all rocks!
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Post by: GreenMonsta on July 18, 2008, 05:55:02 PM
This is probably the beast thread ive ever had the time to read all the way through. its kinda humbling to find the people we look up to for their ability to creat these types of images and writing, conversing from the same level. I find it funny to think that all these artists are on this forum because of how much they like Mr. Sandersons work but as you have probably noticed if you have read this thread, its fairly obviouse that he has become a fan of their art. The ability to watch follow and read these people with great talent at what they do talk to one another about thier skills and what they love is actualy very refreshing. im very new to this whole forum thing this is the first time ive joined one on subject matter so i find this thread alone to be the biggest reason to become a more involved member.
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Post by: Skar on July 24, 2008, 06:36:45 PM
I was so inspired by InkThinker's pieces that I wanted to add something to this thread myself. I've been drawing in pencil for years but I've never made the jump to color before. I recently lucked into a rather large Wacom Tablet and I ended up wanting to try that out too. So here's a Koloss painted in Photoshop with my new tablet. Please feel free to critique as much as you like. I don't draw or paint for a living but I've been taking feedback on creative works for years.
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y47/TWGuide/Koloss-Medium.jpg)
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Post by: Miyabi on July 24, 2008, 06:41:03 PM
Your biggest problem I would have to say is proportions.  Like, nothing matches up.  Also, I know you haven't done color before, but your texturing could use a lot of work as well.  If those two things could be fixed, I think you would do a great job.
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Post by: Skar on July 24, 2008, 06:48:23 PM
Proportions: I deliberately made him chunkier and with longer thicker arms than a human would have.  Are you saying he doesn't look human or that his proportions aren't internally consistent?

Texturing: Yeah.  Any suggestions?  Not even sure how to start working on that one...
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Post by: GreenMonsta on July 24, 2008, 07:19:09 PM
i think you captured the idea of a kolos very well. i agree that the proportions should intentionallt be altered than those of a human. texture would be nice for accuracy but it isnt neccessary in this case. the only thing that i would maybe attempt would be more detail on the face. in the book these streaches and rips were very prominent on the face making it look less human. but if you were going for a young kolos i think you did a great job and i look forward to more work
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Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on July 24, 2008, 07:25:44 PM
His left arm seems beefier than his right, though that may have to do with the way it's bent. His left leg also looks longer than his right leg, though I suspect this is an optical illusion due to the lack of depth: His left knee is supposed to be bent toward the viewer, but the shading doesn't do enough to help give this impression.

He's bluer than I was assuming from the book, but maybe my mental image is wrong.
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Post by: Miyabi on July 24, 2008, 08:22:37 PM
His left arm seems beefier than his right, though that may have to do with the way it's bent. His left leg also looks longer than his right leg, though I suspect this is an optical illusion due to the lack of depth: His left knee is supposed to be bent toward the viewer, but the shading doesn't do enough to help give this impression.

He's bluer than I was assuming from the book, but maybe my mental image is wrong.
Yes, this is what I was talking about with the proportions.  Also, the right hand looks a lot longer than the left one.

The blue color is OK. I had pictured them about that color.

As far as the texturing, that just depends on what program you are using
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Post by: Reaves on July 24, 2008, 08:45:36 PM
yes i had pictured them much lighter blue than that, i think the darkness of the blue is keeping us from seeing some of the shading details on his skin. However the musculature is very cool, i love the pose as well.
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Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on July 24, 2008, 09:54:11 PM
I think it would be easier to get depth of field on the legs if he were standing on something.
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Post by: EUOL on July 24, 2008, 10:47:53 PM
Wow! There has been some really awesome art posted here lately. Sorry it has taken me so long to comment on it. Skar, I didn't realize you were an artist! You are a man of many talents. Inkthinker, I'm very impressed with your sketches. Do you do commisions? If so email me through my website--I might have a job for you.  -Brandon
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Post by: dawncawley on July 26, 2008, 06:58:29 AM
I really like the art in this thread. And I love that it is still being added to and looked through after so long. :) So many talented people are posting art here.
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Post by: Inkthinker on July 28, 2008, 08:06:17 AM
Hey all,

A little loosen-up doodle got complicated on me.

(http://inkthinker.cryhavok.org/PJ/08/Mistborn-KOLOSS_net.jpg)

You can check out a larger version here (http://inkthinker.cryhavok.org/PJ/08/Mistborn-KOLOSS_wppr.jpg)
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Post by: Reaves on July 28, 2008, 10:26:20 AM
wow, that is very very cool. haha i love the expression and pose on the guy's face.
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Post by: Miyabi on July 28, 2008, 12:30:37 PM
Very well done once again Inkthinker.

I REALLY think that they were dark blue like Skar drew them. . . . I'm gonna have to check in the book to be sure though.


But I have to go to work for now so I'll have to check that later.
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Post by: GreenMonsta on July 28, 2008, 03:19:48 PM
Inkthinker you never dissapoint. those are some awsome drawings and they are close to what i envisioned a Kolos to look like.
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Post by: Inkthinker on July 28, 2008, 07:09:23 PM
Very well done once again Inkthinker.

I REALLY think that they were dark blue like Skar drew them. . . . I'm gonna have to check in the book to be sure though.


But I have to go to work for now so I'll have to check that later.

The nice thing about working digital is that if that turns out to be the case... I can fix it. :D

All I recalled was that the skin was "blue", but I didn't recall what shade. I decided to go with a pale blue to help bring out the features, but it's only a matter of some slider adjustments and a little touch-up to change the color entirely.
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Post by: firstRainbowRose on July 28, 2008, 08:07:00 PM
I really liked that.  It's sweet looking.  I agree with what others have said though... I always imagined them being a deeper blue.

I love the detail of the guy's face and the sweatdrop.
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Post by: Inkthinker on July 28, 2008, 09:31:29 PM
Well, turns out you guys were right... took book 2 with me to lunch and did some browsing, and in chapter 19 (wherein Sazed first encounters the koloss) their skin is described as "deep blue" and later as "blackish blue".

So that'll teach me to do my reading.

Looks like I also messed up the scale reference, in that an immature koloss should be closer to 5-6 feet tall. Luckily all this stuff is easy enough to edit in the PSD, so I'll update the image with a corrected version later tonight, I think.
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Post by: Miyabi on July 28, 2008, 11:11:44 PM
Well, turns out you guys were right... took book 2 with me to lunch and did some browsing, and in chapter 19 (wherein Sazed first encounters the koloss) their skin is described as "deep blue" and later as "blackish blue".

So that'll teach me to do my reading.

Looks like I also messed up the scale reference, in that an immature koloss should be closer to 5-6 feet tall. Luckily all this stuff is easy enough to edit in the PSD, so I'll update the image with a corrected version later tonight, I think.
Sweet!

I'm excited to see what they look like finished.
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Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on July 29, 2008, 04:24:03 AM
Inkthinker, did you message Brandon yet? :)
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Post by: Hero of Ages on July 29, 2008, 07:20:15 AM
Fantastic.  Those Koloss are exactly as I pictured them, except for the color.  I alway saw them as a dark, electric blue.  Very vivid.
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Post by: Skar on July 29, 2008, 08:34:01 AM
Man, Koloss are fun to paint!

I feel like I'm learning a ton about using color, photoshop, and the tablet...
Another Koloss for your consideration...
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y47/TWGuide/ChargingKoloss-lowres.jpg)

InkThinker, you've got to stop posting such cool art. I've got other stuff I should be doing and you keep driving me, feverish with inspiration, back to the drawing board.

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Post by: Miyabi on July 29, 2008, 09:46:59 AM
You are getting better Skar, work on muscle tensity beneath the skin though.  Also, his lip should be pulled tight against his teeth if the rest of his skin is ripping.
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Post by: Inkthinker on July 29, 2008, 10:25:48 AM
Inkthinker, did you message Brandon yet? :)

I have. It's not for me to talk about, though.

Edited version of the koloss is up now, folks. I've overwritten the older version, so as to not double-post the image.

I know (now) that the immature koloss come as small as 5', but to pull the smaller one down much further would end up pulling the lines in such a way so that it'd look reduced, like seeing a xerox copy placed in there. Rather than do that, I put him on the upper range of the smaller koloss. I also made their eyes a bit more of a burning orange, to reflect what Sazed sees as "eyes the color of the sun at dusk" (TWoA, p215). And there's some small changes to the text and the numbers were fixed to reflect the more proper sizes. I could stand to build the contrast in blues better, 'cause darker is harder to work with, but hey... it's 5AM and I just spent 13 hours drawing animation. Cut a brother some slack.

:D

Actually reading the text (most of the descriptions run from pages 212-217 of the paperback edition), shows me a couple other things I might do better next time, such as making them a bit stockier at full growth and misshaping the facial features more to reflect the stretched "sack of skin" effect. I would probably also do a bit more with the sword-and-coinsack harness, such as it is... the koloss carry their weapons "...bound to their backs with leather straps. And tied to those straps [are] pouches" (TWoA. p216)

Brandon describes the pouches as being both "tied to their swords" and "tied to the straps", but if you have the coin pouches actually attached TO the sword, it leads to some practical issues. Just tying the sword to your back with straps also presents some functionality concerns, but there's any number of slipknot ties or other methods by which a character might tie or strap a sword while still making it easily drawn in short order. Figuring out little details like that is part of the fun, but for now I'm doing a more liberal version of "tied to the straps".
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Post by: Inkthinker on July 29, 2008, 10:43:20 AM

InkThinker, you've got to stop posting such cool art. I've got other stuff I should be doing and you keep driving me, feverish with inspiration, back to the drawing board.



You understand, that's not really incentive for me to stop, right?

Plus, I'm still having fun. But don't worry... regular work is a-callin', so it might be a little while before I do another.

I do have this killer image of Vin fighting the koloss in my head still, though... I'll probably get that out at some point. And I'd like to draw a stronger image of the Steel Inquistors than I have so far.
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Post by: Miyabi on July 29, 2008, 03:25:21 PM
NOw THAT is amazing ink!
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Post by: Reaves on July 29, 2008, 04:07:41 PM
wow. can you say incredibly cool?
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Post by: dawncawley on July 30, 2008, 07:32:38 AM
I think all of the art here is extremely awesome. Having no artistic talent myself, I have to rely on others to get images down that make sense to me with a book, and you all have managed that on some level or another. Great art, really it is. :)
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Post by: Shrain on July 31, 2008, 05:49:05 PM
INKTHINKER, WOW!  :o Amazing layout, drawing, coloring, etc., etc. What a cool cover image those koloss would be.... Or a T-shirt!!
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Post by: firstRainbowRose on August 04, 2008, 04:58:04 AM
Okay, I'm not so good at drawing. So I decided to do something I can do... cosplay. This is my play off of the current (offical) cover.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v615/firstRainbowRose/cover.jpg)

It's supposed to be Siri (yes, I know she doesn't use breaths, and she never touches Nightblood, but I was working with the cover.) It's the dress she wears the first time she leaves the god king's palace.

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Walking was probably a bad idea, considering her dresss long train.  Shed eventually chosen a gown far more daring than anything shed ever worn before.  The neckline was a touch low, and it had no sleeves.  It also had a curious design that covered the front of her legs with a short skirt, yet was floor length back.
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Post by: Miyabi on August 04, 2008, 05:12:45 AM
Ok so unless you want to listen to someone be picky then don't read the bad ones.

Dress(bad):  There is so much more you could have done with it if you had been serious with it.  To make modifications to fit what the canon would not have cost that much or taken that much time, and we would have been fairly simply.  The dress needs to be more modest and have sleeves at LEAST.  Also this dress style/fabric/color does NOT go well with your complexion or body.

Dress(good):  Uhm. . . the train is a nice touch whereas it would have taken a LOT of work to make the dress heavy and flowing outward like canon.  So you did well in that regard.

Jewelery(bad): Uhm. . basically just completely unnecessary and distracting.  Something like the necklace would have been nice and the rings wouldn't be as bad if they were covered up with sleeves.

Sword(bad):  It's the total wrong type of sword.

Sword(good): It's black. . . so whatevs, props for trying.

Positioning(bad): Your position sucks all out.  You should have your legs turned at MUCH more of an angle especially considering the image you are trying to create and the style of the dress and the way it fits turning and leaning back more would have made a huge improvement.  Leaning back would have helped a lot, but you would have to be angled more first.

Positioning(good): Your head is turned at a good angle, but the body throws it off.

Area(bad): The random shadows in back are distracting. 

Area(good): A nice place for a picture like this.

Effects(bad): These were key to making or breaking. . . unfortunately you broke.  The 'breath' is WAY too rigid and looks like a feather mixed into a twig. . . . TOTALLY not believable.

Text(bad): The color should be harsher and less pastel.

Text(good): Love the font and the extra 'W'.
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Post by: firstRainbowRose on August 04, 2008, 05:24:07 AM
Yeah, it was mostly just me having fun.  I wasn't trying to actually match the cover at all... in fact, my whole idea behind the dress was to NOT match the one in the cover at all, but to match the one discribed in the book.

Still, thanks for the comments.
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Post by: Comatose on August 18, 2008, 05:11:16 AM
Wow Miyabi, you're pretty intent this art critiqueing thing, you should look into it for a career, I like your honesty as well. You have such a good eye for porportion and texture it just makes me wonder... are you and artist as well? If so, I'll be expecting some of your work up soon :).

OH and Inkthinker, keep posting, I love all your work to bits.  Please do some of Kelsier, or the Lord Ruler, or even Elend, I want MORE!!!  You have a gift guy, and I'm glad you're using it!
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Post by: Miyabi on August 18, 2008, 07:39:04 AM
I AM an artist actually.  I got accepted to a private art institute a while back but I can't afford $144,000 a year for college. ha ha. 

I will think of doing something.  I do a lot more abstract stuff than actual character art, but I'll get something out. ha ha.

I am my own worst critic so like I HATE my stuff if it isn't perfect.

My grandma actually stopped taking me to art shows because I critiqued everything to harshly.
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Post by: Inkthinker on August 18, 2008, 01:48:00 PM

OH and Inkthinker, keep posting, I love all your work to bits.  Please do some of Kelsier, or the Lord Ruler, or even Elend, I want MORE!!!  You have a gift guy, and I'm glad you're using it!

Thanks! I'll see what I can do, but for the time being I'm really busy and it's hard to say when I'll get around to doing anything else that's Mistborn-related. I'm sure I'll find incentive when the last book hits in a couple months, though.

:D

No worries guys, I'm sure you haven't seen the last of me.
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Post by: Miyabi on August 18, 2008, 03:55:41 PM
So I started thinking up some concepts for a drawing of Kelsier. . . does anyone else imagine him as kinda like a red mage? (Like from FF.)  Every time I think of it I get this image of him dressed like that. o.0
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Post by: Comatose on August 24, 2008, 01:38:16 AM
Just draw Miyabi, and as for the perfection thing, did you ever hear the concept behind Turkish Rugs?  Every Rug has a flaw in it, sometimes on purpose, because perfection is of the Divine, and thus making something perfect, is believed to be playing god.
So anyways, these mistakes are usually very small and well hidden, and that's why people are their own worst critics, because we know where to find all those mistakes.
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Post by: Miyabi on August 24, 2008, 03:43:39 AM
Oh I'm horrible about that.  Like. . . you have no idea how critical of myself I am. ha ha. ESPECIALLY if I'm going to show it to someone. xP
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Post by: sourgasm on August 29, 2008, 05:02:46 PM
Heya folks. Long time listener, first time caller. I just finished up my painting of what I believe to be one of the most hardcore moments in sci-fi history: Elend taking on a Koloss one on one.

Hope you dig it.

(http://sour.org/conceptart/portfolio/elend/Elend-Venture_small.jpg)

Details:
(http://sour.org/conceptart/portfolio/elend/Elend-Venture_detail_01.jpg)

(http://sour.org/conceptart/portfolio/elend/Elend-Venture_detail_02.jpg)
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Post by: Miyabi on August 29, 2008, 05:36:57 PM
Fantastically done, although I think your rendition of Elend looks a little old.  Other than that I absolutely love it.
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Post by: sourgasm on August 29, 2008, 05:47:37 PM
I could see that. I tried to make him look like a young guy who had recently been aged rather quickly due to, you know, life circumstance. I also tried to make him look a bit British. In my head, I always see him as an uppity Brit heh

Any way. Thanks!
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Post by: Skar on August 29, 2008, 05:57:45 PM
Nice, dude.  I love the way he's obviously in mid-air.
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Post by: Miyabi on August 29, 2008, 11:05:54 PM
He is exactly how I imagined him, including the clothes, except the age thing.

Hmmm.  Maybe try decreasing the lines on the cheeks and making more in the eye area.  "/  I'm not an expert with people though. ha ha.
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Post by: Inkthinker on August 30, 2008, 12:39:31 PM
That's pretty kickass! I think of the fashions in Mistborn as being closer to Victorian era than Colonial, but then again I've been proven wrong in the past.

Hopefully I've gotten closer on this one (I asked for help first, this time):

(http://inkthinker.cryhavok.org/Sanderson/Inquistor_net.jpg)

Still not sure on a couple things, like the placement of the torso spikes or the costuming in general... I like the cloak, but I'm not sure if I like the shirtlessness. It shows off the nail heads, but... meh. I'll think of something, eventually. Or be corrected.

 ;D
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Post by: Reaves on August 30, 2008, 02:51:07 PM
holy crap dude that is awesome!!!!!  :o :o I love the sense of motion in the cape and his clothes, the little flaps of cloth swinging in the wind. Actually the little strips and the cloak kinda reinforce the image of a Mistborn; a mistborn gone bad if you will. For some reason though he looks almost sci-fi ish. I'm not even sure why thats just the impression i got. But dude that is so awesome.
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Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on August 30, 2008, 05:49:24 PM
It definitely looks cool. However, I think that the only spikes pretty much everyone knew about were the ones in the eyesindicating that the other spikes are usually hidden by clothes.
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Post by: Miyabi on August 30, 2008, 06:06:24 PM
That is pretty much amazing Ink.
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Post by: Inkthinker on August 31, 2008, 12:15:24 AM
It definitely looks cool. However, I think that the only spikes pretty much everyone knew about were the ones in the eyesindicating that the other spikes are usually hidden by clothes.

And honestly, I don't know if I care for the bare-chested look anyhow, so some sort of crossed robe/tunic or something seems like a good idea.

One thing I try not to do, unless directed to, is make a costume too plain or uniform. For instance, I would give most Steel Inquisitors the cloak, but I might change up their robes or other clothing elements in small ways... different accessories, maybe the occasional tattoo outside of the Inquisition tatts around the eyes, that sort of thing. So maybe one Inquisitor would go around shirtless showing off his nails, while another would wear a full tunic. Even amongst uniformed groups like police or military personnel, there's usually minor variations.
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Post by: Inkthinker on September 02, 2008, 07:14:43 AM
(http://inkthinker.cryhavok.org/Sanderson/Inquistor02_net.jpg)

Messing about a bit with color. Sanderson describes the sun as red, which implies to me a red light, but I don't know how far he wants to take that... if the sunlight were indeed red, everything would look a little weird.
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Post by: Inkthinker on September 02, 2008, 08:01:09 AM
The original greyscale treatment, prior to the color

(http://inkthinker.cryhavok.org/Sanderson/Inquistor02_BW_net.jpg)
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Post by: Hero of Ages on September 02, 2008, 09:27:04 AM
Dang, If I were Brandon, I would have you doing the illustrated Mistborn.  Those 2 new ones are awesome.  The blue eyes make the color inquisitor very menacing, but both are awesome.
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Post by: rjl on September 02, 2008, 12:25:20 PM
At first I was rather disappointed with what I saw in this thread, but, since inkthinker came along, that's no longer the case. Do you mind if I use one of your images as a wallpaper?
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Post by: Miyabi on September 02, 2008, 03:38:45 PM
That is really close to the Inquisitor I imagined.  The robes are a bit different, but you have completely manipulated my imagination and I don't think I could see them other than the way you have given them form.  I love your art Ink.
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Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on September 02, 2008, 04:44:51 PM
I love it.
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Post by: Pink Bunkadoo on September 02, 2008, 05:10:13 PM
Oooooh.
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Post by: GreenMonsta on September 02, 2008, 08:33:17 PM
Get out of my head. Im impressed with everything you do, the more you create the more impressed I am
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Post by: Inkthinker on September 02, 2008, 10:40:42 PM
At first I was rather disappointed with what I saw in this thread, but, since inkthinker came along, that's no longer the case. Do you mind if I use one of your images as a wallpaper?

Sure, I don't mind, I generally size them so that they work for that. I suggest making your desktop's background color either black or white (whichever looks better to you) and setting the image to "Center", which is what I usually do.

I wouldn't say anyone else's work in this thread is disappointing... I do this for a living, 8 hours or more a day, every day of the year, so I have an unfair advantage in the realm of illustration. I love my work, but if anything I think the other artists in this thread love their work more... they're not doing it so much that it becomes old hat, and they show more dedication and guts when putting their work in front of the world at large than I do.

If you love something enough to draw it, especially when you're not a professional artist, then I want you to pick up the pen and give it your best shot more than ever.
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Post by: Czanos on September 03, 2008, 04:23:22 AM
Inkthinker, I agree with that view completely. (Up to a point.) While I'm not a professional artist by any means, I do spend a fair amount of time around them, and I always find it touching when a new or aspiring artist submits their work for review. But on the other hand, when a professional artist utilizes their talent and ability to work on something they love, it's definitely inspiring and motivating.

I think the key component is artists (Or people in general.) doing something they love. It doesn't matter if you're a professional or an amateur, if you put your heart into something people will respect you for it.
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Post by: Korda on September 04, 2008, 01:20:23 AM
Hi all,
Im new hooray!!

Messing about a bit with color. Sanderson describes the sun as red, which implies to me a red light, but I don't know how far he wants to take that... if the sunlight were indeed red, everything would look a little weird.

I have only skimmed the start of mistborn so I might be wrong but I thought the sun was red because of the ash in the air. Think Japan the sun is red because it is diffused by the smoke or fog in the air giving it a red appearance, this doesnt actually change the look of the environment, that said though your image looks so cool I wouldnt change it.

I'm a 3D guy myself, I just started reading warbreaker and will probably read that before I get into Mistborn properly. I was thinking of doing a cover image for it. So stay tuned folks
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Post by: jjb on September 04, 2008, 06:34:10 AM
ummm... I've lived in Japan and the sun definitely is NOT red. Unless you're talking about some of the sunsets, but that happens all over the world.
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Post by: Korda on September 04, 2008, 08:10:29 AM
I stand corrected about japan. however one morning where I live there was a lot of smoke in the air because of bushfires and the sun turned red so I stand by my statement
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Post by: Shrain on September 04, 2008, 05:55:23 PM
Yep, the sun in the Mistborn books is indeed red, a product of the ash.
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Post by: Miyabi on September 04, 2008, 08:49:42 PM
I stand corrected about japan. however one morning where I live there was a lot of smoke in the air because of bushfires and the sun turned red so I stand by my statement
The reason the sun on many Japanese articles is red is because it is "the land of the rising sun"  when the sun is rising it can look red no matter where you are.
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Post by: ArtGuyJoe on September 18, 2008, 05:30:01 PM
As my friends and I are creating a Mistborn online community, I had decided to try my hand at a Steel Inquisitor, eventually using it for something within our site.
(http://www.ageoflegends.net/ashaman/mistborn/steel_inquisitor_portrait.jpg)

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Post by: SarahG on September 18, 2008, 06:20:00 PM
I wish people would stop drawing Inquisitors with their mouths open and teeth bared.  I mean, it has been suggested that they are cannibals who draw their strength from other people's flesh, but until this idea is proven, I don't see why they're always pictured like ravening beasts.
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Post by: ArtGuyJoe on September 18, 2008, 06:26:20 PM
Probably because if someone is making that picture as a portrait, there is no real "action".  I happen to like pictures of heroes and villains with teeth barred, ready for something to happen.  That is just my personal observation.
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Post by: SarahG on September 18, 2008, 06:45:44 PM
I guess I'd say, if you want action, do the whole body in an action scene.  Portraits are like still life - they're not supposed to be active.  Anyway, I don't picture heros or villains going into battle looking like they're trying to bite each other.

I picture Inquisitors as being more sinister  in a quiet, controlled way that makes you shudder when you look at them.  I don't think they go into battle yelling and screaming; they just casually deal with the opponent while maintaining their composure.  They're like Myrdraal, completely terrifying because of their enormous power which everyone knows is hidden beneath their calm exterior.  I picture Inquisitors pretty much the way Inkthinker portrays them (replies #183, 238, 243, 244 in this thread).

Koloss, on the other hand, are more like Trollocs; they're savage beasts with low intelligence, a low degree of civilization, and very low controlability.  They kill for the joy of killing with no planning or strategy or consideration of the consequences.  You can draw their teeth all you want and I won't object.

Anyway, my opinion is by no means definitive, but there it is if you want it.
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Post by: Skar on September 18, 2008, 09:23:24 PM
Funny, I always pictured Inquisitors as perpetually enraged.
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Post by: GreenMonsta on September 18, 2008, 09:52:28 PM
Agreed, for some reason I pictured them as pissed off all the time. But thats just what I thought.
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Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on September 18, 2008, 10:31:40 PM
I pictured them more like Sarah.
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Post by: SarahG on September 18, 2008, 10:36:38 PM
Oh no, first elmandr1 says I'm big, and now Ookla thinks I look like an Inquisitor!  What a great day!
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Post by: GreenMonsta on September 18, 2008, 10:50:43 PM
Hahahaha thats great Sarah
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Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on September 19, 2008, 01:00:45 AM
I knew you would interpret it that way. :)
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Post by: Miyabi on September 19, 2008, 01:14:26 AM
I always imagined them as more uptight and drone-like.
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Post by: bhthomas on September 20, 2008, 08:00:07 AM
Agreed, for some reason I pictured them as pissed off all the time. But thats just what I thought.
Its Probably cause they have spikes sticking through there brain.That usually gets me angry too
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Post by: GreenMonsta on September 20, 2008, 01:48:17 PM
good point
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Post by: Chaos on September 20, 2008, 07:16:06 PM
I think that, while they perpetually feel pain, they contain anger and emotions quite well. Their language never really sounds like they are extremely "enraged", they seem cool, collected, and all at the same time, ruthless.
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Post by: firstRainbowRose on October 03, 2008, 10:41:59 AM
Here's a picture of Vin I did. The dress is based on the blue one posted on page two, which I assume was the one meantioned at the last ball she attends. (I'm kinda' sad that some of the finer details can't be seen. But then again with some of it, maybe that's a good thing.)

I can't remember where I got the base from (I'm pretty sure they came from here (http://www.thedollpalace.com/). I'll continue to look for the exact location, and will post a link when I find it.) The dress, gloves, hair, and background were all put in by me.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v615/firstRainbowRose/vin.gif)
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Post by: Seth on October 20, 2008, 01:09:34 AM
Hey

New to these forums, joined because of Mistborn. I was wondering if this where I should put fanart at? I'm a comic artist and Mistborn and revived a new passion in me to pick up my pen and pencil once more! I have some older stuff at tollk.deviantart.com though none of my Mistborn stuff is there yet. So is there where I shall bring it? Thanks
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Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on October 20, 2008, 01:12:04 AM
You can host your art anywhere that hosts pictures. This thread is for sharing images you already have hosted somewhere else.
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Post by: Chaos on October 20, 2008, 01:18:35 AM
My favorite one to use is www.imageshack.us (http://www.imageshack.us), because you aren't required to register and the images stay up forever, as long as you save the link to the image. But, if you do forget, you can always upload it again onto that site, because there is no limit.

Really, as long as you keep track of the URLs, that one is the best image hosting site, in my opinion.
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Post by: Seth on October 20, 2008, 04:48:51 AM
My apologies, I should have worded my question better. I spoke briefly with Brandon at a book signing the other day about fan art and I believe this is where he directed I should go to show it. I did not mean to host the picture, I only meant to confirm that this is in fact where I was told to put some up. ^.^
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Post by: Chaos on October 20, 2008, 04:50:35 AM
Oh :P Well, in that case, this is definitely the place where you can show off your fan art!

(Also, you are a very lucky person for speaking with Brandon. I envy you for having the opportunity to do so).
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Post by: Seth on October 20, 2008, 05:32:34 AM
I consider myself so in fact! It was actually an odd turn of fate that I did! I had meant to buy HoA the day it released. Though for this reason and that I kept putting it off or forgetting to get it altogether! Then I became so frustrated with myself I took a break from work and went to Barnes and Nobles to purchase it. On a random whim I asked the clerk if he was aware of Brandon doing any signings in the near future localy (that was infact how I was introduced to the Mistborn series orginally, by brandon himself! At a barnes and nobles here, he was doing a book signing and I just happened to go in randomly that not looking for anything specific and he pitched his book to me and I bought it on whim.) The clerk said they didn't have information like that though offered to check for me just incase. Turned out Brandon was doing a signing that very day several hourse later!! I was in shock and informed the clerk I would be returning at that time to buy the book from Brandon himself instead. That was a very good day! ^.^
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Post by: firstRainbowRose on October 24, 2008, 06:19:48 PM
I've done something that I'm guessing could be considered fan art. I have this thing where when I use a new wallpaper on my computer I try to make EVERYTHING match. (I change it so that's my background in MSN messenger. I also change my font on messenger to something that fits the feel.) Well, after reading HoA I of course put up a mb releated one, and created a cursor set to go with it.

(http://fc91.deviantart.com/fs34/i/2008/298/8/4/Mistborn_Theme_by_firstRainbowRose.jpg)

The busy and working in the backgound spin.  If you want to download it, you can get it here (http://firstrainbowrose.deviantart.com/art/Mistborn-Theme-101629957)
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Post by: dawncawley on October 24, 2008, 09:15:34 PM
That is entirely awesome Rose :) Nice job, and thanks for the link to get it, that was sweet.
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Post by: tann|design on October 25, 2008, 04:16:17 AM
Might as well join the party. Here is my take on a steel inquisitor, and no he is not baring his teeth. :-) It is pretty big, so here is the link. You can click on the image and it will go even larger for some detail if you like.

http://www.tanniesmith.blogspot.com

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Post by: Czanos on October 25, 2008, 05:33:18 AM
Okay, so a few months ago I spent some time doing a render of The Lord Ruler in his throne room, but I got about this far before I ran into difficulties and put the project on hiatus. I'm thinking of starting it up again though, so I thought I'd post what I've got and get some feedback.

(http://tacticianczanos.googlepages.com/TLRThroneS8.jpg)

So, from here, I'm going to inlay some of the metal symbols all over the place. I need to rework those fires in the background, but for now they're just there to cast shadows. I plan on putting a headpiece in that weird little gap on the throne, and of course The Lord Ruler himself eventually. (And some big old caption-y text of something cool. Maybe "'Kill him,' God said, 'He's really not that important.'" from Zane in Mistborn:The Well of Ascension.)

But for now what I'd really like feedback on is the glass wall. Does that look believable to you guys? Is it easily recognizable and such? If I don't get any feedback on that, I think I'll leave it just the way it is, but I'd like to know if it fits as well for everyone else as it does for me.

Anyways, thanks for any input you guys have.
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Post by: CthulhuKefka on October 25, 2008, 06:05:53 AM
Whoa, thanks for the MB cursors verstVampireDrose!

Got mine up and running right now, very cool.  :)
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Post by: firstRainbowRose on October 25, 2008, 06:33:25 AM
No problem.  I'm glad people like them.
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Post by: Elmandr on October 25, 2008, 08:02:30 PM
I haven't Drawn since i was in junior high but lately I've had the urge to. Give me a couple days and i will post a drawing...
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Post by: GreenMonsta on October 27, 2008, 04:46:19 PM
Ok then, good job with the cursors thats a neat idea.

tann-  that inq was awesome. I loved how the mist looked aswell. Really good job on it.

Baron- I like what you have so far, at this point I dont think there is enough there for me to give any advise or criticism. Continue with the adding of detail and let us see it then. Good job so far.
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Post by: tann|design on October 27, 2008, 08:51:18 PM
Thank you Mean Montsa!  The mist and the tattoos really gave me some trouble, so I appreciate the compliment.
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Post by: Elmandr on October 27, 2008, 10:20:13 PM
That's pretty kickass! I think of the fashions in Mistborn as being closer to Victorian era than Colonial, but then again I've been proven wrong in the past.

Hopefully I've gotten closer on this one (I asked for help first, this time):

(http://inkthinker.cryhavok.org/Sanderson/Inquistor_net.jpg)

Still not sure on a couple things, like the placement of the torso spikes or the costuming in general... I like the cloak, but I'm not sure if I like the shirtlessness. It shows off the nail heads, but... meh. I'll think of something, eventually. Or be corrected.

 ;D

*shivers and bows in reverence*

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Post by: Seth on October 28, 2008, 10:54:36 AM
Here is some line art i worked on a little today. As you can see I ran out of room on my canvas where her foot is supposed to be... so foot coming soon!! It's good to have goals! ^.^ I wanted to show her in her casual shirt and trousers. Feedback is appreciated!

(http://img356.imageshack.us/img356/6001/vynye5.jpg) (http://img356.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vynye5.jpg)
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Post by: CthulhuKefka on October 28, 2008, 11:16:21 AM
Wow, I like it Seth.  :) Can't wait to see it finished.

Baron: I like the set up, can't wait to see what you add to it.

And Ink, excellent as always.  ;D
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Post by: Nessa on October 28, 2008, 03:26:20 PM
Seth I really liked that drawing! Nice work!
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Post by: dawncawley on October 28, 2008, 05:35:15 PM
That is really nice work Seth. Since I am not artistic I just come here and let you all imagine my pictures in my head for me, and you are all pretty close to something I have had in my head while reading. :)
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Post by: firstRainbowRose on October 28, 2008, 06:59:02 PM
Wow, Seth, that's really amazing.  Well done!
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Post by: Seth on October 28, 2008, 07:02:39 PM
Thank you all for the positive feedback! I would like to stress that it is no where near done, that was just some line art I whipped out in the half hour before I passed out last night, note the time I posted haha. I will clean up the art and add her *pause for suspense* FOOT! Actually the idea I had in my head was for her being in a standoff with an inquisitor, though I think this specific picture is turning into more of just a still of her. I like her expression in this one, and I can't bring myself to distort it to one of anger or contention. I will post the pictures I have done as soon as I clean them up. I have some of Sazed, some Kandra and Koloss, and an Inquisitor. Thanks all!
Title: Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on October 28, 2008, 07:19:53 PM
I always pictured Vin as much more short and compact, not tall and lithe. Also I think she would wear something under her shirt. It's an interesting depiction though.
Title: Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
Post by: Seth on October 28, 2008, 08:50:37 PM
I always pictured Vin as much more short and compact, not tall and lithe. Also I think she would wear something under her shirt. It's an interesting depiction though.

The way I picture her is short as well, at least comparatively to those around her. In this picture there is not a point of reference yet to really depict her size. Though I always remember her being depicted as slim, I will find my notes again on her discription. The reason I put her clothes the way they are is based on descriptions from the books. Stating she liked to wear a loose shirt of the men's fashion left a little open by way of a few buttons not done up. Remember she did fight once in her underwear ~.^, Thank you for your comment! Hopefully once the picture is done how I see her will be more evident. ^.^
Title: Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on October 28, 2008, 10:09:48 PM
Yes, but to fight in one's underwear one must be wearing underwear (top included). Also, if she's short, the proportions would be shorter, unless her head is really small. :)
Title: Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
Post by: tann|design on October 29, 2008, 12:04:23 AM
Okay I feel like a moron, but how do you get the image to show up directly on the post?  I made my file smaller so you don't have to follow the link anymore and just cannot get it to show up.  I am sure it is simple and I am making it harder on myself!
Title: Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
Post by: Seth on October 29, 2008, 01:43:44 AM
Okay I feel like a moron, but how do you get the image to show up directly on the post?  I made my file smaller so you don't have to follow the link anymore and just cannot get it to show up.  I am sure it is simple and I am making it harder on myself!

I host mine on imageshack.us once it is uploaded to your account (wich is free) you copy a line of code that it gives you while looking at your picture. When you come to these forums just paste that code on the forum post and the image should show up on the post.

I hope that helps ^.^
Title: Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
Post by: tann|design on October 29, 2008, 03:29:08 AM
Okay I feel like a moron, but how do you get the image to show up directly on the post? I made my file smaller so you don't have to follow the link anymore and just cannot get it to show up. I am sure it is simple and I am making it harder on myself!

I host mine on imageshack.us once it is uploaded to your account (wich is free) you copy a line of code that it gives you while looking at your picture. When you come to these forums just paste that code on the forum post and the image should show up on the post.

I hope that helps ^.^

Thanks for the help.  I guess it is just not meant to be, I have tried copying it five times now and it just keeps posting it as a link.  Weird.  Oh well.
Title: Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
Post by: firstRainbowRose on October 29, 2008, 03:30:04 AM
Okay I feel like a moron, but how do you get the image to show up directly on the post? I made my file smaller so you don't have to follow the link anymore and just cannot get it to show up. I am sure it is simple and I am making it harder on myself!

If you don't have the automatic thing, just type in:

Code: [Select]
[img]the url of your image[/img]
Title: Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
Post by: tann|design on October 29, 2008, 03:56:45 AM
Thanks for all the help.  I finally realized that the site I was using (my own) doesn't allow external links, so I followed your advice to image shack.   Way Easier!   Like I said, I was just making a simple thing harder on myself.  So finally here it is.   Not that it matters much, but it's nice to be lazy and not have follow a link sometimes.

(http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/9690/steelinquisitorga5.jpg)
By tanndesign (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/tanndesign) at 2008-10-29

Title: Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
Post by: Elmandr on October 29, 2008, 04:17:49 AM
Here is some line art i worked on a little today. As you can see I ran out of room on my canvas where her foot is supposed to be... so foot coming soon!! It's good to have goals! ^.^ I wanted to show her in her casual shirt and trousers. Feedback is appreciated!

(http://img356.imageshack.us/img356/6001/vynye5.jpg) (http://img356.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vynye5.jpg)

I liked that i couldn't tell it was a girl until i saw those circley things on her chest...

Thats exactly what Vin would have wanted...

Also, i like how you remembered to shorten her hair...

Though she does seem a bit masculine for a girl--and the facial expresion is puzzling. I would think that if she were battling (which i assume from the coin she holds) she'd have a rough look about her--something that would look like she's thinking, "Ok, its just you and me now,"

But overall, its very good--much better than anything i could ever produce! Bravo!
Title: Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
Post by: Mellington the loony Gold Misting on October 30, 2008, 12:04:05 AM
I've been asked to post this here...

I thought it was less fan "art" than humor...but I guess it fits because I recall jokes popping up earlier in this thread.

(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h36/PlumSauceMelly/CentrumMistborn.gif)
Title: Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
Post by: Shrain on October 30, 2008, 04:25:01 AM
*snort* That still makes me laugh. Thanks for posting it here so all can enjoy.

And remember, everyone, "A" is for "atium"!  ;D
Title: Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
Post by: Pygmalion on October 30, 2008, 04:52:32 AM
Okay, so a few months ago I spent some time doing a render of The Lord Ruler in his throne room, but I got about this far before I ran into difficulties and put the project on hiatus. I'm thinking of starting it up again though, so I thought I'd post what I've got and get some feedback.

(http://tacticianczanos.googlepages.com/TLRThroneS8.jpg)

So, from here, I'm going to inlay some of the metal symbols all over the place. I need to rework those fires in the background, but for now they're just there to cast shadows. I plan on putting a headpiece in that weird little gap on the throne, and of course The Lord Ruler himself eventually. (And some big old caption-y text of something cool. Maybe "'Kill him,' God said, 'He's really not that important.'" from Zane in Mistborn:The Well of Ascension.)

But for now what I'd really like feedback on is the glass wall. Does that look believable to you guys? Is it easily recognizable and such? If I don't get any feedback on that, I think I'll leave it just the way it is, but I'd like to know if it fits as well for everyone else as it does for me.

Anyways, thanks for any input you guys have.

This is cool! I can't wait to see it finished!
Title: Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
Post by: CthulhuKefka on October 31, 2008, 07:02:04 AM
I've been asked to post this here...

I thought it was less fan "art" than humor...but I guess it fits because I recall jokes popping up earlier in this thread.

(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h36/PlumSauceMelly/CentrumMistborn.gif)

Rofl, that's hilarious. Well done.  :D
Title: Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
Post by: USNAVYAM08 on October 31, 2008, 04:37:38 PM
i didnt create this but i was looking online for pictures of the characters when i found this... of Kel...
http://www.damianbajowski.com/index.php?page=gallery#

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a41/HBRacing214/kelsier.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
Post by: GreenMonsta on October 31, 2008, 04:54:44 PM
Good find Navy. That guys art is awesome. Thanks for posting it.
Title: Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
Post by: Loud_G on October 31, 2008, 08:07:24 PM
tann-design, I really like the look of that drawing you did. It is a really fun one!
Title: Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
Post by: mking on November 02, 2008, 06:11:38 AM
I just finished Hero of Ages and am still overwhelmed.

I got inspired to paint my own take on Vin attending her first ball at Keep Venture. It turned out a little flat, and I'm not totally happy with the design of the dress. But I figured I should post it and move on rather than noodle it forever.

(http://www.mkingmovies.com/gallery/albums/userpics/vin_fanart_001.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
Post by: Mellington the loony Gold Misting on November 03, 2008, 12:57:13 AM
I think you have not only my own but my hubby's approval.

Him:  You want to wear that dress?
Me:  Huh?
Him:  I think you would look good in that dress.

I like her wary expression.
Title: Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
Post by: Nessa on November 03, 2008, 04:46:48 PM
Karina,

The biggest problem I've ever had with the mistcloak was how in the heck does it sit on your shoulders without sliding around? The way he describes it is pretty basic. When I made one I had to make a little bodice part with sleeves to attach the ribbons to. But your neat little design there gives me ideas... Makes me want to try something more authentic.
Title: Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
Post by: mking on November 03, 2008, 07:37:58 PM
Karina,
I agree with WickedNess -- you've got a nice design there that's given me some ideas. I've been playing with the mistcloak design too, but visualizing how hundreds of ribbons come together into something wearable has been tough.
Title: Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
Post by: Forloc on November 05, 2008, 01:13:43 AM
Didn't the miscloak hang free from the chest down? I always imagined it as almost a trench coat (no sleeves) with a hood that had the "tassels" below the shoulder blades.

Maybe I'm going crazy.

Anyway, I got bored, and couldn't stop thinking of the final battle at Kredit Shaw.
(http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd318/forlocvarec/KreditShaw2.png)
I'm not ecstatic about the spires, but this is what I imagined.

Title: Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
Post by: GreenMonsta on November 05, 2008, 01:16:34 AM
I like the pic a lot. Its close to what I think it should look like.
Title: Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
Post by: Nessa on November 05, 2008, 03:30:39 AM
Didn't the miscloak hang free from the chest down? I always imagined it as almost a trench coat (no sleeves) with a hood that had the "tassels" below the shoulder blades.

The Final Empire describes the cloak as "...hundreds of long, ribbonlike strips. They were sewn together at the shoulders and across the chest..." (pg 86)

Karina's depiction, I think, is pretty close to acurate, in my mind anyway (maybe move the sewn chest line down a bit, but the issue there is getting in the way of the arms' freedom of movement, which is vital; having the sewn chest line in a V solves that problem). The ribbons are sewn together at the shoulder, would hang down, and sewn again at the chest to anchor it so it wouldn't slide around. But like I've said before, the actual process of sewing it authentically would require it being completely hand-sewn, which is a pain. But I'm tempted to try just to see how it would turn out. I've tried it before (http://www.timewastersguide.com/forum/index.php?topic=4487.45), but did shortcuts to get around the difficult/time-consuming aspects that creating an authentic one would have. I think I have a better image in my mind now, since I've made one before, about how an authentic one would be made. At least, how I would do it to the description in the book. The only problem now is finding the right charcoal-colored, cotton-like fabric, which, as most any sewer knows, is hard to come by.

A quote from another thread (http://www.timewastersguide.com/forum/index.php?topic=6055.45):

Quote
A mistcloak would be hard to get right. I've seen several people try, and they never quite feel right to me. Maybe they are one of those things that work in my imagination, but might not work in the real world.

What I would be looking for is something enveloping, something grand, yet also much more light-weight than most of the ones that people have made. I know that Vin describes hers as heavy, but that's all relative.

But here's my best answer to your questions:

Colors: All the same shade of dark, charcoal gray.
How wide are the strips: Between a half an inch and an inch wide.
Material: Cotton, perhaps. Lighter than canvas or wool, for certain. However, I do imagine each tassel being sewn individually, perhaps with a thicker back and an inside that is of something softer and lightweight.
Are all the tassels the same length: No, but close. Within an inch or two of one another.
Do they drag: No. They're cut so that they obscure the feet, but don't drag.
How many layers of tassels: 1 and a half.

The real trick, I think, to making one work would be to, in my opinion, make a cloak which looks cool on its own. Then, slit the bottom 2/3rds up to about the rib-cage area. Sew these into tassels, then sew some more tassels to the inside. Then, perhaps work with the shoulders/inner layers to make the cloak fall down so that it looks enveloping and the sides can fall straight.

Does that help?

Best,

Brandon
Title: Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
Post by: Forloc on November 05, 2008, 11:17:35 PM
thank you! thats the quote I was looking for but couldn't find
Title: Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
Post by: Forloc on November 06, 2008, 01:00:10 AM
This is a compilation of a picture I took in February at the Point of the Mountain in Utah County/Salt Lake County, and at my cousins house. Josh and his nephew Gabe are looking at the field behind their house.

Looking toward the Terris Dominance outside of Luthadel
(http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd318/forlocvarec/joshandgabeonScadrial2.png)

I can show you the source images if you want to see.
Title: Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
Post by: GreenMonsta on November 06, 2008, 01:03:44 AM
Very cool photography work there Forloc. Now just dress a couple people like character and add some ash falling and that will be perfect.
Title: Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
Post by: CthulhuKefka on November 06, 2008, 01:28:10 AM
This is a compilation of a picture I took in February at the Point of the Mountain in Utah County/Salt Lake County, and at my cousins house. Josh and his nephew Gabe are looking at the field behind their house.

Looking toward the Terris Dominance outside of Luthadel
(http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd318/forlocvarec/joshandgabeonScadrial2.png)

I can show you the source images if you want to see.



Ooooohhhh very nice!
Title: Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
Post by: candylion on November 11, 2008, 12:23:44 PM
I can't believe I started this thread and I haven't been back in so long. I haven't even read the last book. (don't kill me I'm in Korea, life is expensive here)....

and now it's grown so much. I need to get my game back. -runs to drawing board-
Title: Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
Post by: syrenyx on November 11, 2008, 07:17:17 PM
Hey i'm new to the thread here, but ive been reading Brandon's work since "Elantris" came out. Just finnished the "Hero of Ages" last night. so good...

anyway i saw this thread and theres some really awesome stuff in here!
i figured i'd put up a little watercolor drawing i did of Kelsier.
here it is:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/stefan_koekemoer/3022040179/

hope you like it!! :)
Title: Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
Post by: Reaves on November 12, 2008, 12:07:23 AM
I really love the dark red lighting in both those pics, very cool!
Title: Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
Post by: The Jade Knight on November 12, 2008, 11:34:11 AM
I'm thinking this thread might be reboot-worthy in a few pages or so.
Title: Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
Post by: GreenMonsta on November 12, 2008, 10:38:28 PM
I agree Knight
Title: Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on November 13, 2008, 07:44:33 AM
Well, since moving to the SMF forum, they decided we didn't need to reboot threads anymore because there was no server performance difference.
Title: Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
Post by: The Jade Knight on November 13, 2008, 09:41:53 AM
Ah, but when threads get too long they get somewhat difficult to navigate.
Title: Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
Post by: candylion on November 13, 2008, 02:51:24 PM
...well, shouldn't the fan art section be an actual page on the site instead of a forum thread? That would be easier to navigate, and one could still comment....

Just a suggestion...-gigglesnort-
-runs away...again-
Title: Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
Post by: Nessa on November 13, 2008, 05:44:39 PM
...well, shouldn't the fan art section be an actual page on the site instead of a forum thread? That would be easier to navigate, and one could still comment....



That would be the ideal, but it involves actual *work* and that's a four-letter-word to Spriggan ;)
Title: Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
Post by: GreenMonsta on November 13, 2008, 05:53:21 PM
I have to say that I don't really go to the main page all that often. I spend most of my time in the forums. I understand that it may be easier to navigate but the way the conversation goes in this thread it would be sad to see it go.
Title: Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
Post by: dawncawley on November 13, 2008, 07:47:28 PM
Candy, come back, you didn't leave any art before you left....darn it. Missed by { } that much. ;)

I personally love having this thread, however, I do understand how a long and involved thread such as this can be a pain in the hind parts to navigate. I visit more than one forum that refuses to restart an extremely long thread for the sake of readability.  I'm not sure how we should go about that here though, whether we make a new one, or petition Sprig for a front page place to look at works with a link to discussion for them, such as this. Or if something like that would even work....I'm not very computer savvy. But, whatever decides to be done with it, I will seek it out and look at it, as this is one of my favorite places to browse. :)
Title: Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
Post by: firstRainbowRose on November 13, 2008, 08:14:54 PM
Yes, welcome candylion.  I hope you can post some work.  I'd love to see your take on Vin's mistborn custom dresses.
Title: Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on November 13, 2008, 08:48:17 PM
Quote
Ah, but when threads get too long they get somewhat difficult to navigate.
I don't see this at all... Yes, you can only navigate to 5 pages at a time, but it's not like you know which page to look on in the first place and it's very easy to jump to the latest post. Are you saying threads should be no more than 5 pages?

FRR: Did you see candylion's art at the beginning of this thread?
Title: Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
Post by: firstRainbowRose on November 13, 2008, 09:36:45 PM
Yeah. I'm talking the dresses discussed in WoA and HoA. The ones that are slightly different from the standard dress like the one she drew at the beginning.

Also, here's a couple of pictures of the costume I made for the HoA release party. I finally found my phone-t0-computer connector cord, so I was able to get them. (I can't wait for the better quality (read: taken with a real camera) pictures. But someone else took those. *shrug*) I wore this both to the release, and for halloween. (And even though I live in Provo/Orem no one reconized me. It made me kind of sad.)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v615/firstRainbowRose/IMAGE_209.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v615/firstRainbowRose/IMAGE_211.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v615/firstRainbowRose/IMAGE_212.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v615/firstRainbowRose/IMAGE_214.jpg)(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v615/firstRainbowRose/IMAGE_215.jpg)(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v615/firstRainbowRose/IMAGE_219.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
Post by: Soryn on November 14, 2008, 06:10:47 AM
That's an awesome costume FRR! C:
Did you make the daggers yourself?

--

While reading HoA I ended up doing some sketches of Vin - nothing spectacular, but I went and colored one quickly to help get me out of a slump.
(http://i323.photobucket.com/albums/nn464/slichen/Artwork/vinlikesbagelscopy2.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
Post by: syrenyx on November 14, 2008, 06:20:18 AM
woah FRR!  that mistcloak is awesome! great job.

 
Title: Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
Post by: firstRainbowRose on November 14, 2008, 06:24:53 AM
I think your pic is totally cute Soryn! I really like your mistcloak.

And I kind of did but I didn't. They're actually five buck plastic ones that I bought at wal-mart, spray painted black (they were originally this silver and black) and then I glued the leather straps on like the night before the release party. (And they were still sticky the next day. Made for some fun reactions when people touched them.)

Thanks syrenyx.
Title: Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
Post by: melbatoast on November 14, 2008, 07:24:41 PM
Cool mistcloak, firstRainbowRose!
Title: Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
Post by: Miyabi on November 14, 2008, 07:47:51 PM
Mi`chelle the costume was MUCH better in person! ha ha.  I guess that's just cause I could see you move around in it and see the amazingness of the Mistcloak. . . I'm going to steel that BTW. xD

I remember finding the "Blue Line" for your coin. lol.

Oh and cute chibi Soryn.
Title: Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
Post by: Miyabi on November 14, 2008, 07:51:16 PM
I've done something that I'm guessing could be considered fan art.  I have this thing where when I use a new wallpaper on my computer I try to make EVERYTHING match.  (I change it so that's my background in MSN messenger.  I also change my font on messenger to something that fits the feel.)  Well, after reading HoA I of course put up a mb releated one, and created a cursor set to go with it.

(http://fc91.deviantart.com/fs34/i/2008/298/8/4/Mistborn_Theme_by_firstRainbowRose.jpg)

The busy and working in the backgound spin.  If you want to download it, you can get it here (http://firstrainbowrose.deviantart.com/art/Mistborn-Theme-101629957)
  Sorry about the DP.

Amazing Mi`chelle I lovez them.  I'm totally downloading them once I get home tonight. ha ha.
Title: Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
Post by: candylion on November 15, 2008, 03:46:49 AM
My problem is that I didn't bring any of my books with me here to Korea. So I'm stuck without descriptions. SO as soon as I get a hold of some copies (and the fact that I haven't read HoA yet) I'll definitely start hardcore on some fanart I've been dying to do.

Heck, I might just turn it into this gi-normous project not knowing what I'm going to end up with. If anyone could help me out with character descriptions, or commissions of what you want to see (with descriptions) I'd be really really thankful.

...except HoA, lol, Spoilers are not welcome. -gigglesnort-
Title: Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
Post by: Spriggan on November 15, 2008, 07:00:04 AM
...well, shouldn't the fan art section be an actual page on the site instead of a forum thread? That would be easier to navigate, and one could still comment....



That would be the ideal, but it involves actual *work* and that's a four-letter-word to Spriggan ;)

Hey now, I actually have asked for people to submit fan art to brandon's site on this thread and no one ever does.

Now would I ever make a gallery that allows comments for Fan art?  Probably not on TWG since it's not "The Brandon Sanderson Fan Site", nor do I see a reason for placing one on BS.com.
Title: Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
Post by: The Jade Knight on November 15, 2008, 11:39:09 AM
Yeah, part of the issue is that this site is not the same as Brandon's site; he simply gets his forum hosted here.
Title: Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
Post by: mking on November 16, 2008, 08:33:59 AM
I started doodling a picture of Vin and the painting kind of took a life of its own and ended up being a quick painting of Kelsier. I couldn't get his face looking the way I pictured it in my head. Grrrr. Noodling it more just made it worse. So I'm posting the last version that still holds together ok. I do like the way the mistcloak turned out.
(http://www.mkingmovies.com/gallery/albums/userpics/kelsier01.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
Post by: CthulhuKefka on November 16, 2008, 08:44:09 AM
Nice doodle there mking.  ;D
Title: Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
Post by: dawncawley on November 16, 2008, 10:39:58 AM
I wish my messed up paintings and doodlings came out looking that good. Holy cow. :) I really like the way the mistcloak came out too, you have a good eye, in my opinion.
Title: Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
Post by: Pygmalion on November 16, 2008, 06:27:28 PM
That is fabulous mking!
Title: Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
Post by: Reaves on November 16, 2008, 07:45:05 PM
that. is. intense.
Title: Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
Post by: mking on November 17, 2008, 01:24:46 AM
Thanks for the comments everyone. Here's a speed painting of Kredik Shaw at Luthadel.

(http://www.mkingmovies.com/gallery/albums/userpics/kredikshaw_luthadel01.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
Post by: jjb on November 17, 2008, 01:42:32 AM
A speed painting? Dang....  I didn't imagine Luthadel looking that way, but Kredik Shaw and the ash mountain as well as the red sky... amazing.
Title: Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
Post by: Reaves on November 17, 2008, 03:21:01 AM
Dude you have some serious talent! I'd love to see something where you actually take some time!!
Title: Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
Post by: Chaos on November 17, 2008, 04:59:22 AM
Wow!

I think that pretty much sums it up.
Title: Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
Post by: Shrain on November 17, 2008, 05:04:40 AM
Sweet pic of Kelsier. Very spot-on with the mood and the cloak.
Title: Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
Post by: GreenMonsta on November 17, 2008, 01:49:07 PM
That painting of Kel was great. I really liked it. I did on the other hand love your painting of Luthandel. WOW. That is awesome. I pictured it alot like that. Nice job, dont stop posting these.
Title: Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
Post by: Chaos on November 17, 2008, 06:07:24 PM
Oh, by the way, my "Wow" statement referred to both Kelsier and Luthadel. They are both great, but Kelsier's face needs some work, like you said. On the other hand, there aren't words to describe how fantastic I think that looks.

Wow, again.
Title: Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
Post by: melbatoast on November 18, 2008, 03:40:24 AM
Wow! Those are both great!
Title: Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
Post by: Inkthinker on November 18, 2008, 05:54:26 AM
I really like that landscape painting for Luthadel. Nicely done!!
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Post by: KindaChang on November 18, 2008, 08:46:18 AM
mking is an art king to me. those are amazing.
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Post by: mking on November 18, 2008, 09:37:43 AM
Wow, thanks for all the kind words! I hope to find more time to paint this week, but work is getting pretty crazy (the speedpainting may have to get speedier). I'm thinking about doing another character piece, just to take another crack at drawing a face. I'm still disappointed at how Kelsier's likeness worked out, so I've been picking my work apart trying to figure out what to do differently on the next character.
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Post by: Miyabi on November 18, 2008, 08:58:42 PM
Those are amazing MKing.  That really is all there is to say about them.  I would definitely like to see more.
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Post by: Loud_G on November 19, 2008, 08:17:49 PM
MKing, those PS painting are gorgeous. You have inspired me to try my hand at a mistborn drawing.
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Post by: sortitus on November 24, 2008, 05:42:01 AM
Uhh... I freehanded this on my friend's face on Halloween morning. He wasn't willing to shave off his hairs, though, so I apologize for slight inaccuracies plot-wise. (Does this even count as fan art? I'm too lazy to create a thread for fan anti-art, so you'd better make room. Or I will cry.)

(http://th00.deviantart.com/fs35/300W/i/2008/305/c/e/Obligator_SEM_by_sortitus.jpg)

Full size here: Unedited 7-megapixel jpeg (http://www.deviantart.com/download/102294142/Obligator_SEM_by_sortitus.jpg)

Midsize available on the deviation page (deviantArt): Obligator SEM (http://sortitus.deviantart.com/art/Obligator-SEM-102294142)

I am aware that mking puts my work to shame, but I just wanted to share. If I ever get around to taking pictures of my mistcloak, I'll upload them as well.
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Post by: firstRainbowRose on November 24, 2008, 05:48:15 AM
*shrug* This is where I've been posting my cos-plays, so I think it counts.

And those are pretty cool looking.  I'd love to see your mistcloak.
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Post by: CthulhuKefka on November 24, 2008, 10:37:13 AM
Pretty neat tats there sortitus.  :)
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Post by: Wielder on November 25, 2008, 11:48:21 PM
mking, that's flipping amazing.

BTW, if you're having trouble drawing Kels face, perhaps painting him from behind, looking over the wall of Luthadel would do.  I have a really bad sketch of one of my characters from behind and I think it looks pretty cool.  (He doesn't have a Mistcloak, though...)
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Post by: mking on December 01, 2008, 12:58:06 AM
I enjoy seeing everyone's art, costumes, tattoos -- you name it. We've all been inspired by the characters, settings, and stories enough to want to create something. I think it's really cool to see all the different ways to express ourselves.

Ok. Here's a painting of Vin that I knocked out in a couple of hours. Actually I probably spent more like 10 hours total, but I scrapped almost the entire thing because it was getting overworked and Vin was starting to look too old and too much like a man. Sigh. Sometimes paintings can get away from me and I get lost in the details instead of looking at the overall image.

Anyway, so I basically started over after lunch today and laid down a much stronger foundation. In order to save some time, I cheated and re-used my Luthadel painting for the background. This originally started as a picture of Vin in her white gown from the ball at Keep Lekal from the first book. I originally had a simple colored background, but then I decided to put her high above the city to make it a little more dramatic.

(http://mkingmovies.com/gallery/albums/userpics/vin_fanart_002.jpg)
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Post by: Reaves on December 01, 2008, 03:05:58 AM
Amazing as usual! The face is great, although something about the neck and back proportions seems off.

And yes the placement of her above the city is very dramatic.

 your work is just. so. beautiful.
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Post by: mking on December 01, 2008, 03:41:38 AM
Thanks. You know, the more I look at it, the more her head looks too big for her body.

Doh.

Yet another thing to watch out for on the next painting.

Amazing as usual! The face is great, although something about the neck and back proportions seems off.

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Post by: melbatoast on December 01, 2008, 03:43:35 AM
Gorgeous! I think the background works really well. I like how you included the infamous earring.
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Post by: firstRainbowRose on December 01, 2008, 04:59:08 AM
Wow, that's amazing.  I think you pretty much captured the way I pictured Vin.  I would just make the earing a bit bigger, and a bit more bronze in color.  (Just my two cents)
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Post by: GreenMonsta on December 01, 2008, 08:29:50 PM
mking get out of my head. Not only did you capture Luthandel exactly as I picyured it but now you have done the same with Vin. Really well done. I agree thet her head is slightly too large but over all this is a great painting.
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Post by: Shadowkiller on December 01, 2008, 10:07:29 PM
Amazing picture. The face looks recognizable though and it took me a bit to figure out who it reminds me of. Ashley Judd. Unfortunately Ashley's eyebrows are a bit bigger and she tends to smile a heck of a lot so its hard to get a good comparitive. Here is one of my more favorites that I did find. The angle is just about right too.

http://imstars.aufeminin.com/stars/fan/ashley-judd/ashley-judd-20040429-1646.jpg
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Post by: Vatdoro on December 02, 2008, 01:02:47 AM
I don't think her head is too big at all. I think her body/back is just a little bit too small.  ;)

Shadowkiller - you are right. There is definitely a resemblance to that picture of Ashley Judd. Now that the association is in my head it will probably stick. I wouldn't be surprised if I think of a grown up Vin every time I see Ashley Judd from now on.  ;D
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Post by: Roberts on December 02, 2008, 04:35:20 AM
Holy wow, these drawings are all incredible, I wish I had that much skill. Maybe I misread the book because I've always imagined the Steel Inquisitor's eye spikes to be about a foot or two long, not just the size of their head.
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Post by: mking on December 02, 2008, 08:20:57 AM
Now that you mention it, I can also see a resemblance to Ashley Judd. How funny! It wasn't intentional. While painting, I was actually looking at some reference of Natalie Portman from The Professional, and trying not to make Vin quite so young. I'm still learning how to draw a good likeness. I'm not there yet, obviously!  :)

Amazing picture. The face looks recognizable though and it took me a bit to figure out who it reminds me of. Ashley Judd. Unfortunately Ashley's eyebrows are a bit bigger and she tends to smile a heck of a lot so its hard to get a good comparitive. Here is one of my more favorites that I did find. The angle is just about right too.

http://imstars.aufeminin.com/stars/fan/ashley-judd/ashley-judd-20040429-1646.jpg
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Post by: CthulhuKefka on December 02, 2008, 10:11:23 AM
Outstanding as usual mking! Keep up the amazing work.  :)
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Post by: Shrain on December 03, 2008, 04:47:15 AM
Can I just say: I LOVE THIS THREAD.

Mking, that's a great composition. I liked the Kelsier sketch too.
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Post by: candylion on December 05, 2008, 02:46:40 PM
(http://fc60.deviantart.com/fs38/f/2008/340/1/4/Vinnietrie_Fandom_by_curiousgenius.jpg)

More fandommish fanart for Mistborn.

Done in Manga Studio (because it's pressure sensitive), and then copied into Photoshop and roughly shaded.

I KNOW this isn't what she wears and I KNOW she might look too old or what not.

And I...don't...care.

Because I was going for the feeling of half-falling, half-drunk, and half-giving up.

That's right, three halves.

Buwahahaha...ha.

((hopefully more book-accurate stuff latah...>.<))
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Post by: dawncawley on December 06, 2008, 12:28:31 AM
I love it Candy, and three halves are no biggie here. We can deal with that just fine. :) I'm glad you are posting artwork again darlin', I for one, have missed your stuff. I'm pretty positive I'm not the only one either. ;)

MKing I love your artwork. I am consistently blown away by the amount of talent that you, and all the others that post here, have. :) Thanks for sharing.
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Post by: Loud_G on December 08, 2008, 07:47:19 PM
Here is a prototype drawing (quick sketch) of how I envision the Lord Ruler's Throne Room at the End of Mistborn I.
This is a rough sketch. I'm planning on doing up a nicer version in a digital format (ie. via photoshop or the like), I just haven't had time lately.

(http://www.drunkduck.com/George_the_Dragon/gfx/Lord Rulers Throneroom small.jpg)

For Brandon and/or anyone else who was at the DC signing, I'm the guy who was drawing THIS during the book signing:

(http://www.drunkduck.com/George_the_Dragon/gfx/Mean George2 small.jpg)
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Post by: Dount Cooku on December 09, 2008, 01:26:02 AM
Here is a prototype drawing (quick sketch) of how I envision the Lord Ruler's Throne Room at the End of Mistborn I.

Wow!  I really like your depiction of Kredik Shaw.  I look forward to seeing the final product.
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Post by: melbatoast on December 09, 2008, 02:10:06 AM
I especially like how you've drawn the mist cloak. And I like the rest of it.
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Post by: zas678 on December 11, 2008, 07:26:53 AM
I am officially in awe.
Zas
Title: AMAZING ART STUFF!
Post by: Forloc on December 12, 2008, 11:53:54 PM
Kaden (Tolbert the Yeti) is making a table that has a veneer of the Allomantic Metals Chart on it! It's going to be so cool. Will post when completed!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on January 08, 2009, 06:51:26 PM
You have to upload it to a picture hosting site somewhere. We can't look at a file that's on your computer.

But also, if it's just one of your sketches from when you were in fifth or sixth grade, does it belong in a Brandon Sanderon fan art thread?
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Post by: GreenMonsta on January 08, 2009, 09:09:20 PM
Oh Ook how I've missed you. I guess we don't really join in the same threads anymore but that's ok. You frankness is refreshing.
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Post by: Shaggy on January 08, 2009, 10:57:53 PM
Umit was a scene from one of the balls from "Mistborn." But I deleted it anyway. OK?
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Post by: Reaves on January 09, 2009, 02:55:10 AM
I think Ook is making assumptions. It was my impression that Shaggy was in middle school, but I guess Ookla thought 5-6th grade would have been before Mistborn was published.
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Post by: GreenMonsta on January 09, 2009, 02:57:47 AM
I had assumed that until I remembered that Shaggy told me he was currently in the seventh grade.
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Post by: Reaves on January 09, 2009, 03:00:11 AM
to his credit, Shaggy is a very mature 7th grader.  ;)
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Post by: GreenMonsta on January 09, 2009, 03:02:42 AM
Valid point.
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Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on January 09, 2009, 05:53:36 AM
My mistake. There's no reason why someone in 5th grade couldn't be reading Mistborn, but I didn't even consider that.
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Post by: Shaggy on January 10, 2009, 01:36:05 AM
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to his credit, Shaggy is a very mature 7th grader. 
thanks. But I only read Mistborn then, so now I've reread Mistborn and I'm on Well of Ascension. Just read the part where Sazed is taken into the koloss camp. Pretty cool scene, no? If I had the skill, drawing themwould be extremely fun. The swords, the saggy skin.
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Post by: Dark Blue on January 13, 2009, 01:11:11 AM
Whoa, amazing work everyone. I swear I feel like I am among professional artists. I love all the different styles that have been laced into this thread. The different interpretations of all the characters (and creatures) are fantastic. I can't wait to see more work from everyone.

I am no professional in the arts or even qualified to be a critic but I think all of the art that has been posted are truly stunning. Compared to my sketches--actually, I don't even think I can call them sketches after seeing these pieces--these illustartions are works of DiVinci!

Anyway, if you can't tell, I am currently the newest addition to the ever-expanding fandom of Brandon Sanderson's work. I have just finished reading HoA and am about to start Warbreaker.

Dark Blue
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Post by: Shaggy on January 13, 2009, 01:14:35 AM
Welcome, Dark Blue!
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Post by: Dark Blue on January 20, 2009, 11:29:05 PM
I hope to get some art posted soon (once my scanner works), but I can't promise anything amazing, stunning or as such (Amateur artist here, I am more of a writer than an illustrator anyway). I have already done some work (single Koloss headshot, Kredik Shaw, and an unidentified mistborn--more of a spontaneous-pick-up-the-pen-moment), and I have more ideas and sketch outlines drawing themselves in my head till I can get them out on paper. I have been thinking of a Spook (Lestibournes) sketch, *SPOILERS*maybe him fighting the Citizen's guards or jumping out of the building? *END OF SPOILERS* (Haven't seen any sketches of him) Or maybe an interpretation of what a Terrisman looks like, or Vin fighting an/the Inquisitor(s), see? Lots of ideas.

So until the scanner is fixed you won't see anything from me. But I hope to see some other work from you guys (or girls) *hint hint* ;)

Dark Blue  ;D
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Post by: Chaos on January 21, 2009, 02:00:40 AM
Okay, I apologize in advance if this is an invalid assumption Dark Blue, but I seem to recall a person I met on a forum with the handle of DarkBlue, and she happened to be an amateur artist.

But I hope to see some other work from you guys (or girls) *hint hint* ;)

Dark Blue  ;D

This tends to indicate that you are female :D Haha. Artist, check. Username, check. Female, check. Perhaps you are the same Dark Blue that I remember? :P
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Post by: Dark Blue on January 29, 2009, 11:44:05 PM
This is actually the first time I have used this particular non de plume (I was recently inspired to use it by some lyrics I heard, so credit to the music artist)

DISCLAIMER: I do not make any claim at all to have any ownership over the song "Dark Blue"

And no, Chaos, I was not offended in any way, so don't worry. I am actually VERY happy someone pointed out that small detail to clarify that I am a girl, it erases the awkward moment when guys who have referred to me as a boy discover I am actually a girl.
By the way it's nice to meet you  ;D
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Post by: Obi on January 29, 2009, 11:45:05 PM
I just finished this drawing of Spook today. ^_^
I have a Kelsier I did months ago and never colored... maybe I'll get around to posting him at some point.

http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/8966/spookinterwebae0.jpg

He's a bit stiff and his head's too big... o.O;; But I'll live.
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Post by: Dark Blue on January 29, 2009, 11:52:39 PM
The coloring and details are nice, great job Obi! I like the beard, I never pictured him with a beard--but that's okay. I like seeing him as you picture him, it's awesome.

Dark Blue =]
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Post by: Obi on January 30, 2009, 12:06:16 AM
Thanks a lot! ^_^

I  don't usually picture him with a beard either... but I think I remember reading that he had one.  Maybe... lol. ^^
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Post by: Dark Blue on January 30, 2009, 12:10:58 AM
I'll check, maybe I overlooked it . . . I probably did. haha

DB (Dark Blue is too long now to type--lazy me :P)
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Post by: Shaggy on January 30, 2009, 12:14:12 AM
I believe he was wearing a fake beard as a disguise in The Well of Ascension.
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Post by: Skar on February 02, 2009, 03:23:12 AM
Hey all. Gotta say i love this thread. You all inspire me to keep plugging away. Nice work.

I finally finished another Mistborn pic. This time I was a little more ambitious and learned a ton more in the process. For your consideration:
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y47/TWGuide/Inquisitor4-thread.jpg) (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y47/TWGuide/Inquisitor4-12801015-deskt.jpg)
Click to embiggen.

As always, I'd love to know what you think of it.
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Post by: Reaves on February 02, 2009, 04:24:01 AM
wow, nice! Great poses and great lighting, especially on the koloss musculature! That Inquisitor is intense!
However, I kinda feel like some of the textures could use a bit more...texture. Especially the skin looks a bit flat in places, but still its amazing.
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Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on February 02, 2009, 05:00:45 AM
Looks awesome, Skar! I'm not too sure about the lower-left corner's depth of field, though. The koloss's head is in front of the inq but his shoulder is behind his feet? The legs look like they might be at an odd angle to create that effect but I'm not sure it's working. His top half is uniform in the way it faces and that part of him doesn't look like he's twisting.
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Post by: happyman on February 02, 2009, 05:08:17 PM
I don't know about everybody else, but my main issue is that on my machine at least, it's too dark.  I mean, clearly we want a picture like this to be dark, but I had trouble making out what it was at first.

Of course, the internet being what it is, this may not be your fault.
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Post by: Vatdoro on February 02, 2009, 05:17:29 PM
Skar - that is awesome! Thanks for sharing that!
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Post by: Skar on February 02, 2009, 05:43:59 PM
Reaves: Yeah, I can only agree, needs more texture. Not sure how to go about it, but I'll figure it out eventually.  So much to learn!

Ookla:  Good eye on the head versus feet thing.  You're right. I think a layer got misplaced, I'll have to check.

happyman: Yeah, I opened it at work and it was way darker than on my home machine.  Looks like I'll have to fiddle with that monitor.

Vatdoro:  Thanks, man!
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Post by: Shaggy on February 02, 2009, 10:45:47 PM
I love how you did the rips in the koloss' skin!!! It's really, really good!!!
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Post by: happyman on February 02, 2009, 11:02:04 PM
For the record, better monitor=Wow, I am seriously impressed.  The apocalyptic feel is almost tangible.
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Post by: Skar on February 02, 2009, 11:19:13 PM
Thanks for all your comments.  They're all really encouraging and I really appreciate it.
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Post by: mking on February 03, 2009, 08:06:44 AM
Hi, Skar. Cool painting! The inquisitor creeps me out.

Here are a few texturing techniques that I use that you might also find useful.

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Post by: Skar on February 03, 2009, 06:00:17 PM
Thanks Mking!  I can't wait to try those out.
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Post by: Dark Blue on February 03, 2009, 07:36:19 PM
That is really impressive Skar; your use of dark colors is great! The only thing I would change (I know some of you already mentioned this . . .) is the texture, it would make it more real to me. Also is that the Ashmounts in the back? I like the surrounding background, very ominous. I, for one, can't use dark colors in my sketches since I get a feeling it's TOO dark, but you did excellent.

DB
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Post by: deathgate on February 05, 2009, 03:53:47 AM
Great work as always Skar. Your work raises the bar for everyone else and their are others with good work hear too. Would love to see your take of Sazed.
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Post by: Inkthinker on February 10, 2009, 08:48:46 AM
Hey everyone, sorry I haven't been able to participate in the community much lately, but I haven't forgotten you guys.

I was working on some stuff that involved using a skull illustration as a template, and I took a little time to do a couple extra heads based on my favorite blue beasties:

(http://inkthinker.cryhavok.org/Post/koloss_faces_CLR-net.jpg)

Busted out pretty quick on the colors, but I like 'em well enough to post. If you don't care for 'em, you can check out the plain linework here. (http://inkthinker.cryhavok.org/Post/koloss_faces_BW-net.jpg)

I think I didn't quite get 'em right the last time I drew 'em, but I'm taking a new tack. I think before I made the mistake of treating the immature koloss as appearing too "fat" rather than appearing like an abnormally muscular man in a sack of skin that doesn't quite fit, and isn't properly attached to the muscles underneath. Hopefully I've gotten a little closer this time, 'cause this is much creepier (I think).

As always, I enjoy any and all feedback.
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Post by: Hero of Ages on February 10, 2009, 05:59:51 PM
HolyCrap!!!  That is exactly how I see the Koloss in my mind.  GET OUTTA MY HEAD!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: Reaves on February 10, 2009, 06:06:47 PM
Wow Ink, you continue to astound.  :o
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Post by: melbatoast on February 10, 2009, 07:18:51 PM
Ooooo....very creepy!
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Post by: Shaggy on February 10, 2009, 10:42:34 PM
I really love the way you did their teeth, Inkthinkerthey're very real, but still get that menacing feel across. Good job!!!
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Post by: Dark Blue on February 10, 2009, 11:24:14 PM
Whoa, I was scanning the new posts and then BAM! I was terrified for a few seconds,(I am the type of person that will shy away from scary movies and rather see a happy-sing-along film) before I was able to recover and actually look at the koloss =D. Great job even though it freaked me out. (That's a compliment) since they are supposed to be scary. I love the rips and tears in the skin, very menacing and freaky. The eyes are awesome too.

DB
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Post by: mking on February 11, 2009, 07:58:53 PM
Yep, Inkthinker, those sure are creepy! I looked at the line work, and I think the details read a little better there, especially the squished nose of the tight-skinned Koloss. Blue skin is always tough to do and make feel natural. I like what you've done, and the contrast with the muscles underneath is pretty cool.
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Post by: Bastille on February 14, 2009, 01:35:31 AM
The pic of the kollos on the other page looked kinda weird to me. I imagined the kollos with really tiny eyes but hey that's just my opinion. I like everyone's pics of Vin by the way, very realistic (except the one in the bathing suit  :-\ bit awkward)

Bastille
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Post by: Shaggy on February 14, 2009, 08:43:22 PM
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I imagined the kollos with really tiny eyes but hey that's just my opinion.
I kind of agree with Bastille. Ink's koloss don't match my image really at all; however, I can still see the skill that went into them, and appreciate them as other people's vision.
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Post by: Bastille on February 15, 2009, 02:23:46 AM
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I imagined the kollos with really tiny eyes but hey that's just my opinion.
I kind of agree with Bastille. Ink's koloss don't match my image really at all; however, I can still see the skill that went into them, and appreciate them as other people's vision.

Other peoples visions. Hm. Shaggy's right. On this post I've seen allot of complaining because the pic "isn't up to there standards." It should be how you see it.  :)

Bastille
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Post by: Shaggy on February 15, 2009, 04:21:57 PM
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Quote from: Shaggy on Yesterday at 02:43:22 PM
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I imagined the kollos with really tiny eyes but hey that's just my opinion.
I kind of agree with Bastille. Ink's koloss don't match my image really at all; however, I can still see the skill that went into them, and appreciate them as other people's vision.

Other peoples visions. Hm. Shaggy's right. On this post I've seen allot of complaining because the pic "isn't up to their standards." It should be how you see it. 

Bastille
And quite frankly, if everything (especially art) that was created had to be up to 'everyone's standards'the world would suck. All art would take on a general, common look. So without the different opinions, feelings and visions of different people, our culture would be almostbarbaric. (In the sense that art in our culture is virtually nonexistent.)
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Post by: Bastille on February 15, 2009, 10:14:31 PM
nicely said Shaggy. :)

Bastille
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Post by: Shaggy on February 16, 2009, 03:23:22 AM
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nicely said Shaggy. 

Bastille
Thanks.  ;) I think that's been waiting to come out for a LONG timefeels good lol.  :P
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Post by: Bastille on February 16, 2009, 02:14:02 PM
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nicely said Shaggy.

Bastille
Thanks. ;) I think that's been waiting to come out for a LONG timefeels good lol. :P

It should feel good. You said something that need to be said.

Bastille
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Post by: mking on February 17, 2009, 07:39:54 AM
(http://fc26.deviantart.com/fs40/i/2009/047/1/4/koloss_speedpaint_by_mking2008.jpg)

Inkthinker and Skar have inspired me to speedpaint a koloss. It turned out more icky than scary, I think. I was hoping to make it more threatening looking.

I applied some things I recently learned about color (from work and from the latest ImagineFX magazine). I think they prevented the image from feeling monochromatic and helped the blue skin really pop while still feel like it is being lit.
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Post by: Bastille on February 17, 2009, 01:30:48 PM
WOW!!!!!!!  ;D That's REALLY good. How do all you people paint and doodle like this? It's amazing.

Bastille
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Post by: Skar on February 17, 2009, 05:15:21 PM
Dude, that's just cool.  I love the way you managed to convey the feeling of saggy skin and wrinkles with simple, broad, suggestive brush-strokes.

It reminds of all those cool book covers from the 60s and 70s that my Dad had on the bookshelves when I was growing up.
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Post by: Miyabi on February 17, 2009, 05:17:35 PM
So, just because I stood up and walked across the room to look at your painting MKing.  From across the room it looks WAY intense.  It looks good close as well, but if you stand ten-fifteen feet away.  It's just wow.
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Post by: Nessa on February 17, 2009, 06:52:17 PM
The brushstokes make me think of clay. Like the koloss were molded in a way. Which they were in a sense.
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Post by: melbatoast on February 17, 2009, 11:30:13 PM
Super cool. I think the loose skin looks really good.
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Post by: Shaggy on February 19, 2009, 02:48:58 AM
Great work! What I love most is the face, thoughthe insides of the eyes and mouth look really realistic. Good job!!!
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Post by: Inkthinker on February 21, 2009, 12:24:44 PM
I could try smaller eyes. It would make them feel more "massive", proportionally speaking, and that would make them more intimidating.

Those particular heads were built strictly on the proportions of a normal human skull.  But if the skeleton of the koloss grows, then it makes sense that the skull would as well, and yet that doesn't necessarily mean that organs like the eyes would grow in equal proportion...

You know, I think you're right. On a "mature" koloss, at least, the eyes could very well be smaller. I'll keep it in mind, 'cause I'm pretty certain this won't be the last time I draw them.

:D

I'm pretty much always open to feedback. Others catch details in the text that I miss, and getting a well-rounded input on the various ways in which different people interpret the same text is beneficial to creating a design that accurately represents not just what Brandon describes, but what the audience perceives in that description.
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Post by: Bastille on February 21, 2009, 03:13:04 PM
I could try smaller eyes. It would make them feel more "massive", proportionally speaking, and that would make them more intimidating.

Those particular heads were built strictly on the proportions of a normal human skull. But if the skeleton of the koloss grows, then it makes sense that the skull would as well, and yet that doesn't necessarily mean that organs like the eyes would grow in equal proportion...

You know, I think you're right. On a "mature" koloss, at least, the eyes could very well be smaller. I'll keep it in mind, 'cause I'm pretty certain this won't be the last time I draw them.

:D

I think you should make the eyes smaller to make the kollos look bigger but that's just my opinion. :)

Bastille

I'm pretty much always open to feedback. Others catch details in the text that I miss, and getting a well-rounded input on the various ways in which different people interpret the same text is beneficial to creating a design that accurately represents not just what Brandon describes, but what the audience perceives in that description.

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Post by: Dark Blue on February 24, 2009, 11:34:13 PM
The brush strokes and mix of coloring was really nice; it gave me an image of sagging skin. The eyes sinking down and the gums poking out of the mouth looked very cool. The sword was nicely done as well as everything else. Excellent job   ;D

DB
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Post by: mking on February 25, 2009, 02:36:27 AM
Thanks for the comments, everybody!

Any suggestions for the next painting? No promises that I'll be able to do any of them. But I'm kind of looking for some inspiration at the moment.
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Post by: Reaves on February 25, 2009, 04:07:41 AM
Do a mistborn (Vin, Kelsier, Elend, anybody) soaring through the mists. Do it from a perspective above them, with the city shrouded in mist below. Just a quick thought, hope it helps  :D
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Post by: Necroben on February 25, 2009, 05:42:24 AM
Horseshoe hopping! ;D
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Post by: Loud_G on February 25, 2009, 04:58:30 PM
Vin standing over the withering husk of the Lord Ruler surrounded by broken stained glass. :)
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Post by: Shaggy on February 28, 2009, 10:22:45 PM
Dilaf!
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Post by: LauraOrganaSolo on March 06, 2009, 04:51:18 AM
I was working on some stuff that involved using a skull illustration as a template, and I took a little time to do a couple extra heads based on my favorite blue beasties:

link (http://inkthinker.cryhavok.org/Post/koloss_faces_CLR-net.jpg)

Busted out pretty quick on the colors, but I like 'em well enough to post. If you don't care for 'em, you can check out the plain linework here. (http://inkthinker.cryhavok.org/Post/koloss_faces_BW-net.jpg)
I've been looking forward to seeing a closer up shot like this since I first read about how their skin worked. This is awesome.

I'm curious about where the tears are most likely to occur on koloss bodies once their skin gets stretched too much... rather, where are the most obvious stress points besides the eye sockets and mouth?

On the subject of inquisitors, I'm in the "cold and ruthless" camp. I imagine them and obligators always doing everything very purposefully calmly, rarely rushing or moving quickly. I picture myrddral, nazgul, cenobites, and the antagonist... guys in Dark City. But with the poise and carriage of Laurence Fishburne as Morpheus in The Matrix movies.

...I guess I'm just telling you this because I wish I could produce art but can't and feel uncomfortable writing fanfic, even with the author's blessing. X3;;

Any suggestions for the next painting? No promises that I'll be able to do any of them. But I'm kind of looking for some inspiration at the moment.
I'd really like to see someone visualize the triangle-motif robes of Terris Keepers. :3
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Post by: Shaggy on March 06, 2009, 11:50:30 PM
Yeah, the Terris Stewards' robes would be coolmaybe you could draw them with some metalminds, too (assuming they were Feruchemists).
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Post by: mking on March 07, 2009, 03:47:25 AM
I started on a painting of Vin in mistcloak flying above the city.

The Terris robes sound interesting. Does anyone happen to know which book and chapter has a good description of them?
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Post by: Shaggy on March 07, 2009, 06:02:28 PM
I don't really know, butI would assume in the first book, where they first introduce Sazed.
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Post by: mking on March 08, 2009, 01:41:08 AM
(http://fc72.deviantart.com/fs43/i/2009/066/f/2/vin_above_luthadel_by_mking2008.jpg)
Here's my painting of Vin flying over Luthadel.

Lots of stuff I'd like to fix, but I'm capping my time on it at 5 hours.
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Post by: Shaggy on March 08, 2009, 01:55:38 AM
Wow, that looks great! I love how you drew the light peeking out of that little window behind the curtains. How you showed the mist was cool, too.

The only suggestion I have is that maybe you could add a bit more texture/shading/color variation to the sky to make it seem a bit more real.
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Post by: melbatoast on March 08, 2009, 02:18:16 AM
Really cool. Makes me wish I was mistborn...
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Post by: Reaves on March 08, 2009, 04:07:16 AM
:o very nice! I love the buildings! Vin not quite so much, but hey.

Also you've probably noticed this already but there is definitely something wrong with the perspective on the windows of the brick house in the lower right. Both windows should probably be about the same distance from that line below the eaves there.
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Post by: Shaggy on March 08, 2009, 04:19:56 AM
Well, the second one should be a little bigger because it's closeryou know, perspective. But yeah, the first one's a little too small at the moment.

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Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on March 08, 2009, 04:36:53 AM
Love it. Very nice.
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Post by: ryos on March 08, 2009, 07:59:39 AM
mking, that's fabulous. My favorite of yours so far.
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Post by: mking on March 08, 2009, 11:13:25 AM
Thanks, everyone!

Yeah, the list of issues goes on and on. Perspective is hugely off. Vin's proportions are off and the pose is stiff and kind of flat.

Ideally I would spend more time on my art. But I'm lucky if I get 5 hours of free time per week to paint. And if I have the time, sometimes I don't have the energy to focus. If I let myself, I think I could work on these for months and never finish. I've got a lot of other things that I want to make progress on, so I sacrifice some quality in order to do so. The artist in me cringes. The pragmatist in me says to keep moving forward and do better next time.
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Post by: Loud_G on March 08, 2009, 01:00:07 PM
mking: That is Awesome! You should do a couple more in this same vein! Maybe Vin and Zane chasing eachother through another misty panorama like this one. I LOVE how the city came out and the mist and everything!
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Post by: deathgate on March 08, 2009, 07:14:24 PM
But I'm lucky if I get 5 hours of free time per week to paint.

Very nice especially given the time restraints. Hope you spend more five hour segments this way.
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Post by: ryos on March 08, 2009, 10:53:13 PM
Thanks, everyone!

Yeah, the list of issues goes on and on. Perspective is hugely off. Vin's proportions are off and the pose is stiff and kind of flat.

Ideally I would spend more time on my art. But I'm lucky if I get 5 hours of free time per week to paint. And if I have the time, sometimes I don't have the energy to focus. If I let myself, I think I could work on these for months and never finish. I've got a lot of other things that I want to make progress on, so I sacrifice some quality in order to do so. The artist in me cringes. The pragmatist in me says to keep moving forward and do better next time.

"I think making art is always about setting up boundaries for yourself. If you paint a picture, you decide, 'I'm not going to paint anything outside of these four edges.' If you make a song you can decide a few basic things...and in every artistic situation you have to figure out the bounds between a freedom to explore and create without criticism and then you're going to have to figure out the other side, which is reality. How long am I going to take to do this? I can't work on the record for ten years; I'm not going to work on a painting for 50 years. I mean, some people do, but they only have one painting at the end of their lives."  --Isaac Slade of The Fray
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Post by: Pink Bunkadoo on March 08, 2009, 11:47:49 PM
Wonderfully atmospheric!
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Post by: Shaggy on March 08, 2009, 11:50:43 PM
Eerie.
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Post by: GreenMonsta on March 10, 2009, 12:55:29 AM
I don't see the windows as a problem. I mean in perspective they might be off in size but not if the window to the left was actually smaller. I mean who knows what some architect in that world would design. I do know that I've seen weirder designs in the real world. I agree with you on her pose, a little stiff but otherwise I think you have a really good painting there. I think that if you gave it more time and energy you would have worked out some of the issues that you found but with how much time you have available and the quality of the product you should be happy with the result. I would hang one of your paintings in my home anyday.
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Post by: Wolfstar on March 10, 2009, 01:13:31 AM
Very solid work for only 5 hours!  I have paintings from class in high school that I spent literally 4 times that length of time on and they came out far, far worse (and sadly, this was before Mistborn or even Wheel of Time came into my life, so none of them came from those works).
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Post by: Reaves on March 10, 2009, 01:22:02 AM
I know I sound pretty critical but really that is amazing. I definitely can't do anything like that and would embarrass myself if I even tried. And your time constraints only make it more impressive.
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Post by: mking on March 10, 2009, 06:14:59 AM
Ryos: Thanks for that great quote! It really encapsulates what I wrestle with whenever I move on from one project to the next.

GreenMonsta: I appreciate your explanation of why the windows might look that way. But I have to admit that I rushed to finish and messed up on the perspective. Mea culpa. You are right that if I spent some more time on the painting I could work out many of the issues. For now I'll be happy that I mostly captured the mood I was after.

Reaves: I don't mind the critique--I think you're right about the perspective and I also wish my Vin were better. Thanks for using constructive language. It helps me figure out how to improve.

Wolfstar: I've been practicing for a long time, so the speed has gradually developed. Plus I read lots of tutorials on speed painting and pick up tricks and tips. There was a stretch where I was playing an Amber RPG and my weekly contribution was a painting of either a character portrait or a scene from the game session. I think that more than anything taught me how to allot time to something and be forced to move on.

I think this painting ended up being about about 6 nights spread over 2 weeks where I got about 30 minutes in for the night. And then I got a 2 hour block to finish up on Sunday. Most of Sunday consisted of trying things and erasing them because they made the painting look worse than my original rough block in. Then I kind of rushed to the end and spewed out most of the foreground details like the windows and roof shingles. Believe me, after painting all those shingles and bricks, I was so ready to be done!
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Post by: Skar on March 13, 2009, 10:58:13 PM
Nicely done MKing.  I actually quite like Vin's "stiff" posture.  Since she is not actually "flying" like Superman but rather channeling straight lines of force on which she pushes and pulls like a pole-vaulter or someone on stilts it makes a lot of sense to me that she'd maintain a pretty stiff posture much of the time, for control's sake.

I like!
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Post by: mking on March 16, 2009, 04:45:15 AM
Thanks, Skar!

I attempted a fix at the perspective on the windows. I also lightened the image a bit because it was really dark when I looked at it from work the other day.

(http://fc68.deviantart.com/fs45/i/2009/074/6/d/vin_above_luthadel_by_mking2008.jpg)
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Post by: Miyabi on March 16, 2009, 04:39:31 PM
It's looks great MKing.
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Post by: happyman on March 16, 2009, 05:34:52 PM
mking,

I think Vin still looks a bit stiff.  The city, however, is stunning.
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Post by: Shaggy on March 16, 2009, 07:17:53 PM
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I think Vin still looks a bit stiff.
Happy, I'm pretty sure mking only modified the painting around the windows, and by making it a little lighter. I don't think he changed Vin at all. :

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I attempted a fix at the perspective on the windows. I also lightened the image a bit because it was really dark when I looked at it from work the other day.
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Post by: Inkthinker on March 16, 2009, 08:56:21 PM
That's pretty impressive, mking! Definitely keep it up!

Remember that one of the awesome advantages to digital work (I presume this is digital painting?) is that you can lay over corrections and sketch Layers to help yourself out when you run up against a difficult aspect. So for instance, when perspective is giving you a hassle, throw down a new Layer and put those VP guides on it, then turn off the guide Layers when you're done. Remember that your assistance Layers like VP guides and sketches are in no way restricted by the needs of final printing, so the lines can be in whatever color helps you best (I like blue and red myself).

And when you sketch, nobody needs to see it, so you can be as rough as you like. I often do what I call "scribbling with purpose", which is when I have an idea of what shape something should be, but rather than trying to get it right the first time I "zero in" by laying down as many line as it takes until I get the one that defines the contour I was looking for. That's the one I use when drawing the clean edge, but the others were just as important in finding it.

Other than that, my only crit would be that I imagine Luthadel with more towers and smokestacks (from the factories and canneries). I think of it as more Victorian than Medieval, but I don't have any particularly good excuse for that aside from the impression that stuck with me after I'd finished the novels.

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Post by: happyman on March 16, 2009, 09:34:56 PM
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I think Vin still looks a bit stiff.
Happy, I'm pretty sure mking only modified the painting around the windows, and by making it a little lighter. I don't think he changed Vin at all. :

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I attempted a fix at the perspective on the windows. I also lightened the image a bit because it was really dark when I looked at it from work the other day.

Well, she actually looked better to me this time around.  Maybe the lighting changed things.  Anyway, good job!  Keep up the good work!
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Post by: mking on March 18, 2009, 07:30:27 PM
Right, I didn't touch Vin's pose this time around. Maybe when I have more time.

Thanks, Inkthinker! I definitely used some layers with perspective guides to help. I rushed too much near the end, so I wasn't as careful as I could have been in making sure everything was lining up. I wrestled quite a bit with trying to stay loose and my tendency to start noodling on details before the whole piece is working.

I also imagine Luthadel as a Victorian city. I used reference pictures of London and from the Mary Poppins movie.  I got tired of drawing chimneys, bricks, and roof tiles, so I skimped out on the rest of the city skyline. :-) I also wanted to have the big towers looming over all the rest of the buildings and make them stand out. So I tried to keep the rest of the skyline from feeling too cluttered.
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Post by: V for Vendetta on April 01, 2009, 01:30:46 AM
Hey! If any of you have a facebook page, then join my Mistborn Fan Page. I have compiled a bunch of the best Fan Art I could find, along with a couple other things. If you don't have a facebook page, then make one!


http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=49771996482
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Post by: Reaves on April 01, 2009, 01:41:09 AM
Urg. I've tried several times to just start a rough pencil sketch of something mistborn-related, but it always turns out either A.) bad or B.) I change it until its no longer recognizable as something mistborn-related and instead came completely from my own head :P
I need to fix this...
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Post by: john5cole on April 05, 2009, 03:18:43 PM
Hi everyone. I'm new here and just wanted to post something that I did. Brandon actually just posted about this on his blog but I thought I would post it here too. It is a Mistborn Wallpaper I put together.

(http://cruciald.com/images/mistbornsmall.jpg)

If you would like to download it or would like more info about it you can head over to my blog @ http://cruciald.com/blog

Hope you enjoy.
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Post by: Shaggy on April 05, 2009, 03:29:58 PM
That's great, john! I really like how you incorporated mist into the pictureit looks good!
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Post by: sortitus on April 05, 2009, 07:06:30 PM
Very nice website and wallpapers. I especially like the job you did on the coins.
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Post by: Wolfstar on April 05, 2009, 07:29:59 PM
I liked how you worked the metal symbols into the lettering.  Very cool.
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Post by: john5cole on April 06, 2009, 09:38:20 PM
Thanks for the compliments guys. Glad you liked it.
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Post by: V for Vendetta on April 08, 2009, 12:42:23 AM
That's really good. Kudos.

P.S. What's your real name? I posted your work on my fan group and I would like to give credit where it's due.
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Post by: Reaves on April 08, 2009, 12:56:47 AM
:o I saw that on Brandon's blog just a few minutes ago. That is just incredible! The mist is amazing!
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Post by: john5cole on April 08, 2009, 01:07:28 AM
That's really good. Kudos.

P.S. What's your real name? I posted your work on my fan group and I would like to give credit where it's due.

Thanks for the compliments. My name is John Cole.
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Post by: V for Vendetta on April 08, 2009, 05:42:20 PM
Thanks. I'll make sure to credit you. ;)
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Post by: Inkthinker on April 25, 2009, 09:11:23 AM
Couple roughs for a Terris steward, based on Sazed in particular.

(http://inkthinker.cryhavok.org/Post/MistbornRPG-02_Terrisman.jpg)

I try, as always to use the passages from the book as the basis. In my paperback edition (2nd MM, I believe) that I'm currently marking up with visual reference notes, Vin meets Sazed on pgs 154/155.

"Sazed had a long, flat face and a willowy body. He was even taller than Kelsier -tall enough to be a bit abnormal- and his arms were unusually long".

 "His earlobes had been stretched out, and the ears themselves contained studs that ran around their perimeter. He wore the lavish, colorful robes of a Terris steward -the garments were made of embroidered, overlapping V shapes, alternating among the three colors of his master's house".

I'm punking out on the embroidery for the moment 'case this is a rough. Someone in the main forum reminded me that  Sazed, at least,  shaves his head. I'm fairly certain I remember references to sandals. I put a lot of metal on him, in the form of various bracelets, bands, torcs and rings. I think I might have made up the spectacles and the hood on the robes. Anything else I'm missing out on?
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Post by: CthulhuKefka on April 25, 2009, 12:36:04 PM
Great job as always Ink!

I think this is the first time I'm seeing a visual of a Terrisman and I'm liking it. :)

Two thumbs up.
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Post by: Shaggy on April 25, 2009, 02:53:12 PM
It's great!~ I love the face and the earlobes.  :o

[The glasses are a nice touch.]
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Post by: Reaves on April 25, 2009, 07:16:05 PM
Hey, nice! I definitely remember Sazed wearing glasses when he was storing up sight in a tinmind, but I don't think he normally wears them.
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Post by: ryos on April 25, 2009, 08:23:25 PM
Very nice!

I seem to recall that the robes were studded with metal as well, which I don't see in your drawings. Also, I recall from reading an annotation that parts of Sazed's appearance, such as the unnaturally long limbs, are characteristics common to all eunuchs. So, keep that in mind when drawing terriswomen. ;)
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Post by: Shaggy on April 25, 2009, 08:28:32 PM
AlsoI think Sazed had "bracers" on his upper arms.
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Post by: Inkthinker on April 25, 2009, 08:48:36 PM
Thanks, all!

I didn't do anything with upper arm bracers because the robes here conceal them. I didn't read anything in the passages I've marked so far about metal on his robes, but I'll keep an eye out for it. Of course, he changes outfits during the course of the story a few times.

There's racial characteristics and their fashion characteristics... long arms, stretched lobes and abnormal height are the racial characteristics common to all Terris (I think). Everything else is specific to being a steward and a Feruchemist.

Feel free to help me with my reference research. I've got a thread running for just that, and I've got a lot of Mistborn stuff to find reference for.
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Post by: ryos on April 25, 2009, 09:10:33 PM
Unfortunately, I loaned all my Mistborn books to my sister, and I think I've just about exhausted the well of my memory for details on Sazed's appearance. :(
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Post by: Shaggy on April 25, 2009, 10:12:09 PM
I seemaybe (I don't know if this is possible; I'm not an artist, unfortunately  :-\ ) you could make theopposite of indentations on the biceps so it looks like there's something under the robe? Just a thought.
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Post by: ryos on April 25, 2009, 10:31:28 PM
Ok, so I went and found the annotation (http://www.brandonsanderson.com/annotation/133/Mistborn-Chapter-Sixteen-Part-Two) that talks about the physical consequences of Sazed's castration. Thank goodness for Google site search.

That, at least, I can do. :)
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Post by: Shaggy on April 25, 2009, 10:34:40 PM
That's interestingwhy would that be??
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Post by: Inkthinker on April 26, 2009, 01:26:33 AM
Ok, so I went and found the annotation (http://www.brandonsanderson.com/annotation/133/Mistborn-Chapter-Sixteen-Part-Two) that talks about the physical consequences of Sazed's castration. Thank goodness for Google site search.

That, at least, I can do. :)


Sooo... huh. So the long arms and excessive height is a result of his castration, not the Terris being genetically different than nobles or skaa?
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Post by: ryos on April 26, 2009, 01:29:10 AM
Sure looks that way to me. Interpret as you will.
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Post by: Shaggy on April 26, 2009, 02:01:43 AM
But seeing  as almost all the Terrismen were eunuchs, it's kind of the same thing, in effect.
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Post by: Inkthinker on April 26, 2009, 02:32:51 AM
But a Terriswoman wouldn't be taller, or have extended arms. Nor would a non-castrated Terrisman.

So the "Terris people" is a term for an ethnic group, I guess.  I don't know how I went three books without realizing that, I was generally under the impression that the Terris weren't "human", at least not baseline human.

So that's interesting... then Feruchemy isn't restricted only to Terrismen, then. I thought it was something only the Terris could do because they were fundamentally different from humans somehow.
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Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on April 26, 2009, 03:32:04 AM
Yeah, they are just an ethnic groupthe only ethnic group left in the hemisphere that's distinct from the nobles and the skaa. I'm surprised you didn't see that earlier.
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Post by: Shaggy on April 26, 2009, 03:34:18 AM
Right. I was thinking more for your drawing of Sazed.
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Post by: Inkthinker on April 26, 2009, 03:48:07 AM
Well, that's why I check with the group here.  I love designing this stuff, but it's important to me to stay with the communal text, because that's what drives all our interpretations of the material.
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Post by: Inkthinker on April 26, 2009, 12:12:48 PM
Mistwraiths

(http://inkthinker.cryhavok.org/Post/MistbornRPG-03_Mistwraith.jpg)

From pgs 152-153:

"...perhaps ten feet tall and twice as long"
"The creature has smoky, translucent skin, and Vin could see it's bones. It had dozens upon dozens of limbs, and each one looked as if it had come from a different animal. There were human hands, bovine hooves, canine haunches, and others she couldn't identify."
"Many of the limbs, in fact, didn't even look functional -they jutted out from the creature's flesh in a twisted, unnatural fashion."
"It wasn't just a blob, though... there was a strange logic to it's form. It had a distinct skeletal structure and [...] she thought she could make out translucent muscles and sinew wrapping the bones."
"And heads -she counted siz. Desipite the translucent skin, she could make out a horse head sitting beside that of a deer. Another head turned towards here, and she could see its human skull. The head sat upon a long spinal column attached to some kind of animal torso, which was in turn attached to a jumble of bones."

Okay, so in retrospect, I think I could make the body a bit longer and even lift it off the ground some. I might have overemphasized the chaotic aspect over the logical assembly. So I'll probably tackle this again at some point. Any suggestions?
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Post by: Reaves on April 26, 2009, 01:06:22 PM
 :o That is terrifying!
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Post by: Shaggy on April 26, 2009, 03:54:12 PM
I like the horse. And the human, which looks like one of the mutants from I Am Legend.  :P

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I might have overemphasized the chaotic aspect over the logical assembly.
I agree. I think you need more of the cohesive whole that was hinted at in the passage from the bookI would think moving would be a subject of much difficulty with that creature.
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Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on April 26, 2009, 04:18:36 PM
I also agree with lifting it off the groundtoo much blobbiness.

I noticed you have a wing there, but I'm not sure there are any birds at all on Scadrial. We never see any. The only times birds are mentioned it's part of a metaphor (stooped like a hawk, etc.).

Also a mistwraith wouldn't be able to change the size of the limbs it integrated. Your image implies that this world has giant insects.
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Post by: V for Vendetta on April 26, 2009, 08:27:46 PM
I'm gonna be honest. I thin, the chaos thing is a little too much. Don't get me wrong, because I still love your artwork, I just think the mistwraith should be tuned down a little. Also, Inkthinker, what is your name so i can credit you when i post your work on my fan page. danke danke
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Post by: Inkthinker on April 26, 2009, 09:41:47 PM
Meh, I don't always get it right the first time. I'll take another shot at it.

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Post by: Shaggy on April 26, 2009, 09:43:28 PM
You must link us to this infamous webpage of yours, V.  :)
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Post by: Inkthinker on April 27, 2009, 04:26:19 AM
Second take.

(http://inkthinker.cryhavok.org/Post/MistbornRPG-03_Mistwraith_v2sm.jpg)

Not nearly as blobby (still a little bit of flesh-sack action), still pretty chaotic but lifting it off the ground some helps.

Also dumped the bird wing (I'd forgotten that there are no birds on Scadrial) and the oversized insect-looking limbs in favor of more misshapen semi-mammalian bits. I also tried to detail up a bit the muscles and bones inside, since they're meant to be visible through the "smoky skin".

Thoughts? It's okay if it's still not working for you, but it's helpful to be specific. Do you think the hair looks right? Or should mistwraiths be hairless (figuring that it's both A)disgusting and 2)an advanced transformation technique more suitable to the kandra)?

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Post by: Inkthinker on April 27, 2009, 08:00:59 AM
(http://inkthinker.cryhavok.org/Post/VinsArmy_SK01.jpg)

Vin, from about the end of Book 02. I'm having some trouble determining what she would be wearing aside from the mistcloak. I found references to pockets so I assume she's wearing trousers, but I didn't find anything on footwear or shirts or otherwise. I'm really interested in finding out more of what Vin should be wearing during those climactic scenes.

(http://inkthinker.cryhavok.org/Post/MB/VinsArmy_SK02_koloss.jpg)

Pair of koloss, one immature and one fully mature. I've gone over this design about three times now, so I think I'm about nailed on koloss, but I'm still up for thoughts if you spot something that's not clicking properly.
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Post by: Shaggy on April 27, 2009, 11:53:49 PM
Should the koloss sword that Vin is carrying really be that big?  ???

Besides that, great job (as usual)! I love the baby koloss.
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Post by: Inkthinker on April 28, 2009, 12:24:01 AM
The sword is described as a wedge-shaped and several inches taller than she is. I took a bit of liberty in that I interpreted that to mean the blade, rather than the blade and the hilt combined.
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Post by: Miyabi on April 28, 2009, 12:31:20 AM
You never fail to impress Ink.  That is almost exactly how I imagined Vin, sword included.

The mistwraith looks amazing.
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Post by: Shaggy on April 28, 2009, 12:36:08 AM
Oh, OK.  :)

Yeah, I love how you did Vin's eyes.

Whoaa that is an awesome signature!
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Post by: Vatdoro on April 28, 2009, 12:37:30 AM
Ink - those are all awesome! The mistwraith is great. I never really imagined them with legs. Just kind of a rolling blob, with all the weird limbs you included. Yours is probably more accurate though.

I agree withMyabi. That's pretty much how I always envisioned Vin. The HUGE sword is sweet! Makes you really appreciate the raw strength of a Mistborn (or pewter arm).
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Post by: Reaves on April 28, 2009, 02:12:40 AM
The posing is awesome, and while we can see those are both pretty rough they are awesome nonetheless!!
The koloss remind me of the uruk-hai from the Lord of the Rings movies a bit.
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Post by: Inkthinker on April 28, 2009, 02:48:28 AM
I had some trouble thinking of designs for the swords that weren't reminiscent of the Uruk-Hai swords from the movies, but eventually decided that was more or less exactly what koloss swords did look like in my mind, only 10x larger. It's a barely forged chunk of pig iron with sharpened edges and something wrapped around the hilt. All one piece, no quillions or ricassos or fancy pommels, just as ugly and basic as you can get.

It's no fault of mine if the WETA people got there first.   ;)

Ink - those are all awesome! The mistwraith is great. I never really imagined them with legs. Just kind of a rolling blob, with all the weird limbs you included. Yours is probably more accurate though.

That's kind of what I thought at first, too (see the first draft of the illustration a page or so back up the chain), but based on the feedback here and a closer reading of the text, I realized that I was overdoing the blobby chaos, and I needed to emphasize the muscles and the fact that for all it's twisted blending of forms, the mistwraith is trying to form a functional body of mucles and bones.

So, nothing to speak of on Vin's (admittedly plain and undetailed) outfit? If Brandon didn't describe it too specifically anywhere in the text (and I haven't found anything so far) then I'm guessing it's a wide-open field within the aesthetics described so far, so I can't exactly be "wrong". Does anyone remember if she's wearing boots or going barefoot during the big battle at the end of book 02?
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Post by: Shaggy on April 28, 2009, 02:55:04 AM
I have to say, Ink, that whenever I see you've posted something new, I get excited to see what you've come up with this time.
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Post by: Wolfstar on April 29, 2009, 08:56:29 PM
I haven't here to check up on some of the newer stuff, but Ink, I think all of your work is amazing.

Sazed - awesome.  I have nothing to suggest.  In fact, I'd like to see a color rendition, if you find the time/interest to do so, just to see what your take on the color design on the robes would look like.

Mistwraith - Take 2 is better.  I agree, maybe ditch the hair and cut down some of the skeletal stuffs (you've got a lot going on, which looks cool, I'm just not sure that's what the description was getting at).  Also, and I can't back this up with any text, I kinda got the impression that their skin was transparent-ish and that the bones could be seen in their entirety.  I'm probably just making that up, haha.

Vin - possibly the best Vin I've seen here, and there's some great competition.  I love the oversized sword too, that's about how I imagined it from WoA.

Koloss - Freakin' scary dude.  I love 'em.  Yeah, I think you've got them pegged.

Again, great stuff!
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Post by: Inkthinker on April 29, 2009, 11:46:03 PM
Yeah, I'm not sure what to do with the hair. Mistwraiths and kandra (I have learned) don't grow hair, but they can absorb it and reuse it. And I hate to dump the Sayoko head 'cause it's just creeepy, but I'm not allowed to override the text just to satisfy my own amusements.

I read the skin as translucent, but not transparent. So you can see some things close to the skin fairly clearly, and further in as just shadows. The palette and my own skills limit what I can do with that, at least in a quick rough, but I'm trying to remain conscious of it.

What were the colors of House Renoux or House Venture? Those would be the colors of his robes, I'm guessing, depending on where in the story you place him.
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Post by: Rrikor on April 30, 2009, 09:53:42 PM
I don't really remember what the colors were in the book but I am guessing that color choices were rather limited.  Their was not allot of things to make dyes out of with most of the plant life dead.  I would say limited to mostly white, brown, black, and red.  Not sure what you could use to make blues, greens, and yellows.
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Post by: Shaggy on May 02, 2009, 03:23:34 AM
crushed rocks/minerals, maybe?
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Post by: zas678 on May 02, 2009, 08:08:42 PM
Ink, I think you are amazing. I wish I had half the skill of you.

One quick thing though- wouldn't the little Koloss have a 'tight' spot in their skin were the spikes were?
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Post by: Miyabi on May 02, 2009, 08:49:56 PM
No Zas, the flabbiness of the skin covers the spikes up and you wouldn't be able to notice it.
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Post by: Shaggy on May 02, 2009, 10:16:09 PM
And some would be on the back, anyway.
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Post by: Inkthinker on May 03, 2009, 11:40:00 AM
Where the heck does their spike go, anyhow? And how big is it?

'Cause I seem to remember it being fairly small.
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Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on May 03, 2009, 04:40:06 PM
Koloss have four spikes, but I don't think they necessarily even stick out of the skin.
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Post by: Hero of Ages on May 03, 2009, 07:37:07 PM
The Koloss spikes would probably go at each shoulder and each hip.
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Post by: sortitus on May 03, 2009, 07:46:24 PM
But don't the spikes have to kill the person for it to work? Otherwise they're just a person with magical spikes stuck in them, like Vin. Maybe I am wrong :P.
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Post by: Inkthinker on May 04, 2009, 12:04:07 AM
But don't the spikes have to kill the person for it to work? Otherwise they're just a person with magical spikes stuck in them, like Vin. Maybe I am wrong :P.

Maybe to create koloss, but hemalurgic spikes can be as small as a splinter of metal, as proven with Spook.
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Post by: Shaggy on May 04, 2009, 12:30:53 AM
I think there was at least one in the back and one in the chest.
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Post by: happyman on May 04, 2009, 04:36:41 PM
But don't the spikes have to kill the person for it to work? Otherwise they're just a person with magical spikes stuck in them, like Vin. Maybe I am wrong :P.

The spikes have to kill three people (one person per either spike or pair of spikes) and then get placed into a fourth.  The unlucky person who ends up with all of them and survives has become a koloss.
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Post by: Rrikor on May 04, 2009, 06:33:47 PM
Okay I looked it up and you can make green, yellow, red, and blue dyes from metal and acid.  With the society being based on metal I would expect that they are proficient in mixing metals so could make dyes out of them.  If the dyes are being made from metal I would expect only the rich to have them.  Metal is far to important in the society for the poor to be using it for dyes.
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Post by: Inkthinker on May 07, 2009, 11:54:56 AM
Not quite finished with it, but it's about there.

(http://inkthinker.cryhavok.org/Post/MB/Vin_v01a_net.jpg)

Let me know if something isn't clicking.
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Post by: Inquisitor on May 07, 2009, 01:11:42 PM
 :o That is... amazing.
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Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on May 07, 2009, 03:30:54 PM
The sky gradient seems very regular.
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Post by: Rrikor on May 07, 2009, 03:50:51 PM
Vin is very well done.  They sky could be more hazy or have ash falling.  I believe at the point in the story when this scene takes place there is always ash falling.
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Post by: Miyabi on May 07, 2009, 07:51:13 PM
There is no ashfall.  Also the sky seems to much like, well, like a real sky instead of the misty/ashy sky of Scadria.
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Post by: Wolfstar on May 07, 2009, 08:14:17 PM
Ink, your mistcloak is amazing.
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Post by: Reaves on May 07, 2009, 08:44:14 PM
I don't quite know what to say besides AWESOME.
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Post by: Inkthinker on May 07, 2009, 08:58:10 PM
Thanks as always, guys. I feed on the praise, but please don't hesitate to call out the weak parts if you feel 'em.

The meh gradient and the world of sin below her knees that I hid with mist are the reasons I refer to it as "not quite finished". That BG definitely needs something, whether it's ashfall or silhouettes of buildings or enemies or something.

I think Miyabi has recognized something about the context, but I'd suggest keeping it a surprise until the limits of my ambition are certain. I thought that this figure stands well enough on its own so I dressed it up and spit-polished a few of the stains and Bob's your mother's brother.

Consider it, for the moment, an exclusive for the fans here on the board. I probably won't make even this fragment fully public (posting it all the other places I go) until I've done a bit more with it.
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Post by: Miyabi on May 07, 2009, 09:29:39 PM
All in all it was amazingly well done though.  I wish I could draw human figures that well.  I draw them well enough that you can tell what they're supposed to look like, but that's about it.
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Post by: Patriotic Kaz on May 07, 2009, 11:33:09 PM
That was computer animation right?
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Post by: Shaggy on May 08, 2009, 12:01:46 AM
Love it. Great work, Ink. It almost looks like sand behind her.  :o
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Post by: Inkthinker on May 08, 2009, 07:10:01 AM
That was computer animation right?

Pretty sure I don't understand the question. Do you mean digital painting? In which case, yes. Photoshop CS2 on the Cintiq21UX.
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Post by: Chaos on May 08, 2009, 07:25:35 AM
Ink, you never cease to amaze me. That is an awesome image of Vin.

As for this newer version, I seem to remember that not only was there ash falling, but snow as well. The section of the book with the siege in it is titled "Snow and Ash" for that reason: because the white and black of both snow and ash must have just clicked for Brandon as an image.
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Post by: Keyn on May 08, 2009, 09:06:15 PM
Ink....you are amazing. The sword is very very cool. I really like the mistcloak as well. The only thing that bothers me is I don't think Vin's shirt would be open like that.
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Post by: V for Vendetta on May 09, 2009, 04:12:43 PM
SO! EPIC! i luv u!!!!
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Post by: Raphael on May 10, 2009, 03:48:46 AM
I'm wondering if those are scars on her face and arms? If they are, then they could be more defined?
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Post by: Inkthinker on May 10, 2009, 08:33:36 AM
Splatters. Mud or blood, your choice.

Vin never got scarred up, did she? Kelsier has those defining arm scars, of course...
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Post by: ryos on May 10, 2009, 09:51:41 AM
Splatters. Mud or blood, your choice.

Vin never got scarred up, did she? Kelsier has those defining arm scars, of course...

I think Brandon played down her scarring, but Vin got hurt a lot. She's bound to have some scars.

I think it's hilarious that you put "splatters" on her cheek, because she does have a scar there and that's what I thought it was. :) In fact, by the end of WoA she had a matching scar on the other cheek, courtesy of Zane.
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Post by: Renoard on May 10, 2009, 01:28:59 PM
Surely the weapon is out of scale?
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Post by: Wolfstar on May 10, 2009, 05:09:01 PM
Surely the weapon is out of scale?

I don't think so.  She got it from the biggest koloss she could find, and they weren't playing with butter knives, haha.
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Post by: Inquisitor on May 10, 2009, 07:23:05 PM
No weapon that big could possibly be out of scale.
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Post by: V for Vendetta on May 10, 2009, 11:11:38 PM
ya, the kolos swords are just giant slightly sharpened peices of metal. It even refers to them as "giant clubs"
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Post by: Miyabi on May 11, 2009, 01:12:47 AM
No, I think it said they swing them like clubs.  I'm pretty sure they were actually swords.
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Post by: Inkthinker on May 11, 2009, 08:26:21 AM
Hum. I did not remember that. I need to buckle down and re-read the whole series and make notations... I've gotten a bit through the first book, but that's not saying much.

Anyhow, update:

(http://inkthinker.cryhavok.org/Post/MB/Vin_v02_net.jpg)

Generally improved, I hope.
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Post by: Chaos on May 11, 2009, 09:04:32 AM
Definitely an improvement. I like how you made the ash look--it makes the entire thing more interesting.

I still think there should be both snow and ash in it, however.
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Post by: Inkthinker on May 11, 2009, 09:59:23 AM
snow+ash=ashy snow.

Seriously, it makes grey snow or even black snow. You can't really have a mixture of black and white flakes, 'cause they mix up in the clouds.

Unless he actually describes a mix of the two in the text, (the author has the perogative to ignore physics as he pleases), I'm sticking with a mix of values in the ash for depth and the assumption that it's grey ash at best.

Plus, I've gone completely off the rails at this stage concerning any particular "scene". It's just a Vin pic now.
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Post by: Inkthinker on May 11, 2009, 10:02:38 AM
Also, color:

(http://inkthinker.cryhavok.org/Post/MB/Vin_v03-CLR_net.jpg)

Whaddya think of the eyes open? Also added a few light scars across the face and arms.
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Post by: Inkthinker on May 11, 2009, 10:07:25 AM
Surely the weapon is out of scale?

The text refers to her taking swords taller than she is, as long as she's burning pewter. He consistently refers to them as "swords", though he also makes it clear that they're big slabs of barely sharpened iron, not well-forged works of craftsmanship. I take what liberties I think I can get away with, but I try to stick to the text.
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Post by: Wolfstar on May 11, 2009, 01:40:37 PM
You never cease to amaze, Ink!  The color version is spectacular!
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Post by: Reaves on May 11, 2009, 09:11:14 PM
Very nice! I see you fixed the sky gradient, that bugged me a bit.

I would say definitely leave the eyes closed. Way cooler. Also, I think the ash flakes might be too big. They look a bit chunky to me. And personally I imagine the sky color to be a bit more chalky and the red less vivid and intense. Otherwise, its great!

Oh yeah, I think Vin should also be paler.
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Post by: Miyabi on May 11, 2009, 09:22:36 PM
I really don't know what to say other than. AMAZING!
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Post by: Raphael on May 11, 2009, 09:30:04 PM
Maybe some more blood on the sword. Bright red, I should think, if we're about Koloss.
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Post by: Bookstore Guy on May 11, 2009, 09:30:22 PM
i prefer the B&W. and i dig the ashfall.
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Post by: Reaves on May 11, 2009, 09:57:39 PM
Let me just say I love the mist effects and color at the bottom, swirling around her cloak. Also...hrrm. It didn't bother me so much in black and white, but in color I would say give her another button or two.
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Post by: Shaggy on May 11, 2009, 10:14:47 PM
I prefer the B&W a lot. And with the eyes closed. I also dig the ashfall.  :P

I am slightly confused about the blue glow (in the color version) at the bottomis that light reflecting off of the snow?

[Btw that's a really cool signature.]
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Post by: Shrain on May 12, 2009, 12:29:48 AM
This thread is one reason why I regret not hanging around TWG more lately. Stupid Facebook, giving me other time-wasting options. ;)

INK, I sure hope EUOL worked out a deal with you to illustrate some T-shirts???
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Post by: Shaggy on May 12, 2009, 02:20:02 AM
He really should. You've got some skills, man. Seriously.  :P
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Post by: Inkthinker on May 12, 2009, 08:02:38 AM
Thanks guys, I'm glad you're digging it.

Not surprised the B&W is preferred, since that's the way it was created, but the bounce light has some benefits. I'm still torn on the issue of the eyes... my AD and editor instincts tell me that a character looking towards the viewer is more engaging than someone looking within, but then again I feel like the eyes closed makes her look gentler, which is a nice contrast to the giant sword and the bloodstains.

I'll think upon it. If I could poll votes I would.

The blue mist basically comes from the same trick I used for the Steel Inquisitor image I did a while back. The aqua blue is just the inverse of the red, which makes it the complimentary color. Also it makes the mist look spooOOOoooky, and keeps it from just being fog to someone who's looking at it for the first time and without context. You want someone who's never read the books to still recognize that the mist is special.

Brighter red blood against the bright red light on the blade would just end up being red on red on red. Since the light is already a pretty rich color, I'm afraid it would be overkill. I think I'll hold that as it is.

I agree that Vin should be paler, but the red light warms the skin. Her flat tone is somewhere closer to a pale cream. I'm not sure if I should try and compensate for that, since the resulting color is the natural blend of the red light against the pale skin.

As for chunky ash, I was hoping big dark flakes would read as "closer", since the flakes which overlap her set the scale. Is that not working?

Get your kicks in while you still can. After I post it to my public gallery I'll be loathe to mess with it again, in this particular form at least.
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Post by: Rrikor on May 12, 2009, 04:05:40 PM
Very nicely done.   The only thing I noticed was the ash fall.   I think it is too big and blocky.  It should look more like snow in my opinion.    Some of the falling pieces look more like charred fabric falling then ash.
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Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on May 12, 2009, 04:53:48 PM
The eyes definitely make her look scarier. You do not want to mess with eyes-open-Vin.
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Post by: ryos on May 12, 2009, 06:35:56 PM
I'm with Oookla, she looks super fierce with eyes open. I think the eyes-closed version is truer to the character; she looks sad yet serene. She looks like she could break into tears or a smile or even a violent rage, and all three outcomes are equally likely. With the eyes open, the choice is made: violent rage it is.

I also agree with those who think the sky is too red. I think it would naturally tend more towards orange than bloody red. Living as I do in the West, I've seen (from all the wildfires we've had) what ash high up in the atmosphere does to the sun; it does turn red, but the sky does not. At sunset, things are redder than usual, but they're still more orange than not.

However, I'll dissent from popular opinion in that I like the colored version much better, too-red sky notwithstanding.
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Post by: Miyabi on May 12, 2009, 07:32:07 PM
I think the only thing that makes the ash leveling not work super efficiently is that there isn't any ash in front of her.  Try putting a little bit there and see what happens.
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Post by: Tage on May 12, 2009, 11:11:00 PM
Yeah, I'll throw my vote in for the B&W + closed-eyes Vin. I prefer her looking a little serene, because I get the feeling that the scene around her is very much not.
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Post by: Reaves on May 13, 2009, 12:43:58 AM
Hrrm...like I said, I definitely prefer closed-eyes Vin. As for color vs B&W, both have their pros and cons. I would go for color, just try changing a few things around and see what works. I absolutely love what you did with the mist at the bottom, it does have a slightly otherworldly quality. However, I think Vin's skin tone and the color of the sky can improve. If the blue is the complimentary of the red, obviously changing the red will change the blue, but I guess that can't be helped :(

The ash...I think if you want to give it the effect of being closer to the "camera" as it were, you will need to put flakes directly in front of Vin. Yes, that will mean some of the awesome detail you put into her will vanish, but as it is the ash doesn't have the same quality and effort put into it as the rest of the scene.

All that said...this is AWESOME! Would you mind putting up a link to your gallery? I'd love to see some more of your art :)
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Post by: Shaggy on May 13, 2009, 03:31:07 AM
Eyes-closed gives too much of an evil-Sith-Lord-type vibe to me. And I think the ash is greatespecially since it's supposed to be mixed with the snow.
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Post by: Miyabi on May 13, 2009, 06:05:52 AM
I liked the eyes open.  It kind of said, "Alright, you're done.  It's MY turn."
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Post by: Rrikor on May 13, 2009, 02:49:10 PM
I like both eyes open and eyes closed. 

Eyes open says "Who's next?" to me.  The eyes seem to be issuing a challenge.

The eyes close is more like "That was easy."  Mainly because there is a sense of serenity in the picture.
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Post by: Wolfstar on May 13, 2009, 04:20:36 PM
I prefer the eyes open.  It just makes the picture seem more dynamic to me, and it's a relatively small thing, haha.

Also, I liked both the B&W and the color version, but I think with the eyes opened, color is probably the better way to go.
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Post by: Shaggy on May 13, 2009, 09:44:51 PM
Quote
The eyes close is more like "That was easy."  Mainly because there is a sense of serenity in the picture.
I disagree. I think the eyes closed reflects an internal battlethat she knows violence is necessary, but she is not content with it. And in her face/arms, I find almost the opposite of serenity. (I see what you mean from the colors, ash, glows, and slow-motion-type depiction, though.) Once again, the internal struggle and bloody/scarred arms/face displays (to me) the opposite of serenity.
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Post by: Miyabi on May 13, 2009, 09:47:23 PM
I just had a though.  It would be awesome to have the BW picture and the wind blowing and the ash falling, then suddenly, BAM, she opens her eyes and there are it shifts to color. ha ha.

Animations are a pain though, especially with an image this complex.
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Post by: Shaggy on May 13, 2009, 09:52:53 PM
That would be a TON of work, miyabi. Really.
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Post by: V for Vendetta on May 13, 2009, 10:00:25 PM
I like her eyes closed. It makes such a sharp contrast to all the killing that you know just happened
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Post by: Miyabi on May 13, 2009, 10:00:42 PM
I know it would. I just suddenly had the thought in my mind and thought it would be awesome.
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Post by: Shaggy on May 13, 2009, 10:01:54 PM
You're right; it probably would.  :-\

Me, too. It's like she's found this little bubble of time where all the violence has paused.(That's where I got the serene vibe I think Rrikor was talking about before.)
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Post by: Dangerbutton on May 23, 2009, 04:48:52 PM
I love the way the red light is reflected on the sword. Awesome. I personally thing that's your best piece yet.
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Post by: Inkthinker on May 24, 2009, 09:28:45 AM
(http://inkthinker.cryhavok.org/Post/MB/MistbornRPG-04_TinflareSM.jpg)

Meh. Rough sketch, dunno if it's going somewhere.

How would you visually represent a flare? I'm thinking graphic metaphors based around the allomantic symbols.
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Post by: Reaves on May 24, 2009, 01:11:28 PM
Like you said its pretty rough and hard to tell what is going on. However I really like the idea you have for flaring! I think that for it to work the entire piece will have to be very exaggerated and and messy, almost like a comic book. For example it would be out of place in the piece you showed us before with Vin. But from the style above, it looks like you already knew that. Nice work!
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Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on May 24, 2009, 05:07:02 PM
I like it.
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Post by: Miyabi on May 24, 2009, 08:32:56 PM
It looks intense.  I'm looking forward to seeing it added to.
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Post by: mking on May 27, 2009, 08:50:59 AM
Inkthinker's Vin drawing rocks. (I like the eyes open.) The flaring sketch is very cool too.

Seeing his new artwork got me itching to do another Vin painting. Here's what I ended up with:
(http://fc07.deviantart.com/fs42/f/2009/147/9/0/vin_pushing_steel_by_mking2008.jpg)

The flare sketch made we want to add a big glowy allomatic symbol to my latest Vin, but I restrained myself. I was also inspired to experiment with my color choices after seeing work by another artist on deviantArt. But then I chickened out and brought the colors back into my usual more restrained palette. If you look too closely, you might glimpse some of the more vibrant survivors. Maybe next time I'll feel more comfortable with the bolder colors.
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Post by: V for Vendetta on May 27, 2009, 01:57:14 PM
Inkthinker, i really love the way you portray the flare in it! MKing, I think you should have added that allomantic symbol you were talking about. I've just seen way to many vins just leaping or "flying" I want to see some of them flaring pewter and about to kill something.
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Post by: Miyabi on May 27, 2009, 05:19:37 PM
MKing, I really like it.  Most of what we've seen so far is intense stuff.

Yours is just like she's out jumping through the city and lost in thought.
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Post by: Reaves on May 27, 2009, 09:24:16 PM
Nice! something about the face reminds me of the actress who played Lucy in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
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Post by: Bastille on May 28, 2009, 08:21:03 PM
Nice! something about the face reminds me of the actress who played Lucy in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Your right. I really like the painitng though. It takes real skill to do things like that.
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Post by: Shaggy on May 28, 2009, 10:54:09 PM
Really great, mking. I like her expression. Butis that lace around the ends of her sleeves?

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Post by: Reaves on May 29, 2009, 03:15:17 AM
Nice! something about the face reminds me of the actress who played Lucy in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Your right. I really like the painitng though. It takes real skill to do things like that.

Oh absolutely! It's nice to see someone's idea of Vin when she's not in the middle of a fight. It's very peaceful, almost sad.
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Post by: mking on May 29, 2009, 08:00:35 AM
Butis that lace around the ends of her sleeves?

Um, yeah. I didn't have it originally, but I wanted to put in a little nod to how she started to like wearing dresses after a while. And without it her shirt reminded me too much of a modern tank top.
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Post by: Inkthinker on May 29, 2009, 10:43:14 AM
Nice work! I feel like her outfit is a little lacking in accessories, though. A belt, a coinpouch, glass daggers in sheathes, or the stud earring that ultimately serves as a major plot point would all fit.

The shape of her feet is a little off, too. Check it against an anatomy reference to see how the top of the foot leads from the ankle into the toes. It's an easy fix in paint, you just need to carve in a little.

I really like her face and her blouse. The wing motif of the mistcloak works with the composition, though her hair could be a little more tousled to reflect her motion (she seems to be hovering, right now).

Do another!  ;D
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Post by: Renoard on May 29, 2009, 07:11:11 PM
I'm thinking you should use this as a study and do a 24x30 oil of the same image.  That would give you the oportunity to do the refining you mention without retracing the same ground.
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Post by: Shaggy on May 30, 2009, 04:18:35 PM
That's the one thing that jarred for me [the lace]. And I also agree with Ink about the lack of accessories and stuff.

Otherwise, amazing job!  ;D
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Post by: firstRainbowRose on June 23, 2009, 03:44:08 AM
Alright, so I got bored and decided to make these. If you want to use them, please save them (no hotlinking, pretty please.) Also, if anyone asks, please give me credit. They might not be that good, but I did work hard on them.

Also, if you want a specific quote, just pm me and I'll get to it. I do plan on doing another set for Warbreaker that's some more complex quotes (read: animated gifs), as well as a set for the rest of the books.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v615/firstRainbowRose/euol/friendkill.jpg)(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v615/firstRainbowRose/euol/bloodmetaphor.jpg)(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v615/firstRainbowRose/euol/cliff.jpg)(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v615/firstRainbowRose/euol/fellout.jpg)(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v615/firstRainbowRose/euol/killsomeone.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v615/firstRainbowRose/euol/tellthetruth.jpg)(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v615/firstRainbowRose/euol/paypointstab.jpg)(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v615/firstRainbowRose/euol/godcleavage.jpg)(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v615/firstRainbowRose/euol/annoybyproxy.jpg)(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v615/firstRainbowRose/euol/killustoo.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v615/firstRainbowRose/euol/beheadlast-1.jpg)(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v615/firstRainbowRose/euol/nightblood-sticktogood.jpg)(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v615/firstRainbowRose/euol/convoslackpoint.jpg)(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v615/firstRainbowRose/euol/swordnotpalm.jpg)(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v615/firstRainbowRose/euol/tonkimportantpeople-1.gif)

Yes, I realize they're not that great, but really, I don't have a lot of skills.
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Post by: zas678 on June 23, 2009, 06:57:58 PM
I figured I would link this here.
 IT IS NOT MINE.
I just thought it was amazing  ;)

http://robbiek1000.com/Vin_Images.html
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Post by: Inkthinker on June 24, 2009, 10:44:18 AM
Are those all from Sanderson books? I never realized that  Brandon was such a  quotable author.

I like those, but I think you might be trying too hard in the graphic design department. Keep it simple, minimize the use of different fonts, and don't allow the color schemes or textures to interfere with readability. Remember, the design is there to support the quote, not to steal the show.

You know, some of those would make pretty good T-shirts... I especially like numbers 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13 and 15. Put 'em in white text on a black shirt and I'd wear any one of 'em.
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Post by: Inkthinker on June 24, 2009, 10:46:59 AM
I figured I would link this here.
 IT IS NOT MINE.
I just thought it was amazing ;)

http://robbiek1000.com/Vin_Images.html


Pretty sweet, but I wish A) she didn't look slightly boyish in the face and II) he hadn't gone with the "mist-skirt" design. I swear, that's gonna haunt us for a while. Might as well start looking for a way to canonize it as a variant or something.

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Post by: firstRainbowRose on June 24, 2009, 08:47:34 PM
Thanks for the advise Ink!  And all of those except the first one are actually from Warbreaker.
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Post by: Shaggy on June 24, 2009, 10:57:25 PM
I actually think those Vin pics look a bit, um . . . well basically I think her face (minus the hair) looks like a man's.  :-\
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Post by: Korda on July 30, 2009, 11:18:22 AM
I have been working on a 3d version of Vin for a while its not complete yet still have a lot of things to fix (eyes, hair, hand etc) and I am doing a palace/fortress for the background but I thought I would share what I was up to. I was pretty peeved when I found out somebody else had already done one (but I started before his was posted so im not copying)

(http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/xx257/Korda/Vin2.jpg)
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Post by: Korda on August 31, 2009, 12:15:57 PM
Get ready im about to highjack this thread ;D
So I have 'finished' my Mistborn project (still open to critiques) The images are the composite of Vin in front of a fortress/palace, Vin by herself and the palace by itself.

(http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/xx257/Korda/Mistborn2.jpg)

(http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/xx257/Korda/Vin.png)

(http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/xx257/Korda/The_Palace.png)

Thanks for looking
-Matt

//EDIT: Made some changes based on ookla's crit
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Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on August 31, 2009, 06:02:52 PM
What's her lighting source? She seems really bright for the image she's in.

Also, she looks old.
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Post by: Korda on September 01, 2009, 02:04:43 AM
Shes actually just stuck on in photoshop and compositing work isnt my strong point. I want to try to get her in the scene but it keeps crashing my software. Shes also my first attempt at a woman so if she looks a bit old that would be why.
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Post by: Skar on September 01, 2009, 04:40:14 PM
That's really good man.  You've produced an image 99% better and more realistic looking than most of the CGI pieces like this I've seen.

Nicely done.
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Post by: Korda on September 02, 2009, 02:08:20 AM
Thanks Skar ;D its always great to get positive feedback.
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Post by: ryos on September 03, 2009, 07:12:27 AM
The keep in the background looks great, and you've managed to make Vin look more feminine than in your first post, but she still looks too masculine IMO. Fix that, fix the lighting, and and you'll have a fantastic piece on your hands (instead of one that's just "pretty good").
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Post by: FireArt on October 29, 2009, 06:36:11 AM
Man! I cannot believe I just sat here and read al 42 pages! Now my eyes hurt!  ::)

Well, I have to say I'm truely loving this stuff!  Ink, your work is truely insipirational! You make me want to further develope my talent (not that it includes anyting digital, I'm totally lost there). I thank you for that since I had a serious slope in motivation for the last 6-8 months. I really love your first one of Vin. I think that one was my favorite. I just really like the feel of the whole thing.

Now I want to do some fanart, wich I have never really done, unless dragonball z woodburnings as gifts for my husband count.  :D But unfortunately my brain hurts from looking at this screen for so long, but hopefully I'll get some stuff up here soon.

Thanks again to all who posted their awesome art!! I Loved It!
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Post by: Handsome Bob on November 04, 2009, 09:53:30 PM
Heres the metal symbols made from wood inlays, i did this for a friend, got it signed too.

(http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd131/tolberttheyeti/img046.jpg)
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Post by: firstRainbowRose on November 04, 2009, 10:34:17 PM
Hey, I was there when you got that signed.  That's kinda' funny.
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Post by: Korda on November 13, 2009, 06:05:51 AM
I revisited my picture of Vin and tried to fix some of the problems you guys have helpfully pointed out. Im probably going to call it quits now but I still wouldnt mind some feedback if you have some.

(http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/xx257/Korda/Mistborn_Final.jpg)
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Post by: Forloc on November 18, 2009, 08:58:21 PM
Heres the metal symbols made from wood inlays, i did this for a friend, got it signed too.

(http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd131/tolberttheyeti/img046.jpg)

And it now sits in my Room.  I should make it into an ornamental Hazekiller shield!! :P
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Post by: Patriotic Kaz on November 19, 2009, 05:49:13 AM
Was that done by one of those lasers for engraving?
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Post by: Handsome Bob on November 19, 2009, 04:14:39 PM
to cut out the pieces of wood yes, but its all inlays.
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Post by: Terrisman243 on December 16, 2009, 06:12:22 AM
You guys are so incredible! I wish that I had your talent.
Has anyone done a picture of Vin appearing to Elend when she's Preservation?
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Post by: Handsome Bob on December 16, 2009, 07:19:07 AM
not that i know of. why dont you be the first :)
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Post by: Terrisman243 on January 13, 2010, 06:13:04 AM
Because I have no artistic skill whatsoever.  :-[
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Post by: Nadine on January 22, 2010, 03:09:23 PM
There are really gorgeous splendid artwork over here. My favorite being this fantastic portrait MKing did of Vin some pages ago. But I'm in awe in front of most of what InkThinker (got the name right?) does.

I did do a sketch of Vin I painted some months back, but I can't put my hands on it right now. It's not as extraordinary as some the art you can find here but still, it matched my idea of Vin so I guess it's quite enough. I find Brandon's stories very inspiring.
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Post by: Raphael on February 21, 2010, 04:18:50 AM
All the artwork looks very nice. :D
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Post by: mking on February 22, 2010, 05:58:58 AM
Finally got around to finishing a piece I had started months ago. Not a literal scene from the book, but I think it captured the feeling I wanted pretty well. So here's Vin in her shirt and trousers before she got a Mistcloak , with a creepy Inquistor stalking her. I also decided to go with more of the amber colored night time from the ashfall, rather than the blue I had been using lately.

(http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/052/d/6/Vin_and_Inquisitor_by_mking2008.jpg)
http://mking2008.deviantart.com/art/Vin-and-Inquisitor-155008698
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Post by: Miyabi on February 22, 2010, 09:11:17 PM

I very much like your style mking.  Nicely done.
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Post by: Inkthinker on February 23, 2010, 08:49:05 AM
Pretty slick, mking, you're really improving! Keep it up!!

Should his eyes appear gold, though? Steel spikes would reflect the ambient color, with perhaps a touch of desaturated blue/grey, I think.

Also, I imagine Inquisitors as always being intimidatingly large (though I don't suppose they have to be).
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Post by: Miyabi on February 23, 2010, 09:09:45 AM

I don't remember anything saying they were large for sure.  After all they were regular people at one point.

. . . then again, so were Koloss.
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Post by: mking on February 23, 2010, 06:05:48 PM
Thanks Inkthinker and Miyabi!

Pretty slick, mking, you're really improving! Keep it up!!

Should his eyes appear gold, though? Steel spikes would reflect the ambient color, with perhaps a touch of desaturated blue/grey, I think.

Also, I imagine Inquisitors as always being intimidatingly large (though I don't suppose they have to be).

I don't know why I had it in my head that the spikes were bronze-ish. I didn't have my books with me to reference, so I just went with it.
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Post by: Inkthinker on February 24, 2010, 03:09:51 AM

I don't remember anything saying they were large for sure. After all they were regular people at one point.

. . . then again, so were Koloss.


I think maybe it's just that they're always "intimidating", and I tend to automatically associate that with being big.

And given that Feruchemy allows a man to bulk up using stored strength, and Hemalurgy steals power in a way similar to the way Feruchemy stores it (am I right about that?), it made sense to me that even if you were the proverbial 98-pound sand-spitting weakboy, being spiked could bulk you up better than a year of steroid smoothies. 
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Post by: Miyabi on February 24, 2010, 07:33:11 AM

I guess it could totally work that way. Like make them more muscular, but as far as taller I don't think so, but I get where you are coming from.
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Post by: Wolfstar on February 24, 2010, 11:38:32 AM
I love it, Mking!

I'm glad it's not a scene straight from the book though... if an Inquisitor got that close to Vin that early on, there would have been no story, haha, unless we were going to read about Vin's corpse for a few hundred pages.
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Post by: Raphael on February 28, 2010, 06:43:01 AM
Finally got around to finishing a piece I had started months ago. Not a literal scene from the book, but I think it captured the feeling I wanted pretty well. So here's Vin in her shirt and trousers before she got a Mistcloak , with a creepy Inquistor stalking her. I also decided to go with more of the amber colored night time from the ashfall, rather than the blue I had been using lately.

(http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/052/d/6/Vin_and_Inquisitor_by_mking2008.jpg)
http://mking2008.deviantart.com/art/Vin-and-Inquisitor-155008698


Really nice. Just one thing: Vin could be shorter. She's mentioned as small and diminutive in the book.
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Post by: lonemomo on April 19, 2010, 07:41:30 AM
Thought I'd post this up where the majority of Mistborn fans might see it. I'm a die-hard fan of this series, and I finally got an excuse to do a bad-ass fanart for it. This might be a bit spoilerific for people, and gory, so beware.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_i3gH6_yqSAA/S8vvkHVHszI/AAAAAAAAA1g/inUSbbtTHkw/s1600/flatsupload2.jpg)
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Post by: Hero of Ages on April 19, 2010, 08:31:28 AM
wow
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Post by: Link von Kelsier Harvey XXIV on April 19, 2010, 06:09:46 PM
Elend with Mist metals FTW!
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Post by: Nessa on April 19, 2010, 06:16:31 PM
amazing. love it lonemomo.
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Post by: lonemomo on April 21, 2010, 11:14:18 PM
Thanks. <3
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Post by: Miyabi on April 22, 2010, 12:41:08 AM

That is . . . . I have no idea how to explain how amazing that is.
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Post by: Terrisman243 on April 23, 2010, 04:13:28 AM
It conveys Vin in mistform very well, and for a moment I thought the sword was Nightblood.

The piece is just astounding.
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Post by: Inkthinker on April 25, 2010, 01:32:34 PM
Extremely cool! I'd like to see more!
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Post by: Wolfstar on April 30, 2010, 11:36:53 PM
Hey, lookie here, a new background for my computer... XD

It's awesome!
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Post by: Nightfire107 on May 15, 2010, 11:15:44 PM
i just re-read the passage this was taken from. Very good depiction of those last few hours.
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Post by: Chaos on May 15, 2010, 11:32:47 PM
I really like that one a lot, but I always mentally associate Preservation with the color white. Mist-Vin is a bit too dark in my opinion.
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Post by: Nightfire107 on May 17, 2010, 04:45:53 AM
I really like that one a lot, but I always mentally associate Preservation with the color white. Mist-Vin is a bit too dark in my opinion.

Actually that passage reads that Vin was white above Elend but Ruin was Dark in the area. He might be dipicting that. The one factuall error i see is that no Inquisitors (with the exception of Marsh) were there during the fight. However, givin the epic of the painting i think we can let that slide.
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Post by: Link von Kelsier Harvey XXIV on May 17, 2010, 06:21:49 AM
You just used "epic" as a noun. ;D
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Post by: atlas689 on May 19, 2010, 09:21:48 PM
I do pixel art, but this is something that I made a LONG time ago. I like to think that I have gotten better since I made this:

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a189/atlasshrugged689/my%20microes/transparent/VinVenture.png)

I feel inspired and I might go ahead and try something based on one of Ink's pictures. I think he/she (sorry :-[ ) is amazing.
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Post by: Handsome Bob on May 20, 2010, 03:35:45 PM
very good  8)
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Post by: atlas689 on May 26, 2010, 09:13:06 PM
(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a189/atlasshrugged689/my%20microes/transparent/VinVentureFace_atl.png)

Its based on Ink's drawing of her. I hope you guys like it!
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Post by: Inkthinker on May 28, 2010, 10:26:01 AM
I'd suggest removing the blood spatter. It's a harder effect to achieve in pixel art, and here it looks more like a head wound than something splashed and wiped away. You might also want to trim down the single hairs some so that you've got a tighter form (and it'll bring in the pixel width a little).

Other n' that, it's pretty sweet. Might make a nice forum avatar for someone.
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Post by: lonemomo on June 11, 2010, 05:56:29 PM
I really like that one a lot, but I always mentally associate Preservation with the color white. Mist-Vin is a bit too dark in my opinion.

Actually that passage reads that Vin was white above Elend but Ruin was Dark in the area. He might be dipicting that. The one factuall error i see is that no Inquisitors (with the exception of Marsh) were there during the fight. However, givin the epic of the painting i think we can let that slide.

lol!  Yah, I was painting based purely on my emotional reaction to the scene, and from memory, so some accuracies did slide. 

Thanks for compliments guys.
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Post by: Nightfire107 on June 12, 2010, 09:54:37 AM
I really like that one a lot, but I always mentally associate Preservation with the color white. Mist-Vin is a bit too dark in my opinion.

Actually that passage reads that Vin was white above Elend but Ruin was Dark in the area. He might be dipicting that. The one factuall error i see is that no Inquisitors (with the exception of Marsh) were there during the fight. However, givin the epic of the painting i think we can let that slide.

lol! Yah, I was painting based purely on my emotional reaction to the scene, and from memory, so some accuracies did slide.

Thanks for compliments guys.

This is the background for my laptop now. i really like it. It is my favorite piece that i have seen to date.
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Post by: Miyabi on June 14, 2010, 11:20:17 PM
I really like that one a lot, but I always mentally associate Preservation with the color white. Mist-Vin is a bit too dark in my opinion.

Actually that passage reads that Vin was white above Elend but Ruin was Dark in the area. He might be dipicting that. The one factuall error i see is that no Inquisitors (with the exception of Marsh) were there during the fight. However, givin the epic of the painting i think we can let that slide.

lol! Yah, I was painting based purely on my emotional reaction to the scene, and from memory, so some accuracies did slide.

Thanks for compliments guys.

This is the background for my laptop now. i really like it. It is my favorite piece that i have seen to date.

Mine as well.  It's too pretty to not look at every time I see my desktop.

I kinda want to get it put on one of those big canvasy things and get it hung in my living room.
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Post by: Nightfire107 on June 15, 2010, 08:21:14 PM
I really like that one a lot, but I always mentally associate Preservation with the color white. Mist-Vin is a bit too dark in my opinion.

Actually that passage reads that Vin was white above Elend but Ruin was Dark in the area. He might be dipicting that. The one factuall error i see is that no Inquisitors (with the exception of Marsh) were there during the fight. However, givin the epic of the painting i think we can let that slide.

lol! Yah, I was painting based purely on my emotional reaction to the scene, and from memory, so some accuracies did slide.

Thanks for compliments guys.

This is the background for my laptop now. i really like it. It is my favorite piece that i have seen to date.

Mine as well. It's too pretty to not look at every time I see my desktop.

I kinda want to get it put on one of those big canvasy things and get it hung in my living room.


That is a fantastic idea. I wants one. (also super long quote thread)
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Post by: MaeLavanya on June 25, 2010, 10:59:51 AM
I looked through the entire thread and I have to say I'm really impressed with all the fan art!! Well done, everyone!

I noticed though that it's mainly Mistborn fanart... I would love to see more Elantris/Warbreaker/Alcatraz stuff too... But oh well! I wish I could make pictures as cool as some!
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Post by: Inkthinker on June 26, 2010, 02:56:12 AM
I think Mistborn lends itself most easily to illustrating cool imagery, though Warbreaker has it's awesome moments.

But don't worry, The Way of Kings will pass 'em all. It's even better than Mistborn as a source of interesting and fun stuff to draw.
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Post by: Obsessiforge on June 26, 2010, 04:38:29 AM
This is all really cool stuff - I'm gonna try to post some fan art when I get the ol' scanner up and running.
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Post by: Valkynphyre on July 11, 2010, 06:52:41 PM
As soon as I can figure out how to post the picture I made, I will.

Edit: here you go. The mist didn't translate well through the scanner, but you get the idea.... maybe.
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/Valkynphyre/ValkynVenture2.jpg?)
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Post by: Handsome Bob on July 12, 2010, 01:58:17 AM
ibelieve i catch a glimpse of mist. mabey putting a black background piece of cardboard or something will give it more clarity
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Post by: Valkynphyre on July 12, 2010, 01:57:29 PM
Thanks for the tip, but it didn't help much... pity.
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Post by: ryos on August 15, 2010, 06:21:18 AM
You can adjust the exposure settings in the scanner software to get good results with subtle grayscales; the automatic algorithm doesn't always do what you want it to.
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Post by: Terrisman243 on August 21, 2010, 01:48:36 AM
It's not exactly Art, but I figure it fits under the same category.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OcMTJmRbQI

It's a fan trailer for a Mistborn movie that was on Brandon's Page.
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Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on August 21, 2010, 05:05:37 PM
That one spends too much time with just mist on the screen. I like the animated one better. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0EAyGoHbHI
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Post by: Twim'c on August 23, 2010, 05:17:50 PM
I just finished the Mistborn trilogy (and Warbreaker), so I felt compelled to make a new cover for the books. There are still a few small things I would like to do, but I think they are mostly done. Let me know what you think, and if there is anything else I should do/fix.

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m138/Gaebrial/Mistborncopy.png

(image is kinda big)
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Post by: jcats on August 28, 2010, 03:48:09 PM
oh i like that, very minimalistic, yet still convoys the thought that each book covers one of the Three Arts.  also a subtle nod to how bad the book gets at the end, Book 3: There will be Blood.
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Post by: Miyabi on August 28, 2010, 07:51:05 PM

That would be really cool art for like a paperback or an ebook.
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Post by: ehyde on September 24, 2010, 05:56:28 AM
For the past several years most of my drawing has been limited to design sketches, but today I drew Vin and I thought my sketch was worth inking ... you may disagree, I suppose. I had planned to do this digitally but I couldn't find the pen for my tablet, so it was done with ink and watered-down acrylic, I may try a digital version eventually, probably with color.

The background's very ... splotchy. Which was kind of the goal, but it didn't come out quite like I wanted. Ah well.

(http://i1019.photobucket.com/albums/af316/ellen_hyde/Vinsketch.jpg)
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Post by: Miyabi on September 25, 2010, 03:08:47 AM

I like it.  It's done in a different style than most of the fan art you see.
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Post by: Zlurpo on September 25, 2010, 09:13:03 PM
First post here, hopefully not the last.
(http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs41/i/2009/014/9/a/Vin_in_Mist_with_Koloss_by_Zlurpo.jpg)

A picture that Sanderson once said he hoped someone would draw. I'm abou 75% happy with it. Unfortunately I get lazy sometimes and stop trying.

I drew this at the end of 2008, I think.

I hope to start doing a lot more Sanderson art, because I've read everything he's written (OK, not his WoT book, but even though he wrote that, it's not really his story) and it's all awesome.
 Way of Kings is one of the best books I've read.
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Post by: Wolfstar on September 26, 2010, 07:28:27 AM
Meet my approval!
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Post by: Zlurpo on September 30, 2010, 06:12:57 AM
Although I've read through everything Sanderson has written and I want to draw more of it, I'd love ideas/suggestions.  Does anyone have any ideas or things they'd really like to see drawn?  No promises, but if I like your suggestion I'll probably try drawing it!
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Post by: Zlurpo on October 04, 2010, 06:48:46 AM
(http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2010/276/9/3/vin_against_koloss_by_zlurpo-d301ovn.jpg)

Vin vs a Koloss.
Comments?
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Post by: Inkthinker on October 04, 2010, 08:41:53 AM
Wicked!
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Post by: Zlurpo on October 04, 2010, 03:25:17 PM
Wicked!
I'm glad you like it- I should give you credit for help, I spent enough time looking at your Koloss pics trying to figure out how to make them look!
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Post by: ryos on October 04, 2010, 11:54:21 PM
I really like the mistcloak in that. Very well done.
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Post by: Nightfire107 on October 05, 2010, 07:49:44 AM
what happened to the stick man pic of kaladin jumping the bridge? and all references in the thread
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Post by: Inkthinker on October 05, 2010, 09:54:01 AM
WoK art has been shifted to the WoK Fan Art thread, to avoid spoilers for people who are interested in art for other Sanderson books but haven't read Kings yet.

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Post by: Kykeon on October 09, 2010, 06:39:34 PM
The word that immediatly comes to mind is dynamic, with the full force of the original word behind it.
Great work, Zlurpo
Have the scenes of the fountain-square execution or Sazed's acension been done  yet ITT?
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Post by: Inkthinker on October 10, 2010, 05:11:09 AM
Nope. There haven't been many attempts to illustrate specific scenes... and even if they had been, it's an open field, I don't think there's a checklist or anything that's being marked. Multiple interpretations is one of the more interesting aspects of fan-art in general.
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Post by: RicksterBLM on October 18, 2010, 03:00:31 AM
I got married last week and gave this to one of my groomsmen. Figured people here might appreciate it too :)

(http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/1325/groomsmangift.jpg) (http://img89.imageshack.us/i/groomsmangift.jpg/)


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Post by: CabbyHat on October 18, 2010, 10:47:14 AM
Oh WOW.  :o
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Post by: Kykeon on October 18, 2010, 11:04:11 AM
 :o
Dayum!
That is... WOW. O_O
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Post by: clz on January 15, 2011, 08:54:03 AM
My Vin fan art!

(http://www.deviantart.com/download/193076311/mistborn_by_clz-d36yamv.jpg)
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Post by: Inkthinker on January 18, 2011, 10:20:26 AM
Nice!!

I'm having a bit of trouble figuring out what's in the BG, but I really like that figure.
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Post by: happyman on January 18, 2011, 05:05:47 PM
I like the picture of Vin.  It's really detailed, and the shading is nice.  You've definitely got talent, clz.

If I'm seeing the background correctly, though, I think that Vin is supposed to be flying through the air.  If I'm wrong, don't take the next comments too seriously.  If I'm right, though, she seems too stiff.  I'm no artist, but I hear that depicting motion is hard.  On the other hand, you've got talent, so I'm sure you can work that out.
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Post by: CabbyHat on January 18, 2011, 11:10:55 PM
If you tilt your head, you can see that she's standing at an angle on a wall with Kredik Shaw in the background.
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Post by: Creative_Vortx on February 07, 2011, 09:25:02 PM
If you tilt your head, you can see that she's standing at an angle on a wall with Kredik Shaw in the background.

I don't see it. Love Vin tho.
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Post by: Arionhawk on February 08, 2011, 09:10:22 AM
If you tilt your head, you can see that she's standing at an angle on a wall with Kredik Shaw in the background.

I don't see it. Love Vin tho.

Everything has been tilted about 45 degrees counter clockwise, to the right of her head you can see a balcony railing, once you see that it's pretty clear.
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Post by: Melriken on February 08, 2011, 06:41:37 PM
If you tilt your head, you can see that she's standing at an angle on a wall with Kredik Shaw in the background.

I don't see it. Love Vin tho.

Everything has been tilted about 45 degrees counter clockwise, to the right of her head you can see a balcony railing, once you see that it's pretty clear.
Look at her belt, the coin pouch is hanging down, use that to re-orient the picture, and as Arionhawk says the ladder looking thing in the background is a Balcony railing.
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Post by: Inkthinker on February 09, 2011, 12:50:20 AM

(The warning all my professors give us during critiques: In case I seem to be attacking you i'm not, a critique is about improvement of a piece, not about the person as a whole.)

I try not to crit much in fan-art threads (unless asked) because many of the artists are showing purely to express their love for the material, and not to get feedback on technique.

On DA or artist forums like ConceptArt or Penciljack, critique is part of the point of showing your work  there. You don't want to post to CA unless you're ready to stand beside your work. But here it's a different environment.

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Post by: CabbyHat on February 09, 2011, 07:51:33 AM
I rather like the extreme angle, it enhances the sense of Vin just kind of casually defying the laws of physics as we know them. :)
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Post by: Creative_Vortx on February 09, 2011, 06:36:49 PM

(The warning all my professors give us during critiques: In case I seem to be attacking you i'm not, a critique is about improvement of a piece, not about the person as a whole.)

I try not to crit much in fan-art threads (unless asked) because many of the artists are showing purely to express their love for the material, and not to get feedback on technique.

On DA or artist forums like ConceptArt or Penciljack, critique is part of the point of showing your work there. You don't want to post to CA unless you're ready to stand beside your work. But here it's a different environment.



Deleted.  ;)

You're right.

 Usually I don't either it was just really buggin' me. I once got torn to shreds on CA's sculpture forums. That was a looooooong time ago.  :D
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Post by: Loud_G on February 23, 2011, 07:13:39 PM
Here is a bit of fan art combined with my own character from my webcomic.

Not classic fan art, but it was Mistborn inspired :D

(http://comics.drunkduck.com/George_the_Dragon/pages/13945a3cd0056311514f57373c9e3c48.jpg)

Enjoy :D
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Post by: pabloano on April 02, 2011, 04:47:43 AM
Finally finally finally got around to doing some Mistborn fanart and kept forgetting to post it here. My bad.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v449/Pabloano/vinsm.jpg)

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Post by: Inkthinker on April 02, 2011, 06:37:21 AM
Nice job!! I like it!

Maybe add some blue Push lines?
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Post by: Argent on April 02, 2011, 07:01:41 AM
Noice! I'm lovin' it very much. I hate to admit it, but the mistcloaks have always looked a little funny to me - distracting even. I find this image of Vin much more appealing than her typical one (with the cloak).

I am definitely looking forward to seeing more art from you!
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Post by: Feloxia on July 01, 2011, 12:12:24 AM
Wow, all the art here is pretty awesome. I love the koloss pieces. It makes me want to start up some fan art as well...that could take a while. I work mostly with paint and charcoal, and I kind of hate working with graphite. But I will do some fanart eventually! *instert dramatic pose*