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Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
« Reply #315 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.

I'm not ecstatic about the spires, but this is what I imagined.


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« Reply #316 on: November 05, 2008, 01:16:34 AM »
I like the pic a lot. Its close to what I think it should look like.
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« Reply #317 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, 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:

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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?

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Brandon
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Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
« Reply #318 on: November 05, 2008, 11:17:35 PM »
thank you! thats the quote I was looking for but couldn't find

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Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
« Reply #319 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


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

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Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
« Reply #320 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.
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Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
« Reply #321 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


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



Ooooohhhh very nice!

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Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
« Reply #322 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)....

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Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
« Reply #323 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.
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« Reply #324 on: November 12, 2008, 12:07:23 AM »
I really love the dark red lighting in both those pics, very cool!
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Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
« Reply #325 on: November 12, 2008, 11:34:11 AM »
I'm thinking this thread might be reboot-worthy in a few pages or so.
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Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
« Reply #326 on: November 12, 2008, 10:38:28 PM »
I agree Knight
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Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
« Reply #327 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.
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Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
« Reply #328 on: November 13, 2008, 09:41:53 AM »
Ah, but when threads get too long they get somewhat difficult to navigate.
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Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
« Reply #329 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....

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