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Kaladin Stormblessed by Zusacre Kaladin Stormblessed by Zusacre

“The Way of Kings” by Brandon Sanderson is absolutely the best book I’ve ever read, and I’m so happy I finally completed this ****** drawing (after goddamn five months). But I just LOVE this book. Can’t wait for the next volume :la:

I tried not to draw a specific scene in the book, I just wanted to draw Kaladin how I imagine him –without Shardplate or Shardblade, but with a spear and Sylphrena on his side, the slave brands on his forehead and with curling black hair. His armor and spear I have drawn without a purpose, but I wanted the red cord on his shoulder as a memory of his time as squadleader – the other ones on his spear I draw for fun :D Also I draw a coming highstorm in the background and the shattered plains – and on the ground some spheres x]

“Kaladin spun through the last motions of the kata, chasm forgotten, bridgemen forgotten, fatigue forgotten. For a moment, it was just him. Him and the wind. He fought with her, and she laughed.” –from the first book :]

Done on Photoshop CS5. Please don’t copy it without my permission :nuu:


If you want, look at the other fanart I did from Kaladin :)
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I love both this drawing as well as you're other one of Kaladin. The colours that you have chosen for both pieces are amazingly dynamic. The red ribbon is so attention grabbing.

I do not think he would wear that nice of armour, as it is more of a lighteyes thing, and the brands are not what I imagined, but both of those points are incredibly nit-picky. The spear is a little long, at least to me, but in both drawings it definitely makes a point, which is really cool.

All in all, I think it's really quite epic. I love the way you portray Syl in both pictures. The white against the dark colours brings her out in an awesome way. :{D
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JasonKnighte Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
That is the coolest drawing I have seen in a long time. I will have to show this to a few of my friends, they love drawing, and I am pretty sure that they will like this a lot.

Zepidus Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
This is so dope man, best book ever! Best character ever, I'm glad to finally see some things up with him in them. You're one hell of an artist my friend. I'm really particular to your newer picture of him but this one is amazing as well.
Darkaladin Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
So awesome. Thank you for envisioning him. As you can see, I am a bit of a fan. Fav'd!
Zusacre Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you <3
Haddonfielder Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is SO amazing ! ♥
WolfsBaneBand Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
freaking epic
only part i don't particularly like is the length of his hair, otherwise, amazing
CM-Night-Creature Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I had never pictured him with proper armor. It's a lighteyes thing and therefore he wouldn't want to be like them.
galilee2099 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
this is amazing. and yes the first book is really awesome. i remember the quote from part 2 in the book.
Inkthinker Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Nicely done!
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