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The Way of Kings - Navani by krhart The Way of Kings - Navani by krhart
Character illustration from Brandon Sanderson's The Way of Kings . Navani without the fabrial she usually wears, sitting in a dried husk of a Chasmfiend. The description of her red dress during one of the King's feasts sounded beautiful, so I wanted to illustrate her. I used an older vintage nude reference for her general figure shape and posturing. She comes off as having that appeal.

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slocik Featured By Owner Edited Oct 9, 2014
Wasnt she supposed to be around 50 ?
Seems a bit young here.
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Grekeren Featured By Owner Edited Oct 21, 2014
Yeah, looks more like how we can assume Jasnah looks like.
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Comical1 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is brilliant and I love that book!
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madeupname Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The best art I've seen for this series.
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Vageta9001 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I love the Way of Kings and this is fantastic!
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Vandelyk Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
Wow! I'm speechless. Thank you for this wonderful piece of art!
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Turos22 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
Very nice how you added the spren that show up around a recently deceased greatshell! I also love the folds on her dress down the side. They serve as a great balance between her beauty and the monster's intensity and death.
Nice rockbuds in the foreground, too, and Navani's eyes are epic!
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krhart Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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priscellie Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Student Filmographer
That dress is fabulous! And I love your representation of the chasmfiend.
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Hisakata-Tsubasa Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
I almost don't like her, but with only one book being out right now I can't say yet what I think of her exactly. She looks almost exactly how I imagine her, beautiful and seductive. Nice job!
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Kiarrens Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
Nice. I like how her safehand is behind her, too. She is alluring while still keeping her "modesty" in that regard. Beautifully done!
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krhart Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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CommanderKip Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe, this is brilliant. She's got this look on her face like, "Hey Dalinar, c'mere so I can rip your clothes off and stuff." I love how you did her dress, by the way.
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CabbyHat Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
Very cool; I've been waiting to see some good WoK fanart go up here. :) I think Navani's supposed to be a little older, but other than that I've got no complaints. This is lovely.
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WinterSunDawn Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
wow its really a awesome work and I like how you draw her!
Its nice to see some artwork from this book because I love "the way of kings" and the other works from Brandon Sanderson <3
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krhart Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yes, I've read all of his work also but this has to be my very fav. Glad you like her. I may do another of her eventually but I want to get to Jasnah first!
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WinterSunDawn Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
hm I don't know what's my fav but i Think "the way of kings" is near my nummer 1 hahah XD
uah, I'm looking forward this!!
Do you intend to show your Artwork to Sanderson? Somehow i think he could be interested of your works of his book.
I would be if i were an author XD
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krhart Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
I think I would be too nervous! My boyfriend keeps giving me the evil eye to show him the work. But I think I want to do more first. Especially sketches. When I read about Shallon and her sketchbook it was like a dream come true. I'd like to draw what she did in the book. Like when she drew Yalb at the port and Jasnah.
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MisheruSedai Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Sanderson would LOVE it if you showed it to him :) he's a really, really nice guy! And your art is amaaazing and perfect!
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WinterSunDawn Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
ah yes i would be too! But somehow I'm on the side of your Boyfriend >D
In the end its you desicion and if you want to do more nobody can stop you..or want to stop you! But I hope one day you will send something to him..then please tell me what his reaction was, I want to know hahahaha XD

Oh yes Shallons sketchbook! Its really interesting what she draw into it, because it's what see saw an her trip.
You can do it, yes!
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Jierado Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Nice value system bra.
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DSil Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Student General Artist
Great use of color and light to draw the eye. I like the atmosphere in this piece.
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Mlle-Li Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Oh, I am in love with your art. Amazing!
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windwalker69 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
How come you don't have thousands of comments? This is really good!
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s-leen Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love the beautiful shapes and folds in the drapery.
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FeatherWriter Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
She looks great! You're an amazing artist!
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