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The Way of Kings - Sketching by krhart The Way of Kings - Sketching by krhart
Shallan was that part of the book where I said to myself; this is going to be special. Let me point out ahead of time that I've read books where there were artists and other creative types illustrated in various demeanor (usually some breath-taken dandy and ripe with frills), but this was different. She was actually capable. Capable and believable.

I drew her with the axehound Scrak as a concept that it was given to Shallan as a gift from her brother Balat. Maybe Scrak came from a new batch of hounds he'd bred earlier in the year. She'd eventually have to go off to leave her behind, but I like to image what happened in the before, aside from the foreshadowed dark stuff that is.

Original Scrak sketch: [link]

Calm drawings before the more dynamic ones.
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Spiritdink Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this. Perfect
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Fel-Stalker Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Great work! Is that a bow on Scrak?
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krhart Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
Yep!
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glougee Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very Nice! I really like the atmosphere!
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CabbyHat Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Gorgeous picture, but more than anything else Scrak is cracking me up. That's about exactly the face our dog makes when we try to put bows on her, too.
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CM-Night-Creature Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Totally believable. It really captures my image of Shallan.
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natans Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
If you fell like trow in some Kaladin and Dalinar. You have the gift men.
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priscellie Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Student Filmographer
Stunning! This is the first fanart I've seen for WoK, and I now can't imagine how anything else could compare. I love the sculptural quality of your drawings. Your line work is amazing.
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Buttercup-Poison Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
simply gorgeous. i just started reading the book and i want to thank you for helping me "see" this world. by the way, listen to your boyfriend and everyone else...show these pictures to sanderson!
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CommanderKip Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, Scrak is so adorable.
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