Our feisty moneylender is the one Kvothe goes often. Turns out that she once was the Arcanum member, and she's really, really good with alchemy and sympathy. You just can't mess with her..
So, here she is! I had to draw several sketches of her before I came up with a final version of Devi. I went through so many hairstyles that I think I can become a hairdresser now. But in the end, I came up with a simple, spiky short hair. I think it suits her the most--and I love her strawberry blonde hair. It's one of my favorite hair colors on women
I randomly came up with her clothes, so it's questionable whether she would ever wear such clothes--with a corset! Who doesn't like corsets??
Since I got back to dA (somewhat), I've been looking over some of the drawings I drew back then.. and all I can say is, "that looks awful!!" or even "okay, I could have done so much better than that." ..Yep. I never get satisfied with them. So far.
So here is my retake on Auri. I tried to keep her features from my old Auri ([link]), and I think it worked out well. She still got her signature hair texture..XD
As beautiful as she is, she's such a character--there's something about her that attracts me. On top of everything else, she's just fun to draw!
Illustration based on a scene from A Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss.
This is during the assault on the bandit's camp, when Kvothe gets desperate, angry, and goes a bit insane.
READ THE BOOK! Patrick Rothfuss' storytelling is much more fun than my little blurb.
Nothing official. This is for my portfolio and because I'm a fan. However if someone wants me for something official, toss it my way! www.cfallonart.blogspot.com firstname.lastname@example.org
See also my more mundane cover for The Name of the Wind :thumb385533045: and two other covers; The Gathering Storm (Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson): :thumb339084275: The Hobbit (JRR Tolkien): :thumb348185866:
Digital ~12 hours (including sketching.) Intuos 3 PSCS6
When you're thrown from your home, build a new one.
When the last City-state of the midland plains was threatened its people fled before they could be captured and forced to live under the unbending law of the Xomadhin Theocracy. Their armies fought to delay the inevitable advance while the city's citizens ran towards the dark of the dense swampland, which had long occupied their nightmares. The people's only protection were the Ranger core, long considered outcasts, but who were the only ones able to communicate with the natives and lead the people of the city-state to relative safety. Though many died in that long march, most of the people made it to the tribal villages of the interior. The Rangers, once outcast, were now venerated so much that they made up the core of their society, a society that would have to meld with a new people in order to survive. The people of the swamp, the Junult, helped the Rangers into safety. In return, the Rangers brought new methods of engineering and sciences to the Junult. As the Xomadhin hacked into the border between their two civilizations more and more secrets were shared until the Rangers and Junult ceased to be, and were instead one people.
Dusk Patrol; Chameleon Core Companion to Rangers of Refuge Harbor fav.me/d5zvws9
“Say this, that she was dark haired. There. It was long and straight. She was dark of eye and fair complected. There. Her face was oval, her jaw strong and delicate. Say that she was poised and graceful… Finally, say that she was beautiful. That is all that can be well said. That she was beautiful, through to her bones, despite any flaw or fault. She was beautiful, to Kvothe at least. At least? To Kvothe she was most beautiful.”
Denna from Patrick Rothfuss’ Kingkiller Chronicle.
Trying a bit of a different style here, moving away from the more reference based look my work often has.