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How to Train Your Chasmfiend by Art-Zealot How to Train Your Chasmfiend by Art-Zealot
Saw HTTYD2 recently, then I  re-read a scene from Brandon Sanderson's fantastic book (one of many) Words of Radiance involving one of these mighty beasties called chasmfiends. Wires got crossed, and I couldn't stop picturing Shallan (one of the book's primary protagonists) sharing a familiar moment with one of them.

Also, if you have not heard of or have yet to read the Stormlight Archive series, let me take a moment to smack you upside the head with said books and promptly send you out to buy copies of your own. Seriously. Seriously...

If you'd like to reblog, do so from here!

Stormlight Archive characters and creatures © Brandon Sanderson
Art © H. Lazo
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TheLastVirtuaroid Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2017
This is brilliant!
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XxTheAvengerXxX Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was rudely interrupted by my power going out, thus, my internet going out as well. This would've been up hours ago, lol!

I've recently gotten into Sanderson's works. I'm working on The Well of Ascension at the moment, but when I saw this on Twitter, I just HAD to come by and leave a comment! :heart: I love, love, LOVE this! I've heard a bit about the Stormlight Archive, and seeing this, makes me want to read them, even more. BUT, I did buy the first one, so as soon as I'm finished with the Mistborn triloogy, I'll read the Way of Kings next, I promise! :D

Lovely work! :heart:
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Art-Zealot Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! The Stormlight Archives are massive, and absolutely worth the read!
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pinkgargess Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just a heads, Brandon Sanderson featured this on his personal FB page, linking back and crediting you.  Just thought you'd like to know.  Excellent work!!
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Art-Zealot Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I was wondering about all the sudden favs! Bless him— and thank you!
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pinkgargess Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Np, I know I'd want to know if it was me. :)
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AlydaBookworm Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha I love this. xD
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Art-Zealot Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
:XD: Thanks very much!
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portlandianmetro Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017
more!!!! please?
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SkeelerBook Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2016
I love this piece.
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:iconart-zealot:
Art-Zealot Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks much!
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TheWhovianTrekkie Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I LOVE these books! My older brother got me into them. Brandon Sanderson is an amazing author.
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Art-Zealot Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent! You're in for a great time with any Sanderson book!
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TheWhovianTrekkie Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
His work is amazing! he has a young adult series called "The Reckoners" (if i remember correctly) which are amazing!
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Art-Zealot Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Oh yeah, I'm in the middle of Calamity. I'm convinced Sanderson could make a book about accounting into a thrilling read. Every genre he touches is just gold.
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TheWhovianTrekkie Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know right! Though after a while I have to take a break from his books because they're such heavy reading that I need something less intense. I was reading Mistborn but I stopped, I should go back to reading it and borrow it from my brother :)
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Felis-Draconis Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I can't stop laughing, just imagining this happening. I have to say this is one of the best Stormlight Archive crossovers yet. 
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Art-Zealot Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
:D Thanks very much!
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AlexandraBowmanArt Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh, this is brilliant! This painting gives me chills!
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Art-Zealot Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much!
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Evergreena Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
this is amazing. I love it when people combine two of my favorite stories!
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Art-Zealot Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much! This just had to happen. ;D
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Evergreena Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Yessssss. Toothless 
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guitarfan01 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Fantastic! Saved it into my desktop background folder. :D
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Art-Zealot Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Haha, I hope it fits. Not exactly desktop dimensions. ^^;
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guitarfan01 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
It works well enough. :)
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Meemzer Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015
So, after stalking your gallery for several days, I am pleased to say that I think we will be friends. Hi! I am Meemz, one of the other mods in Turtles's group. 

(Also so happy you've read the Stormlight Archive) 
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Art-Zealot Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Oh we'll definitely be friends! :iconepichighfiveplz:
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Don't smack them with with Way of Kings unless you want to be held accountable for bludgeon and man slaughter.

Seriously though, my favorite movie, and the series that has become my obsession mixed into one fantastically drawn and colored piece of art? It's like I've died and gone to heaven. Words do not accurately describe what I am feeling. I'd need numbers.


And if you caught THAT reference then I am forever awed.
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Art-Zealot Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
It's fine, Nin is my lawyer.

:D I'm glad you like it! That sounds vaguely familiar, but nothing comes to mind.
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Nin is your- I'm done. I'm just done. *Flips over the prosecution table and leaves*


(and the #s thing is somthing pattern said)
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Loki8 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014
Adorable. This may well be my favorite Stormlight piece ever.
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Art-Zealot Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much!
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Shalanigans Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist
Haha, if you smack someone upside the head with one of the Stormlight Archive books, you might have to wait until they regain consciousness before sending them to buy their own copies...
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Art-Zealot Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
This thing is true.
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stickykitteh Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
This is the best thing ever of all time!
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Art-Zealot Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much!
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Tiancum Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha! that's amazing! wouldn't that be nice if she could do stuff like that? xD

this is so beautifully done. i just love your color palette and choice of lighting here. :nod:
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Art-Zealot Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It'd be quite awesome!

Thanks very much!
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thuvia Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I love Shallan's expression here! And you know she wanted to do this.  
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Art-Zealot Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Oh definitely. Thank you!
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AutumnEmbers Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh no, I've been spoiled a bit haha. I haven't had time to read the second book yet but I really enjoyed the first; even if it took a bit to pick up towards the middle/end.
I like your drawing of this scene. =)
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Art-Zealot Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
The second is quite well-paced, in my opinion. Really takes the setting and characters he established in book one and runs with it.

Thank you!
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AutumnEmbers Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad. I appreciate that he's writing his own WoT epic but with his other series I was so used to jumping into the magic aspect first that his chapters ended up dragging. There was so much world building to sift through that it felt tedious at times. However, since I've finished the first book I can appreciate it more. =)

I'm looking forward to reading the second. Shallan is one of my favourite characters and I'm glad he decided she'd be the protagonist of this one. As a fellow artist, I'm sure you can relate well to her as well. =)
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Art-Zealot Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Oh definitely. I'm supremely jealous of her rather unfair advantage. ^^'
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AutumnEmbers Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same. o_o
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Journie Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm pretty sure if you smack someone in the head with the Stormlight Archive, they'll die. (praise the brick books)
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Art-Zealot Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'm pretty sure you're right. Poor unsuspecting souls...
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elmenora Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Student General Artist
AHAhahaahah! Now I'm picturing a whole crossover fic where Shallan convinces everyone that chasmfiends are tame creatures.  Can you imagine Dalinar's whole army riding them into battle? :D

Your painting is, as always, fantastic.  I think the backlit, sharp focus foreground works really well in this one.
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Art-Zealot Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Right?? Haha! I was very close to writing that exact thing in the description here. :XD: But seriously...I think greatshells are super significant somehow...like the opposite of thunderclasts or something. There was totally purple blood on the battlefield in the prologue of book one, so I know they were involved.

Thank you! I was trying to parody the "Forbidden Friendship" scene from HTTYD as closely as possible, for obvious reasons.
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