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Mistborn RPG - Alloy of Law Cover by Inkthinker Mistborn RPG - Alloy of Law Cover by Inkthinker
The cover to the long-awaited Alloy of Law update for The Mistborn Adventure Game, free of it's title elements. The book is available now from Crafty Games.

Man, this whole illustration was a struggle for me in so many ways, and I think it shows... I lost my way more than once. In one of those familiar twists of publishing, the book just hit the streets recently but I actually painted this cover back in 2012. So I'd like to hope I've improved since then... at least I know a little more now about composition, contrast and leaving enough bloody room for the title.

Anyhow, I like the parts that I like, and I'm working on being better at the things I did poorly. That's how I go.

Photoshop CS 5.1, Cintiq 21UX, ©2014 Crafty Games.
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Tiancum Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
loved this book sooo much!! :love:

fantastic work bringing this scene to life! 
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Monele Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Still, this looks quite awesome and evocative :)
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patmax17 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so
much
action

wow! *_*
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Jon-Wood Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
What, no kleptomaniac sidekick?
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Inkthinker Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Not for this character, since it's not a portrait of Wax. Much like the cover to the first Mistborn RPG, the idea was to depict a character evocative of those in the novels, without actually depicting that character in particular.

Though I do have portraits of Wax, Wayne, Marasi and Miles in the pages of the book.
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TheLastMadman Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016
The Lawman looks like a Lurcher more than a Coinshot.  Would I be correct in that assumption?
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k3ttch Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2018
The guy in the wagon looks like a Lurcher though. I looks like he's pulling the silver bars into the wagon. 
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Inkthinker Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Nah, he's gotta be Push and not Pull, because he's deflected some of the bullets. Also, flying... or at least falling with style.
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TheLastMadman Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2017
Ohhhhhhhhh I just noticed that bullet deflection.
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cinemajack Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Awesome!
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KowaiBakeofDOOM Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
This book was amazing.  This artwork is also amazing to match!  The movement and poses are so dynamic, not to mention the perspective and detail.. That deflected bullet.  This is just so awesome! O.o
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GamerKale Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
I really need to get around to reading those books. This looks like a scene straight out of GunGaleOnline, SAO s2, except with blue bullet prediction lines instead of red ones.
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Inkthinker Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I really need to get around to watching the second series of SAO. :D

In the Mistborn books, the blue lines point to nearby sources of metal (any kind), and the Allomancer can use his power to push the metals away, or (if the source of metal is anchored or heavy) push himself into the air. In this case he's doing a bit of both, pushing away bullets before they can strike and pushing something behind/below to throw himself into the air.
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1stForge Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Oh my god this is so awesome, this is the kind of epic and mind blowing stuff that I just love about your heart, you capture the feeling of the book so damn well.
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DenzelAJackson Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
Damn, this is some hot action, I can feel it, just like the action in Shanghai Noon, haha. Nice stuff =D
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EclipseMerc Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
I love the Mistborn books! I had no idea they were making a game! That's awesome!
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Inkthinker Featured By Owner Edited Aug 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! It's a tabletop RPG. There's a main corebook that covers the trilogy, an update that adds detail to the Terrismen, and now a third book that adds new material for Alloy. There's original short fiction from Brandon in the first and latest books (a Kelsier origin story and a new tale of Allomancer Jak, Gentleman Adventurer), and they try to be as much a companion to the original novels as a set of rules... they do a lot to expand on the fiction with stuff based on Brandon's notes and input.

If you're a tabletop gamer, I think you might like it. But I'm biased. :D
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EclipseMerc Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
I've never been a tabletop gamer but I might have to give this a shot just because I absolutely love the Mistborn books. The original 3 are my favorite but it was really awesome how he was able to bring that world into a western setting. I'm seriously going to have to check out this game. Thanks for the info and the awesome artwork!
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