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The Way of Kings - Navani

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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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Echidna3dHobbyist Digital Artist
She's lovely. Easily one of my favorite characters. I'm okay with this youthful image of Navani, I can imagine her like this before Gavilar's fall, with the Blackthorn looking on, covetous.
slocik's avatar
Wasnt she supposed to be around 50 ?
Seems a bit young here.
Grekeren's avatar
Yeah, looks more like how we can assume Jasnah looks like.
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Perry-PicturesHobbyist Digital Artist
this is brilliant and I love that book!
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madeupnameHobbyist Photographer
The best art I've seen for this series.
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Vageta9001Student Digital Artist
I love the Way of Kings and this is fantastic!
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Wow! I'm speechless. Thank you for this wonderful piece of art!
Turos22's avatar
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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krhartProfessional General Artist
Thank you!
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priscellieProfessional Filmographer
That dress is fabulous! And I love your representation of the chasmfiend.
Hisakata-Tsubasa's avatar
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!
Kiarrens's avatar
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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krhartProfessional General Artist
Thank you!
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CommanderKipHobbyist Digital 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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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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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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krhartProfessional 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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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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krhartProfessional 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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MisheruSedaiStudent 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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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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JieradoStudent Traditional Artist
Nice value system bra.
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DSilStudent General Artist
Great use of color and light to draw the eye. I like the atmosphere in this piece.
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Mlle-LiStudent Traditional Artist
Oh, I am in love with your art. Amazing!
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