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The Way of Kings - Navani by krhart The Way of Kings - Navani by krhart
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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Echidnaean Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2018  Hobbyist 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 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 9, 2014
Wasnt she supposed to be around 50 ?
Seems a bit young here.
Grekeren Featured By Owner Edited Oct 21, 2014
Yeah, looks more like how we can assume Jasnah looks like.
Comical1 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is brilliant and I love that book!
madeupname Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The best art I've seen for this series.
Vageta9001 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I love the Way of Kings and this is fantastic!
Vandelyk Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
Wow! I'm speechless. Thank you for this wonderful piece of art!
Turos22 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
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!
krhart Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
priscellie Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Professional Filmographer
That dress is fabulous! And I love your representation of the chasmfiend.
Hisakata-Tsubasa Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
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 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
Nice. I like how her safehand is behind her, too. She is alluring while still keeping her "modesty" in that regard. Beautifully done!
krhart Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
CommanderKip Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Student General 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.
CabbyHat Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
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.
WinterSunDawn Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
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
krhart Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Professional 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!
WinterSunDawn Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
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
krhart Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Professional 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.
MisheruSedai Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Student 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!
WinterSunDawn Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
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!
Jierado Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Nice value system bra.
DSil Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Student General Artist
Great use of color and light to draw the eye. I like the atmosphere in this piece.
Mlle-Li Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Oh, I am in love with your art. Amazing!
windwalker69 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
How come you don't have thousands of comments? This is really good!
s-leen Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love the beautiful shapes and folds in the drapery.
FeatherWriter Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
She looks great! You're an amazing artist!
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