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The Name of the Wind

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By MarcSimonetti   |   
Published: May 25, 2009
© 2009 - 2020 MarcSimonetti
This is the French cover art for the tremendous Book "The name of the Wind" by Patrick Rothfuss.

I Tried to be quite close to the book, in the spirit. For those who had the chance to read it, let's say this is more another vision of Kvothe's legend, that the real one.
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o-Bela-o's avatar
o-Bela-oHobbyist Digital Artist
Je suis tellement reconnaissante de votre travail sur les couvertures de cette collection. Merci beaucoup pour la rendre si vivante.

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Son-RebornHobbyist Digital Artist
Fabulous!! I love this saga, its art perfectly captured the spirit of the story. Your job is beautiful. You who made the second cover?
bendwalk's avatar
I love your art! Such detailed depictions of good stories, such implied action/movement.  

Quick question on this piece -- what is the square column to the left of the city?  I don't remember it from the books... and it seems like it wasn't on some of the french covers?
IsoleCimeleh's avatar
C'est mon livre préféré ! And I LOVE your draw. It is so beautiful, so poetic... like the book. Thank you for making this amazing cover. To be honnest, it is one of the reason that I buy the book. And because the picture reflects the story, I never feel disappointed. It's perfect. Thank you.
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I'm in love with your art. thanks
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SharonDA1Student Digital Artist
So amazing!! And from my favorite book!Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-02 (Kawaii) [V1] 
Wish I could buy it, but really man, nice work!
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KehXKeovaHobbyist Artist
Love this pic so much!!

Fantastic job!! :w00t!:
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diebitch2947Hobbyist Photographer
It reminds me to the original romantic art. Meow :3 
OMGABRIEL's avatar
Nice.. Excellent!
Mogofod's avatar
this is so beautiful it perfectly captures the image of young kvothe. Impoverished, bedraggled and yet standing proud. Unbroken by life, ready to take on university and the chandrian in spite of the challenges that he's faced.
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MusicistStudent Traditional Artist
I don't know if you know but the Hungarian version of the book features this artwork too(actually a cropped version) but your name is nowhere to be seen. Its not mentioned at all. I felt like I should warn you, there may be some copyright issues with it.
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Kapa-V General Artist
I really like the way you have pictured Kvothe and the University. It has the feeling of a long journey coming to it's end, a final breather before the new start. The warm colour palette gives to the Univesity really nice and inviting feeling. :)
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EricTiddleHobbyist Traditional Artist
It looks like Skyrim ^-^
IsoleCimeleh's avatar
Yep, and in Skyrim, there is a soldier who tells you that he took an arrow on his knee... Like the caracter of the Name of the Wind ! :)
Have a good day.
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dragonsinger99Student General Artist
I am almost finished reading the book, and your artwork is incredible!
corafoerstner's avatar
I read the book when it first came out. I think you did a great job of capturing the spirit of the book. Wonderful.
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asloveHobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutely stunning! The Name of the Wind is such a brilliant book and I am so thrilled to see that there are talented people out here creating such amazing fan-art! You really captured the atmosphere that I imagined with the book. This is absolutely beautiful :)
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MarcSimonettiProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! Please note that it isn't a fan-art: This is an official cover art, for France and Brazil, and some other countries as well.
I know the difference might be confusing, but it was a job, with everything associated to that :)
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asloveHobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, I am so incredibly sorry! I didn't know this drawing as the cover of the books. But it's absolutely stunning so I kind of wish I now had that version of the book.
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MarcSimonettiProfessional Digital Artist
No need to be sorry :)

Thanks a lot!
Scarlett-Winter's avatar
I love the book cover ! (:
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