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FitzChivalry _ Lord Golden by TakikoKyuuketsuki FitzChivalry _ Lord Golden by TakikoKyuuketsuki
My very first attempt at drawing the main characters of The Tawny Man trilogy by Robin Hobb. Of course, it is as I see them, in their "Tom Badgerlock" and "Lord Golden" guise...
I might draw them more often, and I want to make a painting or two of them. And more sketches. And of "the Fool" in his motley.
I just love those two characters (yes, even Fitz ), and feel a great tenderness for them... But please... Do me a favour... Just help me kill Molly...

I am quite please with Fitz, actually, or rather, I am pleased with his face. I still have a long way to follow to draw clothes properly... Ah... but I spoiled the Fool's right eye... Shame on me. And even if I struggled to make it right, I have not managed to. So I left it at that...
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Draconicat Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2017
Well done!
Draconicat Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2017
Very nice!
plutoplus1 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
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KuroTsukiKun Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I WANNNA HELP YOU KILL MOLLY!!!!!! Can I? Please, please, please let me kill her with you!
Anyways, I absolutely loveh ow you depicted these two! Especially the Fool's face...:heart:
kaliko66 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
Love this picture, one of my favorite Fitz and the Fool fan arts, I love the Fools face feminine and still masculine. You did a superb job on Fitz's face!! Finish!
Myra-Nightingale Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
As a Robin Hobb fan, I can say that I love it a lot ! It is amazing how you render them both. [link]
Frivole-Luciole Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
J'adore, j'adore, j'adore, j'adore...
Les deux sont franchement réussis. Je suis fanne de la main du fou :heart:
aurigale Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The best rendition of Fitz as Badgerlock I've seen...You hate Molly? I hate Kettricken and Starling. Especially in Assassin's Quest. Grrr.
Not-worth-it Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Student Writer
Oh, I think I can help with you favour. :P




I wrote it and I hope that it makes things better. :P
Nazgi Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
I love your Fool!
Moriadat Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
Very nicely done indeed!
slithytoves Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
Molly definitely needs to die. And I second everything you and irenadel had that massive, well worded convo about. lol Hear hear. Your picture reopens wounds I thought were closed. Everytime I think about Fitz and Fool... I wanna cry. Oh my. Very nice.
aurigale Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooh, wow. I love the way you drew them. I always imagined Fitz looking kinda ugly with the white streak and broken nose, which made me sad. But you made him look cool, and completely....mysterious...for want of a better word. Also the Fool rocks. Solid. Great work. =D
SafireStarr Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
oh i love hobb's characters! this looks stunning and i really do like your rendition of Lord Golden. :)
novablue Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like this - you did a beautiful job at portraying the characters!
(Gah, I gotta say that I love how Fitz, in the books, isn't just a perfectly handsome princeling but scarred and wary and all that... and you really got that covered while still making him look very handsome in his own way!)
JessMcNoodle Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008
haha nighteyes is my favorite character, like your thoughts on the characters, especially molly :D

great pic, especially for 1st attempt. i think fitz is the hardest to draw, im trying at the moment and ive not seen, or drawn myself, a fitz that looks perfect to me!

please draw more of them, if you got more practise on these to omg they could be AWESOME!!! and id love you for it :P
PiNkIlLUmInati Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008
J'accepte volontier pour t'aider à tuer Molly ! Il y a plein de maniere de la tuer...on pourrai la faire se noyer dans sa cire d'abeille par exemple...Je suis horrible hein? Bah, tant pi hein, je peux pas m'en vouloir, on parle de Molly tout de même!
Serieusement, j'aime beaucoup ce croquis, il est très reussi : je trouve le visage de Fitz reussi, c'est certainement la forme très carré que tu as donné a la machoire qui fait ça ( ce que je n'ai jamais reussi a faire sur mes dessins -_-)
Bravo,il me plait beaucoup ! :+fav:
TowerCorp Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008  Student Digital Artist
i will indeed help you XD i hate Molly.
i love how you did the foldings in the clothes. all the drawing have this kind of... i don't know if i explained well, my english often fails XD
and Fitzy-Fitz and the Fool are my favourite characters XD
riziak Featured By Owner May 23, 2008
*kills Molly* anytime anyplace XD everybody hates her? Really? I know I do ;P
Zirael Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
Poor Molly. And Fitz would be very sad too.

In my opinion, everything that was between Fitz and Fool is so fascinating, because of its unfulfilment.
Therefore I'm glad that Fitz returned to Molly, after being left by Fool. It was logic and good for storyline.

Now, you can stone me to death :P
cheloya Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
You did a great job capturing the feel of them both. :3 Very nice.
blazexfire Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
Why don't u all write another end to the story...:P

I love the picture, checking out ur gallery.

And for Fitz and the Fool, they loved eachother, but not in a homosexual way...
He loved the Fool just like he loved Nighteyes.
Leopluridon Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2007

molly and her stupid candles!!
LucioLe77 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007
cool =D
Kiuneriar Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2007   Traditional Artist
I love your interpretation of the characters! I really like your style. I just finished rereading the two trilogies, so I'm on a bit of a Hobb kick.

I've kind of made my peace with Molly. After re-reading everything all in a row (not waiting a year for the next) everything seems a bit more inevitable and a little less... infuriating. I too was ready to kill Molly, not to mention Fitz, after the first time I finished the series. But in my own little world the Fool would be unable to stay away completely, and after the kids are a little older and Molly and Fitz realize they just weren't meant to be, Fitz and the Fool run off to like, Bingtown... or something.

Sorry if I'm rambling, the books make me a bit excitable and no one around here will commit to the monster series. But anyway, its a great drawing.
OmnicientOmelette Featured By Owner May 30, 2007
*grabs a sword* AWAY TO MOLLY'S WE GO! Tell you what, I'll help you kill her, if you help me turn Fitz gay. Gay for Beloved. Because that would rock. I love that trilogy *sigh*And even though Fitz is a whiny little idiot, I love him too. Wonderful pic!
fay-aelfdene Featured By Owner May 1, 2007  Student
Wow! This is a good picture if you ask me!! [not that you did, but :P]
Robin Hobb just rulez!!
irenadel Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! I've just come upon this by chance and its gorgeous! Really! Somehow everyone draws Fitz (or Tom Badgerlock) brawny and much more how I perceive Burrich to be... this looks lithe and reminiscent of what I believe a lithe assassin apprentice would look like...

I love it! and there is nothing wrong with Lord Golden's eye!...... >_> and Molly should not be killed, no no, she should simply be kept always by Burrich
TakikoKyuuketsuki Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2006
yeah I think so too (for Fitzy looking like Burrich)... After all, he's Chivalry's son... (I love Howe, you know, but I was disappointed with the first cover of Assassins Apprentice because I thought the pic on the left was actually Fitz; in fact, it seems it is Molly... oO XDDDDDDD)

Well the remedy you have for Molly, perhaps you're right - even though I really CANNOT stand her.
irenadel Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahahaha I'm not even particularily sure which is the art for Assassins Apprentice cover.... I think my copy has a different artist. Howe draws a gooooooorgeous Lord Golden though.

>_> Molly was a good minor character... but as soon as she comes back in Royal Assassin she becomes the Woman Who Can Do No Wrong.... and Fitz hadn't even paid her all that much attention in Apprentice u_u silly Robin Hobb....
TakikoKyuuketsuki Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2006
Well there is a name for characters like her - like what she becomes - and it is "Mary Sue". But of course, what made me definitely "hate" her, was that also Fitz realized that he loved the Fool so much he thought he would give his life so that the Fool can live, and vowed he would wish to accompany him, even though that meant living everything behind, including Molly... Well, how come he changes his mind so easily? XD
irenadel Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Robin Hobb panicked.... she realized "OMG! My characters are gay! Must correct gayness!"

Nevermind that, Fitz returning to Molly who had loved Burrich and was mourning him with all her children, including Nettle who suddenly found out he wasn't her father.... that whole business promised to be a domestic disaster!!! How in creation did Fitz manage to turn it into a Happily Ever After!? He was still Fitz! He still screwed everyithing up! (-_- if Nighteyes had been alive he would NEVER have let Fitz leave the Fool)
TakikoKyuuketsuki Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2006
YEAH I think that too XD

Or the editor said : you can play around with "wannabe" homosexuals, but in NO case must Fitz be with the Fool in the end. And it is all so quick in the end, when he sees Molly again - must just have wanted to get laid again XD.
And it's just like... don't know... After all, the Fool IS the love of his life. molly is just the crush of his childhood. The Fool is his one true love. Jinna said so. Of course, there is his promise to Burrich. But Kettricken would have provided for the whole family. So why? and yeah, Fitz had his happily ever after (so happy he seems drugged). But what of the Fool? Hurt? Bleeding inside? Broken? How can Fitz think Molly and her children need him more than the one who loves him?

(I'm sure if he had been born elsewhere, he would have realized the extent of his own feelings and acted on them XD)
irenadel Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
(If Jinna says so it must be true! O_O damn Robin Hobb!) I'm not sure I can blame it even on the editor, just to save my feelings for Hobb, if it had been the editor she wouldn't have forced the happy ending, she could have left it open. Fitz returns home, makes peace with his ghosts (Patience and such), sees Molly and he can go to her or not, and it can work or maybe it can, and he might, conceiveably, in the minds of some of us fans, he could go look for the Fool.

The happy ending seems forced. The novels are really about possibility, the chance to change futures that sometimes seem etched in stone. The chance even to escape death itself. An open ending in which Fitz, who has had so many problems in determining his own future, is faced with the inmense possibility of whatever future he will choose; such an ending would be much more appropriate for this series. I think it was a failing in the author herself, she wasn't listening to her character or her stories, and this little failiing in her is all over the series. The abruptness of Fitz's sudden passion for Molly, all the times he is near death, the author writes herself into corners. But she has the tune right, the story is beautiful and shines despite her.

U_U I donno I just LOVE the story in so many ways. And I feel insanely sorry for the Fool.... because all his life was destroyed when he died and he goes on and somehow deep in my heart I know he expects Fitz to go looking for him in spite of everything. Because they shared so much and their relationship was so intertwined with their very beings... -_- I always imagine how he waits and waits and Fitz.... just never shows up...
TakikoKyuuketsuki Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006
Or Fitz just calls out to him in the end?
Irino Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2006
Really good! I like how you drawed them :)
TakikoKyuuketsuki Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2006
thanks a lot
Chianne Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Finally an artist who portrays my favourite characters
exactly the way I see them in my head. Its stunning. I think you captured their characters perfectly. Thank you so
much for drawing this.
TakikoKyuuketsuki Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2006
I'm glad I could be of help ^^ And I'm glad you liked them ^^
ypput Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2006
I love that triolgy I like you design of Fitz he looks so dashing! The fool looks alot like a girl though which may be a slight problem...
TakikoKyuuketsuki Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2006
Thanks a lot ^^
Yeah for the Fool it was my first sketch of him... I wanted to draw him "androgynous", but since he is featured as Lord Golden, you're right, I ought to have drawn him more manly ^^
RiniMac Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2006
I will gladly help you kill Molly :stab: Grr.

This is a beautiful sketch! Going to check your gallery now to see if there is anything else related :)
TakikoKyuuketsuki Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2006
I'll gladly accept your help in killing Molly.
As for this particular topic, there is nothing really related to it in my gallery - yet. Ah, in fact, there is. See [link]
TheSphnix Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005
I want more.

Sérieusement. Pourquoi ne pas allonger en pointe le visage du fou pour le rendre encore plus androgyne?
TakikoKyuuketsuki Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2005
Je sais pas. Comme j'associe la figure un peu ronde à l'adolescence ou à la fémininité, j'avais peur de trop allonger son visage, qui me l'aurait rendu plus masculin... Mais je me trompe peut-être.
TheSphnix Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2005
Mh. Tu as laissé un trait "ouvert" pour son front donc l'aspect rond est totalement abandonné ici. Et puis le menton est quand même assez marqué. Classiquement dans les graphiques nippons lorsque c'est assez pointu il y a une certaine androgynie. Tu pourrais essayer les deux méthodes, plus arrondi ou plus pointu, pour voir.

Par contre pour Fitz - tu vas me dire que j'ai vu que la version adolescente, certes - je l'imaginais pas du tout comme ça, mais le rendu est bon.
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