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Hrathen by TweedVest Hrathen by TweedVest
Hey look, I did something.

j/k, I am always working on multiple projects.

This is Hrathen from Elantris, one of my favorite characters EVER. There's a lot more to be done here (well, mostly some painting with his hands and clothes---he's got some armor on, btw) but I turned it in and was approved so it is done.

For your information:

This is the clergyman Hrathen. Hrathen is a high-ranking religious official with a great responsibility---if he doesn't convert the populace of Arelon (a country foreign to him) the Wyrn, who is the high priest of his religion Shu-Dereth, will "cleanse" the city. Here he is walking in the hall of the local church, a towering figure compared to his brothers, and a light at his back meant to signify his purpose.

There's a lot more to Hrathen than that (he is passionless and operates according to logical principles which reveal to him some blasphemous things later in the novel) but those are the basics.

Elantris is written by the fantastic Brandon Sanderson, go read it.
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LadyMarg Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
WOW! I imagined him exactly like this!!!!! :o 
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TweedVest Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016  Professional General Artist
really? I'm glad to hear it lol
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LadyMarg Featured By Owner Edited Aug 4, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Really! :) Today I was thinking about the actors I would point for the roles in Elantris, and I don't know why but A.Banderas would be a great one for Hrathen in my opinion :D 
Btw, I would love to see your imagination of Raoden :)
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hillerj Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
I would love to see this in color. 
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amberauthor Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing! Love this!!!
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TweedVest Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
why thank you!
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AmericanSamurai Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
He was my favorite character in the book. DAMN YOU SANDERSON!!
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TweedVest Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
I KNOW RIGHT??

it took me forever to get over his death, atleast it was freaking heroic and badass
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AmericanSamurai Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
Indeed. It's been forever since I read Elantris :( I felt kinda bad for him when the other monk (the priest from the "demon" temple) revealed that Hrathen was sent not to save the people, but to tell them they were all going to die.

Sanderson has a habit of killing off my favorite characters in all his books
>.>
I live in Utah, where he teaches at the University. When he went for a book signing I called him out on it and he said "Well I must be doing something right"
XD
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Shells124 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
He looks almost like superman in this picture. XD The savior of Arelon, I guess.
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katiescarlet Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just finished the book today and came looking for some Hrathen art. I wasn't disappointed! Nice job. :)
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TweedVest Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
Isn't he great?? lol. Thank you :)
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Akatsuki-no-Aiko Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
Ohh that's fantastic!!! Great view of Hrathen! You did a super-nice work! I can feel the power of the character on your pic!!! that Hrathen at the begining... and at the end! :D
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Jenalha Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
Wow! You've made him look so confident! beautiful art :heart:
I'm reading Elantris, I'm in the middle of the book, and Hrathen is my fav character by far. He's not what he seems in the begining, and I've come to love Hrathen from the indifference I felt for him when he first appeared in the book.
I'm impressed with him, and I'm very glad to discover your fanart! There's so few! He deserves much more pics :love:
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TweedVest Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :) I was disappointed by the lack of Elantris fanart, too... good to know I'm not the only one who loves this character :D
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Jenalha Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
You're welcome!
I ended the book the other day. I knew Hrathen was falling in love with Sarene! poor thing >-< His last scenes were so epic! I only wanted to hold him T_T What a great character. I'm glad to find other fan of him too ^_^
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jaboody Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
DRAMATIC

I have no idea who this guy is, but I can feel how important/powerful he is. I LOVE the shading you've done on his clothes too, I want to wear his cloak, it looks so warm. X3

And because I can't say it enough, I love your grayscales. ^_^
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TweedVest Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
YES

He is indeed a powerful guy. (The dorky book crush strikes again! Augh!)

Aw thanks dear. Now maybe I'll feel good enough about them to start the next batch, haha. I'm going to end up with three or four more of these for Elantris.....which, you know, if you wanted to look at, I have a copy of the book right here... *wink* *nudge*

8D
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jaboody Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I haven't read an actual book since...the last Harry Potter. XD

Hey, have you given Ethan your calculator yet?
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