Kvothe, the bloodless


"I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs to make the minstrels weep. You may have heard of me."

This is a painting I did of Kvothe from the book series "The kingkiller chronicles", the first book being "The Name of the Wind". I LOVE this series, its so rich and enthralling, I've laughed and welled up in tears, just a brilliant narrative, with a complex and intense character at its center.

In this painting I tried a different style, trying for a more organic, brush stroke style. I'm not 100% on it but I gave it a go so I hope you like it.

You can watch the speedpainting I made of it here:
Youtube DOT com + /watch?v=pCDYTODy1bg

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I don't know why he's called bloodless. I guess you don't really mention him killing anyone in this. I hope he has blood at least. I will admit that he looks a bit girly. I just associate red hair with women more. It looks like he's holding a musical instrument.

The texture in this is wonderful. The background is probably the best part. You just really know how to create great atmosphere. You just consistently make great art. It looks like the Sun is rising.

Love the books also, great painting and great video, props on the narration. Th background though I didn´t like. Would have been great to have an image of him at Ankers laying. The sky and water look too generic.

Great job and I know that painting took a lot of time and afford to complete.

Your artwork is good... but sometimes... It can be a little to stiff....

Still ebtter than what I can do

I just showed your speed painting video to a friend and his jaw dropped.

You're a huge inspiration to us, Jazza.

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Mar 10, 2013
5:19 AM EDT
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