Showing posts with label name of the wind. Show all posts
Showing posts with label name of the wind. Show all posts

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Big News for Kingkiller Chronicles

This has been a big spoiler week with the San Diego Comic Con revealing many trailers, etc. for upcoming movies and projects. But one major announcement for Pat Rothfuss' fans came via I09 and Buzzfeed. The series has been opted by FOX for a tv series. AND they used my image of Kvothe on both pages, thank you very much. My thanks also go out to Corina St.Martin and Lauren Cannon for having my back and notifying me that I09 needed a credit link. Fellow artists are so awesome.
Of course, now all the casting speculation has begun, even though this is just in it's "option" stage if I understand correctly. As much as I like Eddie Redmayne, I would love to see some fresh faces star in this. 

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Wise Man's Fear

Well, it's March 1st and with two jobs due this week, I can't finish this as planned. Did work more on it and began painting it in Photoshop, but just barely.
The worst part will be staring at the book from across the room, while it taunts me to come and read. No can do until commissions are done.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Countdown to Kvothe

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss took me by surprise. I didn't know what to expect. Orson Scott Card had given it a huge thumbs up and I was going on his review of the book when I invested in the hardback. Rothfuss had me under his spell with the prologue. Loved the book and like many of his fans, have patiently waited for the sequel. Well, it's almost here. March 1st, Kvothe's saga continues with Wise Man's Fear. This is good storytelling, folks. Great storytelling. Even my sister, who doesn't read fantasy, liked the book well enough to pre-order the sequel. My Austin-loving daughter liked it. Now there's an endorsement for you.
Someday, I hope I can meet Mr. Rothfuss. His book signing tour isn't coming here (no surprise) but I was able to secure a signed copy. Yeah...I'm excited. I'm going to savor every page.

During my "sketch time', in-between the deadlines, I've been doing some fanart, attempting a sort of movie poster version with Kvothe being larger....we'll see if I can make it work. Bast isn't new (lower right-hand corner), but my take on Denna and an older Kvothe is. I've done a younger Kvothe (see above). Thought he should grow up a bit. Goal: have this done by 3-1.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

T-Shirt Ideas

Shirt#1 BACK
Shirt #1 FRONT
Shirt #2 BACK
Shirt #2 FRONT
Patrick Rothfuss, author of The Name of the Wind, just ran a t-shirt design contest on his blog. I usually follow his blog but had missed the last couple of posts. Had one day to do this so I went with what I had. Very factual, very boring. I know someone will come up with a clever one with much hilarity and wit. It did, however, force me to fix somethings on Kvothe's face that bothered me alot (mouth and nose). Here's the newer version. If you haven't read NOTW, DO SO. His long awaited sequel is due out next March.
Young Kvothe from The Name of the Wind
by Patrick Rothfuss

Thursday, November 12, 2009


SAD's...Sketch A Day. Two are for an illustration I'm trying to do for Name of the Wind. Girl just came out of my head. One of my goals after IMC was to fill every page of my sketchbook with both sketches and art-related notes before returning the next year. Have many pages yet to fill.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Second Attempt on Bast, Prince of Twilight

I posted this last week, but something wasn't right about him so I tried again to fix the problems. Hope this is better. As I said before, Bast is this rather mysterious character from Patrick Rothfuss's book, Name of the Wind. He is the apprentice to Kvothe, who is the main character of the story. We know he's Fae and can be fiercely loyal to his master. He's 150 years old and his appearance is altered for human eyes through a glamour spell. I think. We still don't know much about him. His full title is Bastas, son of Remmen, Prince of Twilight and the Telwyth Mael.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Good News/Bad news

GOOD NEWS: Suzanne Collin's sequel to Hunger Games is due out September 2009.

BAD NEWS: The sequel to The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss has been postponed. It will not make it's April 2009 publication date.

MORE GOOD NEWS: My entry made it into the International Church Art Exhibit being held at the Conference Center, March 20th thru Oct. 11th.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Books I Look Forward To

I couldn't put this book down. Very intense. I had no idea that it is the first of a trilogy. Don't know when the next book is due out but I will look forward to it. Hope Ms. Collins writes quickly.
I enjoyed Airborn and loved Skybreaker even more. I'm really looking forward to Kenneth Oppel's third book about Matt Cruise, entitled, Starclimber. This is high adventure young adult. A steampunk lover's delight. I just wish I knew what happened to all the movie hype. (Can't discover anything about Artemis Fowl either). It's out in Canada but won't come here until February 2009.
The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson just hit stores this week and I can't wait to get to a point with my commissions where I can kick back and read this book, guilt-free. One of the most unusual fantasies out there with a unique, original brand of magic. Just when you think you have things figured out, Sanderson surprises you. Give him a try.
The Singing, fourth book of Pellinor by Alison Croggon. This is this first of Aussie authors that I have come to appreciate. I was reluctant to read The Crow because the two main characters are not in this third book. I loved it. Now I'm good and ready to see how it all ends. March 2009.
You've heard me rave about the first book by Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind. Come April 2009, I'll be in line for the next installment, The Wise Man's Fear.
Here's the other Aussie, John Flanagan. These books have the same flavor of Lloyd Alexander's Prydain Chronicles. They are quick reads, yet compelling and filled with tough decisions for our young apprentice, Will. November 2008.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

A little bit more work on Kvothe. . .

Brought the saturation down and colored his cloak and one little leaf. Don't know if his hair is "flaming" enough. I'll have to see after the lute is finished.

Kvothe Sketch....continued

Once AGAIN, attempting to paint this in Photoshop. This is as far as I got tonight while semi-watching the Olympics. Oops. It looks highly saturated here. Of course, he does has striking coloring. I'm sure many things will change before I finish. Still have much to do and I'm taking more time with the brush choices and such.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Kvothe Update

Okay there was something really bothering me about that last Kvothe so I deleted him. This is the sketch reworked and NOW I will try again to color him in PhotoShop using another brush since I've learned a little bit more about the Wacom nibs. The Kvothe character is a flaming redhead and the redheads I know have very light lashes and brows so I've tried to show that, especially in his lashes. I also added the leaves to indicate more motion around him. Sarah, I appreciated your comments about the pain in his face and tried to put that in. Remember though, this is Kvothe in his youth.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Kvothe Sketch

I've already posted how much I enjoyed The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. Today during sketch time, I tried to see if I could come up with a idea of how Kvothe might look. Not finished yet, but I think I will keep working on him.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Summer Reads

Well, I'll be gone to the Master Class in two days. Before I go, I wanted to post the first of my favorite "reads", just in case someone lands here and needs a good book to read for the summer. I'm posting a sampling of genres. This will surprise some people who think I only read fantasy. So, I will get that category out of the way. My pick for fantasy is, The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss.

This is a very unusual book that is the first in a trilogy. Read the reviews on Amazon and then decide. Eveyone I've recommended this to has loved it. See you all in a week.