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vin above luthadel by mking2008 vin above luthadel by mking2008
More fanart for Mistborn. Vin soaring above Luthadel.

I know there are some massive perspective problems. And Vin is looking kind of stiff. Despite having some misgivings about these issues, I needed to cap the time spent on this because I've got other projects that need attention.

Perhaps I will revisit it someday.
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KehXKeova Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Very awesome!! :wow:

I need to read this book!
blackmushroom555 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome!!! vin's the best!!!
damara Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015
To me the stiffness works because you can see her toes pointing directly at whatever she was Pushing from- her posture would probably relax a bit as she reached the top of her arc. 

The atmosphere is great  <3
0cean0eep Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous!! Man, I have seen a lot of Mistborn fanart, but this specifically gives me the same feeling that the book does, when she's pushing and pulling above the rooftops ^^
MisheruSedai Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hi! Your art has been featured on's Fan Art blog!…
Utvara-Citadel Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
I really like the way you portrayed Luthadel. Also the most looks gorgeous
mistborngeek Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Student General Artist
I see what you mean, but this is great! If you want to do another vin thing, it would be cool with the horseshoes in the 3rd or 2nd book. Maybe not such a tricky perspective?
pinklatex Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist
<3 VIN!
lokinobody Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
this is just amazing!
fire82 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
I love this! <3 Agghhh it's SO good you've imagined it really well
JaimieK Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist
It's still an evocative image.
Animefox52 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oaahhh.... vin... is flying... 0.0
TDGRoach Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
I love it! You did a great job on the atmosphere here.
Also you made a good choice concerning the scene, I think this was one of the most catchy moments ever written.
mking2008 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I think I managed to capture the mood that I was after. I just wish some of my technical skills were better, i.e. with perspective and figure drawing.
TrollkaRuby Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
So simple and so beautiful...
LostOddity Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
Very atmospheric and beautiful!
Rhainster Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This looks FANTASTIC! :D Really beautiful!
LadyUranus Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is gorgeous. I especially love the lighting on the houses.

I see what you mean about the perspective, but I think you can use creative license-- it still is a great piece of art.
ChristianWarrior713 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Revisit it if you want, I think it looks great right now!
CosmicDebris Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is wonderful. I'm surprised there isn't a whole lot of Mistborn artwork out there.
catmadangel97 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Student Photographer
Brilliant picture, one of my fav books ever :D
Aqua-Limeade Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
Oh my god this is gorgeous! I just love how you painted Luthadel, it looks amaaaazing. The whole atmosphere of the painting is great. Fabulous job <3 It's so nice to see such lovely fanart for this series :'D
mking2008 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! It's one of my favorite series of books. Love the world that he set up and Vin is such an awesome character.
GeoffryFourmyle Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
Wow very good!
mking2008 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
heidi-wiggin Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
Love it! Love the mood.
mking2008 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much!
wordpainter81 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Professional Photographer
I keep coming back to this picture, I love it so much. You not only did a wonderful job painting the sky, but you made the city so real..
mking2008 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I tend to obsess on the parts that I think I could have done better. Your comment reminds me that I'm getting something right!
wordpainter81 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
:) You're quite welcome!
madgenius09 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009
You are right, Vin looks a bit unnatural, but honestly, ALLOMANCY would be unnatural! She is "flying" through the air with no apparent support? That is actually probably what anyone would look like, especially if they were just beginning.

No, my only real problem is I don't think that you made the mist thick enough. Even if we were watching her with Tin, I still think the mists are too withdrawn. They are described as an almost living thing, and this is one thing I don't think your picture shows.

Now I don't mean to sound completely critical. For instance, I really like your version of the mistcloak. It still doesn't look exactly like I picture it, but yours is closer than most. And honestly, until I make my own (which I plan to do one day) my conception of the mistcloak is likely to change. So yes, good job.

The final thing I would mention is that, while you cannot see Kredik Shaw, the feel of Luthadel is really well captured. The artistic vision behind this piece is really compelling. And as a whole, this piece is one the best mistborn fanarts I have yet to see.

*Note: The above is edited for (slight) spoiled info and is also written without any reference to the books (I've loaned mine out). So think kindly of me, please. ^_^
mking2008 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the comments!

I had made the mist thicker at one point, but I missed seeing the city and it was harder to get a sense of scale. So I took some artistic license there.

It's funny that you say the mistcloak doesn't look exactly like you picture. It doesn't look exactly the way I see it in my head either! Part of it is that I'm still figuring it out, and part of it is the limitations of my drawing skills. I'm having fun practicing though, and I'm glad that folks are enjoying the results of my learning process.
madgenius09 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009
Makes sense. Artistic license-the bane of all existence!

Anyway, the person who finally develops the epitome of a mistcloak will be immortalized forever. Sadly, it doesn't look like we mere mortals will succeed... T-T
punker--rocker Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
allomancy would be ridiculously fun. although there are some problems, like you mentioned, the coloring and mood of the picture are great. good job again.
mking2008 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Glad you liked the painting.
skachick Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009
Vin is stiff as a character. Beautiful, in my opinion (the pic.) Nice one.
mking2008 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, the picture in my head was beyond what my hands could accomplish -- hence the stiff character pose.

Still, I learned a lot. Hope to do better on the next one if I could just find time to paint again!

Thanks for the :+fav: and the :+devwatch:!
LadyRandess Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree that Vin's a bit stiff, but I think you've done a *really* great job of capturing the feel of Luthadel at night. I love the piece as a whole.
psyAlera Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009   Digital Artist
WOW!That's just amazing!Great work on the BG!Ir's so detailed! *w* I love how you made it and the technique you used! :heart:
artguyjoe Featured By Owner May 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, she looks stiff, but art is not always about the technical. I think the image is still a good piece. Good to see another artist who likes the Mistborn series.
mking2008 Featured By Owner May 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I certainly learned a lot from this piece, so it was worth attempting. Glad to meet another Mistborn fan.
carrena10 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Student Interface Designer
I think your perspectives fine, actually...someone else may say otherwise, but for at first glance it looks good. His stiffness really says a lot about his character...if it's saying what you want it to say, that's up to you, but I've already learned a lot about him from just this one picture. I like it! :)
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