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German Bookcover for Brandon Sanderson's "Warbreaker" by Publisher Heyne.

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:iconwatjong:
First off: your high skill level definately shows and I am by no means remotely near your level of art production. So I stand in awe. The rendering is beatiful, as are the color choices (blue knight vs orangish sky and some tempered green in the foreground). The composition is interesting insofar as the diagonal goes, and the movement of flakes of stuff and the cloak add to the dynamics of the piece. I am left to wonder though: what is he doing? Sword drawn, as if about to be attacked by something/someone to the right, just off the page. This adds mystery, which is a good thing. But it does feel a little weird. Maybe the knight suffers from delusions/hallucinations instead?
The castle in the background could do with a little less saturation in my opinion, to push it further back. Also adding something of a middle ground between the foreground (knight, rocks) and the background (castle) could add more depth to the piece. I hope you will find these observations/musings helpful. If not, feel free to discard. :) Keep rocking!
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:icondeddinty:
deddinty Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
This could completely be recycled as an awesome Stormlight Archive cover now.  It seems even more appropriate for it.
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:icontiancum:
Tiancum Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love it!
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:icontamiiland:
tamiiland Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is so intense. It punched my feelings. I love it to bits!
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:iconlightning-dawn:
Lightning-Dawn Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My sister loves this book xDDDD
and i like this picture  very very much *-*
you are great C:
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:iconfetsch:
Fetsch Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Danke freut mich das es euch gefällt. :)
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:iconlightning-dawn:
Lightning-Dawn Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
vor allem....ich seh das buch zum ersten mal....ich sag zu meiner schwester -das cover ist ja mal echt ober geil!- xDDDDD
und sie sagt immerzu wie toll dass buch doch ist ^^
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Samuel-Paul Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm reading Memory of light right now, rather listening to the audiobook whilst I paint. Briliant artist for a brilliant writer. Remind me to get this good.
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Castaguer93 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is beautiful and extremely well done, though Im having a hard time connecting it to the novel, warbreaker is my favorite book, I've read it several times since I got it, the last one being a few days ago, and I simply don't see how this fantastic piece fits in in the narrative, The only way I could relate it to it would be if it depicts an scene from the Manywar, which itself is not ocurring in the books time period... help please?
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:iconfetsch:
Fetsch Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hey, glad you like that piece. Regarding the bookcover, its the decision of the publisher decision. I havent had the chance to read the book, maybe they wanted to keep going with the knighttheme for all of his fantasy books, since i did 3 covers with different knights for them now.
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:iconcastaguer93:
Castaguer93 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
oh allright :D thanks a lot for answering, I reccomend you read the book though, it's a fantastic read.
keep uo the awesome work! :D
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:iconmanink:
Manink Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Beautiful!!
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:iconvancouverpeewee:
vancouverpeewee Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very impressive
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:iconphotoofberlin:
PhotoofBerlin Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
Gorgeous!
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:iconjournei:
Journei Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Love the title. Very intense and sets an action packed atmosphere. A man against the world sort of vibe.
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:iconpkiva:
PKiva Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
this one is so good I just want to cry!!!!
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:iconfetsch:
Fetsch Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
noooo please dont! its supposed to make you smile! ;)
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:iconpkiva:
PKiva Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I was crying of happiness
LOL :D
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:icondravnofficial:
dravnofficial Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
The lighting on the sword and armor is flawless.
Lovely work.
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:iconfetsch:
Fetsch Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconnightpark:
Nightpark Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist
Wunderschön! :)
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:iconnils-iver:
Nils-Iver Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wonderful movement in this image!
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:iconengkong668:
Engkong668 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
Wooow, very nice!
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:iconultimatede:
ultimatede Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
basically awesome
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:iconvengatorblaze:
VengatorBlaze Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
it´s work a favourites now!!!!!!
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:icongblade25:
GBlade25 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
fearless warrior wealding a great sword!!!! :katana: AWESOME!! :squee:
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:iconfetsch:
Fetsch Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :)
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:iconrazort300:
razort300 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
cool
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:iconamillionmilesofbookz:
This looks amazing! I just finished reading this off of Brandon Sanderson's Website (although I bought the published version halfway through reading it online) and I thought it was really good. Although, I at the moment I still think I like Elantris a little better, this was something Brandon Sanderson would write.

I think this is unique, especially for a book cover. I mean, it's not something I would have thought to use as the cover for this book, but I like it. It goes well with the story and it is a catching cover for readers as well. Well Done!
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:iconfetsch:
Fetsch Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hey thanks for the nice words, i'm glad you enjoyed it and liked my Cover.
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:iconamillionmilesofbookz:
No problem!
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:iconrafajija:
rafajija Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
bloody good rendering.
just don't understand the acting
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:iconfreqking:
freqking Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
Awesome!
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:icondimitrineron:
dimitrineron Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
nice motion
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:iconksn-art:
ksn-art Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
awesome!
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:iconragemachine71:
RageMachine71 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
That looks incredible, fantastic work.
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:iconvalpan:
Valpan Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
Very cool!
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:iconwatjong:
watjong Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
beautiful
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:iconivbenjamin:
IVbenjamin Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dayum thats one badass armor!!
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:icondandeliesque:
Dandeliesque Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wonderful work.
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:iconknightofspades:
KnightofSpades Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Oh and the way the sword shines is awesome too!
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:iconknightofspades:
KnightofSpades Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Very cool painting allthough a little small. Very cool armour from what I can see.
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:iconcapitanarecondita:
CapitanaRecondita Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Professional
awesome!!!!!!!!
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:iconbulentcesur:
bulentcesur Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
nice work .
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:icondeedolito:
Deedolito Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
love the light on th esword, look so real!
very good piece of art
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:iconflorence0:
Florence0 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
As much as I love this image, it doesn't feel like it has any connection to the book?
Still a fantastic work of art though!
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:iconfetsch:
Fetsch Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I didnt get to read the book, i just followed the artdirection and the wishes of the Publisher.
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:iconflorence0:
Florence0 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Ah, I understand! I'm sorry if my comment came off as rude, I was just curious :)
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:iconfetsch:
Fetsch Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
No it wasnt rude at all. :)
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:iconcptsqweky:
cptsqweky Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Amazing art, but it has nothing to do with Warbreaker... like, at all.
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:iconmuck1:
muck1 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Absolutely awesome. And I love the armour design.
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