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Dalinar the Blackthorn by Somnicide Dalinar the Blackthorn by Somnicide
Before I say anything else, I'd like to first point out that if you are in to the epic fantasy genre and havent read any of Brandon Sandersons works...please do yourself a favor and pick up Mistborn or Warbreaker. I honestly can not sing enough praise for Sanderson, but there are other forums for that.

In terms of the piece, this is Dalinar in his Shardplate during the greatshell hunt. My mental image of the chasmfiend may be slightly different from others. Most would imagine it with a more lobster-like head, but I had always imagined them as a mix between a gigantic snapping turtle and a crab. The book only had the head description as: An arrowhead shape, with green eyes with a mouth full of mandibles.

I tried to keep Dalinar's armor true to the soldier image, as opposed to the beautifully decorated Shardplate that a normal Alethi General would wear. The Kholin blue cape flying behind. Cheers to the most badass Highprince on the Shattered Plains. I plan to do more Cosmere fan art soonish. I'm thinking either Kaladin, or Vasher with Nightblood. Be on the look out for those C:

Also, entering in to this contest: [link]

And the Train Your Mind one.
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tejrinde Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Professional Artist
Would you consider sharing your work on…? Excellent fan art would be a great contribution to certain pages!
monochromehero Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
Not exactly how I imagine either Chasmfiends or Shardplate, but dat art! Got faved like *snap*.
xland44 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
This is awesome! Could you perhaps draw the fight between Szeth and Kaladin from Words of Radiance?
KiraAmiel Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014   Traditional Artist
Good work! :D I'm  a fan. I Love Dalinar :heart: really this is the better saga i ever read.
phantomlegacy Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
Awesome pic but Shardplate doesn't have pauldrons :P
Zyvaron Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
Uh, it does actually. There is reference to Adolin breaking the pauldron(s) of a warrior in a duel in Words of Radience ;)
THESHAGGYWOOKIEE Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
OH this looks so amazing
Soiea Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is actually super close to how I imagined the Chasmfiend! This is amazing, wonderful composition and sense of action!
CommanderKip Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa, this is gorgeous. Lovely concept of the chasmfiend. That is a lot of teeth, and it is awesome.
SpectorKnight Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Absolutely amazing! It's like it jumped out of the book itself. I can't wait for the next one. :D
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