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Shan Elariel by Art-Zealot Shan Elariel by Art-Zealot
Anyone who can tell me where this particular fight is taking place, and who the other participant in the fight is, based on only the picture and title, shall recieve an automatic UBER AWESOME status from me, simply because it means you've read this amazing book. Oh and spoiler warning for those who are partway through--though something has already been spoiled in the nature of the picture anyhow. *shrug*

This is a character, scene, and intensely awesome moment from the first book in Brandon Sanderson's epic fantasy trilogy, Mistborn. For anyone who's only now heard the name, READ IT! I command you! You will not be disappointed!

All right, while I can't gush over the series enough, I 'll stop for the sake of your sanity. This is my take on a particularly nasty character in the book. I was upset to find that no one else seems to have taken an artistic shot at this moment--which, without giving away details, to me was one of the most awesome fight scenes in the book. Alas, you'll have to deal with my attempt.
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BGnATC Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
SPOILERS

Awesome job. I was almost sad to see Shan go since I thought she would have been an excellent villain over the long run. You captured her perfectly.
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Art-Zealot Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much! Yeah, she was great fun, but boy did she get an epic death.
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MozyTheHealer Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
SPOILERS The fight is taking place over Keep Venture. It is Shan and her misting crew against Vin. Shan is there to assassinate Elend Venture, who Vin is love with, despite the fact that he just dumped her. SPOILERS

This's a pretty epic drawing, by the way. 
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Art-Zealot Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much!

*bequeaths status*
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MozyTheHealer Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
Yay! :{D
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PreservationsWings Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I will not have nightmares, I will not have nightmares! Nice job. ;)
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Art-Zealot Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
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Thanks!
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Journie Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!..... Oh, right. She's dead. phew (for some reason, I'd pictured Shan blond, even though I know Sanderson said she had brown hair) Good job with the mist; you made it look really thick and scary.
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Art-Zealot Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:D Heh, thanks! I was going for the "lamplight making the mist opaque" look.

A lot of people seem to picture her blonde, though I always thought she had black hair. Guess I'm due for a re-read soon!
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Journie Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. But, I'm sure you're in the right. I remember rereading that part where Vin meets Shan, and I recall reading that she had dark hair and I thought, "Oh, she had dark hair? I'd always pictured her blond." Though, I did the same thing with Sarene in Elantris (ever read it?).
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Art-Zealot Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wait...Sarene is blonde, right?
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Journie Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, yeah, she is. Sorry. Maybe I should reread that book... :P haha
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TheMoogleMog Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
that crazy lady..
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Art-Zealot Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oooh, yes.
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shizutaka Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
a ball at venture manor. elend broke with vin. she grieved and had a conversation with the gossip lady, that told her, there will be an attact against elend. vin curses herself, because she can't ignore it, although elend hurt her that much. so she got off the manor into the mist finding shan elariel as a mistborn, too, trying to kill elend. fight. vin wins (haha), shan dies.
i think, this was the first time, vin killed another mistborn...

i like the way you visualized her cloak. most of other fanartists make them look really unpracticle...
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Art-Zealot Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much!
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Helena-Yori Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
This fight never happened since Vin never had hair longer than her shoulders.
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Art-Zealot Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Come again? The picture is titled "Shan Elariel", so I hope you don't think that person is Vin...
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citizencat Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
Shan, after the ball in Keep Venture, fighting Vin! (Trying to kill Elend) Go Mistborn!!! Awesome pic, btw.
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Art-Zealot Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks much! (and *awards awesome badge*)
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Elestra Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
Keep Venture, probably somewhere near Elend's rooms. And Vin.

Mistborn: one of the few trilogies I gulped in less than a week. Because it is so damn awesome.
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Art-Zealot Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Amen to that! *awards status of uber awesome*

Now, I thought Alloy of Law was coming out in August...you know anything about that?
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Elestra Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
After a little digging it seems that it will come out in November. Or at least that's what Tor says. Here's the link: [link]
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Art-Zealot Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Ah well. What's a little more waiting :/
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wordpainter81 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Professional Photographer
Yes. It's now coming out November. The 7th, I believe. There's a midnight release party in the Brigham Young University Bookstore in Provo, Utah, which Brandon will be attending. :)
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Art-Zealot Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
*wants to go* >.O Thanks for the info!
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wordpainter81 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Professional Photographer
You're welcome! :) They start lining up at about 7pm, in case you're interested.
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CommanderKip Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Rrrrrr... brain having a blonde moment, can't remember where exactly this happens - some rooftop somewhere? But it's when she's fighting Vin and they both use their atium, right? And then Vin comes back with her dress all ripped up and the other crewmembers are like "WOAH WUT JUST HAPPENED" and stuff.

Need to read those books again. It's been awhile.
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Art-Zealot Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yep! I love the crew's reactions when she walks in covered in blood. Oo'...

They fight across the Venture rooftop, after the final ball.
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CommanderKip Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yeah, you're right... ha, but I was close! XD
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Art-Zealot Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Indeed! And much deserving of Le UberAwesome Badge *awards*.
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CommanderKip Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yaay! *hoards badge*
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WizardTypist Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This is FANTASTIC!!! Mistborn is EPIC!!! So, I have to ask, if you were a Misting, what metal would you burn? Are you excited for Alloy of Law? It comes out sometime in August.
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Art-Zealot Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
YES I'm excited! I'm in the process of re-reading Hero of Ages and Elantris. Sanderson is SUCH a genious...

But enough ranting; I think I'd be a Pewterarm, because I'd love the balance and strength (though my second choice would be Lurcher). Thanks so much!
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WizardTypist Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Me too! Thug life! lol I'm such a huge Brandon nerd. (Not to brag or anything, but I'm even in the acknowledgements in Way of Kings for nerd-related things.lol) His books are fantastic! I'm re-reading Mistborn right now (just about done with Final Empire). I forget how much I enjoy his writing until I read through it again. Especially with books like Mistborn, where you can read through and see things like Ruin's influence on Vin in book one, or a mention of koloss during the first planning stage.
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Art-Zealot Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yes! He's SUCH a masterful storyteller. And I'm definitely jealous! Most I've gotten from Brandon Sanderson personally is a signing or two. :/
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WizardTypist Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
That's more than a lot of people, though. It's great that he tries so hard to meet so many of his fans.
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AJSwitz Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
First of all, Mistborn is amazing! Second, this is really amazing. I like your rendition of the mistcloak; it's a lot better than others I've seen.
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Art-Zealot Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
So true! Sanderson is a genious...

Thanks!
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lecriveur Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
An amazing piece! Not only did you pick an overlooked but deserving subject, the perspective and skill in which you rendered it are stellar--the moon, the mists, the foreshortening. Vin vs. Shan atop Keep Venture. Not only is it an awesome fight scene, it's the first time we get to see Vin really tested as a Mistborn. All for a nobleman, nonetheless!
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Art-Zealot Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!

I agree, this was one of the most interesting parts of the book. You really start to see just how clever and complex Vin is. Oh, and *awards Badge of UberAwesome*
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sweetlittleawie Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Student General Artist
OH MY MOTHER FUCKIN GOD, THEY'RE MAKING A MOVIE!?!?!?!?
shit...i think i won't be able to sleep tonight...
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Art-Zealot Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:D Read for yourself: [link]
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Lobomalo Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Professional Photographer
If I'm not mistaken, it's Lady Shan fighting Vin either atop keep Venture or Luthadel's wall. The mist is obscuring where exactly.
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Art-Zealot Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Right on! There was really only one place in the book that they fought, which was on Keep Venture.
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Lobomalo Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
Okay. I thought that they finished the fight on one of the outer walls because Vin tried to draw them away from Elend, but I may be wrong.
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Kimmy-of-the-Darkk Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
O.O MISTBORN? A movie?! Whaaaat!!
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Art-Zealot Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
It's a distant proposition, but check out Sanderson's blogs for the info.
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Kimmy-of-the-Darkk Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not sure whether to be thrilled or horrified; these books are too good for the movie industry to ruin! But if they do it well, oh the glory...
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bladeofrevolution Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Not only did you pick a wonderful subject, but that is a fantastic perspective, as well. I love those books! Just finished yesterday, in fact.... you should do more mistborn!
(And to answer your question- Mistborn and Vin)
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