Well this only took forever. Here is my purely speculative take on how the cover of Doors of Stone, the third book in Patrick Rothfuss’s Kingkiller Chronicles, could look. I am absurdly enamored of these books. I spent longer on this piece than I normally do, primarily because of real-world work and family time, but I’m happy I did. I think it turned out relatively well, especially considering how large I painted it. The final is just shy of 9000px wide. I got some great feedback from other artists (HUGE props to Jason Rainville for a most excellent crit and paintover for explanation), and I think it helped out quite a lot. If you know the story, I put in all sorts of little easter eggs, which you might not be able to see on this file. If I get a spare minute I’ll post some detail shots soon. Hope you enjoy!
Oh, if anyone happens to know Pat, or wants to throw this piece in his direction, I totally wouldn’t mind 😛