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...Last ones out.



Fanart of the Malazan Book of the Fallen
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masataka90 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
Nice art you've got here. I've just finished reading Gardens of The Moon.

BTW, where's Trotts?
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Shadaan Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
He's around :D

fav.me/d5zdays

Thanks for commenting! have you hit Memories of Ice yet?
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masataka90 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
I'm reading it now but i can't read too long without rest coz I have fever and cough. Hahah. Hood's breath man! That scene is awesome!

I think you should do A Quick Ben with 11 silhouettes (coz of the 11 souls he shifted to himself). Hahah. Don't know how you'd fit those silhouettes but I think it would be awesome.
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FireChampion Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
i've got chills . 
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autumn-18 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
Hehe awesome. Mallet looks like he's about to cry or something :P
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apollo21cz Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
so great :)
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Dreki Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
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Says it all really
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Sambridav Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
who's who
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Shadaan Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
From the Left:

Sorry, Hedge, Detts, Fid, Quick, Whiskeyjack, Mallet, Antsy and Kalam.
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Sambridav Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
Thank You so much, i really appreciate it. Great artwork too!
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Shadaan Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
My pleasure and thanks for commenting!
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junalesca Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Great Picture! I like the colors you used, gives it a nice atmosphere and you managed to capture the different personalities.

I always find it challenging to come up with convincing armor pieces but you did a good job with it!

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Shadaan Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Really appreciate that feedback!

I enjoyed experimenting with this and admit to looking at some of your work for reference on colour schemes!
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NikitaDarkstar Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Bridgeburners, completely insane. Every single one of them. :p
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Shadaan Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yup! Insane is part of the deal :D!

 It's par for the course for every malazan marine in the series. ;)
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NikitaDarkstar Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Absolutely, and that goes double if you're a sapper! :p
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Zsoszy Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so great! 
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Shadaan Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, Glad you like it!
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razort300 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
cool
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Shadaan Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man!
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KingOfExplodia Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is gorgeous!  Whiskeyjack's armor looks oddly futuristic, but the likenesses of the characters are spot on.
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Shadaan Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I know! The ref I used had some pseudo tech dark ages plate thing going on. I thought it was interesting and may have gotten carried away :D.

I got informed by the work of fellow artists over at MAG. Stood on the shoulders of giants as it were. Malazan fan art has a ton of great artists behind it.
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RoseMalign Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it. 
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Shadaan Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:D Thank you, thanks for commenting!
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DeadCobra Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
Cool
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Shadaan Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man!
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Sketchy-on-Details Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:icononionomfgplz: q.q..Queen of Dreams! You're like a real life Ormulogun!
:iconhypnotoadplz:(hypnotoad as Gumble)..(without words)

:iconplanningplz:Your Malazan gallery works are stellar! I very much look forward to revisiting when I am further along in the series. The temptation is great considering how compelling your art is.:iconfinallyplz:
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Shadaan Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA, Hypnotad as gumpble makes all kinds of sense.

Oh I wouldn't want to tempt you. "Most" of my stuff is non-scene specific. That policy may crash and burn pretty soon though. What book are you on? who are your favourites?
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Sketchy-on-Details Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OK..:iconpervmonkeyplz:...I looked some.. and am witness..lead us art leader:iconmonkeythumbplz:

Just concluded House of Chains (so 4 books into the Book of the Fallen). I am considering reading Night of Knives since it is based before Gardens and I believe involves Surly, Kellanved and Dancer's back story. Though, im not sure yet. It's tricky, I want to know more but am trying hard to avoid spoilers. :iconseriousnodplz: (Suggestions?)

Favorites? hmmm:iconhmmphplz:..thats both an easy and hard inquiry..

I very much enjoy Kruppe & Karsa (Polar opposites when it comes to dialogue). Itkovian, WhiskeyJack, Fid/Strings, Mappo Runt, the Noms (Rallick and Torvald), Toc the Younger, Crone, and Raest have been my favorite POV reads. (Torvald Nom thru Karsa)

Then there are sentimental favorites; Who could not like and want more of..The Seguleh, The Rope, Icarium, Moby the bhoka'rala(+ demonic soletaken), Bauchelain (and man servant Reese & cat), Apt & Panek, Bent the cattle dog & Roach the lapdog, Corporal Stormy, Coltaine-Bult-Duiker-List, Onos T'oolan, Hetan Taur, all the  Bridgeburners and of course..Joyful Union (the odhans deadliest couple). :iconmonkeychuckleplz:

Karsa would say this reply has too many words :iconyoyosarcasmplz:
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Shadaan Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh man the reading order is always tough to recommend on.

If you started off with Gardens of the Moon and are four books in then I assume you read Deadhouse gates, Memories of ice and house of chains in that order? I read the books in semi reverse order with MoI first. It didn't really change much (made it beter IMHO). Most books are great stand alone reads but you tend to miss the links if you mix it up after house of chains.

Heres a time map I find helpful: i.imgur.com/sXBYA.jpg

I'd suggest you read on with this in mind and it will smooth together nicely.

I'd say yeah, give ICE a try, Knight of Knives was a book taken from the perspective of Temper and kiska. Two characters I find a bit odd to read. They do link you back to the Kellenved and Dancer duo. ALOT of back story in this particular book including a few very tasty accounts of Dassem Ultor, my personal nomination for badass of the century. If you like more on the founding fathers of the Malazan empire this is a good one to look into. Most Ian C. Esselmont books I've read have alot of Dassem, a high ratio of soletaken and a huge amount of seguleh history, especially in the latest books.

I love how you almost mentioned the entire cast of the books here lol. All those characters you mentioned are great reads. I figure Karsa to be your all time fave? if so, you'll LOVE the next 3 books. Midnight Tides was also a great book because you meet Tehol & Bugg (Think Kruppe with less food and more blankets). If I were in your shoes I'd probably push the main series after you try Knight of Knives. The ICE Novellas are a good way to fill in the wait for more Erikson. 
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Sketchy-on-Details Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, correct.Nod

Interesting. Thats a fun way to have read it. They've so far been cool independent "convergence" or great powers adventures keenly interwoven within a wider world. I've read an excerpt from Night of Knives and I sorta see (:iconhinthintplz:)what you mean by putting Erikson's BoF series toward the forefront . ICE's writing cadence scripting familiar malazan world references has a distinctly different imagery. I'll probably go ahead with NoK to check it out, then continue with the BoF series. :eager:yes, Hood's former Knight of Death. He's mentioned a bunch. I suspect the Traveller from Drift Ava..something(um CURSE YOU! , the island off of Quon Tali) is Dassem Ultor given the very strong suggestions. I'm looking forward to finding out more:stare:  :giggle:

haha, the opening for plurals was in the question so i suppose I sort of exploited that:iconteheplz:. Admittedly a lot of cool ascendents and gods were excluded and the list has a greater ratio of mortal/to ascendent+ to it. Karsa is indeed cool and has shown a unique quality to adapt to extraordinary changes. A reader finds a comforting fortitude when reading a pov who has such genuine self assurance and brutal yet natural sense of justice(he's cold steel and hot steel as Mathok said, willingly adjusting pragmatism to Teblor absolutism) . While compelling ,and still fresh in the mind after completing HoC's, I confess to favoring Kruppe the Daru before all others.  I wont numb you with the why's. Unless pressed, even if said press is ever so slightly :iconmonkeychuckleplz:

This suggestion of similarities in upcoming volumes reassures me of future fun adventures. Thx dude! Lest we forget why this comment began, your First ones in.. rocks!:iconjusttrollnplz:
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Shadaan Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ah well two things. First:of all the characters I genuinely feel can do no wrong, there are but three.

Tehol
Iskaral Pust
Kruppe

I think I can guess why you like Kruppe but share away, I am sorry to tell you he gets a few not so great takes later on but that's hardly the fault of anyone, things get pretty hectic, I won't say anything more than that. Just make room for the wows.

Suffice to say the above three are pure WIN.

Second: Hope you keep Reading and Good luck with ICE. He handles some of my favourite story arcs, just need to flex your mind around the style shift. Its why I try keep my reading of the two authors as seperate as possible.

Feel free to chat to me about the books via pm, I'm happy to discuss some of the more confusing/mind twisty aspects. and its always awesome to get new opinions on the events.

I find theres always something I forget or can appreciate in a new way so am always interested. :D
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Sketchy-on-Details Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool dude! :happybounce:

This bodes well for future reading, and I shall follow through. The story is far better than the other things Im currently following in other leisure media (excluding my manga proclivities..of course :iconteheplz:)

Im in agreement about spacing out the authors, I also apply that towards mangaka/manwha(ka?) and the new art from the deviants I follow. makes for better consumption and digestion..:iconaboishappyplz: ..why am I getting hungry..:giggle:

I'll take ya up on that, when its a subject of enjoyment I'm a chatty cathy :iconkittykeyboardplz:
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lordhadrian Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
Awesome :)
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Shadaan Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm getting a really good feeling about your commish now.

Not many can defeat the presence of the Doom Mouse. WhiskeyJack will have some tough competition. :D
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lordhadrian Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
Awesome :):)
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Droakir Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Very cool!
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Shadaan Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Glad you like it :D
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Droakir Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I certainly did!
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skybackpacker Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
always an even trade
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Shadaan Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
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