Cosmere Fan Art
This page contains miscellaneous fan art from Brandon Sanderson's Cosmere universe. These builds don't recreate specific scenes, but rather evoke motifs from the series or simply show concepts that I felt like illustrating.
Spoiler warning: one could possibly infer significant spoilers for several of Brandon Sanderson's books from the album. I don't recommend proceeding unless you've completed all published novels in the Cosmere, particularly Elantris, The Stormlight Archives, and the first three Mistborn novels.
You can view the files either through the gallery below or the individual image links just below the gallery. Below that, I have included a discussion of the build and some of the customization involved, followed by copyright and use information. If you're on mobile, the menus are at the bottom of the page.
- Cosmere Unikitties
- Knights Radiant 1
- Knights Radiant 2
- Honor is dead
- How you see yourself matters
- Chasms: use 3D red/blue glasses
- Chasmfiend: use 3D red/blue glasses
- Animation of Shallan summoning Veil
- Mistborn coaster 1
- Mistborn coaster 2
These builds are all Cosmere-related but generally don't show actual scenes from the books. The unikitties were just a fun way to compare the magic systems from the different planets. The two photos of the Knights Radiant were my attempt to guess which characters would exemplify the ten orders, but I could well be wrong. Pictured therein are Kaladin (Windrunners), Szeth (Skybreakers), Adolin (Dustbringers, speculative), Lift (Edgedancers), Renarin (Truthwatchers), Shallan (Lightweavers), Jasnah (Elsecallers), Elhokar (Willshapers, speculative), Rysn (Stonewards, speculative), and Dalinar (Bondsmiths). The Roshar map is meant to evoke a three-player gameboard with one player missing. The mirror scene illustrates the Cosmere principle that how you see yourself controls how your magic affects you. The coaster is self-explanatory. The "coexist" scene was another fun way to compare magic systems.
I've gotten some criticism about the mirror scene along the lines of "That's not how Renarin sees himself." In a literal sense, that is correct; he does not view himself as a warrior. However, he does view himself as exemplifying the divine attributes of being loving and giving, and that is much more relevant to making him a Knight Radiant than whether or not he sees himself as a warrior. Also, the Bridge 4 guy on the right is Teft, not Kaladin. I was trying to avoid spoilers when I first posted this, and I thought if I showed Kaladin guarding Dalinar it would be a needless spoiler for those who hadn't finished The Way of Kings. People thought he was Kaladin anyway.
The Knights Radiant cloaks were custom made. When I first started this hobby, I asked Peter Ahlstrom, Brandon's assistant, for permission to use the interior artwork from the books in my custom builds, and he graciously agreed. That enabled me to ask a custom lego cape maker (Cape Madness) to print the Knights Radiant logo from the chapter headings onto capes for me.
The artwork on this page is copyright 2017 by Richard Martin. The source material is copyright by Dragonsteel Entertainment, LLC (Brandon Sanderson's company).
Feel free to download the images in this gallery and to use them for non-commercial purposes. If you wish to re-post them online, you may do so as long as you give me credit by either citing me (Rick Martin) as the artist, linking to this site, and/or linking to my Facebook page.
I am not affiliated with Brandon Sanderson or Dragonsteel Entertainment in any way. This page is in compliance with Brandon Sanderson's official policy on fan art.