Wise Man's Fear: the Eld and Felurian
This page contains my fan art of the Eld and Felurian from The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss. The Wise Man's Fear is the second book in The Kingkiller Chronicle. An introduction to each book can be found at Patrick Rothfuss' official page, along with Pat's blog (warning: occasional -- well, frequent -- strong language).
Spoiler warning: spoilers through chapter 96.
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.
- The Eld and Felurian, panorama
- View downriver
- Felurian's pool
- View upriver 1
- View upriver 2
- Felurian's pool with mist effects
I really wanted to try a forest scene, and the encounter with Felurian in the Eld seemed like it would be fun, due to the ethereal feeling of the forest. I didn’t use bright lights since I figured the scene was a night scene anyway; however, since then I've learned that it generally works better to shoot well-lit scenes and then adjust the lighting in post production. Thus, the crispness of these photos didn't turn out quite as sharp as I'd like.
Some other Patrick Rothfuss fans have told me that creating Felurian in lego is just wrong somehow. I guess lego agrees with the underlying sentiment, as lego generally does not make nekkid minifig parts. That posed a problem for Felurian. I used a third-party torso from a customizer called Arealight, and the legs are white official lego legs that I painted.
The mist over the water in the last photo came from a terrarium fog machine that I bought from a pet store. It's the same one I used for the Mistwraith album. It makes a huge mess and doesn’t produce very much fog, but on occasion it makes for nice effects.
The artwork on this page is copyright 2017 by Richard Martin. The source material is copyright by Patrick Rothfuss.
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 Patrick Rothfuss in any way.