This page contains my fan art of Skyward by Brandon Sanderson. This series consists of Skyward and Starsight; the latter will be published on 26 Nov 2019 and is not included in this album.  This series is not part of Sanderson's Cosmere universe.

Spoiler note: there are significant spoilers for Skyward contained herein, but only for the first book.  In general, I advise never looking at fan art from a book or series unless you have finished that book or series.

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.

Lego building instructions for my Alta Base model can be found on my instructions page.


Individual image links

About this build

Minifigures: the white legs with black boots are officially only sold with printing on them.  I removed the printing using a bench grinder with a speed regulator so I could slow it down enough to wipe the printing without eating through the plastic.  I used a cloth polishing attachment and liberal amounts of Brasso as a polishing agent to remove the print.  The torsos were made using waterslide decals, and Mongrel and Morningtide's heads were designed by me and printed by BrickSanity.

Ships: MBot can change wing positions as shown in the official artwork.  The round dome behind the cockpit can be rotated to turn an internal gear assembly that shifts the wings.

Photography: to create the sky, I scattered most of my dark grey plates on a blackout curtain over a 6' x 6' table.  I took a photo at a downward angle and then inverted it.

Legal stuff

The artwork on this page is copyright 2019 by Richard Martin. The source material is copyright 2018 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 or my Twitter profile.

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.