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Cthaeh by ArthurBlue Cthaeh by ArthurBlue
If you've read 'The Wise Man's Fear' you'll know who/what Cthaeh was. This scene was inspired by the encounter between Kvothe and Cthaeh, while he was in Felurian land. I chose to depict Kvothe in the most traditional look he has throughout the book (at least in my mind) although at the time of this encounter he didn't have his lute with him (nor any clothes, for that matter...). In some other details I was also not completely faithful to the scene in the book (the path deviated more from the tree, for example, but that didn't work visually in one single still image). The clouds were also not present in the book but I thought it worked well for the concept.

Rendered in Vue, as always.
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MiraLief Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
Amazing !
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PurpleKipper Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
This is so amazing. I don't even know where to start.
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Tyire Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
i always thought the Cthaeh's tree did'nt have leaves, but instead had the butterflies that then littered the ground. so i sort of imagined a giant ever-shifting rainbow tree
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Csudi Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
I thought Cthaeh would be bigger and sort of more ancient, but this setting is just as great!
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panzi Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
Also I don't think Kvothe had his lute there. Or any cloths. Or am I wrong?
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cheddarhead4 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Man, this is blowing my mind. It looks so realistic while keeping this quality that places it in the Fae. It's like you actually took a picture of the inside of the book. Kvothe is an incredible touch, too.
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:iconarthurblue:
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Thanks! I'm really glad you feel that way. :)
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FCLittle Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Like this one very much!.....and if I'm not mistaken, that's the same kind of tree I asked about in a previous picture.....is it solid growth or imported?.....the branches make me think its solid growth but the trunk is much better than anything I've seen with Vue.....
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:iconarthurblue:
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
Thanks.
Yes, that's the same tree, xfrog. :)
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Mint22 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Very interesting, for some reason I always thought of "Felurian land" in darkness. Even though they spent a very long time together, it always looked like the moon was the only light source (in my mind).
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:iconarthurblue:
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Thanks!
Yes, you are more or less right, most of the time it was dark. In the world of Fae the time of day depended on the location. It was always the same time of day on any given location. On Felurian's place it was always dusk. But, if you remember, on that time that Kvothe met Cthaeh, he was walking towards the day light and he had already walked a long time when he met him.
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Mint22 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Yes, you are quite right. I shall have to re-read the piece to refresh my mind ;)
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fremzes Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
Amazing
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:iconreenin:
Reenin Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW. This is just incredible!
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OniOfTheShade Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012   General Artist
wandering.
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pdeck Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
well done artur..are those vue trees? I am sort of looking for alternative trees than vue trees...vue trees leaves seems odd to me...i am looking into Onyx, although I have some Xfrog's...nice grassy land you have there, I do see some varieity of grasses/weeds being placed which makes it more realistic.
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ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
Thanks, Philip!
Those are xfrog trees. I've been gradually giving up on Vue trees because, like you said, the leaves seem odd. This is probably due to their planar arrangement.
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pdeck Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
do you have xfrog program? Or you get these trees free or you buy just the plant packs?
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ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
I used the demo version for a while but I didn't buy the program yet. But I probably will, it's a great program.
I downloaded all the free items (there are many) and bought also two models (but not a full pack). All the trees in this image are free, except the central one.
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jhmart1 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
Damnit, man, you really know how to make a statement!!! For someone who just picked up Vue a couple of years ago and just "played around" with it, you really have become an expert with the software! You and Dax Pandhi just KILL me! How do guys do it??? What is your secret??? This is absolutely exceptional, as always!!!
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:iconarthurblue:
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
Thanks! I don't think I have a secret other than trial & error. :)
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SteinsRA Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely amazing. It just fits that chapter PERFECTLY!
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:iconarthurblue:
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
Thanks! I'm now preparing an image about Felurian. :)
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Pleasure-FOTO Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Great picture, woaw ! !






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:iconarthurblue:
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
Thanks!
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Oniegiri Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
Beautiful, beautiful work. [link] You are sourced and credited. :)
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:iconarthurblue:
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
Thank you! Now, that was a surprise. :)
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Mibicci Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
this is awesome.
(though I like Kvothe better when he's naked ;))
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:iconarthurblue:
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
Thanks! :)
I see your point but I'm a man so I'd rather not see him naked. :)
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LadyMothwing Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful! One of the best fanart pieces from this fandom I have ever seen, too. :love:
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:iconarthurblue:
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
Thank you!
I'm working on one about Felurian, probably ready in a few days. I hope you'll like it too. :)
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LadyMothwing Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, looking forward to that! Not that I'm a great fan of Felurian, but your art is great.
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spothisto Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
Amazing!

My new wallpaper.
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:iconarthurblue:
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
Thank you! :)
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kurisutofu64 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
Recently I've been trying to remember that nice book I read last year ... I couldn't remember its title and when I saw your pictures, I thought it looked like a scene from that book I had envisioned in my head and googling for "wise man's fear" from your description, I saw it was the book I was looking for!
Thanks for your art and helping me remembering the book's title ;)
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:iconarthurblue:
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
Thanks! You're most welcome, I'm happy you found it. :)
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jhmart1 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
Arthur... Your work, I mean, everything you do is just a visual treat! It's no wonder I decided to follow your work as early as when you were with Renderosity.com! You never cease to amaze! I can't help but look forward to new works by you...!
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:iconarthurblue:
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
Thank you, you're very kind. :)
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Litterboy Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!!!!
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:iconarthurblue:
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
Thanks!
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DeadlyIlluminati Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
Wow I love this soo much, good job making this you should be proud.
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:iconarthurblue:
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
Thanks! I am. :)
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:iconarualcat:
arualcat Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
Great photo! Nice landscape :D :heart: Unfortunately, I havent read the story you have mentioned...
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:iconarthurblue:
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
Thanks! Actually, it's not a photo. :)
The book is fantastic, I highly recommend it.
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:iconarualcat:
arualcat Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
Haha, I see!! I thought it was a photo :D
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Grimnor Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
great scene!
@arualcat
you have to read the 'name of the wind' (1st book)
it's one of the greatest stories ever told!!!
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arualcat Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
I don't have read the book, but I have it at home, and I want to read it (I know many people who have done it and they have told me it is a very good book :D)
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phaceless2 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Phenomenal work Arthur, I love the lighting on the trees. Just great
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:iconarthurblue:
ArthurBlue Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
Thank you!
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:iconphaceless2:
phaceless2 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Welcome!
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