Monthly Archives: December 2014

The Art of Eternal

I was going to title the post “Eternal Art” but the pun is probably wearing thin by now.

It’s no secret that I like to doodle. Eternal is full of neat art that gets manhandled like a Nigerian prostitute ratty hand-me-down during the publishing process. The physical version gets a bit pixely, while the digital version needs to be shrunk for it to nicely fit in readers of all sizes. And so I now point you toward the Art Gallery bellow. SHAZAM! Click on the images to make them HUGE.

infinitileB The Infinitile

This motif is used throughout the book and is all over the floor of the Census chamber, among other places. It symbolizes that the passage of time is a load of bullshit the twisty whims of time.




Alexandra’s stylized staff

This is a stylized rendition of Alex’s staff. It’s used to separate scenes.




 The Silver Sunburst

This is one of Humanity’s symbols. It represents the everlasting, far-reaching light of the Silver Sun.




Alexandra’s ring

The gems are amethysts. The body is white gold vines with obsidian background. The inside of the shank is white gold. It is expensive and she’s ashamed of liking that.



nexus gateS

Gate to the nexus

A tiny Alexandra steps through the gate, with Carved Barrow’s Mount in the background.





Ming Xiu’s sword

Get a good look at it while you can. It might vanish into shimmering billows any moment.



The Spire2The Spire

If you squint hard enough, you can spot Aaron in there.

Nah, you really can’t.


The BEacon

The Beacon

This one didn’t make it into the book because it looked weird on a page. It’s still kind of a sketch.


I’ve also drawn a few banners to post as ads. I’m pretty fond of them! Here are the originals—most of the time I have to edit these down to a manageable size so they’ll fit the ad criteria.



A certain someone (left) has a depressing conversation with Alexandra (right).



Ming Xiu dives into the writhen tide like a boss.



And a little button I haven’t even used yet.


I wish I had more time to pour into this kind of stuff. I’m one of those people that googles rule 34 fanart of any book / game I enjoy—or rather, any book / game / what have you that I connect with. I think it’s the one thing I’ve fantasized about the most, actually: people out there liking my stuff enough to make raunchy doujinshi fancy fanart of it. That’d be cool as hell, brahs!

Anyway, I feel compelled to illustrate all these images in my head. Hope you like ‘em.

Swaying uncontrollably,

– Israel.

Worldbuilders 2014

You know, I never expected to see my name alongside the likes of Amber Benson, aside from that pesky 2011 restraining order. (I don’t know why you won’t love me, Amber. I still have your locks of hair.) But behold:

2014-12-04 23_46_03-An Abundance of Signed Books

The Rothfussian Blog

I don’t know if I made an impression, or they simply feature every single donation they get. It’s with all probability the latter, though my desperate ego chooses to firmly believe the former. Either way, it was the weirdest, most awesome thing to see little Eternal up there, scrolling alongside excellence in Patrick Rothfuss’s blog.

Which leads me to Worldbuilders! You must support Worldbuilders, you see. I would give you the longwinded spiel, but I don’t have to, because I already made a video for it, hooray!

For context, it was written for unilateralUlulations, my Youtube gaming channel. Embedding, commence:

The fundraiser runs until the 15th of December. Even if you don’t give a crap about charity, there is so much good stuff you can get. Go for it, I say!

Dancing with bears,

– Israel.