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Rand Al'Thor by merriya Rand Al'Thor by merriya
A character study of Rand al'Thor from the Wheel of Time books. I've had these books on my shelf for a while, decided I'd start reading them hoping to finish the series by the time the 14th (?)book will be released. That should take some time, considering I've just started the third book and I hear the series tends to 'drag-on' at certain points :D

That Blind Guardian album is to blame as well :/ I had other books to finish before I tackled this.

Anyhow, no spoilers

This was half digital and half traditional, had no idea where to submit it :/
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Kalandrin Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
For those speculating, Robert Jordan wrote books 1 - 11 of The Wheel of Time. Brandon Sanderson was hand-picked by Jordan's wife and editor to complete the series, which was books 12 - 14. Book 14 was released in January 2013. I'm doing my final read of the series - one last hurrah before I find out what happens - and I stumbled across this artwork. Love it, looks like a young Rand, how I picture him in The Eye of the World.

Oh, and the story didn't die with Robert Jordan. Sanderson has completed the series based on the copious notes left by Jordan, and the final scene was written by Robert Jordan himself. So it ends the way it was intended.
Lometari Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
OMG Rand instantfavloveyouforever! Though I must say that Mat has stolen my heart beyond any repair.
I love the series. I might make my next tattoo WoT related.
merriya Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
:dance: Thank you! I'm going to get around to drawing Mat(and perrin) too eventually. So many characters to draaaw! A WoT tattoo sounds awesome!
Hreztil Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I never did finish that series - I think I made it to about book five or six before I stopped. Anyhow, it looks really good! I definitely like your version better than the ones on the covers. ;)
merriya Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
Ooh~ thank you :meow:, I do hope to finish the series, I hate leaving a book or series unread... but it happens o_o;
Hreztil Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome! Yeah, I don't really like leaving series' unfinished, either. The remaining books are still on my list of 'books to read someday', but that's a pretty long list. :XD:
magdalagarza Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oooh, update! My goodness, these used to be my favorite books when I was younger, and I really should continue them now that the always amazing Brandon Sanderson has picked up the writing reins. Blind Guardian has a song about WoT now?

Also, I love Rand in your style! This comes closer to the way I see him than the cover art does. *shudders at the cover art*
merriya Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
Thank you ^0^, Blind Guardian has two songs about the Wot [link] and [link] :dance: May they make you continue reading the books. Which was the last one you'd read?
hinitsu Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
OH Rand you silly moron the more you try to avoid bad end and mistakes, the more you do !
Nice composition and lighting !
merriya Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
Thank you :3, I do hope I complete this :nod:
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