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Bel Tine - Egwene Al'vere by endave Bel Tine - Egwene Al'vere by endave
Another Wheel of Time fan art :) Egwene dancing around the May pole in the Two Rivers. Back when life was simple an uncomplicated. Back when she and Rand loved each other :)

I got the idea to draw this after someone mentioned drawing one of the characters back in the two rivers before things got out of hand. I thought it was a brilliant idea :)

The painting is rough and unrefined, but I have been doing that a lot lately. Trying to be careless and free with my paintings so I can work faster and with more confidence. The end result is bad quality paintings, but I am hoping that will eventually change overtime. Hope you guys like it. Enjoy!
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Istriel Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
I love how she looks innocent and gentle and...so romantic ^^
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JelenaEllethil Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You've quite captured her beauty and innocence before all went to hell with the world.  Oh, boy how do I wish Rand and her could have ended up together. Learning of Min's vision regarding them was not a good thing.:(
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endave Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the comment! I agree with you about wishing her and Rand got together. I think that the worst part of the Wheel of Time is the 3 women mooning over Rand with very forced/fake infatuation. I would have liked the books if he only feel in love with one of them instead of three. The romance in the book just feels forced...like none of them had a choice.
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JelenaEllethil Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When it comes to romance in these books Jordan dropped it. 3 women agreeing to share the same man willingly? :confused: It does seem kind of forced and if there is one romance that I think you can truly sense it is with Elayne. Aviendha and Min had a bit more substance. Min in particular whereas Elayne....
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nikoskap Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
Beautiful!
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endave Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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nikoskap Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
You're welcome!
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Avalun Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
I like how you captures her in this special moment, with the light as a symbol for the time of the year bel tine is in. I really love all of your drawings to be honest :)
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endave Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! This particular painting was more of a quick practice that anything else....I am really surprised to find some many people liking it! I guess I need to just roll the dice and start painting instead of thinking about it ;)
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xmissalue Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
She looks so ethereal! Great job. Egwene is my favorite female character.  I feel like Jordan put more depth into her than most of the other females.  His female characters always fall flat for me.  Egwene and Min are the only two decently written females IMO
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endave Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for the compliment! I have have to agree with your statement. Most of the female characters in the book can be really one dimensional and unremarkable at times. 
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Istriel Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
First, I have to presice that I'm french and my english is maybe.... aaarrgh XD
I think Jordan's women characters are all the same in a certain way. At the beginning I loved Nynaeve ( she made me laugh XD) but, now they're all crying and whining about how stupid men can be, blabla. The women are all strong but they could be easily exchangeable, it's like all of them have the same kind of temper. Maybe the problem is there are too many characters in his saga.
 The ones that I like the most are Egwen (from the beginning, even she is starting to get on my nerves too) and strangely Berelain ( It was her that I didn't like from the beginning, but now I think she could be an interesting tactitian with all her "charms") and maybe Elayne ( I think she has grown up a little).
About Jordan, for once, I think we has a writter who wanted to give a real importance to women in a fantasy novel, but I think he failed a little.

Sorry again for my english >__<
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endave Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey! I am so sorry for such a late and tardy response! I suddenly had several comments and never made my way through them all :( You are definitely right about Jordan's female characters. Funny enough I eventually started liking Berelain a lot more than I originally did. He was definitely trying too hard to be pro feminist and ended up making his female characters marginally annoying lol. 
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Wolfrunner6996 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One of my favorite characters!! :) My only question, wouldn't her hair have been braided by this point? Or was this for a Bel Tine prior to the one when the trollocs came. :) Otherwise, perfection!! Cant' wait to see more of your work!! <3

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endave Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! This is meant to be before the series starts. A prior Bel Tine before the Trolloc raid
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Wolfrunner6996 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's gorgeous!! I can't wait for you to get further into the series, I love all of your art!! I'm listening to the Audio books atm, and I'm towards the end of The Shadow Rising. Have you thought of getting the books on tape? :)
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endave Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have looked into doing just that so I can paint and listen to the book at the same time. Unfortunately they are a bit to pricey for me to justify buying on audio. I may end up doing just that so I can finish the series. At the rate I am going I am looking at a really long time before I am done.
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Wolfrunner6996 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wonder if I could email you copies? I have all 14 audio books on my computer, and I've already shared them with as many of my friends and Co Workers as possible! :) They are rather large files though... if your interested, let me know and I can see what I can do to get them to you. :) Free of course. I'd like you to get further in the series, faster! Plus, the narrators that read the books do SUCH a wonderful job with the character voices, you'd love listening to them as much as I. :)  
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endave Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow that sounds great! I already have all the books on my kindle and would definitely be interested in getting my paws on the last 7 books on audio! I think this would make my life so much easier! I could paint and listen at the same time :) Thanks a lot for the offer! :love: 
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Wolfrunner6996 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay! Just send me a note with your email and i'll try to figure out how to get them to you. I Use my Google Play account to have them with me at all times. Do you use Google Play Music at all?
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Wolfrunner6996 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, I see you already addressed this braid thing in a previous comment! Sorry hun!! I still think it's beautiful!!! <3 :D

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JaredTheDragon Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
A beautiful rendition of my favorite character!
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endave Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much man! A bit surprised that this is getting any attention. I thought it was going to fly under the radar for being rough and unfinished looking :)
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JaredTheDragon Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
I think a lot of WoT artwork is a bit hidden and subverted, compared to say Song of Ice and Fire and more high-profile fictions.  But I rather like it this way - the Wheel is very special to me, and you, and obviously a lot more people.  But it never sold out or lost touch, and I don't mind us being the elite of such a genre! :)
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valin8472 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Overall, a great work. "B+" for technical. "B" for cultural detail. While that dress is absolutely something I could see a 16-17 y/o girl wanting to wear, the fabric looks a bit high-quality for what the Two Rivers would have on hand -- I believe it was mentioned many times that the best they would have had would be good stout wool, with VERY rare instances of linen -- and the yellow thread for her collar would be problematic to acquire. Women in the Two Rivers would also not approve of - or allow a girl to wear - something that low-cut, at least if I understand them at all...
I'm also looking at the proportioning of her shoulders and seeing that either her right shoulder is a lot further out than her left, or her dress is slipping on her left. Something there just looks a little... off. I'm also a bit disappointed that her eyes aren't open. =\
Overall, it's a great piece, far far FAR above my own skill level.
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endave Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for the honest feedback! I definitely agree with you on the dress and material. I didn't think about any of those things when I started painting. I wanted something form fitting and regal, I just imagined them busting out their best dresses for that one day and then shoving it back in the bottom of the boxes. As for the proportions, I see exactly what you are saying...the lighting is also wrong based on what I had originally intended. She is supposed to be mid swirl with her right shoulders back and her left forward. The light should have had a much less prominent exposure on her right shoulder if that was the case. The collar on the other hand is completely off lol....lets just assume it is slipping.

I could probably fix that by making an armpit crease by her right breast. Then it would be her entire arm versus just shoulders. Her dress is probably a bit too risque for the Two Rivers, but I think they would let it pass this one day ;)
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kainkusanagi Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love Egwene, even when she's being bossy. Excellent work, as always. Looks just like I imagined her.
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endave Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot man! 
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Elenruth Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
Like others have said before me - love the flowers, her hair, the lighting and the sense of flowing motion. Beautiful!
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endave Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! I wanted to capture a happy and graceful moment. Glad it turned out alright :)
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mroczna888 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
BEHOLD THE HAIRPORN! *o* And the lightning! The light is so warm, it makes Egwene's hair look so soft and fluffy and pretty... I love it!
And the dress is amazing! Not to mention her chest - you really did a great job with her breasts, they look natural and not oversized in any way (like it happens often in fantasy fanarts).
Oh, and I love that her nose isn't perfectly straight or something!
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endave Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hah! Hairporn...wait, is that a real term? O.o

Thanks a lot for all the compliments! I have drawn my fair share of breasts....it is about time I started making them perfect :p
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mroczna888 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
Actually, I have NO IDEA, but I use the term often xD

Yup, the long practice is shining through Egwene's perfect breasts ^.^
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endave Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:icongrin--plz:
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ezzliej Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful, just simply and amazingly wonderful :love:
Her facial expression is beautiful and so graceful, the flowers in her hair look so pretty on her, her hair is all gorgeous and flowy, not to even mention that dress! 
Well done, once again :D
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endave Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much, Esley! I am being adventurous and trying out different styles...glad this turned out alright lol :) 
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ezzliej Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're so welcome :D
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nemo3590 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
Shouldn't her hair be in a braid? Or was this before that? In any case, amazing work.
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valin8472 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I don't think it should be. If you remember "Eye of the World" she was talking about finally being able to braid her hair soon, just before the Trolloc attack.
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endave Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! This was not from any particular scene in the book, but it is meant to be the previous year's Bel Tine. She was allowed to wear her hair in a single braid once she turned 17, which I think was the last Bel Tine that didn't actually happen due to the Trolloc raid.
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Elenruth Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
Yup, you're right - when he gets to the village with his father in the beginning of book 1 is the first time Rand sees Egwene with her hair braided, so it must have been a recent development at that point.
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