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Dragon Reborn - Wheel of Time by endave Dragon Reborn - Wheel of Time by endave
Another Wheel of Time fan art. Min, Rand and Cadsuane. No references were used...just started sketching and blocking values until things started looking like I wanted. Hope you guys like it! Enjoy :)

Some progression captures - 
Dragon Reborn - Rand Al'thor ( Work in Progress) by endave
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cemac Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
I have included this wonderful artwork in the new feature for January 2014 on the front of the :icondigitaldelights: journal. Please +fav the journal so that more members will see your art, and thank you for being a member Heart
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endave Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for featuring my work! :love: Sorry for the delayed response...been so busy with work :(
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cemac Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
My pleasure to feature it and late is never a problem, more a way life :nod:
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JaimieK Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist
I like your conception of Rand.
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endave Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :love:
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rwrigney Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
I agree with some of Elbo3's comments, but on the whole I still like it.  I'd also like to see what you come up with when you make changes.  You may want to scrap it, but it's good enough in my opinion to make it into my WOT art folder :-)
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endave Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's nice of you! :) I really don't like the painting at all as is. It will probably be one of my first reworks for next year. I intend to revisit a whole bunch of paintings early next year before I try to start creating new ones. Elbo3 is absolutely correct about everything she said. 
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Elbow3 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I'm not really feeling it with this one, I'm afraid.  It's a good effort though, so don't worry.

Rand himself is ok - the face is nice.  The shading on his coat is off though - his right arm looks 3D, but his torso looks very flat.  His hand isn't quite right either - if you grasp something at the angle that he's holding the sword, you'll notice your fingers don't line up so perfectly.  That's a small niggle though.

Now... Min & Cadsuane.  Not a lot to say about them, as I just think they look unfinished.  Cadsuane doesn't really have much of a face, as she's mostly in shadow.  Min, however, looks a little squint.  Her body is fine (though again, the clothing isn't quite right, due to shading & contours - her jacket, regardless of what fabric it's made of, would not cinch in at the waist and flare out again, unless she's got a killer seamstress).  As for her face, its not too bad, but her eyes should not be extending right to the edge of her face.  Her nose is drawing too much attention since most of her face is in shade and her nose is in bright light.  

Don't get me wrong - it's a nice picture & there are elements to it that I really like.  The crown Rand is wearing looks very detailed and sits nicely on his head.  Rand's head in general - very nice! It's got a nice medieval look to it, if that makes sense, which is nice, considering the similarities in that time period to the WoT universe.

I also like the dragon on his hand - it's only a little detail, in comparison to the rest of the image, but it's there and it's detailed and clearly not just shoved in at last minute.  I like this mainly because it's so important to Rand's character - without this little detail, it could be any old dude with a sword, but the dragon makes it Rand al'Thor.

Thanks for posting!
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endave Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the really detailed critique! You pointed out so many things that I had not originally pin-pointed as issues. Up until now my biggest issue was how terrible the colors ended up being. But after your post I am going to completely scrap this colored version and go back to the gray scale for more polishing and clean up. I spent the most time on Rand's face and the crown which is probably why it looks best in the entire painting. But I can't have a portion look alright and the rest look half done :(

I really appreciate your honest feedback and the time you take to always respond with very positive critiques. You don't just say it isn't quite right, you point out exactly what you know is wrong and how I can fix it or learn from my mistake. To me, that is the most valuable type of advice anyone can get! :love:
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Enoa79 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
Very nice.
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