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The Balance of Power - Elayne Trakand by endave The Balance of Power - Elayne Trakand by endave
Another Wheel of Time fan art depicting my take on Elayne's "double power" as both queen and Aes Sedai :) The dress was heavily referenced from ReddEra's Elayne and somewhat the face. I thought she did a great job of capturing how she and Aviendha should look. I hope you like it! Next on my hit list is Lanfear....stay tuned.

Some other Wheel of time paintings:
Great thanks to :icongleamingscythe: for giving me permission to use and edit [link] for the background!

Reference used for dress [link]

Also...I did not paint the crown. I just discovered the mixer brush while watching some tutorials and decided to goof around with it /lazy.
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TnSabregirl Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
Great job with her expression. Really good work.
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endave Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!! I am so glad that you like the painting :) That was one of my much earlier works when I started doing WoT fan art...it was a lot of fun and very exciting :D
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rarefreak Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
for an average blond beauty princess, that one has a great mind of her own. :D
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endave Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes she does :) She is one of the more rounded main female characters.
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DeborahBeeuwkes Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I love this! I think you're maybe one of the few who sees this double power she has. I like to think about what kind of effect she could have on people, her nation and the whole world in general, especially when you get to the last book. I think you did a good job of displaying this duality, as she does have some sort of double responsibility towards her people, as well as towards the Aes Sedai and therefore to the world at large, or so I think.
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endave Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!! I have always thought of her as a double power that could easily be abused. Good thing she is a nice person lol ;) I have only just finished the 6th book....I am soooo busy with a work project and when I have time I try to paint or hang out with my wife (no reading time). I am currently painting a scene from the end of Book 6...the Wells of Dumai. Keep your eyes peeled for it :love:


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DeborahBeeuwkes Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem!:) I love seeing WoT fanart and it's awesome I get to comment on it and express my own views/opinions. Makes me feel part of the community;). I really do like Elayne. I don't get why so many people bitch on her (and Nyneave too for that matter). I really liked your scene of Dumai's Wells! It's awesome to see these scenes come to live. It makes me wish I had the skills/time to paint what I see in my head when reading this. Since I believe you appreciate the feedback I'll try and give some pointers of how I experienced this scene, but I'll do that on the actual Dumai's Wells page;).
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endave Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the comment and also for the great comment on Dumai's Wells! I love hearing feedback on my paintings, it is the only way I can keep improving and getting the facts right lol. I tend to mix things up when I am painting my WoT fan art so I really appreciate honest pointers. You should try your hand at painting if you remotely feel like you would enjoy it! I am 100x better than when I started, which I am too embarrassed to show on here lol...but you shouldn't write it off just because you think you don't have the skill :) I can only keep getting better with time, practice and constructive criticism! :love:

 
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DeborahBeeuwkes Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You're right of course:). I think I will try one day, but I think I've got enough hobbies for now. I'm not sure if I want to put the time and energy into it when it's already absorbed by so much else. I am going to try one day though..

And you're welcome of course:). It's just great that there's someone who paints WoT and who is so in touch with the fans and welcomes feedback. Makes it a lot easier and a lot more fun to provide it as well!
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endave Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry for the late response....been on vacation :) I understand what you mean about extra hobbies. I barely have enough time to fit anything else into my life at this point. I have even put aside a few hobbies to pursue painting because I enjoy it the most.

I appreciate getting feedback from people and I enjoy it! I don't paint for money or a living, my only joy is the interaction with people who appreciate my work and help me grow as an artist with their pointers. Keep em coming :)
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