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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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dreamsinstatic Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Your fantastic work has been featured in Friday Night Features.
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endave Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!!
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dreamsinstatic Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
You're welcome.
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Rowena-Silver Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Is anyone else's resolution off? *shakes DevArt in case* She's all stretched out in mine, lengthways :/

Anyway, very symbolic! I love the natural fall of her hair (though I'd like a bit more red in it and have her eyebrows match) and that wonderful sapphire colour of her eyes is spot on. Definitely one of the better Elaynes. Maybe one day, when you've gone through everyone ;) you could make it the Rose Crown in her hand, that would be awesome!
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endave Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for the positive comment! I updated the hair to have a bit more red in it. I guess I will have to go back some time and paint the crown. I just got burnt out and took the cheap route :) I am working on Lanfear right now, I have a work in progress snapshot post on my gallery if you are interested :) You may have some feedback on what I need to do to make it look best :)
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
:) very beautiful work :thumbsup:
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endave Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! Meant to respond to this comment and wrote on your profile lol >.<
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
no prob! ;)
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MooreCreativity Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
I like this a lot. The shadow on her left boob is making it look flat though. (our right side). I would try extending the highlight further towards the front. The right one is good, but the other one is distracting.
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endave Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for the compliment and feedback! I see what you mean. I was trying to make it look like the corset was pushing her boobs in and up...instead I made it look flat lol. I will probably fix it....thanks!!
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MooreCreativity Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
You're welcome. We're here to help each other :)
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endave Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fixed her left boob...hope you approve ;)
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MooreCreativity Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
I do :)
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googoolini Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
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such a great image of her! love the take on her dual responsibilities!
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endave Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!! I thought it would be cool to show both aspects of her power :)
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ReddEra Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hey Endave,

While I find it very flattering that you looked at the dress I came up with for Elayne I would like it if you asked to use the design. Since it is so similar to my design I was very surprised when I came upon your piece. I'm not asking you to take it down because this is original and you did not copy. You did a nice job with her face and hair. Next time maybe zoom out a little because her hands are almost out of the image. Thank you for your comments and remembering to have my name and a link to my original piece. If you painted over images you might want to have this under photo-illustration. It depends on how much you painted. Nice job though.
Please just let me know next time if you want to heavily reference something of mine.
I really like your Aviendha where she is laying under the red sheets, great job on that one.

Redd (Ariel B.)
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endave Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I apologize for not asking for your permission before referencing your dress design. I painted everything except the background and crown. Thanks for your compliments on Aviendha and for the constructive criticism on how I can improve this painting. I am happy to get pointers anytime.
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ReddEra Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Sure thing. Curious to see what you do next. Cool work :)
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Angiepureheart Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
how about elayne sleeping with randīs flower in the pillow now ?XD
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endave Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol I have seen a fan art made of that scene but I have not read that far into the series yet :( Between work, life and trying to learn digital painting I have been slacking on my reading lol. I promise I will paint that scene just for you. Thanks so much for the support <3
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Angiepureheart Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
my favourite wife is still Aviendha XD i guess i like Elayne the last, but i like her comic/blaphemic language attitude XD thank you so much! i am reading the last book now, still have a few chapters to the end..i have seen a spoiler (sadly) and now i have to read fast so i can pass that part XD
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Angiepureheart Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh amazing!!!!
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spothisto Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Damn. Rand is a lucky guy.
Very beautiful.
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endave Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol...yes he is ;) Glad you liked it :)
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