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Madness - Rand Al'thor

By endave
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Another Wheel of Time fan art. A quick stylistic painting of Rand Al'thor from a scene in one of the books involving lightning, Callandor and soldiers :)

Hope you guys like it even though it is a very different style from my usual paintings. I couldn't think of a better way to capture insanity and grief with clean lines and blended colors. The somewhat visible character reaching for him is Davram Bashere
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Thank you so much!!
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myrdynn-emerysProfessional Traditional Artist
I really like how this one turned out. The light from below is amazing.
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Thank you very much!!
carnage8778's avatar
Really nice! Are you still taking requests on other scenes from the books?
endave's avatar
Thank you very much! Sorry for the super delay response. I have been very busy with work lately. I am always taking requests, I just don't get to them immediately :) 
NoTime4Gallows's avatar
Found it! I like it!  Dark, darkness takes human forms, pushing down. Side note: have you heard by Ride into Obsession by Blind Guardian? give it a  try maybe it'll spark something. That's my favourite soundtrack for the book :D
rwrigney's avatar
Oh, is this the one from Path of Daggers where he tries to go after the Seanchan with Calandor and ends up losing control?
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Yea, when he ends up killing both friendly and enemy soldiers. 
Astolenidentity's avatar
very "impressionistic" style but somehow darker and deeper, as dark and deep as rand's madness
I love the theme, I appreciate che choice of colours, I like your artistic choice. Congrats!
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Thank you very much for the kind words! I am glad you like the outcome :)
ianxfalcon's avatar
This is really good. Really emotional. And I like the style, it's very stressing and captures the feeling of the scene perfectly.
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Thank you very much! The erratic lines and distorted view definitely captured what I was going for. Glad you liked it :)
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DrowElfMorwenHobbyist Digital Artist
Really gorgeous... I love how you painted this picture. It catches the feeling of his madness well.
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Thank you very much! I really appreciate the compliment! I have had this picture declined by some groups because of being unrefined :) I guess artistic interpretation isn't as relevant as making your paintings look polished :(
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DrowElfMorwenHobbyist Digital Artist
Whatttt? This is definitely a recognized style, but even if not, it's a great, emotional piece.
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Oh well...voting for submissions is highly subjective. Just depends on what the people looking at your painting like to see.
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I love this series so much and your art makes me love it even more. Would you ever consider making a wallpaper for the series? I've only found maybe 3 good ones. PLEASE consider making one. Great picture!
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It is absolutely my pleasure to create these paintings knowing there are people out there who really appreciate them! I am always open to different ideas on what to paint. Lately I have been too busy with work so not a lot of painting time. I am hoping to get back on the swing of things soon.
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That makes two of us! I'll eagerly wait for your next piece!
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Elbow3Hobbyist Artist

Easily one of my favourites of yours.  I love the colours you've used & the quick, erratic style of the image in general portrays the theme beautifully.

Loving this :D
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Oh wow! This is a fairly big deal coming from you!! :love: You are my best and most honest critique on here, so I am surprised you pegged this as one of your favorites! I let my artistic interpretation lead the way and this was the result. I guess sometimes it is good to let your whim lead the way :P
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NaesthielHobbyist General Artist
I like this style :)
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Thanks man! Never hurts to try something new :)
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