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Rand Al'thor - sheep herder by ReddEra Rand Al'thor - sheep herder by ReddEra
lost power during Hurricane Irene.
So I picked up my colored pencils, printed reference and drew Rand Al'Thor, the boy sheep herder before he was the dragon. I wanted to capture his innocence and do some cool colors.

Ref: [link]

Rand has always been a favorite of mine.
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:iconphoenixalthor:
PhoenixalThor Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have been featured here [link]
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:iconreddera:
ReddEra Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much. I shared your feature on my In Memory of Robert Jordon page for the WOT Playing card deck here: [link]
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JaimieK Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist
Innocence captured. Nice work!
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:iconreddera:
ReddEra Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you
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Anjalena Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
Incredible work here! You definitely captured his innocence. He looks like he's daydreaming here instead of feeding chickens and herding sheep. Such a simple life and it makes you feel so bad for him for where his life went. Just seems unfair. I'm just starting book 7 so I don't know where everything goes yet but already he's gone through so many changes. Poor Rand.
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:iconreddera:
ReddEra Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. I really wanted to show Rand before everything happens, and oh yes you're only on book seven. There is more to come for Rand, good and bad, but definitely changes. He was very innocent, so I thought that was really powerful to show where he started.
Glad it worked out.
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:iconll-stock:
LL-stock Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Glad the stock proved of use to you - I think it's turned out great! :)

LL
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:iconreddera:
ReddEra Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you
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:icondarksylon:
darksylon Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
i lov rand and i think you did an awsome job
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:iconreddera:
ReddEra Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you
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:iconsniktchick:
Sniktchick Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Awww, it's the woolheaded sheepherder! Beautiful depiction!
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:iconreddera:
ReddEra Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you
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:icongoogoolini:
googoolini Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
ah Rand. lovely.
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:iconreddera:
ReddEra Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you
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wntgs Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
this is really well drawn. great detail, just not how i pictured him, but well done :)
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:iconreddera:
ReddEra Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much
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Sineval Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
Such a felicitous piece of art! I've been looking for a depiction of Rand in the early days, and the concept of this piece is just right. Greatly appreciated.
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:iconreddera:
ReddEra Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much. I thought it was suiting
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:iconseeshi-suin:
Seeshi-suin Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Student Artist
I like the cool colors. They make him look so gentle :)
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:iconreddera:
ReddEra Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you
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:iconmroczna888:
mroczna888 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
He's so sweet ;]
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:iconreddera:
ReddEra Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks
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:iconzhaanman:
Zhaanman Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
He does kinda look like Disney's Hercules! Either way amazing image and style!
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:iconreddera:
ReddEra Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
lol a little. thank you
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whitetower-exe Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Does this remind anyone else of Disney's "Hercules" ?

eh, it's really really good, both technically and ideally.

At first I was like "wtf... blue?" But then I realised that it's actually how shadows look.
Thank you for that.
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:iconreddera:
ReddEra Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
hahaha lol
thank you
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StevieDeighan Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
The innocence is very touching actually. Nice to remember the Rand before the flight from the Two Rivers!
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:iconreddera:
ReddEra Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I thought it would be nice too. It is hard to think that the powerful Dragon is that boy from Emond's field
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StevieDeighan Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
That original innocence methinks will be what saves the world from the Dark One - not the power and arrogance of the Dragon Reborn. When victory is secured, at whatever cost, it'll have been won by the boy you've drawn above, not by the (equally stunning) wielder of the Heron Marked Blade.
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:iconreddera:
ReddEra Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you and I absolutely agree
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OneLessPerson Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
way kool!~
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:iconreddera:
ReddEra Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you
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aiconx Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Looks awesome! Love the detail on the eyes!
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:iconreddera:
ReddEra Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much
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