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WOT - Rand Al'Thor by ReddEra WOT - Rand Al'Thor by ReddEra

This is the final approved Rand. Did so much to change him that I really don't even feel like listing it all. :D

EDIT: Pulled up his sleeve, bent his arm back, changed the face, blended and added dragon

Rand al'Thor is the Dragon Reborn,

savior of the world, who will save it from the Dark One, and break it in the process. Car'a'carn, or He Who Comes with the Dawn, Coramoor, Shadowkiller, Lord of the Morning, Prince of the Dawn, and True Defender of the Light.

“He is born again! I feel him! The Dragon takes his first breath on the slopes of Dragonmount! He is coming! He is coming! Light help us! Light help the world! He lies in the snow and cries like the thunder! He burns like the sun!”
—Gitara Moroso, Keeper of the Chronicles (New Spring, Chapter 2)

Art by Ariel B

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thirstformusic Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
I feel this image works better for book 12-13ish and on, where the other Rand you drew is better for beforehand. The final book(s) describe him as looking old and young at the same time, and i think this picture works quite well, there is a maturity to this Rand that he may not have had in prior books. Well done! 
ReddEra Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, I was aiming for after he came down from Dragonmount in book 13.
The other Rand was modeled after the end of book 11.
I am really glad that you see that and are happy with it. I don't know why so many were upset. Rand is very difficult to capture so he needs many portraits because he is almost more than one person. :D
It brings me great joy that you saw exactly what I was going for
thirstformusic Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
Perhaps they havent read that far? I don't know, but I revisited this picture as i was on the final books (or perhaps just finished with them), so your art made much more sense to me. Thats why i had to comment again! 
ReddEra Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I guess so.
Thank you so much for the comment. It lets me know that I got something right :D
Fokolo Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
Now I understand Avienda and others 
ReddEra Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
lol Thank you, he is pretty
thirstformusic Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
I dont know which one i like better. I almost feel he looks a bit too old here, wherein the other he seemed just as he is: a young man forced into a destiny that any would run from. 
ReddEra Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you and I am torn as well. Rand is a tough one to get down properly so I will continue to try painting him. 
joshuarmour15 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Great artwork. This is even better than th e other one.
ReddEra Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I think so too but people keep on loving the other one more. You're one of the few to like this one more. To me, artistically it is way better and more accurate to book 13. lol but I'm really just happy people like either one. :D
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