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Watcher of the Seals by Alsdale Watcher of the Seals by Alsdale
Thank you so much for the DD, guys--especially to king-of-angmar [link] for the concept/request/feedback, superfreak92 [link] for suggesting it as a DD, and Lyricanna [link] for featuring it.
Gosh, I'm just floored. I love you all.

This is Egwene al'Vere and Rand al'Thor from the book series The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson.
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Please skim the following before using/reposting, thanks! [link]

This painting is a monster. Believe me, it's best viewed fullscreen. I would actually recommend downloading it to see it full-size (about poster-sized).

A request by king-of-angmar [link] inspired by the scene in Towers of Midnight in which Egwene is in Tel'aran'rhiod and sees the Dragon's Fang in the Rose Window alongside the Flame of Tar Valon.

Medium: Watercolor and ink
Time commitment: Don't ask. My day job misses me.

NOTE: Someone was kind enough to point out the similarity of my style to that of my favorite artist, Stephanie Pui-Mun Law [link]. I discovered her work very early in my development as an artist and it has strongly influenced my style over the years.
Most importantly, it looks like I accidentally took the dove-and-ribbon concept in this painting from her painting The Lovers [link] To the best of my knowledge, all the other symbolism in the piece is mine (though really it belongs to Robert Jordan and The Wheel of Time). Obviously, no copyright infringement is intended. Go watch her and buy her prints and stuff!

Wheel of Time Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson. This is a derivative work based on the book series, is not official, and was created for exclusively non-commercial purposes.
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Given 2012-07-15
Watcher of the Seals by ~Alsdale is a vivid depiction of an amazing scene from the series. Symbolism, small details and careful attention to intricate patterns really draw the eye. ( Featured by Lyricanna )
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SwanBurglar Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014
wow
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JoshMACKEY Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is awesome.
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Alsdale Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Rabbiteen Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
Simply beautiful and such symbolism!
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Alsdale Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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lodestone-lancer Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how Matt and Perin's presence is included in this painting. Gosh this is beautiful with all the details.
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Alsdale Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, I'm glad you like it :) And thanks very much for the watch!
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joshuarmour15 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Moraine: he's not going to break the seals
rand:*frowns*
Egwene:*smiles*
moraine: you are.
Everyone:*dumbfounded*
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Kuume Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured: [link] :heart: Happy belated Valentine's! :D
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Alsdale Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool, thanks! Happy really belated Valentine's Day!
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