Rand al’Thor – Wheel of Time

Rand al’Thor – Wheel of Time

The Wheel of Time is a series of high fantasy books written by Robert Jordan and completed by Brandon Sanderson after R Jordan passed away working on the twelfth and what was to be the final volume in this epic series started in 1990.

Without going into detail — of which will take me on a completely different course — it is a struggle of light versus dark, and the hero, Rand al’Thor is the unknowing savour of the world, also going by the name of The Dragon Reborn, and various other names, depending on which race is speaking.

Within this world there is the one power that some men and women can channel to do remarkable things, called weaving because the power can be drawn in various amounts of earth, water, air, fire and spirit. The women that can wield this power are referred to as Aes Sedai and act as a kind of “overseer” for the world. They reside in a temple called The White Tower of Tar Valon in various factions called Ajah’s.


At this time, this is a work in progress

At this point in the story, Rand has been marked twice and twice by the heron and has been to Rhuidion in the wastes to be branded on his arms with the dragons.

This work demonstrates that by compositing the base textures with others, as well a creating a bump map (in this case for the heron branded into his palms), can, with a little bit of patience and ingenuity create the character described.

Seaghan — Artist

 

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