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Cadsuane Melaidhrin by Jieroque Cadsuane Melaidhrin by Jieroque
SPOILERS if you haven't read WINTER'S HEART!!!



I've always wanted to paint that scenario in Winter's Heart where Rand was being protected as he did his thing, but the cut scenes make it quite hard to compose into a single piece, even for the imagination.

Anyway, I gave it a try, and came up with the main person providing protection, Cadsuane.

Here she's using one of her ornaments to help her while she keeps a shield up, while using another to detect the One Power being used. I suppose most ornaments were in 'full gear' during the battle, but I wanted to highlight the two she used the most during the time, the shrike and the swallow. (Yes, they don't glow, but I wanted to show them 'active') By the way, you can also call her Cadsuane Squarepants - I'm not a fan of divided riding skirts, but I discovered that light passing through her legs gave her a ... stronger stance.

Also, I imagined the 'beacon' of saidar would be something focused, like Nynaeve shining like the round sun. The 'inconceivable amount' is such a convenient measure for RJ - inconvenient for artists! So to add some drama, I made the light bigger, taller and denser, like something you would see even if you're on the other side of the mountains - if you could channel.

Tried a new color scheme, so that I veer away from my usual brown. Oh, and Far Madding golden hand earrings!
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Given 2013-09-25
Cadsuane Melaidhrin by ~Jieroque ( Suggested by HarmonicSonic and Featured by Lyricanna )
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Mellangell Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014

I'm featuring this artwork on the Dragonmount Front Page Blog!

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Scarletinblue Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
you are unbelievable! starting from now you are my favorite WoT illustrator =))))
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ashihiiashkii Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
Awesome! She is certainly among my favorite characters. I believe you captured her perfectly.
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EfranLoon Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
WOW !

I recognised her even though I did not know what random image I was looking at. I thought to myself "That looks like Cadsuane fro the WoT !" and then I saw that yes it was !!!
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Jieroque Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! The bun has called you from afar :)
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Animalnut361 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
This is one of the best representations of Cadsuane I have ever seen :D so gorgeously done!
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Jieroque Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!!! I'm honored to have a piece called that. Will try to do more! :D
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Skyriven Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
Absolutely EVERYTHING I would imagine when I picture Cadsuane during this scene. You are utterly amazing!! 
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Jieroque Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, thank you, took some effort/rereads to complete the details! The crowd here is so much more appreciative! (That's just me ranting about my day job haha)
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IreneCS Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
YAY!!!Another wonderful piece!!!Cadsuane is one of my favourite,THANK you so much for this! :) and I love this new color scheme!!!
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Jieroque Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh thank you very much! Will try to do more colorful scenes in the future. That is, if my work frees me! :)
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xmissalue Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
Love this!
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Jieroque Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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googoolini Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
oh wow
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Jieroque Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, thank you :)
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snowfake Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Gorgeous! Cadsuane looks amazing (and she is amazing!)
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Jieroque Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! And Cadsuane thanks your compliment, with a fig :)
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snowfake Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Ha, of course!
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Lupus-deus-est Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Professional Artist
Awwww yeah! :D
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Jieroque Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, I'm glad you like it :)
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KyuubiGoku-sama Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Student Writer
Wow, that's amazing. If nothing else then I feel absolute respect for that woman for some reason. You're awesome!
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Jieroque Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, thank you! I wanted to show her with a lot of strength, and I'm glad this piece creates that effect in viewers. 
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EsebeiDoran Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Toph!
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Jieroque Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I must agree the colors and character reminds me of her! And you could say she has a certain 'strength' same with Toph!
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EsebeiDoran Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woohoo it's elderly Toph :iconspazplz:
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NOKIAandLATASH Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful
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Jieroque Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! Such a compliment!
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Bunnyboo1312 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
Congrats on DD
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Jieroque Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! Goodness, the comments have ballooned ever since haha!
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Bunnyboo1312 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
I'll bet...
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EdselArnold Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
Congrats on the DD, buddy!!
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Jieroque Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, but up until now, I didn't know what DD was! I'm so oblivious :))
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Deathbypuddle Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Congrats on the DD!
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Jieroque Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!!!
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Deathbypuddle Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
you're welcome :3
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Rafael-Domination Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Epic beyond words. :D
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Jieroque Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooh, I feel humbled by the word epic, so thank you very much!
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Rafael-Domination Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Pare, YOU feel humbled? How do you think I feel, looking at something that drips with talent like this? O__o
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Mona6th Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
Great job!
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Jieroque Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I appreciate it!
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me-illuminated Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
hi there nice job on the image and congrats on the DD :D
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Jieroque Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, thank you! I owe you a lot for that tutorial you shared, I'm getting used to it now!
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Usmanondevart Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is great.
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Jieroque Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, had a great time making it too :)
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mea00 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice work! Congrats on the DD
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Jieroque Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! The comments have ballooned haha!
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mea00 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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IronArmy Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Finished the series awhile ago! Great series and I may have to reread I, but Cadsuane annoyed the crap out of me :)
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Jieroque Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha! To each his own :) I hated Cadsuane at first - as a filler for Moiraine, then loved her frankness in a few reads, then hated her again. Then I read New Spring and loved her part there. I can't decide! 
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IronArmy Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
True that, though I have come to a conclusion personally; that she is still annoying, but necessary and helpful
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