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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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Cadsuane Melaidhrin by ~Jieroque ( Suggested by HarmonicSonic and Featured by Lyricanna )
Mellangell Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014

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

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

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 !!!
Jieroque Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! The bun has called you from afar :)
Animalnut361 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
This is one of the best representations of Cadsuane I have ever seen :D so gorgeously done!
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
Skyriven Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
Absolutely EVERYTHING I would imagine when I picture Cadsuane during this scene. You are utterly amazing!! 
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)
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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