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Moiraine by niji707 Moiraine by niji707
I fell in the Wheel of Time fandom just during this summer/autumn, but I fell quite rapidly and deeply. I'm at the 12th book, so don't spoiler me things in the comments, please! :P

I made the initial sketch for this painting while reading the first book, Moiraine is the very first character that struck my attention.
After getting to know her better, I feel this staff is a bit too "druidish" for her, but still... I hope you like her!

DISCLAIMER --- Just few words about me and fanarts:
I'm not a careful reader. Since I love to read, I love to imagine the characters I'm reading about and I love to paint them as I imagined. But not being a careful reader, how I imagine them may be not completely correct. I know it sounds rough, but I don't really care. What I try to do is having fun and catch the feeling I have from my reading experience, nothing more. Please bear with me and just enjoy the love for the Wheel of Time world! :D
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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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niji707 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014   Digital Artist
thank you so much! I love Dragonmount! it's really an honour!! Sorry I write you so late, I'm not really checking my DA page in this period! :) thank you again.
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CoffeeColoredCat Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
She's beautiful! Just as I imagined her *_*
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Dajana93 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Student General Artist
Love this a lot, such a good art work! 
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Abyssi-Somnis Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
I really love this! It's not quite the way I picture her, but it's as close as I've seen :D
The light is amazing
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niji707 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013   Digital Artist
thank you!! :D I loved painting this!! you should have seen me with blankets around my face and shoulders to take references for the folds in the cloth... :P
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PanchiSedai Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
Can I feature it on DM Fan Art Friday Blog?
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niji707 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013   Digital Artist
of course, it would be an honor! :D thank you!

:love:
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dorothys-redcap Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
Moiraine is by far my favorite. So much I named my daughter after her...this is lovely, thank you
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niji707 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013   Digital Artist
wow, I'm really happy that you like my portrait of Moiraine :hug: :heart: thank you!
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jbrenthill Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Fantastic!
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niji707 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013   Digital Artist
thank you! :heart: I'm happy that you like it!! :D
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Audore Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoaha, that is 'ageless' !
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niji707 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm happy that you think I caught the feeling! :D

:love:
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LostOddity Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
This is just magnificent. You capture my idea of what Moiraine looks like just perfectly. The strange combination of elegant and seemingly delicate beauty, combined with vast strength, determination and wisdom. I adore it! <3
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niji707 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013   Digital Artist
wow, thank you so much!! I'm very happy that you think so!! :heart:
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GleeHatch Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Adoro l'espressione, penso che renda perfettamente il personaggio. Anche i lineamenti mi piacciono molto, nonostante a suo tempo me la sia immaginata completamente diversa. Davvero splendida :)
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niji707 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013   Digital Artist
Grazie! Eh, i volti giusto che ognuno se li immagini un po' come vuole!! gi tanto che non abbia fatto degli errori veri e propri... A volte mi metto in testa una descrizione che non quella del testo! :XD:
Sono contenta che ti piaccia l'espressione, credo che sia la cosa pi importante :D

:wave:
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Russariel Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Realized I should have left a comment, this is a beautiful interpretation of Moiraine, I absolutely love the expression on her face, I think it captures her personality perfectly. I hope I will get to see more Wheel of Time art from you in the future.
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niji707 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013   Digital Artist
thank you for your words!! :heart:
I'm happy that you like the expression, I worked a lot to get the feeling I wanted :)
I sure want to do more WoT fanarts, I actually have a couple of sketches in my hd... I hope I'll have time for them soon!
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ArcangHell Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
There she is, my favourite WoT character. Accurate or not, everyone would recognize her, so she's perfect in my opinion. Well done :)
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niji707 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013   Digital Artist
:D She is great! Thank you for your comment!! :love:
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ActsofArt Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful! I like the colors you used. it really gives power to the image. Lovely work!
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niji707 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013   Digital Artist
thank you!! I'm happy that you like the colors! :D
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PhoenixalThor Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have been featured here [link]
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niji707 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013   Digital Artist
Wow!! thank you! :wow: And it's a great collection, by the way!! :love:

sorry for the late reply, I was away on vacation! :hug:
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HannaClay Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Actually, there are a few times (after tEotW, when her "pretty" staff was destroyed after fighting off Machin Shin coming out of the Ways near Fal Dara) where she'll pick up a random branch and use it like a switch/whip, and where ever it hits, leaves gouges of flame, so I wouldn't worry about it looking like a druid staff.

I thought it was funny, because before I clicked on the image, I thought it was Nynaeve with her ki'sain. (Neither woman would be happy with me about THAT mistake!!)

I definitely like that you remembered the white in her embroidery: ever since Tamra's funeral in NS, where she made herself wear the nearly white dress (before burning it), she has almost always used the palest of blues with white embroidery (as if trying to add a subtle reminder to keep herself "humble")

My only criticism is her face: everyone says she looks like a beautiful, porcelain doll. Her face is a little too "human" to convey the supposed arrogant imperiousness that most people think she has (if she doesn't let them in close.)

But to your disclaimer: that's the way it should be. Paint what YOU see in your mind's eye. And always have fun!!
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niji707 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012   Digital Artist
oh wow!! thank you so much for your comment!! :D
You really are a careful reader! I totally forgot about the branch, but now that you tell me, you are completely right! :D

Aahahah, both Nynaeve and Moiraine would be very angry at you for the mistake! :D
(well, my fault I suppose, but I still prefer to think they would be angry at you :P I really don't want them to be angry at me.)

About her face, I understand what you mean. That's true, her face is really "human", perhaps too much, but probably it's because I never really get in my mind the face Jordan intended for her. That's the most similar to the image I have in my mind that I'm able to obtain. Paintings are never exactly as I imagined them in my mind, but it's a close guess. :P

Thank you again for the detailed comment :hug:
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DrowElfMorwen Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous, gorgeous portrait of her. You capture her character well! She is one of my favs!!
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niji707 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012   Digital Artist
thank you!! I'm glad that you like how I portraited her! She is one of my favourite characters too (well, quite obviously!) :D

:hug:
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ReddEra Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I love this! it is very beautiful and accurately displays her look and personality.
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niji707 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012   Digital Artist
thank you!! :heart:
I'm really happy that you think so! :) You are the WoT art guru!! :wow: I totally love all your cards, can't wait for the deck to be published!! :love:
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ReddEra Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you and you're very welcome.
I started out doing the cards as a fan just wanting to do cool fan art too. :D
WOT is a very inspiring series so I love seeing other WOT fan art.

As for the deck your wish has come true, you can buy a single or double deck or the new poster I created for Tarmon Gai'don
here:[link]
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niji707 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you!! I will order the deck as soon as I put some money on my card :D
Congratulations! it's an amazing job, doing a deck, you should be really proud!! :clap:
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ReddEra Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Great! Thank you! I am, I just have a hard time believing it is Official and for sale. Blows my mind
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niji707 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013   Digital Artist
:D ehehe! I can understand how you feel... well, I can just imagine! :D
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JaimieK Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist
BEAUTIFUL! I love your rendition of Moiraine. She certainly is memorable, isn't she? I'm so glad you've joined the WoT fandom...just wait until you finish the 12th book! I'm doing my first re-read of that book right now, and it's pretty brutal, huh?
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niji707 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012   Digital Artist
thank you!! :hug:
I'm glad I joined this fandom too! I'm not used to paint fanart, but I just had too because the characters were so clear in my mind. There are some more coming, but not many and not so detailed because I'm... well... just slow. ^^;
And reading is already taking me a lot of time ;)
I had to stop for some time at the beginning of the 12th book because of the change of the writer... it's not that I don't like how Sanderson write, I think he is brilliant, it's just that there was a change and I keep noticing things that were different and it was pushing me out of the story, but now I think I get over the thing and I just can't wait to know how the story goes on!

:dance:
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JaimieK Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist
I know what you mean. There are definitely some places where it's _obvious_ that Sanderson is writing, but in other spots his writing blends better with Jordan's writing. I think the main place where the difference is obvious is in the characters' sense of humor (especially Mat and Siuan).
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niji707 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012   Digital Artist
Exactly! The main difference to me is how sometimes the characters sound while talking or thinking. Sometimes they are just... different!
I'm very "characters-driven" as a reader (I don't know if it makes any sense, my way of phrasing things in english is often strange, but I hope it's understandable) and so it was quite a choc and I had to stop and take a step back. Now I hope I'm ready to accept the story told by a different writer. :)
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JaimieK Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist
Makes perfect sense - your English is great. :)
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Jieroque Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful!!! I love how inner strength seeps out of her eyes, that's something very hard to portray, and you've done it masterfully.
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niji707 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012   Digital Artist
thank you!! I'm very glad that you think so!! :hug:
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Enoa79 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Beautiful work. Very well done.
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niji707 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012   Digital Artist
:hug: thank you!! :heart:
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Enoa79 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
:-)
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Saska-Ithiur Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bellissima!! Bei colori, ben fatto il viso e le luci, bellissimo il mantello!
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niji707 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012   Digital Artist
grazie!! :) sono contenta che ti piaccia!! :hug:
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Saska-Ithiur Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
E' proprio viva, rispetto ad altri tuoi lavori seppur belli, questa me la vedo muoversi, cambiare espressione.. Per quanto magari abbia dei tratti molto ideali per poter dire " umana" come si potrebbe dirlo di un ritratto o una foto, comunque qualcosa che potei aspettarmi di incontrare dal vivo (in un mondo fantasy). Non so se si capito :XD: E' realistica e viva pur essendo improbabile per gli standard umani (il taglio degli occhi soprattutto). Secondo me un effetto molto difficile da ottenere, brava! :D
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niji707 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013   Digital Artist
Ciao!! scusa se ti rispondo dopo un po', sono stata via qualche giorno!
Grazie mille davvero per il bellissimo commento! Mi fa molto piacere!
Sto cercando in effetti di perdere qualche "stilizzazione" mentale e rendere i tratti pi vari... oh mamma, non mi so spiegare neanche in italiano! capisco quando rispondo in inglese, ma in italiano... va beh...
Spero che tu capisca quello che intendo!
E' tutto partito da una cosa che mi ha detto la Zwerger ad un corso che ho fatto con lei, cio mi ha detto che quando disegno una ragazza si vede che sto pensando di disegnare una ragazza, invece devo pensare di stare disegnando una persona.
Non credo di stare mettendo in pratica il suo consiglio come lo intendeva lei, ma in un modo tutto mio... :P
Credo che se vedesse davvero i miei disegni le verrebbe un infarto... ha visto solo quello che stavo facendo l al suo corso e gi mi stavo impegnando ad evitare gli stereotipi... ^^;
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