The Dragon Reborn
The Dragon Reborn - officially licensed Wheel of TimeTM artwork
Rand al'Thor...the Coramoor and Car'a'Carn. Shadowkiller. Sheepherder from the Two Rivers. Lord of the Morning and last remaining male Aes Sedai. He is The Dragon Reborn.
11" x 14" open edition print
Want to purchase this artwork? Buy it directly from the artist at the following shows:
The Tennessee Renaissance Festival
Ohio Renaissance Festival
About the Piece:
Officially licensed by the Wheel of TimeTM, The Dragon Reborn is the third shirt design that I created for Ta'veren Tees, hopefully the third of many more designs. Continuing in the same style as the previous piece in the series, this art features Rand Al'Thor, standing atop Dragonmount. Reminiscent of the original Darrel K. Sweet cover for The Dragon Reborn book (book 3 of the Wheel of TimeTM,), Rand reaches for Callandor which floats above him, brimming with the One Power.
Other portions of the piece are homages to the series, though not necessarily taken from a particular scene.The twin dragons, which are permanently tattooed onto Rand's forearms (not real dragons in the books), are clawing their way up the mountain's steep edges. And the ancient symbol of the Aes Sedai, the white flame and black fang, lies behind Rand. This piece is one of three, including The Prince of Ravens and The Wolf King.
"Like the unfettered dawn shall he blind us, and burn us,
yet shall the Dragon Reborn confront the Shadow at the Last Battle,
and his blood shall give us the Light." - Prophecies of the Dragon
About the Artist:
Paul and his brother Michael opened Aradani Studios in 2002, selling both their artwork and costuming as they travelled all across the US. Paul’s medium of choice is charcoal, a passion he discovered in college. He loves the fluidity of it, the ease of moving it across the page with a simple gesture, and on the flipside, the challenge of it, such a simple gesture can also erase hours of painstaking detail. Paul’s work has won numerous awards around the country, including the prestigious Chesley Award in 2006, for Best Monochrome Unpublished for his piece Nightmare. He currently resides in Nashville, TN, where he, his brother, and sister continue to expand and build their elf ear empire. You can see his artwork at http://paulbielaczyc.com/.