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H+V - Moiraine by Lyricanna H+V - Moiraine by Lyricanna
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Moiraine Damodred - Robert Jordan

This year's entry for the Heroes and Villains pageant. The deadline may still be 2 weeks off, but I have assignments coming up, so I am out of time ^^; No CC please and thanks since I won't have time to put it into practice. I know she's not perfect but I am relatively satisfied and that's all I have time for =) Black background due to the website ^^;

So speaking to the character design for the diehard fans: I based her off of her graphic novel incarnation. That being said, I made her hair more brown as it is shown on novel covers. Her hair is down and not in a "huge, coiffed Cairheinin" style because she lives her life on the road and lets face it, 3 foot high hair would not be practical. Also, in the Eye of the World, it is mentioned that Egwene un-braids her hair because Moiraine wears hers down. Also, I see a lot of designs where Moiraine is showing a lot of breast area for a woman who is rather conservative; I decided to avoid that trend here. Also avoided copious amounts of white since Moiraine mentions not liking the colour in New Spring.

I really wanted the portrait and full body to show different expressions; the portrait is as serene as I can doll a person, showing an Aes Sedai who is poised, while the full body shows more vexation and annoyance, hinting more at the woman who will spend her life trying to save the world, even though she thinks the world will burn before it can be saved.

I've really always loved this character and I hope to do some more fanart of her in the near future.
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:iconladywinter:
Looks great! Nicely colored. ^^
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:iconjohnplaystuba:
Haha, I like this! It's like the character selection screen from an SNES game! :D
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Lyricanna Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks =3
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:iconbase-o-holic:
Looks like I'll have to find more staff-holding poses for the next Mandarin set and finish it quickly :P.

(You actually got me interested - from what book/series/movie/etc. does she come from? :))
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Lyricanna Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, sort of just made that one work lol

She's from a book series called The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan. Really long series but really worth the read <3
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:iconbase-o-holic:
I checked a bit and damnit, looks like my already long enough to-read list got even longer... again xD.
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Lyricanna Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Really worth the time though. I've managed to re-read 12/13 of the currently available books (14th and final out in January) as well as the prequel since March, so even with a lot going on in life, they are a fast read despite the length =)
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puppetka Oct 2, 2012  Student General Artist
(Pardon me switching acounts in the middle, but I use this one a lot more :P)

The lenght isn't a problem, I read faster than most people. Getting the books will be harder- I'd have to win a lottery to buy all the books I'd like... :XD:
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Lyricanna Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Not a problem =)

Ah I see what you mean there. And I guess used bookstores are less of an option for English books in Poland?
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puppetka Oct 2, 2012  Student General Artist
There aren't many used bookstores here anyway, usually you can find used books in antique stores (majority are school books) or second hand clothing stores (mostly cheap romances). Sometimes there are street vendors or summer tents (usually in cities where people go on vacation), but that's about it. And me prefering to read in original English doesn't make it easier.

Living in a country where people don't read books (no matter the language - they don't read, period) sucks :/
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