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Fan Art Friday: The Look of the Eyeless


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"He scared me," Rand said faintly. "He just looked at me, and…" He shivered.

"No need for shame, sheepherder. They scare me, too. I've seen men who have been soldiers all their lives freeze like a bird facing a snake when they confronted a Halfman. In the north, in the Borderlands along the Great Blight, there is a saying. The look of the Eyeless is fear."

~Chapter 8 ("A Place of Safety"), The Eye of the World

 

Oh, for the days when Rand was still afraid of things. But that's a topic for another day. Today, the Fan Art Friday spotlight is on the eyeless, soulless captains of the Dark One's army known alternatively as Myrddraal, Lurks, Fades, Halfmen, or Ringwraiths (Whoops, wrong series!). These spine-chilling, slithery monster-men are my favorite Wheel of Time minions.

 

...Or should I say "mini-ons?"

 

 

1. Chibi Myrddraal by John Michael Emanuel Harfouche (Jonmkl):

 

This daunting beastie sends soldiers running with a single toss of his carefully arranged emo hairstyle.

 

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2. Myrddraal in Tree by Heather Soiferman:

 

Even Myrddraal need downtime sometimes. I mean, it's not like they're going to cook the soldier stew themselves. That's what trollocs are for.

 

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3. Myrddraal Fella by swidhalm:

 

Apparently the deviantArt mascot (Fella) is a fan of The Wheel of Time. He'd better be, since I'm always featuring work from his site!

 

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4. Myrddraal by firheruwen:

 

Nothing says "sinister" like Sculpey®!

 

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5. Myrddraal by hmuraS:

 

This Australian fan artist's playful style is pitch-perfect, as always.

 

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Okay, I'm not one to usually criticize art and perspective, but these are horrid renditions....*cringe*

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These are good in their own field, but I would have enjoyed serious pictures more.

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The last one in particular is amusing, and all of them are great, but I agree that I'd kind of like to see some less comical impressions of Halfmen.

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I agree with you all. I was going to do a week of serious images and a week of silly ones, but I ran out of time to dig for several really good serious ones (yay for final exams ...). For some reason, I had all of these on my computer already ...

There will be a follow-up with some properly scary Halfmen, I promise! (maybe not next week, though ... there may be something else in the works ...)

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I agree with you all. I was going to do a week of serious images and a week of silly ones, but I ran out of time to dig for several really good serious ones (yay for final exams ...). For some reason, I had all of these on my computer already ...

There will be a follow-up with some properly scary Halfmen, I promise! (maybe not next week, though ... there may be something else in the works ...)

 

* add some scary-serious music here*

 

I'm waiting.

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I like it! We all already have our scary images. I think it is really cool to see someone having fun with these. Instead of picking the serious ones apart with "oh, it should look like this..."etc. Awesome pics.

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