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Fan Art Friday: Nynaeve al'Meara


Posted by jenniferl on May 13 2011 03:00 AM under in Fan Art Friday
This week on Fan Art Friday, we're looking at Nynaeve al'Meara, one of the main characters of the Wheel of Time series. Nynaeve is a powerful channeler, who grows from ill tempered village Wisdom to ill tempered Aes Sedai and all around bad ass. Nynaeve's character arc is one of the most interesting to me. It ranges from romantic, to funny, to dramatic with everything in between.

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RoseMuse agrees with me, looking at her "Stages of Nynaeve". Look at all that stuff she does. For awhile, I was convinced that Nynaeve was the female lead of the series, not Egwene. I still think you can make at an argument for her. Egwene might get to be Amyrlin, but Nynaeve was going toe to toe single handedly back when Egwene was still playing Wise Ones' apprentice.

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One of Nynaeve's defining physical characteristics is her braid. Not just a fashion statement, the braid is also a barometer of her moods. She tugs it when she's annoyed, and deliberately sets it aside when she's trying to project an aura of calm. This piece is by vild.


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This is another really nice version of Nynaeve by RainfeatherPearl. Like many Aes Sedai, Nynaeve tends to wear her Ajah color (yellow). But she also favors colors like green, blue and white since those her husband's favorite colors.

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Oooh! Check out this great Nynaeve miniture by laundryhamper! I'd love to see a "making of" to go with it. I'm not terribly crafty myself, but I love seeing how folks put together things.

And that's all I've got this week. See you next week!
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Posted by jenniferl on May 13 2011 03:00 AM under in Fan Art Friday

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Thanks as always for these!
REALLY REALLY REALLY liking the Fan Art column! Please keep it up. It probably encourages more people to try their hand at making some fan art of their own, which is a good thing.
i love the 30's feel of vild's painting.
Rose Muse is spectacular. Also, how do you guys pronounce Nynaeve? I always said it "NEEH-neh-veigh" (neeh as in short ee, like NITpick) before learning it was NIGH-neev from Wikipedia. I still pronounce it my way though, this nighneev doesn't exist in my head!
I especially like Rose Muse's piece. I love how it captures the essence of each and every one of Nynaeve's stages. Loved all the fan art on my favourite female character - if only I could be as artistic!
I just don't understand the style of most of the WoT art on this website.

Did RJ watch a ton of Anime cartoons? Was that how would've wished us to imagine the characters?

Eh.
I'm really enjoying Rose Muse's work - thank you for sharing these!
please donot stop this column,i love it!
Er. "Ieatbabies," you do realize that this is 'Fan Art' so these are the impressions of WoT fans, not officially commissioned art by RJ? I would hazard a guess that almost all of this fan artwork was done by people who are not professionals or even fully trained artists.

I for one, love the myriad ways that RJ has touched fans around the world to express their creativity.
Anyhooo

Some of my favorite Nynaeves:

This lovely, almost Japanese-minimal version by fee-absinthe. Here's another sylized one. They are both so pretty.

I love the costume and flow of this dynamic Nynaeve by Ellyka.

The wonderfully named PurpleFriiday (sic) seems to have a thing for Wot Costume, and provides this fun version of Nynaeve. I just wish her scans were of better quality. Here;s another with a formally attired Nynaeve.

and I think that Rich Boye totally nailed it with this formal gown, and Nynaeve all gussied up for an audience with Tylin in this picture. He even remembered that she put "yellow opal" broaches in her braid!
errr...

"The wonderfully named PurpleFriiday (sic) seems to have a thing for Wot Costume, and provides this fun version of Nynaeve. I just wish her scans were of better quality. Here;s another with a formally attired Nynaeve."

Here's the fun version.


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