Here's is my cover for Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time eBook release. I worked on The Great Hunt, the second book in the series. It was both a honor and a pleasure to be included in this project. I have been a reading WoT since the seventh grade, and being able to a cover for a book in the series is something I never even dreamed of. Thanks again for Irene for getting me involved with this project.

Here's a couple different pics. The final cover and the initial sketch.



You can find out more over on Irene's blog and the full article with some more process shots over at the Tor website.

The Art Department
Article on Tor.com

16 comments:

Hunter says:
at: November 10, 2009 at 12:31 PM said...

Beautiful cover man. I'm really excited for this series.

I'm getting a hold of the audiobooks so I can essentially read them and paint at the same time!

0point says:
at: November 10, 2009 at 1:31 PM said...

This is the kind of style I've always thought of when reading the books. Your vision is perfection and the execution is even better!

Jeffrey Lai says:
at: November 10, 2009 at 1:43 PM said...

very cool seeing your process!
the final pic turned out great!
I esp like the composition

Manoj a menon says:
at: November 11, 2009 at 1:36 AM said...

whwew..what an energy and cool lightings too..
i would really love to watch a tut of yours acn you post a wip stage of your work.. amazing..
wanna attend your workshops but im from india,

manu

noisefromfuture.blogspot.com

my blog..some works in it ..

Mihai (Dark Wolf) says:
at: November 11, 2009 at 4:22 AM said...

Great work, Kekai, as always. And it captures very well the atmosphere of the novel.

Luca says:
at: November 11, 2009 at 5:41 AM said...

Kekai this is truly great, and what makes it more cool is the step by step, which you already know how much I appreciate. The composition is truly beautiful.

Well done for the "forever" painting, it's so cool to see how you started that 2 months ago and how you ended.

outstanding art...

Rayford says:
at: November 11, 2009 at 6:17 AM said...

Very cool. I think you'd have made Robert Jordan proud:)

P.J. Magalhães says:
at: November 11, 2009 at 1:10 PM said...

Awesome. Finally those guys actually look like the Trollocs that they are supposed to be. That hautingly familiar human sense to their faces that are full of beast! :D Brilliant.

Johan says:
at: November 11, 2009 at 11:34 PM said...

As a great fan of these books, I have to praise you for some really awesome Trollocs. I wish you made the covers for the books I have now hehe (old hard cover editions).

PaoYunSoo says:
at: November 14, 2009 at 4:51 AM said...

awesome man, love the project you have been working on, thx for sharing !

Gabriele Pasqualino says:
at: November 16, 2009 at 11:20 PM said...

sick!

Valentina says:
at: November 17, 2009 at 2:04 AM said...

wicked Trollocs!
Just got into WoT and am pretty hooked. I'd love to see this on a print book too!

Dae says:
at: November 17, 2009 at 2:18 PM said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful, new Wheel of Time art. I can't wait to see more of your concepts for the series.

Narender Kundra says:
at: November 17, 2009 at 10:25 PM said...

>hi,
>great job,looking good concept arts.
>ilove your colours arts

>can you give me tips improving my concept art.

>see my blog.
>>Comment are wellcome.
>http://artofnaren.blogspot.com/

C.R. MacTernan says:
at: November 22, 2009 at 10:28 AM said...

Hey dude...killin' it as always! Great to see you rising up so fast man. Can't wait to see what you create in the near future. It will no doubt make me want to quit this career and go into dental assisting, but s'cool I 'spose. *shrug 'n tear* Go Go GO!!

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at: August 11, 2010 at 7:18 PM said...

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