Original art that Michael Whelan produced during the making of A MEMORY OF LIGHT is now available in our shop. We will likely be adding more concepts so make sure to check back!Continue Reading
One of the great pleasures of listening to The Wheel of Time in audiobook format is the outstanding narration of Michael Kramer and Kate Reading. The husband and wife team have voiced all of the books in the series, most recently A MEMORY OF LIGHT.Continue Reading
My approach to A MEMORY OF LIGHT was dictated by unfamiliarity with the series. Not having read The Wheel of Time books, I focused on the scene provided and the characters therein while also keeping in mind that this book was the culmination of many years of reading for devoted fans.
It seemed best to start with the focus of the painting: Rand himself.
My initial sketches explored the pose he might adopt as he entered the dark confines of the cave. I attached light sticks to a wooden bokken and descended a flight of stairs with the lights off, trying to get a feel for how he would be holding the sword to light his way into darkness. (Since early in my career, I’ve found a kinesthetic sense of the figure’s pose is helpful before attempting to recreate it in it’s variations.)Continue Reading
What Lies Beyond: A Panel Discussion on SFF Illustration
Mutant Hunter: The Slicks by Stephen R. Cox is free to download on Amazon.com today (Jan. 16th) and tomorrow. This post apocalyptic series features cover art by Michael Whelan.Continue Reading
Last week, we released the print for A MEMORY OF LIGHT which is signed by Michael Whelan and Brandon Sanderson. This week, we will be unveiling a “making of” gallery featuring concept art from Michael Whelan’s cover for book 14 in Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time.
Along with the gallery, we will be offering original Michael Whelan art (several sketches and studies from AMOL) for sale in our shop. Michael is the only artist other than the late Darrell Sweet to illustrate a book cover (not ebook) for this epic series, making this a one of a kind opportunity to own art from a series that has over 40 million books in print.Continue Reading