Aren (Brom's Ring) - Print



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  • Handmade
  • Materials: archival paper, archival ink, Baryta

  • Height: 13.5 inches
  • Width: 6.5 inches

Welcome, Friends!

I’m delighted to offer these signed prints of Aren. After the first limited edition run of giclées ran out last year, many of you wrote to request I make more available . . . so, your wish is my command! These prints are bigger than the prior batch and are not part of a limited, numbered run.

This illustration of Aren is one I produced for the Deluxe Edition of Eldest. The piece shows the ring the elves gave Brom as recognition of his service and friendship to their kind, and which Brom subsequently gave to Eragon. Carved onto the face of the gem is the glyph for yawë—a word in the ancient language that means, a bond of trust. It’s the same glyph the elf Arya has tattooed on her shoulder.

I actually used an old family ring as the basis for the image, which seemed fitting. Although I’d been drawing for years, it was with this piece that I had a real breakthrough in my art. Instead of thinking with lines, I started thinking with panes of light and shadow, much like you would while painting. In a sense, that’s exactly what I did: I painted Brom’s ring, just with a pencil, not a brush. Because of that experience (and because I also think it’s a really cool image), Aren remains one of my favorite pieces.

In order to bring you the finest possible reproduction of the original art, my team and I spent several months searching for the best combination of inks and papers. I think you’ll agree our time was well spent; the final result is a truly gorgeous print.

Some relevant stats about the giclées:

Paper: Baryta, semi-glossy, archival
Size: 13.5” x 6.5” (including white border)
Signed: Yes, I sign each one individually with a silver pen

Thank you again for your support and . . .

May your swords stay sharp!

Christopher Paolini

p.s. If you would like to see more reproductions of my art from the Inheritance Cycle, just let me know on Twitter and Facebook.

p.p.s Due to schedule constraints, I'm unable to personalize prints at this time.


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Orial Nov 2, 2019

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Was very excited when the note arrived from the post office saying I had a parcel to pick up - even though there was a customs charge. (Ha, ha). The print is absolutely beautiful and I am thoroughly pleased with it. Bought a frame and mount today and it now holds centre pride of place on my bookshelf. It arrived quickly and was very well packaged. Money well spent and I will probably order another one in the near future.

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conejitaweiss28 Feb 21, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely gorgeous print! I cannot believe how quickly this was shipped! Thank you so much, and the fact that you were able to personalize it (for free!) meant so much to my cousin. He was over the moon. Thanks again!

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kissy1985 Dec 11, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Love the picture! The yawe is the symbol from the Inheritance cycle has the most value for me as trust is an issue that I struggle with. Luckely the elves can help me with that 😊

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Elena Barnhart Dec 26, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Amazing print! Fantastic job with packaging so it arrived in perfect condition. My daughter absolutely loves it! Just a heads up that it's a weird size, so a frame has to be custom made...

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