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!
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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