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just a quick one really,

Part of the climax to book three in the Wheel of Time, where Matrim is making his way across the roof tops of Tear, and as a thought, he remembers the fireworks throwing him off balance at one point (see bundle strapped to back), i thought the whole scene here was amusing, especially when the Aiel turned up :D

(i loved the way they all came together in the same place at the end, very clever :) )

p.s. yes i have spent the last few days aging the characters, so now they should look 20/21 (as where i am in the series) and not 15\16... it was beginning to bother me
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joshuarmour15 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Poor mat, treated like a child caught stealing pie when he saves the Aes Sedai.
Ozraevun Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Student Artist
Mat'll never get older than 13 we all know that ;)
robchristianson Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Wonderful. Mat in all his "glory" ;)
Tornadominds Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012

"When climbing, you must become one with the wall... or you will soon become one with the ground."
Heavens-Earth Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
It may have been mentioned, but when they left the Two River's, they were about 18. In Tower's of Midnight, Rand, Mat, and Perrin are about 20-21 years old. Egwene was about 16 when she left the Two Rivers, she is now 18. Elayne is the same age as Egwene. Nynaeve and Min are about 27 in The Eye of the World, now they are probably quite close to 30.

Don't know if that helps.

Awesome picture, btw. : )
Feriwan Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
Man, I'm at book 8 now, and all I can remember of this part is that they captured the Stone.
Nothing else, no details.

Oh yeah, and Moiraine used baelfire, right?
These books are long... (not that that's bad)
FogWolfe Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
I love this! When reading the book, I can imagine Mat looking like this if he's about to fall off the roof. He's just so like that!
Gaaraxluvr Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
lol. this is hilarious. his face kind of looks like Aang's from Avatar the last Airbender.
kalitarq Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
AMAZING WORK love the way you made the hands and the expression on his face...indeed priceless you are the only one that can make Mat look so real great job:)
ConH Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
Draw more WoT town scenes please! :D
johnplaystuba Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
YES! This is one of my favorite parts in The Dragon Reborn! YES! AWESOME. Nobody does enough fanart of these stories!!!
Maiden-of-The-Spear Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
Amaazing. His expression is perfect ^__^
Ravenwings08 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
Oh god. I LOVE the expression there. XD
BishiLover16 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your WoT work, but I've got to stop reading the descriptions! XD I've only finished book 2
Tet64 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Professional Writer
lol, why am I reminded of Guybrush Threepwood?
Anyway good stuff.
guilleum2 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
xD Ahahah I loved that part.
MeanCheen Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love Robert Jordan for his ability to make it all 'come together' and for his humor. This is a great example of the latter right before the former occurrs! Fantastic stuff!
Zombiehugger Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
I don't usually actually laugh out loud, but this picture got me. Great work.
Darkaiz Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I instantly knew it was Matrim and where it was supposed to be xD
Great image =)
greenevans Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
i love when him and julan (sp?) are fighting in the stone against the high lords. mat and julan's interaction is great in the series

love this
dennykoo Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that is very very cool!
joelieastell Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
You obviously love drawing Mat...It shows... He can be a fun character to read ...also bitter... Love the movement :)
Fenric25 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
Could have sworn I've seen this one before on it then, love it now! Your WOT stuff is wonderful-some of the best I've seen. Your Harry Potter stuff's quite good, too. This one is now a favorite (I've got a few WOT profiles myself, BTW, but nowhere as near as good as this-they're done with MS paint.) Anyway, keep up the good work-love it!
MitsukiRina Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009
Y'know... I feel sorry for Mat... A lot!
Anxa-Rose Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009
XD Ahahaha I loved that scene, especially since not short after that he looks up at one of the towers and comments on the crazy person scaling up the side of the main vertical tower who ends up being Rand. XD
masterwin Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
Yeah very nice Art of the city and Mat's Emotions :P
ZeroSen2 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2008
never heard of these books, but I like the guys expression!
Yunyin Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008   Digital Artist
I love the action in this piece, and the perspective in the design!
PeppermintAddict Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008  Student General Artist
I haven't gotten to this book, but I like the series! Really great illustration. :)
Lisashade Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008
perfect perspective, it makes the piece very expressive and dynamic.
mmmm i love your work C:
none4ROMiR Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Excellent work! I love everything about this, the motion and the emotion, awesome!
titam Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008
I love the expression and the movment. Very effective and dynamic picture. I love it :D
toerning Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2008
i'm literally drooling over the way you did his arms wheeling...
...*is stunned*
PadfootBlack Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008
...So... this is my second or third time coming across this picture... and I still love it D:... so... I actually favorited it this time. *laughs* Hohoho... why not the first or second time?

... I have no idea.

I LOVE the perspective and the movement... and the... everything. This is so well done D:!!! AND I ADORE HIS EXPRESSION. WA. But looking through your gallery and seeing more of these characters... now I REALLY want to read these books... ! You're brain washing people, I hope you know.

...I dunno if you mentioned who wrote these books or not (if you did... I apologize) but I'd like to know so that I may find these books and read them. *laughs*
Phantom-Jaselin Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Lol, you did great, Mat looks perfect here. And I love the cityscape below him, must of been hard to draw.
Explosiions Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008
The expression on his face is perfect. No other word for it.
lurkon Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
I'm currently re-re-re-reading (or something) the series, and I just recently read that part. This is so awesome!
Fearless-Dead Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
I love how you portrayed Mat. it's just so... perfect!
CatherinedeSilver Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm going to have to read those books.
rosesmusings Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2007   Digital Artist
Brilliant stuff - I absolutely love WoT!
You totally captured the scene. Jeez, if Mat had stayed in the Two Rivers, I think he might have been a total pyro... I love it when Thom flips out when he figures out what Mat is planning to do with the fireworks...
DuMerle Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007
Mat! Like how you've aged him (although I loved the others pics too). And that truly is a great lol!Mat moment (although his Indiana Jones style rescue of Aludra is my fave in that book).

Nice one!
Shonk-ness Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007
Love the expression :D
xD All that almost-falling, and for 3 ungrateful chits.
Ellygator Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
You really captured the sense of "OHNOOOO!" just before a fall...
Jade-Magic Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007
wow. i love this so much. the background is fantastic, and the movement! love love love! the lighting is great, as is the expression! i could seriously look at this picture for hours!
minty-megalicious Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007   Writer
xD I really love his expression! It's perfect. I'm looking forward to reading the scene for myself. :D
SomePersons Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007
I love all your WoT fanart! I absolutely adore the books, and you so such a fantastic job of capturing the charaters! Keep up the FANTASTIC work! <3
Hathien603 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007
Gleeee~~ :heart: I knew when I saw the title that this would be a WoT peice!! :love: It's been a long while since I've read the earlier books (just got done with book 11 a few months ago *whew*) so I'm always trying to remember what happened earlier in the plot :XD: This was a great scene, wonderful work at depicting it :D They seem to meet together unexpectedly a lot :XD:

Oh on a different note~ did you know that the author of this series (Robert Jordan) died not too long ago? :( I found out a few weeks ago and it totally devistated me... because he was working on the 12th and final book, but others that he left his notes with think they'll be able to finish the series. I sure hope they can...
Cerberus-Sin Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007
OMG this is so good! I love your art! Awesome job! <333333333
cloudjubilee Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007
love the expression and the background, it's perfect

Never read the books, but your fanart is making me want to :D
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