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May 9 2012 1:00pm

Download Free Michael Whelan Wallpaper from A Memory of Light

A Memory of Light cover by Michael Whelan

Look at that Michael Whelan cover for A Memory of Light. Epic, isn’t it? So epic that it should be on your desktop computer, your phone, or mobile pad-esque device. Agreed? Good.

Now that we’re all in agreement, let’s download some free Memory of Light Michael Whelan wallpaper! We’ve got two versions for you, the art alone and the art with the title and authors.

 

The cover with the title and authors:

2560 x 1600 - for 30-inch behemoths
1920 x 1200
1920 x 1280 - 1080p
1600 x 1200 - Non-widescreen monitors
1680 x 1050 - WSXGA
1440 x 900
1280 x 800
1024 x 768 - XGA
1024 x 600 - for netbooks like the Asus EeePC
960 x 640 - iPhone 4
800 x 600 - SVGA
640 x 960
480 x 320 - iPhone 3 or older/HVGA (horizontal)
320 x 480 - iPhone 3 or older/HVGA (vertical)

 

The cover with just the Michael Whelan art itself:

2560 x 1600 - for 30-inch behemoths
1920 x 1200
1920 x 1280 - 1080p
1600 x 1200 - Non-widescreen monitors
1680 x 1050 - WSXGA
1440 x 900
1280 x 800
1024 x 768 - XGA
1024 x 600 - for netbooks like the Asus EeePC
960 x 640 - iPhone 4
800 x 600 - SVGA
640 x 960
480 x 320 - iPhone 3 or older/HVGA (horizontal)
320 x 480 - iPhone 3 or older/HVGA (vertical)

 

More ebooks wallpapers and Tor.com’s Year of the Dragon and A Memory of Light coverage can be found collected here.

38 comments
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2. chosen
Ok on my gigantic monitor Nynaeve's Kisain is clearly visible, as well as Moiraine's blue gem. But it also kind of looks like she is about to flip Rand or the DO the bird.
chosen
3. mzVioletTwilight
Definitely Nyn and Moiraine!
chosen
5. yocxl
Can we get wallpapers for the Darrell Sweet concept please?
hojo hojo1
8. materiacollector
I second the comment by @yocxl
I would very much want a high resolution wallpaper of Darrell K. Sweet's concept painting. It's so beautiful it deserves it!
Theresa Gray
9. Terez27
My desktop background already rotates between both. Are we that technologically deficient? :p Both covers are beautiful.
Daniel Smith
11. Smittyphi
I want to know what the circle is in the bottom left hand portion of the picture is, right below Moiraine.
Theresa Gray
12. Terez27
Ahh, I get it now. Apparenly I am the technologically deficient one. Much nicer.
chosen
13. Plan R
@11 I saw that to and thought is was an M, maybe Michael Whelan's mark. But on closer inspection I am not so sure.
Irene Gallo
14. Irene
11, 13:
That is Whelan's signature. It's a M and W, oevrlapped. You can see it top-center here: http://www.glassonion.com/catalog/home.php
Sean Calhoun
15. Musicspren
@11 and 13: I hadn't noticed it until you mentioned it, but I'm pretty sure that's Whelan's mark. Compare to the mark on his site.
chosen
17. Kappi
You can make out a blood stain on Rand's inner shirt on one side.
Nadine L.
18. travyl
Thank you so much for giving that to us.
Sanctume Spiritstone
19. Sanctume
Is that Calandor he's holding?

Is that an eclipse too?
chosen
20. yocxl
@Terez - I previously had Sweet's cover as my background. But if we've gotten a high-rez version of the Sweet one, I missed it.

And multiple sizes would be nice for the lazy and for those who don't have Photoshop. :P
j p
21. sps49
Awwwww yeeeaaah.

And I like the Dragonbelt.

Now I have to look up which side the unHealable wound is on.
chosen
22. rea
What on earth is he doing with that sword? Looks like he's about to drop it--hope he doesn't get cut . . .
chosen
23. Nicholas.
Amazing! Looks even better in high def. Nice spot Kappi, that's a great detail in the painting.

I also third yocxl's request for a high def version of Mr. Sweet's; love to have that as well!
chosen
24. MauricXe
looks like Moiriane and Alivia
very nice
chosen
25. jensketch
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
chosen
26. JAGugg
Looks to me like he's shading his eyes against something bright. The source of light in the image is coming from the viewer's perspective...perhaps he's just coming upon the lake of fire in the Pit of Doom?
chosen
27. Vandread
Why are the 1080 p images 1920x1280? They should be 1920x1080...
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28. Jhon
The cover is awesome. However, I don't get the Shayol Ghul feel at all. It seems like they are having some spelunking time. It could it be that Rand's jediness somehow overwhelmed the Blight in this moment but I would have like me some roiling dark clouds and blasting lightining in the background (with the eclipse) where we can just glimpse the impending DOOM should our three Supers fail.
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29. Eskil
I am missing the 2560x1440 resolution (Apple 27") if one is allowed to make a wish.. =)
Thomas Keith
30. insectoid
I concur with Vandread; the "1080p" images are the wrong resolution.

Bzzz™.
chosen
31. Margie Blackburn
SWEET! Thank you SOOOO much!
Adam Bodestyne
34. thanners
clytemnestra215 @33: Well, she'd lost most of her braid during her test. Presumably she thought it was just too short to be worth keeping in a braid after that.

edit: Wasn't sure whether spoilers for the ToM would be a big deal or not, but thought better to be safe than sorry..
Isaac Hooke
35. isaachooke
Michael Whelan has done it again! This cover is just awesome!
chosen
36. Milliway
1080p is 1920*1080, not 1280 kickass painting but that resolution doesn't fit on a 1080p monitor :/
chosen
38. Boradan
@ Zarquann
Sorry, but this cover is pretty rubbish. Rand is Monstrously out of proportion. You can see from his left leg that he is wearing mid-thigh length boots. Now look at his right leg. If the top of the boots is mid-thigh, then his thigh is about 5ft long. Also the way the body is twisted (from the lines of his shirt and the fact that we cant see his left shoulder) makes it seem like his body has been folded vertically . Pretty poor rendition of the human figure.
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39. Quinnalt
Another excellent rendering by Whelan. Thanks for the wallpaper :D

To "Boradan"- Rand's anatomy is just fine...
He is standing in a climbing pose with one foot higher than the other, and also in front of his body while the other is behind him. His torso is twisted to his left side and leaning slightly forward.
I think you commented on the wrong thread or need to rub the crud out of your eyes.
chosen
41. kari al'Thor
This is an amazing painting! It's an amazing end to a huge series. I love how you can clearly see Nynaeve's ki'sain and Moiraine's jewelry! Thanks for the wallpaper! :)

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