Rickon ‘n Shaggydog

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Today’s prompt: “snow nomad and his shaggy dog”.
CLEARLY they meant I should do behbeh Rickon Stark and Shaggydog living the tough life on Skaagos. Since I missed yesterday because headache, I made it a bit nicer.

recent postings

 

Sansa disdain

paisley princess color

I’ve been working on a forever-project (alright, it’s for October) and I needed a break!  Quick bitch, please!Sansa sketch and an older traditional drawing recently colored in Photoshop.

serpentine steps

Heehee, I can’t help drawing them again. :) Sansa is running back to her room after her first meeting in the godswood with Dontos, and who should just happen to pop out of a hidden door…?

Characters © George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire and HBO’s Game of Thrones.

Alayne Stone dreams of Winterfell…

Alayne Stone never minds the winter chill, even if her maid does. She’s not feeling herself at the moment.  She’s dreaming of Winterfell, but how can that be?  She’s never been to Winterfell before! :)

The snow falling image used is not mine and can be found here, thanks to the lovely mimose-stock, though I doctored it up a lot.  Alayne Snow is a character that is copyright of George R.R. Martin and from his series A Song of Ice and Fire.

khaleesi and little bird

Dany in uber-happy Khaleesi form and my beloved Sansa. More coloring practice, except these aren’t old!!

Dany, Daenerys Targaryen, & Sansa Stark are copyright George RR Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire and HBO’s A Game of Thrones.

oh Florian!

 

 

Sansa praying in the godswood…someone is probably sneaking up on her with ill intentions. ;)

Actually, it was my intention to draw just that but I just used a tree branchy background, instead.

Picture found here: [link] (note: I tried to find the owner of this image to ask permission but did not see them posted…if this belongs to you please contact me!)

poor Jorah…

I had to draw this A Clash of Kings scene after weeks of hunky Iain Glen’s performances on A Game of Thrones.  I can literally see him burying his undying love painfully every time he’s about to speak to Dany.  It’s marvelous.

This, however, is book Jorah.  Jorah in his stocky, dark, hairy fineness.  Poor Jorah. As if to pour salt in his wounds, in the books Qartheen gowns left one breast exposed.  A man can only last so long.

Concept and characters © George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series and HBO’s A Game of Thrones.

asoiaf ladies

 

Left to right, top to bottom: Asha Greyjoy, Daenerys Targaryen, Ygritte, Margaery Tyrell, Meera Reed, Catelyn Tully, Brienne of Tarth, Melisandre of Asshai, Cersei Lannister, Arianne Martell

Characters belong to George RR Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire and HBO’s A Game of Thrones. I just love drawing them.

musing on fanart….

So, I haven’t been using this blog quite as often as before, apologies, but I’m still working quite a bit!  :)

I had a recent reevaluation of the meaning of fanart, after becoming obsessed with HBO’s A Game of Thrones, and then reading and RE-reading the entire ASOIAF series.  No, really…I’m on book five again, about a third through.  Completely off topic, A Dance with Dragons is so much more enjoyable the second time around, for those who felt it wasn’t quite up to their expectations.  I spent a lot of the first read being confused about which Reznak was which, and keeping Yunkai’i commanders and sellsword captains straight.  Not so now!  You realize there aren’t quite so many of them as previously thought.

Anyway, back on track here.  After really seeing how much incredible artwork the series has inspired, I decided to join in the fun.  Fanart, fanfic…it has a scary connotation, right?  It brings poorly written, alt endings to the Twilight saga to mind, or something.  But in reality, getting your art skills up by messing around with fanarts is a great way to practice interpreting client requests, since it starts your work out with a specific set of parameters.  And who hasn’t noticed the artbooks that are often the result of cult media?  With the right attention, suddenly fanart becomes licensed art!

This may have some slight spoilage if you are still on book one or only watching the tv show, FYI.  But little can really be gleaned from the image as to what all is going on (ie, no one is getting their head chopped off in this pic).

 

Leaving some extra space for you to decide, if you’re reading…

 

Here’s the link on my deviantART too:
http://courtneytrowbridge.deviantart.com/#/d4cgy0q\