Game Of Thrones
Game Of Thrones
Game Of Thrones is the biggest T.V. show ever and I cannot deny that I am one of its biggest fans. I had been watching the show for a long time and had talked with my wife several times in regards to creating my own piece of artwork related to the T.V. show. I wanted to draw a piece with several characters on there, and almost in the style of the one of the Marvel movie posters that you see for the likes of ‘The Avengers’. I also wanted a “showpiece” to take with me to exhibitions and shows as I was just starting to branch out into Comic-Con events and wanted to have something to grab people’s attention. I was also mindful of having something which could possibly be made into a limited edition print for people to purchase at some point in the future.
This drawing took me 250 hours to complete in total. 15 hours (yes 15 hours) of the drawing was spent completely re-drawing Daenerys’ head. The reason for this, is that I spent one evening on the picture drawing until an ungodly hour, to the point where I really should have gone to bed. And did not! This led me to making some silly errors under fatigue and believe me, it is a lesson I have learned from! The technique I used throughout this drawing was one borrowed from Leonardo Da Vinci, known as “Sfumato” or “Smoke” as the Italian renaissance masters referred to it. This is where colours or tones are blended in such a manner, that they melt into each other imperceptibly. This is very important to me to allow flesh to look realistic when being drawn. I was originally only going to have 3 characters in the drawing, namely Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen and The Night King. I was going to have the “The wall” from the show, behind the three heads, dramatically stretching off into the distance with some of the crows flying above it. It was only when my wife suggested I had room for two more heads on there that I thought this would probably look better in the long run, as it would fill the page much better. I then decided on adding Tyrion and Cersei Lannister to the drawing, as two sides of the same coin. I had the Night King as the biggest and most dominant head on the drawing, as he is my favourite character in any T.V. show. Not one line is spoken by him on the show, and yet conveyed more presence in one look, than any of the other characters. With this in mind I picked a still of him which conveyed just that. I think personally that this is his most iconic moment from the series.