Friday, November 13, 2009

Dracarys

Warning: A Storm of SPOILERS below!!

From A Storm of Swords, by George R. R. Martin:

“You are in difficulty,” she observed.

“He will not come,” Kraznys said.

“There is a reason. A dragon is no slave.” And Dany swept the lash down as hard as she could across the slaver’s face. Kraznys screamed and staggered back, the blood running red down his cheeks into his perfumed beard. The harpy’s fingers had torn his features half to pieces with one slash, but she did not pause to contemplate the ruin.

“Drogon,” she sang out loudly, sweetly, all her fear forgotten. “Dracarys.”

The black dragon spread his wings and roared. A lance of swirling dark flame took Kraznys full in the face. His eyes melted and ran down his cheeks, and the oil in his hair and beard burst so fiercely into fire that for an instant the slaver wore a burning crown twice as tall as his head. The sudden stench of charred meat overwhelmed even his perfume, and his wail seemed to drown all other sound.

Then the Plaza of Punishment blew apart into blood and chaos.

The Good Masters were shrieking, stumbling, shoving one another aside and tripping over the fringes of their tokars in their haste. Drogon flew almost lazily at Kraznys, black wings beating. As he gave the slaver another taste of fire, Irri and Jhiqui unchained Viserion and Rhaegal, and suddenly there were three dragons in the air.

When Dany turned to look, a third of Astapor’s proud demon-horned warriors were fighting to stay atop their terrified mounts, and another third were fleeing in a bright blaze of shiny copper. One man kept his saddle long enough to draw a sword, but Jhogo’s whip coiled about his neck and cut off his shout. Another lost a hand to Rakharo’s arakh and rode off reeling and spurting blood. Aggo sat calmly notching arrows to his bowstring and sending them at tokars. Silver, gold, or plain, he cared nothing for the fringe. Strong Belwas had his arakh out as well, and he spun it as he charged.

“Spears!” Dany heard one Astapori shout. It was Grazdan, old Grazdan in his tokar heavy with pearls. “Unsul-lied! Defend us, stop them, defend your masters! Spears! Swords!”

When Aggo put an arrow through his mouth, the slaves holding his sedan chair broke and ran, dumping him unceremoniously on the ground. The old man crawled to the first rank of eunuchs, his blood pooling on the bricks.

The Unsullied did not so much as look down to watch him die. Rank on rank on rank, they stood. And did not move.

The gods have heard my prayer. “Unsullied!” Dany galloped before them, her silver-gold braid flying behind her, her bell chiming with every stride. “Slay the Good Masters, slay the soldiers, slay every man who wears a tokar or holds a whip, but harm no child under twelve, and strike the chains off every slave you see.” She raised the harpy’s fingers in the air…and then she flung the scourge aside.

“Freedom!” she sang out. “Dracarys! Dracarys!”

“Dracarys!” they shouted back, the sweetest word she’d ever heard. “Dracarys! Dracarys!” And all around them slavers ran and sobbed and begged and died, and the dusty air was filled with spears and fire.

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So... first post for me here! And it's the biggest. Painting. I've. Ever. Done. Wow.

I worked on this regularly from June to October. I started it the very day I first heard about this art book! If there's time left, I might do some additional (and smaller) paintings!

I saved versions of it as I worked on it to compile a wip log: http://majoh.deviantart.com/art/Dracarys-Progression-141345294 I think it's pretty neat to see where it started and where it ultimately went.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

A Clash of Kings



Shea - didnt like how the last one came out so I did a repaint.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A Clash of Kings


-Spoiler-
Hodor / Bran

Thursday, July 23, 2009

A Game of Thrones

Katlin - rendered it a bit different :)

A Clash of Kings

*SPOILER WARNING* Sansa after Ned gets executed.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

A Game of Thrones

Okay tried to fix his shoulder/buttcheek. Lol.
Aggo, one of Khal Drogo's blood riders. This is a first color pass ;o)

A Game of Thrones

Varies - Updated

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A Game of Thrones

A Dothraki horse. ;o) I will post the rider soon, haha.

Monday, July 20, 2009

A Game Of Thrones

Castle Black - *edited.

Friday, July 17, 2009

A Game of Thrones


Casterly Rock

A Game of Thrones


It's Drogo.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

A Feast for Crows

Paintover of Christine's Arya.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Friday, July 3, 2009

A Clash of Kings

Shea - "My giant of Lanister."

Thursday, July 2, 2009

A Game of Thrones


Sandor Clegane's helmet. I don't know why, but this item has always struck me as awesome. This is a rough study- the dog face (which I based off of a pitbull, so the face is broader than a typical canine face) forms the face guard, so it can slide up and down. Thats what the ghetto arrow is for, haha ;oD

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

A Game of Thrones

Castle Black - another sketch, not real happy with it but it gave me some ideas for the next one.

Monday, June 29, 2009

A Game of Thrones

Hey all sorry I haven't posted anything yet but everything is looking great so far! This is just a first sketch idea of Gregor Clegane. Probably will put stuff around him or work more on making him seem massive compared to your average person of course. Starting coloring now but welcome any feedback!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

A Game of Thrones



Here's some environmental thumbnails for the northern Godswood with the Heart Tree. I'd love to get some feedback as to composition, lighting, and color before I proceed.

Thanks!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

A Storm of Swords (maybe spoiler)

Arya - A little outside my comfort zone here with the grit and the darks.