Trying to do more digital painting. Just a little take on LORD BERIC DONDARRION. He’s a little bit of what he’s described as in the book and a little bit of what I’ve seen from the clips for season three of A GAME OF THRONES. The idea of a flaming sword fight gets me all kinds of excited for this season.
The one page Red Viper vs The Mountain comic is probably the piece I get messaged about the most. It’s listed as page 1 of 3 and folks understandably want to know when the next 2 are going to be posted. After some thought I’ve decided to start over and make it 6 pages as the scene is pretty long and there are moments I don’t want to miss. My goal is to get there by the spring of 2013 if the gods be good.
In the meantime I’ve done this teaser/promo as a sort of a fundraiser. I’ve got prints (8.5″x17″) for sale through my ETSY shop. My hope is to sell a few of these so I can tank a few freelance jobs and focus on this short and get it posted for the ASOIAF community over at reddit.
Big thanks to all the folks who dropped me a line and let me know they wanted to see more!
In my rare spare time I’ve been screwing with adapting the page and a half from George R. R. Martin’s A Game Of Thrones that deals with a mysterious aspect of Eddard’s past and possible hints at the parentage of his bastard, Jon Snow. The scene depicts Ned and seven of his bannermen riding out to the Tower of Joy in the Red Mountains of Dorne to rescue his sister Lyanna. Between Ned and his goal are the three remaining members of King Aerys II’s Kingsguard. These three knights are the stuff of legends in Westeros. I like to think that despite Eddard’s previous victories he is scared shitless to face three of the fiercest Knights in the kingdom. He’s idolized these knights since he was a boy and here they stand ready to go down sword in hand rather than bend the knee.
It’s a beautiful scene with a touch of poetry in the exchange. Like I said I’ve wanted to draw this scene for a long time. I work on it when I can, but I had to take this panel to a finish just to see how it plays. Drawing a young Eddard with Ice on his back was too much fun. I’ll be working it out as my schedule allows. Stay tuned.