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Game of Thrones by Self-Epidemic Game of Thrones by Self-Epidemic
Took about 5-6 hours. You can find a small tutorial here:
Game of Thrones tutorial by Self-Epidemic

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:iconlittleovertures:
Silent, stony, brave. Those three words stick out to mind as I gaze at this particular digital painting. First off, I love the texture you used in this piece. The fur, the metal on his armor, and his hair is amazing. One thing I don't quite like is the shadow over his eyes. It could've been done more effectively, but you did okay with that. All in all you did a great job with this. Beautiful lighting as well, I love the shadows and highlights. You really make this character feel alive. Brilliant work maestro. Beautiful, brilliant work. :) Have an awesome day.
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tfoure Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
You got some nice work in your gallery also. Like this, it's amazing. Like you said in tutorial, knowing when to stop is hard part, I usually end up overdoing every little detail Laughing This is good, not too much, not too little. Also colors are really realistic, something I've tried to work on... And apparently will have to keep on trying Determined Emote 
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Max-Santos Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing!
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Athena11310 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
nice job!
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LucasTsilva Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!
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Aya-Lunar Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014   Traditional Artist
Nicely done
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minsonbaba Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
lol wtf is wrong with his face
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Self-Epidemic Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I got the lighting a bit wrong, I'll go back into it one of these days :)
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HailDawn Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW! Only five to six hours???! The textures you have going in this really makes it that much more authentic I think! The fur and the metal and the leather, they all look so good and you can tell them apart really easily. 
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CaptainMisuzu Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just too much wonderful x3 I love the colors so much and the way you did shading this is more than amazing. The background is very nice like the rust is here.
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TheSaneInInsanity Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow it is soo realistic! I really thought it was a picture at first glance. Really well done and I love the colors and shadows in this picture. Overall you have really done it great!
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Rebel-Night Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
He is just a spectacular piece of art the attention of detail in all his features and gear shocked me into silence and made me appreciate this I would like to take the time to say that this is a beautiful piece of work that in-cooperates the anatomy of a picture and the human body while drawing the art viewer in from the subtle keys you use to draw them in as well as the beauty and attention to the artwork. It is a magnificent piece  of artwork and it certainly left me appreciating the time and effort you must of put into it  more and more as I looked at it. It was actually the first picture I ever saw of yours and caused me in the end to explore around and fall in love with your style! 
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Mor-en-Dra Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
#The face (and the light hitting it), the hair, the fur are really well done (maybe the right eye, Rob's left, should be just a little highter?). The constrast between those elements, with blurred lines and the clothes and armory more sharper, gives the contrast between soft and hard material. It's a great painting!
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UltimateGalaxia Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
#Beautiful work! Looks like a watercolour painting, especially with that background... your lighting's perfect as well, especially on the face. Looks very convincing. But as the critiquer below said, I do think the shadows below the eye could have been drawn better. As it is, it looks a bit like he's wearing a mask. :/ Other than that, I really like the detail you put in this piece, particularly in the armor and coat. Very well done. :D 4/5 Now, I've read A Game of Thrones already, but I can't seem to recall who this person is... really, every description in the book fits him, in my mind.. lol :XD:
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Self-Epidemic Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Eh, rob? I think
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Mistikfantasy Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It is stunning I love the palette color and the expression you gave him =)
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BrianJMurphy Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014   General Artist
Wow, incredible! Fantastic work and I love that you included a small tutorial :)
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GimpxD Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is dead cool! i don't watch game of thrones or anything so i'm not sure if it's a character or whatever but it's so good. :)  i like how you even took time with the background.
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rainbowtse Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
wow this is so detailed and realistic, I love the light source and how it is slightly above the head, leaving such sharp light and shadows on his face. really great!
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Falassion Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
This is freaking awesome. I love Game of Thrones, this looks like concept art from the show. Brill!
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DutchDefqon Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow! It is quite a sort of minimalistic style yet with so much details! The painting style on this looks like it could be a concept art out of game of thrones itself and the folds and leather patterns look stunning! Absolutely amazing! :clap: 
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Alberticorico Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
#wow you really made an excellent work, the details are simple great, the textures of the cloths are great, also excellent work about the lights and shadows, i think this is the most difficult buy did it great
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anathepup Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amaizing
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HoshinoDestiny Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Really amazing work, I love the way you painted it, the texture of the brushes you used makes it look like a traditional work :) The gradient of the background gives a very nice atmosphere, the highlights on his face, armor and weapons are amazing!
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monaspire Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Nice Art
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puddlefisher Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014   Digital Artist
Goodness, the technique employed for that fur is impeccable - not a single wasted stroke, it seems, and you make it look so easy. Easily my favorite part about the image, but the rest is equally as enticing. Good job!
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plazadelpirul Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
#wow this work looks pretty awesome, specially i like the small details i think this gives a more realistic and beautiful look, great work also in the shadows and lights and the global color also looks great
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Wildphoenix22 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
#The King in the North!! :D Really awesome work! The textures on the hair, and armor are fantastic. I like your painterly style.
Thanks for also including the tutorial. It's always awesome to see an artist's process! :)
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FrankandJoe3 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This was for an art class?? I'd love to be taking that class, myself. This is amazing. Although I don't watch Game of Thrones, I recognized it (from tumblr mostly) pretty quickly. Beautiful. 
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mjjj10 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014   Digital Artist
nice
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adamexe20a Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow!! simply a masterpiece!!
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Miamelly Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eh~ I want to help...

From what I see with the the photo you used the reference the main points I can point out are some on his face. So to better explain I will send you this: sta.sh/01h1tltsnwmx
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norvertiano Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
#wow this work looks really awesome, you have a very good style, the lights and shadows are created very good, the character has a very good proporcions and very good face expression too
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KatarzynaLawniczak Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
ohh  a light is so awesome on this work :D its reminding me old arts from Icewind Dale <3
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KianaNeal Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
This is really cool! I'd like to see some of the other characters, like Aria or Tyrion, too. This looks really nice. Great job! ^^

It's artists like you and others that have this level of skill that inspire me to keep practicing and work myself to get better. Thanks for that. :D

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Self-Epidemic Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Tyrion is the uncle right? Because I adore that character. I love arya I think her name is spelt, the stark girl. I hope she doesn't die!

Keep practicing then C: lets go kick butt!!
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KianaNeal Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
Yeah, He's the uncle. And I feel the same way about both characters. ^^ 
Have you read the books? I'm on the second one and I'm really impressed
with how close the show is with the books. And I think you're right with the 
spelling. :D

Definitely will do. I am currently working on drawing a gorgon character that
I've made. ^^ really excited with how it's coming out.w00t! 


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Dianamisu Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That armor actually looks like real! I just love it! I have no words to say...
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Self-Epidemic Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :tighthug:
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Dianamisu Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome~
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DarthCraftus Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
I love an artist who can make a painting look so real and yet still have that quality that only paintings have. The shadows and highlights, the textures, and the colors all fit together perfectly. 
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Self-Epidemic Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I hope I can slowly apply these techniques and what I have learnt to my imaginative pieces. Since this is what I am trying to strive for.
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azureXtwilight-rllz Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really love all the details that you put into it, also liking your choice of colors. Now, I don't watch games of thrones so I can't compare the similarities between the painting and the original, but it looks wonderful for my naked eye!
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Self-Epidemic Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I don't really watch the show, but I did use a reference image. I loved the armor and the design felt solid. It didn't feel weak or flimsy, or decorative. It felt like it was really there to protect his heart.
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CrazyOldDude Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The image that you drew is Amazing! I love the clothes that the Man is wearing, One word Perfect
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Self-Epidemic Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
THank you oldie C:
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moonlight-fox Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Lovely textures! Also wow it looks simple amazing!! I love his furr xD
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Self-Epidemic Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, if I can manage to produce work at this level without a reference I can die happy :3
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moonlight-fox Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I'm sure you can I looked at your gallery and saw all the practice you've been doing with tones and values!
I can feel the dedication and I kinda envy your will power a bit xD
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Self-Epidemic Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Some of the people in the class have done hundreds more pieces than me *sigh*

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moonlight-fox Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
That's okay If well always compare ourself to others we would only accumulate negatve energy unless we strive to even become more better!!!


Pfftt I'm talking like this but I'm doing way too many things that I can't even concentrate xD
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