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Game of Thrones by Asidpk Game of Thrones by Asidpk
They are two things I was trying to achieve with this painting, the first is trying to paint in a similar style of ingres mixed with other influences. Second trying to depict a scene in showing Sansa being completley vulnerable,fragile,upset and controlled and used by the hands of murderers and liars. She is not my favorite character in the book but I just feel so damn bad for her because of the things she goes through. Specifically the scene is from the 3rd book A Storm of Swords, after the wedding of Sansa and Tyrion and drinking cups of wine Tyrion tells Sansa that he has to do his "Duty" and consummate the marriage..... and this is what he will see that will ultimatley make his decision. Im not going to spoil what he does do just read all the books oh god there so good!

I did use a reference but did alterations and also covered her up by adding the blanket because I wanted the scene to seem elegant and not be a pervert since Sansa is only a teen the original ref is completely nude.

Done in Corel Painter

Stages of the painting can be seen here

my gallery if you like this kind of stuff

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Soju-Entertainment Mar 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
beautiful painting! but.. is her arm supposed to be that skinny?
radioactiveroach Feb 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I'd say you not only capture the likeness but the age (the assumed age any way) and the mood of the scene.
blazi76 Feb 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Very cool pose and expression. Great work, really :D
PVproject Feb 17, 2014   Digital Artist
I can feel some distress.
Really stunning piece.
Ross-86 Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
dropkicktyphoon Feb 9, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really love this.  It's a more traditional pose, but I think it really works well for Sansa.
For me, the expression on her face is what makes this perfect.

I didn't even notice the bloody hands at first.  I think that if you want it to look more realistic, adding some shine and contrast to the blood itself would work.  But it also seems fine to me as it is, just stylized.
romanceofcrime Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Her fingertips and nails really stand out to me for some reason. The blood dripping from the hands could use some work, though.
black-wolf-devil Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I totally agree. Everything is great except the bloody hands and the red attracts attention towards them.
Beautiful composition, shading and toning.
Sven-Erik Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning art piece, such detail and emotion in it! :salute:
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