With Game of Thrones not returning to our screens until early next year, I've taken it upon myself to try and satisfy your cravings for all thing Westeros until then.
First up on the agenda will be a series of fan art posts. There are some truly amazing artists out there, some self-taught, some not, but either way their art deserves to be seen and what you may otherwise miss, I intend to show you.
To ensure that this lasts relatively long enough to satisfy said cravings until next year, I shall attempt a post a week of Game of Thrones related awesomeness.
Today, we're going to begin with some stunning pieces of, Daenerys Stormborn, of House Targaryen. Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Chains, and Mother of Dragons. (that's a hot bloody mouthful ain't it? Get it, hot as in fire, bloody = blood, Targaryen's fir - oh forget it.)
Without further ado, let us begin:
This first piece is one of the most visually striking images I found, and is definitely one of my favourite. Unfortunately, try as I might, I couldn't find the artist behind the work, so I don't have any information on who created this masterpiece. If anyone recognizes this or the artist, don't hesitate to tell me, and I'll ensure I give the artist full credit.
This striking image comes from vtas on Deviant Art. She has a number of other beautiful pieces, from Game of Thrones all the way to Supernatural, so be sure to check out her page. You can also follow her on Twitter.
These next two pieces, come from YamaOrce, a professional digital artist from Uruguay. You can check out more of his art on his Deviant Art page (linked above, just click on his name).
Our third piece is by Doodle Mon. You can see more artwork like this by checking out the Tumblr link. (Again, just click on the name). There's quite a few more Game of Thrones pieces, so check it out.
This piece is done by Babs Tarr aka Barbara. She's a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art, with a BFA in Illustration, and works as a freelance illustrator. Her clients include, Cartoon Network, Hasbro, Disney & DC Comics. Be sure to check out her page on Tumblr!
Our last piece comes from Ynorka, who's Tumblr you can check out here & Facebook here. There's a few more [Game of Thrones](movie:817617) pieces in all three of those places, so be sure to check that out.
That, ladies and gentlemen, is pretty much it for the first in a series of GoT related articles. Be sure to check out the pages of the artists you like, they're all very talented, and the pieces shown here are really just the tip of the iceberg.
Before I fully conclude; I would like to give somewhat of a special mention to LordNetsua - a 23 year old artist from Australia - who did a series of pieces centred around what it would be like if the Whitewalkers took over Westeros. It's literally my favourite of any fan art I've seen in a while. Check those out below, and be sure to have a look at his Deviant Art page, Tumblr, and YouTube!
Next up will be Jon Snow! Stay tuned for next weeks post!