(Warning: The following article will contain spoilers for season four of Game of Thrones, so watch out, yeah?)
With season five still four months away and a brand new game arriving on the horizon, thankfully, a lot sooner, you can be forgiven for being a bit shaky at the hands waiting for your latest fix of Game of Thrones.
Luckily, German art studio Karakter has released some of their concept art from season four of Game of Thrones, and the Emmy Award winning geniuses do not disappoint! There are some absolutely stunning pieces on hand!
Advance warning, peeps, there will be some major spoilers on display here so enter at your own peril!
"The set we had available for Moat Cailin did not match the description in the books, but it gave us the opportunity to design the castle after a Motte and Bailey model, which is not just a nice phonetic match, but also a castle type that fits the world perfectly." - Tobias Mannewitz, VFK Concept Artist
I had to do a double take with some of the art. Look how photo real this is!
"The visual design of the wights had to tell a story, so everything had to make sense: What kind of people could have died north of the wall? Some had died a long time ago, which gave them the look of an ice mummy." - Robert Simon, VFX Concept Artist
Makes me yearn for a bit of Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare!
Child of the Forest
The texture on the skin is brilliantly detailed. It's like a mossy gold or something.
House of the Dead
Here stands the White Walker's crib. Looks like something out of Superman lore, which is never bad!
"The artists at Karakter are an indispensable part of the success of GoT VFX. It is this talent team that brings so much to what we do, from environments, to compelling structures, to fantastical characters that burn indelibly into the brain. It is both the logic and beauty of their design that leaves a lasting impression." - Joe Bauer, VFX Supervisor
The Battle Beyond The Wall
Game Of Thrones is one of the best things to have happened to TV in the last twenty years, and it's an absolute pleasure to write and enthuse about it. The books are just as inspiring, so if you have a chance to read them, I implore you to do so! If anything, just to get through the last few months without the villainy, conspiring and violence of George R.R. Martin's incredible vision.